Portfolio Management Accountant and MI Lead

Dickens Heath
12 Feb 2019
13 Mar 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Portfolio Management Accountant and MI Lead

Full Time, Permanent Position

Solihull B91 2AA

BNP Paribas Personal Finance is committed to creating responsible consumer finance solutions that customers trust and help our partners grow. With the backing of a global bank we've exciting growth ambitions to double the size of the business by 2020 you'll be joining a dynamic business which provides people with opportunities to make it happen in a high energy environment.

The purpose of the Programme Management Office (PMO) Finance and Reporting Lead is to support the business in developing viable project business cases to support investment in our change portfolio. The role will be key to ensuring that investments are firmly linked to benefits realisation, and to ensuring that senior management have the MI they need to make informed decisions regarding our Portfolio.


The role will support the embedding and compliance with our project end to end methodology, implement and support the management of the portfolio management framework, thereby ensuring that all projects are effectively managed and controlled in a consistent manner. The remit will include, but is not exclusive to:

  • Owning the investment process for all change propositions
  • Defining and owning benefits management across our Book of Work and supporting business leads in owning and reporting on benefits
  • Supporting the analysis of business need, the definition of project scope and the creation of business cases/plans
  • Partnering with Finance and IT and other relevant functional areas to provide analysis and reporting on projects
  • Developing new reports and presentation packs to present cost, project and budget analysis to key internal and external stakeholders across the business
  • Implementing governance standards across the portfolio, including planning, tracking, monitoring and updating the status of programme/project deliverables from inception to closure
  • Supporting the demand management process and project prioritisation and categorisation through financial and benefits impact assessments
  • Performing financial, benefits and governance health checks for ongoing projects
  • Supporting the transition to BAU
  • Supporting business base development in options identification and appraisals re potential solutions to ensure that they meet business requirements, and assess associated risks
  • Act as liaison to stakeholders and broader business community to ensure that needs are fully understood and expectations are appropriately managed
  • Support the preparation of business plans for specific initiatives Investment Committee (business impact, cost estimates, timelines, quality)
  • Support the business in defining benefits KPIs and metrics for key projects
  • Produce reports and MI to support governance and assurance.
  • Maintain and action continuous improvements required to PMO standards & procedures.
  • Drive any other local and Group Governance Forums that input to PMO.


  • Previous experience in a comparable role within a PMO environment or working closely with a PMO, ideally within Financial Services
  • Experience of Business Case development, project health checks and benefits tracking
  • Ability to liaise and influence all levels of management and work with other departments
  • Excellent stakeholder management skills
  • Knowledge of project methodologies such as PRINCE2 / Agile / Lean
  • Portfolio, programme and project support- including complex projects
  • Oversight of Capital Expenditure and or Operating Expenditure
  • Accounting/ Finance degree
  • Excellent Microsoft Office knowledge particularly Word, Excel, MSP and Visio

If this role sounds like your ideal next step, please apply now.

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