Job Title: AVP - Finance SME Capability BI
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.
Risk and Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.
We're committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers and clients needs. Whether you have family commitments or you're a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.
If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager.
This role will hold responsibility for execution of specific initiatives as part of the broader Transformation program focussing mainly on the Accelerate the Financial Close initiative. You will be aligned to a specific Finance Transaction Cycle where you will be 'hands on' in transformation activities including, planning, execution, process assessment and mapping, communications, analysis, and future state operating model/process design and execution.
What will you be doing
The Finance SME Team Specialist is accountable for implementing specific initiatives as part of the overall FTC strategy. This includes working with various internal teams / stakeholders to deliver accurate reporting, and ensuring appropriate governance and control through execution.
. Identify opportunities to enhance the monitoring of processes to further aid future improvements
. Perform data analysis to identify process footprints and study key performance indicators to identify improvement opportunities in the process.
. Identify key improvement opportunities in the finance process and quantify associated business benefits.
. Work closely with operational teams and SMEs to agree best fit for standard process metrics & define and deliver a data collection plan, including length of time needed to capture a representative sample
. Provide suggestions and contribute towards cost efficiency
. Contribute towards productivity improvement which will result in a cost benefit
. Introduce improvements to the way things are done
. Uses reasoning to distinguish underlying causes from symptoms
. Analyses from differing perspectives or viewpoints to fully understand complexity
. Sets relevant development challenges (such as projects) that focus on improved delivery to customers or colleagues
. On-going engagement of senior stakeholders, Business SMEs and support teams and align goals / objectives / outcomes with other project teams, line Business teams and other support teams in finance to identify opportunities to improve overall process efficiency and increase standardisation
What we're looking for:
. Skilled in the use of data analysis and presentation software tools able to extract and understand the underlying picture from a wealth of complex data
. Proficiency in advanced MS Excel including macros is preferred
. Understanding and experience of Product Control / Financial Control or Finance related processes
. Understanding of and exposure to project management disciplines and techniques / Full project lifecycle processes
. Ability to work in a virtual team and work without supervision for long periods of time
. Pragmatic rather than idealistic outlook
. Fluent in English (spoken and written)
Skills that will help you in the role:
. The ideal candidate will have experience of finance transformation programs and strong command of project management techniques and principles, and process management skills and techniques (Lean, Six Sigma)
. Academic and professional qualifications that may include CA / CFA / Masters in Finance / Financial Engineering would be an advantage
. Good Experience ranging with operations strategy/ line management roles in financial institutions, consulting or technology companies or programme/ change management roles in other industries
. Experience in implementing Business Process Management and associated tools
. Experience of working to tight deadlines in a fast-moving environment
. Experience in working with complex, interdependent process frameworks
Where will you be working
Be More at Barclays
At Barclays, each day is about being more - as a professional, and as a person. â€˜Be More @ Barclays represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It's the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.
Interested and want to know more about Barclays Visit home.barclays/who-we-are/ for more details.
Purpose and Values
We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.
Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.
We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.
We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feel confident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and their talents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision and goals.
Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's why at Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choose the best options for their personal circumstances. These include a competitive salary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support to help you become the very best you can be. We are proud of our flexible working options for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discuss this with us.