• Negotiable
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Standard Chartered Bank
  • 01 Oct 17

Manager, Group Financial Reporting - CITY

  • Location: London, England, United Kingdom
  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type: Full time

Please view Job Description for details.

Manager - Group Financial Reporting
The Financial Reporting team (based in London) within Group finance is responsible for:
  • Producing and analysing the Group's Annual and Interim statutory external financial reporting requirements and contributing to the quarterly Interim Management Statement process. This includes providing insightful, business-led analytical review of the financial data provided to senior management.
  • Ensuring the Group is prepared for changes in financial reporting by leading the implementation of new IFRSs and accounting policies, working closely with the Accounting Policy team.
  • Preparation of procedures and policies to be followed by country finance teams within the Group for IFRS reporting.
  • To act as the review and challenge over the financial reporting process and numbers to ensure high levels of control are maintained at all times.
  • Reporting to the Head, Financial Reporting, the purpose of the role is to:
  • Support external Standard Chartered statutory IFRS quarterly reporting.
  • Obtain an understanding of the Standard Chartered business areas for P&L and Balance Sheet reporting through production of guidance notes and review of submissions.
  • Production of Analytical Review packs for Senior Management and Reports for the Board, Audit and Risk Committees on the results announcements and developments in financial reporting
  • Assessing new financial reporting requirements under IFRS and liaising with the Policy team on their implementation.
  • Oversight of the procedures and policies to be followed by country finance teams within the Group for IFRS reporting.
  • Supporting other internal initiatives to report to the business to aid their decision making.
  • Actively seek opportunities to streamline processes and generate efficiencies.
  • Liaison and support to Group functions (such as Group Tax, Group Treasury, and Regulatory Reporting) as necessary.
  • Liaison with the Group auditors to support the external reporting process.


  • Key Roles and Responsibilities

    Enter roles and responsibilities
    • Responsibility for the preparation of certain financial sections of the Group SC PLC Annual report and Accounts, annual consolidation, financial process and related preliminary external market results announcements
    • Ensure accuracy of financial numbers and key performance indicators and liaison with Country Finance teams across the Group to improve reporting.
    • Build and maintain an effective control environment around the Group consolidation and financial reporting process
    • Preparation of a business focused, concise analytical review through an annotated preliminary announcement together with a detailed understanding of the disclosures made throughout the Annual report
    • Assist preparation of papers for Board, Audit and Risk Committees on the results announcements and developments in financial reporting
    • Ensure Group reporting deadlines are met and the output of the information is timely, reliable and informative
    • Liaise with external auditors to support the resolution of accounting and reporting issues faced by countries and completion of Group audit process.
    • Provide subject matter expertise by keeping up to date with subject matter knowledge and best practice in this area
    • Actively develop a culture of continuous improvement. Review processes, procedures and requirements, on a regular basis, to identify areas for improvement and drive through the necessary changes
    • Ensure that the integrity of the financial data remains within the highest standard, by ensuring that adequate financial and process controls in place.
    • Guide counterparts in the Shared Service Centre team in Chennai to support and deliver Group Finance team objectives, driving excellence in service
    • Establish strong working relationships with Country Finance teams across the network and KPMG to support the resolution of accounting and reporting issues faced by countries.


    Qualifications and Skills

    Enter qualifications and skills
    • University degree or equivalent
    • Qualified accountant with a Financial Services background
    • Experience and understanding of a relevant financial functional area such as financial reporting or financial control in a bank
    • Very strong analytical and report writing skills essential
    • The initiative and curiosity to challenge current processes and develop effective alternative solutions
    • A high level of commitment and enthusiasm
    • Proven interpersonal, influencing and team working skills and the ability to communicate at multiple levels
    • Ability to work in a pressured environment and cope with the demand of working to tight deadlines
    • Strong control awareness including the understanding of key controls required in a bank.
    • A team player who is able to grasp new concepts and apply existing technical knowledge in order to identify and resolve issues


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    Closing Dates

    Closing date for applications is 31/10/2017. Please note all closing dates are given in Hong Kong time (GMT + 8 hours). We aim to respond to successful applicants within four weeks and will keep a record or your application in our database so that we can contact you when suitable vacancies arise in future.

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