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The Role Responsibilities
The role is part of the Group Finance department which is responsible for all financial and regulatory reporting for the Group, Standard Chartered Bank and "Solo" (the regulatory construct which primarily consists of SC Bank Head Office and its international branches).
This role is to perform the analysis, reporting and forecasting for SC Bank and Solo. Following the restructuring of Hong Kong and North Asian entities, Standard Chartered Bank is materially different to the Group, and has standalone governance requirements including enhanced Board (Court) and Senior Management reporting. The role covers multiple Finance and Treasury disciplines including FP&A, Budgeting, Financial Reporting and Capital and Liquidity management.
- Help shape balance sheet, capital and funding strategies for SC Bank and Solo.
- Communicate business performance to senior management, SC Bank Board (Court) and key stakeholders in alignment with strategy.
- Partner with Country Finance teams to ensure delivery of SC Bank and Solo business strategy.
Business & Processes
SC Bank Financial and Board Reporting
- Prepare SC Bank Board Finance materials, in close collaboration with Group Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A).
- Create analysis of SC Bank performance, revenue and drivers, aggregating input from the consolidated entities and ensuring storylines are aligned with the Group performance drivers.
- Build strong relationships with Country Finance teams to ensure two-way communication on performance, trends and business challenges.
- Work with GFS and Group Finance to produce MI for SCB Bank on a financial consolidated basis.
- Ensure that Aspire programme (Finance systems transformation project) captures and address all MI data deficiencies.
- Develop a broad and deep understanding of SCB and Solo costs.
SC Bank Planning and Analysis
- Create processes to produce robust SCB Bank and Solo Budgets and Corporate Plans.
- Prepare materials for communication of plans to senior management and Board members and ensure appropriate approvals are provided.
- Create SCB and Solo Funding & Capital Plans to ensure capital and liquidity is forecast to remain within Risk Appetite levels.
- Ensure subsidiary capital and dividend plans are captured and aligned with the Group's goals, and that capital requests and dividend retention requests are reviewed and discussed at the appropriate forum.
- Analyse performance against plan for Board materials and Management Reporting.
SC Bank ALCO Support
- Prepare materials for the SC Bank Consolidated ALCO, which comprises over 75% of the Group's balance sheet.
- Create SCB consolidated balance sheet understanding and analysis.
- Ensure active management of the SCB balance sheet, including funding, liquidity and market risks.
- Ensure appropriate governance for the SCB Head Office and Branches ("Solo"), the Group's primary Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA) regulated bank entity.
- Ensure that all regulatory, risk and internal reporting requirements to be monitored by SCB ALCO is fulfilled including Recovery & Resolution, liquidity risk metrics and balance sheet metrics.
- Prepare materials for and run monthly SCB and Solo Balance Sheet Meetings to review Balance Sheet Trends, and Capital and Liquidity topics.
People and Talent
- Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations and work in collaboration with risk and control partners.
- Specify requirements and review output for the GFS business partner teams supporting Balance Sheet Reporting and Performance Management.
- Ability to interpret financial information, identify key issues based upon this information and put in place appropriate controls and measures.
- Identifying pressure points and emerging challenges related to structural liquidity and capital limits in entities' balance sheets and making sure Treasury is informed and engaged with that in timely manner.
- Ensure robust process controls are in place in line with the operational risk framework
- Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework under which the UK and the Group operates.
- Awareness and understanding of the Solo regulatory framework
Regulatory & Business Conduct
- Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's Values and Code of Conduct.
- Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
- Achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank's Conduct Principles
- Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Our Ideal Candidate
- Key stakeholders mainly comprise the Group Financial Controller, Head of FP&A, Head of Treasury Capital and Head of Treasury Liquidity. The job holder is responsible for providing these key stakeholders with the information and analysis required for them to discharge their responsibilities.
- The role requires close collaboration with Finance peers including Group Treasury, Group FP&A, Group Finance and Business leaders.
- Qualified accountant (preferably ACA/ACCA/CIMA/CPA)
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