HOST Finance Lease Control

  • Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom London England GB
  • Permanent, Full time
  • HSBC Bank plc
  • 19 Mar 18 2018-03-19

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Role Purpose

HOST Overview

  • HOST is HSBC's Technology, Operations and Services division supporting the Global Businesses and Global Functions and currently has a cost base of c. USD 10bn and an employee base of ~85K.
  • HOST comprises of 5 Global Functions: Corporate Real Estate (CRE), Technology, Operations, HOST Support Services and Procurement.
  • HOST is in the implementation phase of its globalization and transformation programme. This not only involves the implementation of a new organization model, which HOST Finance is supporting, but will also require a significant step-up in the quality of insight provided by HOST Finance, including improving transparency with respect to the HOST cost base, and advising the businesses to influence drivers / cost levers.
  • As such there is a requirement for HOST Finance to reposition itself to ensure that it is able to meet the increased expectations of HOST, the Global Businesses and Global Functions, and to evolve into a truly global and commercial finance team.

Role Overview

  • Responsible for leading the management of all Operational Lease controlling, including but not limited to Corporate Real Estate & Technology
  • Accountability for ensuring that all financial controls, processing, reporting and analysis is conducted in line with the SOX process guidelines and ensuring we are compliant with IFRS 16 / US GAAP globally
  • Accountable for ensuring that there are robust, sufficiently communicated and well understood processes for asset recognition, booking, management and eventual demise, for which this role owns the management of.
  • Accountable for Operational Lease reporting, forecasting, annual operating planning (AOP), and analytics for balance sheet & income statement in support of the Corporate Real Estate CFO & Technology CFO
  • Accountable for ensuring group policy as relates to HOST assets is up to date and associated guidance and process documentation is regularly reviewed and updated
  • Accountable for ensuring Assurenet account signoffs are coordinated & documented globally
  • Responsible for ensuring asset revaluation exercises and Stress testing needs are met globally
  • Support CFO CRE in management activities, including regular updates to the HOST CFO, and CRE & IT COO's.
  • Interface directly and business partner with CRE Portfolio Workplace Environments team, Regional CRE Finance, and CRE Global Lease admin partners to ensure all strategies are processed through CRE MI Tools
  • Represent HOST Finance in any audit discussions regarding Leasing. Prepare audit schedules etc relating to HOST, and assist the auditors in their enquiries.
  • Responsible for Finance Operations team, ensuring:
  • All entities are depreciating in accordance with the Group Policies and Procedures
  • Forecast and model future Real Estate strategies and acquisitions
  • Conduct periodic reviews on CRE Portfolio to ensure right of use assets are accurate
  • Monthly, quarterly and annual reconciliation of the accounting in assurenet
  • Timely production of monthly Financial reports, which will include insightful commentary, for Flash and Actuals reporting process
  • Support the annual budgeting and periodic reforecasting of Operating Leases

To be successful in the role, you should meet the following requirements:

  • Qualified Accountant
  • Strong technical reporting background, with an understanding of IFRS reporting and particular emphasis on 'Internally Developed Software'.
  • Ownership of all financial processes and procedures for internally developed software, to include creation, capitalisation and amortisation, and ensuring due diligence and reporting.
  • Ability to learn and embed new processes/systems, with proven record of delivering large scale transformation programmes and good working knowledge of finance systems.
  • Prior experience working in a complex, global organisational structure, working across multiple time-zones.
  • Excellent communications skill, ability to advise and deliver insight to senior management to improve group performance and advise on group policy.
  • Commercially aware individual with the ability to design, support project level reporting, within a complex, global structure.
  • Lease accounting experience (ServCo may allow use of assets by its "customers" via a lease construct)
  • Preferred SME in intangible asset capitalisation, amortisation and impairment processes (i.e. compliance with IAS38 and IAS36). Will be viewed as the SME on internally developed software in a global bank, with the ability to identify and mitigate risk
  • Regulatory reporting experience within a FCA regulated environment, and delivery of monthly flash management accounts.

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