22 Feb 2020

Analyst, Close to Report – Financial Reporting at Standard Chartered Bank

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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

Financial Reporting

  • Maintain financial reporting integrity and review all data included in the financial reports for accuracy and completeness
  • Perform trial balance and general ledger reviews to confirm appropriate accounting and statement in books based on the above lists
  • Engage with Country Finance team for data reviews and confirmation on posting journals for appropriate rectification and  adjustments to ledger data
  • Engage with IFRS reporting team to ensure that reporting actions based on past-quarters’ group queries have been completed and do not recur
  • Perform quarterly analysis of movements in balances, variance and identify business reasons
  • Working closely with stakeholders across Country finance, Business finance and Group Finance teams and manage expectations
  • Perform business review of IFRS schedules – profit and loss, balance sheet and off-balance sheet – to confirm expected results are reported in the schedules
  • Complying with all governance requirements – Process metrics review, Service review calls, BCP.
  • Coordinate with internal and external auditors to provide timely information and support when required
  • Engage and collaborate with Country and Group teams for process, knowledge and change management
  • Contribute effectively as GFS Africa initiatives as necessary

Operational Risk

  • Proactively communicate with the FORM through the line manager on operational risk management issues as they arise. Escalate significant events to FORM as appropriate
  • Coordinate and consolidate operational risk and loss reporting of the unit for the reporting to the FORM. Ensure data accuracy and completeness
  • Undertake and/or coordinate periodic business monitoring (self assessment) activities within the business unit and escalate findings or breaches to FORM.
  • Assist line manager and FORM in the implementation of OR framework or other relevant OR initiatives
  • Ensure that all processes and procedures within the unit are properly documented and continuously updated in DOIs and Process flows
Our Ideal Candidate
  • Qualified Accountant is a must – CA, CPA or CIMA (UK)
  • University degree preferably in Business or Accounting. MBA will be an added advantage
  • 3 – 5 years post qualification relevant work experience in a Financial Reporting role preferably in a Financial services industry with specific experience in performing analytical reviews of legal entity/statutory reporting (schedules and data) with business in focus
Skills – Functional
  • Knowledge of IFRS reporting standards and practices
  • Extensive working experience in different financial and accounting systems
Skills – Behavioural
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Excellent network building and strong interpersonal skills to work with people from diverse culture and background
  • Demonstrates intellectual curiosity of how people, process and systems can perform better
  • Demonstrates integrity and professionalism, with the intent to do the right thing at all times
  • Ability to multitask and prioritize diverse tasks.
  • People management exposure in leading and managing small/mid sized teams.
  • Excellent project managerial skills and ability to motivate teams to produce quality materials within tight timeframes and simultaneously manage several projects required.
  • Facilitate and coordinate multiple deadlines, create cohesive teams, and respond quickly to management requests.
  • Proven ability to perform under pressure and stress and to adjust plans to meet changing needs and requirements.


      Method of Application

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Closing Date : 6th March, 2020



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