Project Manager (Financial)
Standard Chartered
Singapore, Singapore
3d ago

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
  • Strategy

  • 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
  • Business

  • 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.
  • Processes

  • 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
  • Risk Management

  • 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.
  • Governance

  • 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
  • Key Stakeholders

    The job holder is responsible for providing these key stakeholders with the information and analysis required for them to discharge their responsibilities.

  • Programme Directors
  • Business Project Managers
  • Project Management Officers
  • Technology Project Delivery Leads
  • Portfolio Finance Business Partners
  • T&I Finance Partners
  • Internal Audit
  • 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.
  • Qualification

  • Qualified accountant
  • Certifications in PMO, Project and / or Change Management desirable
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