AVP- Internal Reporting - #956729


Date: 1 week ago
City: Chennai, Tamil Nadu
Contract type: Full time

Job Title : AVP- Internal Reporting
Location: Chennai

About Barclays
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

Take ownership for managing risk and strengthening controls in relation to the work you do

Working Flexibly

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, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

Hybrid Working

Structured hybrid role:
At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home. We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, anchor, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.


The role holder will be recognised as an expert in their area of expertise i.e. Internal Reporting - Cost MI CoE. This role acts as a bridge between individual finance business partner teams, who directly report on the costs of the area they are supporting, and the management teams for the Bank. This requires the development of both in depth knowledge of the BX cost base, workforce and projects run within the bank as well as strong relationship management and communication skills.

What will you be doing

Applicant is desired to have detailed and well-grounded MI experience preferably around Cost - managed and billing views and insights . The candidate may be required to carry below activities, not limited to any of the following:

. Design, development and production of value add Management Information reports for the IR Cost MI CoE
. Accountable for timely, accurate and credible production of scheduled and adhoc MI reports and analytics, leveraging SAP BW and Business Objects.
. Provide FBP support and Month end close for multiple functions, facing off to the Lead FBPs and Business Managers.
. Custodian for reference data processes and data integrity to support Cost Reporting managing multiple reference data systems
. Key participant and representative of MI Team in various client and internal team meetings.
. Change agent on applying appropriate technology solutions to drive Transform and Innovation
. Various financial and non-financial stakeholder management and business engagement

Management Reporting, Cost Controllership and Analytics
. Produce accurate, timely and reliable BX MI reports (EXCO, adhoc reports, forecast and budget)
. Reporting may vary across BX Balance sheet and P&L related with Managed cost, Account line view, Work force, project costs and billing views including waterfalling
. Month End Close and Flash Process - Review and analysis of Flash Results, Issuance of Flash reports to Lead FBPs / BMs, Account line/Cost Centre reviews and process necessary adjustments .
. Perform various reconciliations of cost data flows between different systems and reporting hierarchies
. Update and improve reports (in line with business objectives) focusing on scalability, efficiency and effectiveness
. Provide technical solutions / support to MI lead with emphasis on data extraction / manipulation / reporting using EXCEL, ACCESS, SAP BW, VBA Python, Terradata, SQL and BUSINESS OBJECTS

Hierarchy & Reference data management
. Ability to analyze and visualize end reporting requirements into structural changes in reference data systems for strategic implementation
. Track record of completing business analysis assignments (business requirements gathering & testing)
Proficiency on reference data management tools like DRM, RDM, Sap Static, BW, databases

What we're looking for:

. Post graduate qualification in a numerate/information discipline desirable
. CA and/or MBA (Finance) or any other graduation degree with a strong academic record
. Experience in Financial Reporting, Control, Planning and/or Analytics
. Barclays data and/or analytics experience a distinct advantage
. Highly motivated self-starter and Strong planning & organisational skill

Skills that will help you in the role:

. Accounting qualification / C.A. / MBA or similar
. Knowledge in Business Intelleigence platforms like SAP, Tableau, Alteryx, Python especially in the area of Reporting transformation
. Experience around designing MI dashboards and insights
. Broad business and industry knowledge and experience

Personal and Interpersonal Skills
. Confident and assertive manner. Develops relationships and manages stakeholder's expectations professionally
. Displays integrity, initiative, commitment and credibility through interactions with colleagues and clients
. Works well in a team and maintains good relations with team members. Shows enthusiasm and diligence and ensures team motivation is optimized.

Technical Knowledge
. Continually striving for process improvement
. Extensive knowledge of SAP BW, QLIKVIEW or BUSINESS OBJECTS and strong understanding of MI systems and processes would be an advantage
. Understanding of the range of products and services within the firm and the ability to apply this to reporting requirements

Control Environment
. Ensure adherence of team control requirements
. Escalates risk and opportunities appropriately
. Has the mindset to strive to identify potential control breakdowns in process, also demonstrated with effective procedure manuals

Business Skills
. Has the initiative and ability to break down problems into components parts and resolve them. Can solve problems effectively and creatively
. Assist the MI lead in coming up with innovative, creative and scalable solutions. An understanding of the business cost drivers, project delivery, an ability to fully utilize the financial systems and available data is required.
. Good influencing and negotiation skills. Candidate will help the MI lead manage the relationship with Finance Business Partners, Business COOs, Projects and IT to ensure effective delivery of MI support to these stakeholders. This will include negotiating MI enhancements, report decommissioning and managing delivery with available resources.

Where will you be working

Be More at Barclays
At Barclays, each day is about being more - as a professional, and as a person. 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, Values and Mindset
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.
Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.
Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.
Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.
Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

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