About Standard Chartered
We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit. It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good.
We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation.
This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base. The Role Responsibilities
Ensure efficient and effective project financials reporting, costs management, resource allocation and vendor management
Confirm all financial data in the Bank's project management tool are aligned with stakeholders' expectations
Manage and coordinate performance reporting, budgeting and forecast processes
Facilitate timely and accurate manday and non-manday cost entries, actual vs. forecast variances reviews and reporting
Track progress with work orders and statement of work with third party service providers and validate invoices for payment
Comply with internal / external finance and resource reporting requirements / standards
Respond to internal / external queries of a finance and / or resource utilisation nature
Assist with the financial plan setup and on-going maintenance in the project management tool for success
Ensure all financial artefacts delivered are of sufficient quality and accuracy fit for internal and external consumption
Establish robust financial management practices for information accuracy and transparency
Awareness and understanding of the strategies and deliverables
Communicate financial performance to key stakeholders in alignment with the project management plan
Work in close partnership with Finance and PMO team to produce timely and accurate financial numbers
Create materials for monthly performance management reviews
Understand cost data and key drivers of performance for the programme and / or projects
Identify and articulate the key cost messaging to support management reviews
Ensure the timely & accurate delivery of all cost reporting, including commentary, and forecast
Work with PMO team to build storylines around trends and drivers, in line with project progress
Demonstrate critical thinking and problem-solving skills, while analysing drivers and investigating movements in the cost process.
Manage forecasts and actuals variance.
cost information and transparency.
Drive the continuous improvement of the financial management practices
People and Talent
Provide proactive self-orienting and self-motivating leadership, and work with limited direction
Provide strong leadership, management and coaching
Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations, and work in collaboration with project and finance partners
Support the management of the programme and project professionally and efficiently, closely tracking timeline commitments for provision of financial information and action plans, and for validation of actions taken
Ability to interpret financial information, identify key issues based upon this information and put in place appropriate controls and measures.
Provide timely and accurate reporting to appropriate committees
Ensure appropriate oversight and facilitate resolution of high impact risk and issues
Awareness and understanding of the accounting policies under which the UK and the Group operates.
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.
Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Support the management of the programme and project professionally and efficiently, closely tracking timeline commitments and action plans
The job holder is responsible for providing these key stakeholders with the information and analysis required for them to discharge their responsibilities.
Business Project Managers
Project Management Officers
Technology Project Delivery Leads
Portfolio Finance Business Partners
T&I Finance Partners
Our Ideal Candidate
Min. 10 years proven financial management abilities with a strong understanding of project cost accounting for software development.
Significant subject matter understanding and experience of cost analytics & reporting.
Good handle on processes associated with General Ledger, Accounts Payable & Purchase Orders to support queries, accruals and journals.
Attention to detail and record keeping.
Ability to turn around time sensitive numbers and reports with accuracy.
Ability to work under pressure and meet tight deadlines while delivering high quality output to senior management.
Experienced and comfortable with managing large data-sets and who has experience with data visualisation to be able to provide data insights.
Knowledge of the businesses, markets and operations of Standard Chartered Bank and relevant policies, procedures, and processes.
Excellent senior stakeholder engagement and management skills.
Ability to foster positive relationships with internal and external stakeholders at appropriate level ensuring open cooperative environment.
Excellent interpersonal and communications skills; a strong self-starter with natural intellectual curiosity; an ability to think both strategically and analytically and apply these skills into meaningful outcomes.
Change and programme experience, ideally gained in the financial industry.
Certifications in PMO, Project and / or Change Management desirable