Senior Business Finance Analyst

  • as per discussion
  • Geneva, Geneve, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • HSBC Private Bank (Suisse) SA
  • 11 Jan 18 2018-01-11

In the Private Bank EMEA Management Information (MI) team, the role holder will work on multiple topics, from adhoc analysis on product / segment profitability to financial modelling / forecasting or business partnering on Costs, both for the EMEA and Switzerland scopes.

Joining a dynamic team of 5 headcounts having direct responsibility for the Swiss and EMEA MI, the role holder will mainly:

• Be responsible for providing proactive, insightful analysis and key performance metrics to drive improved business performance. Able to explain historic performance and future strategies of the business to wider audiences adding commercial context to performance
• Provide adhoc analysis that will support the decision making process eg. pricing, competitive analysis, client and product profitability, portfolio management, cost or business case reviews
• Support the business strategic planning and forecasting processes, including target setting, financial projections / stress testing and other strategic planning
• Strengthen the MI partnering on costs for the Support functions
• Coordinate with various stakeholders, for example, financial control, ALM, business management, risk or investment and credit teams, for data information and analysis
• Continually seek improvements in reporting and analytics to assist in the streamlining of processes, including further leveraging of the Offshore teams

Customers / Stakeholders

• Build strong relationships within the PB MI team and with the other Switzerland Finance teams (Accounting, ALCM, Management Reporting & Analysis)
• Be accountable to present key findings to PB Middle Management and the wider Finance and PB communities
• Key Stakeholders: Head of MI  EMEA, CFOs PB EMEA

Leadership & Teamwork

• Role model collaborative behaviours, actively share ideas / approaches with the rest of the PB and Finance teams
• Utilise fully the onshore / offshore operating model
• Drive change by influencing businesses decision making

Operational Effectiveness & Control

• Deliver strategic goals of the PB MI team
• Ensure all work is completed efficiently, prioritizing critical pieces of work whilst ensuring the delivery of all tasks as agreed
• Ensure all work is completed in accordance with appropriate Group Standard and practices
• Provide assurance that any process risks identified are highlighted and managed as appropriate
• Support all regulatory and compliance matters and the management of operational risk

Major Challenges

• Adaptable to various MI topics: costs, revenues, EXCO / Board preparations, adhoc analysis, projects
• Work at pace in a demanding, high intensity environment
• Partner with the other EMEA Finance teams to achieve a strong understanding of the Indirect costs, Liquidity and Capital matters

Management of Risk

• Continually reassess the operational risks associated with the role and inherent in the business, taking account of changing economic or market conditions, legal and regulatory requirements, operating procedures and practices, management restructurings, and the impact of new technology
• Ensure all actions take account of the likelihood of operational risk occurring
• Addressing any areas of concern in conjunction with line management and/or the appropriate department

Observation of Internal Controls

• Maintains HSBC internal control standards, including timely implementation of internal and external audit points together with any issues raised by external regulators
• Understands, follows and demonstrates compliance with all relevant internal and external rules, regulations and procedures that apply to the conduct of the business in which the jobholder is involved, specifically Internal Controls and any Compliance policy including, inter alia, the Group Compliance policy


• University graduate in business or finance
• Fluent in French and English
• Proven record in working in an international environment, demonstrating strong analytical skills, a commercial mind set and team working skills
• Knowledge of the standard MI processes (Closing, Flash, Budget, Rolling Forecasts)
• Adaptability to multiple requests on the full scope of MI deliverables for a Business and Support functions
• Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) and ability to manage multiple stakeholders and conflicting priorities
• Mind set of continuous improvement and aiming for excellence
• Consistently demonstrate integrity, fairness and professional conduct
• Knowledge and understanding of major aspects of the Private Banking business and their dynamics is a plus but not mandatory.