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3 months ago
BNP Paribas
Location: UK
Job type: Permanent
Category: Cost Jobs
BNP Paribas Securities Services is a multi-asset servicing specialist with local expertise in 36 markets around the world and a global reach covering 95 markets. This extensive network enables us to provide our institutional investor clients with the connectivity and local knowledge they need to navigate change in a fast-moving world.

As of 31 December 2016, BNP Paribas Securities Services had USD 9,070 trillion in assets under custody, USD 2,067 trillion in assets under administration, 10,166 funds administered and over 10,080 employees.

We have a vacancy for an experienced PMO Financial Analyst with a strong background in financial management to join the team on a permanent basis. The objective of the role is to support the project and BAU portfolio, providing the relevant oversight and analysis of financial data, process and governance. Ideally the candidate will have PMO experience as the role will also require an element of standard PMO tasks / cover.

The PMO Financial Analyst will be responsible for supporting the needs of the department for financial process, governance and decision making. Key to this role is the principle of govern, control, assure, improve across the following areas:

· Data Collation and Distribution: Team Data & System Administration – Collation of all department team records and tracking on a monthly basis. Responsibility for all data setup and maintenance in financial tracking systems. Provide training, system administration and set up tasks proactively

· Data Collation and Distribution: Headcount – Maintain the central headcount register for the department including projections and variances. Ensure that it matches all budget figures

· Budget Control and Monitoring – Maintain a central view of budget, actuals and residuals. Publish reports showing variances and provide first line commentary analysis of variance. Be the single point of contact on budget queries. Implement sufficient controls to ensure accurate reporting

· Stakeholder Engagement – Provide reporting and analysis at portfolio level and to all stakeholders of the process and department

· Budgeting process – Provide the process and tools to support the annual budgeting process and any formal reforecast process. Communicate the process, deadlines and process and ensure that all central team deadlines are met

· Continuous Improvement – Review and transform the financial tracking, implementing a roadmap of change

· PMO Activities – The role will be part of the PMO and support will be required for standard PMO tasks

The intention is to recruit a Financial Analyst to provide the process and train other team members to ensure cover. The intention would be to share the tasks between the PMO team members once established.

Key Responsibilities:

· Provide processes to coordinate and control the finances of the IT & Engineering department. Design and implement systems and put processes in place to assure accountability, make decisions and achieve objectives

· Provide support to Programme and Project Managers, to sponsors and senior management in financial management

Provide general PMO support as a team member of the department PMO, including general PMO activities and cover for absence

· Manage the department budget collation, tracking and reporting processes

· Provide high quality, timely, accurate financial materials at all times to all stakeholders

· Drive financial process reviews, ensuring validity and continually look for process improvements

· Link in to capacity planning, identifying impact on budget of new initiatives or changes

· Lead all aspects of budget tracking from individual projects and change through to departmental view for budget and reforecast activities

· Be fully responsible for the invoicing process administration including accruals, receipt, challenge, logging

· Enter data in Finance systems to deadlines, to a high standard and provide reporting and reconciliation of all data entered

· Deal with all levels of the organisation from developers to senior sponsors

· Be the central point of contact for all locations and Finance departments for UK IT & Engineering related queries

· Provide detailed analysis of data including trends and projections

· Anticipate changes, identify improvements to processes and continuously look to improve quality, administration and presentation of financial data

· Assure that the key principles of improve, govern, control, assure are applied throughout the key areas

· Be a subject matter expert for financial related items for team members including systems SME

· Work with teams across multiple locations

Skills and Experience Required

Essential:

· Solid financial management and PMO experience in a similar organisation

· Experience managing large budgets across multiple teams and locations

· Strong understanding of the project lifecycle

· Detailed knowledge of project, programme and portfolio management tasks

· Proficient in the use of standard project planning and measurement tools

· A strong influencer with exceptional people skills and the ability to challenge others

· Exceptional numeracy skills, able to analyse track and report complex budget information in a clear and consistent manner

· Tenacious problem solver

· Ability to adapt and respond in a rapidly changing environment

· Capability to be flexible and step beyond this role as and when required

· Ability to store, extract and manipulate data quickly

· Ability to use Microsoft Office products to a high standard:

o Advanced / expert: MS Excel, MS PowerPoint

o Proficient: MS Word, and SharePoint

· High level of accuracy and attention to detail in all work

· High standard of output, clear, concise that can be presented without modification to senior management

· Ability to communicate with all levels of the organisation from project resources and platform managers through to senior sponsors

· Ability to deal with teams in multiple locations and time zones

· Supportive and coaching mind set

· Able to work to tight deadlines

Desirable:

· Familiar with Clarity tool, specifically for budget input and tracking

· Experience using MS Visio, MS Project

Equal Opportunities

BNP Paribas promotes equality of opportunity and is committed to ensuring that no individual is discriminated against on the grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage or civil partnership status, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation.

As an employee with BNP Paribas Securities Services, we want to make sure that you are rewarded for your commitment. As such, you will be entitled to our award winning benefits package which includes a generous holiday allowance of at least 34 days (including bank holidays), a non-contributory pension of 8.5%, private healthcare and GP service all as standard, along with a number of personal insurances such as income protection, life assurance and personal accident insurance. We believe in ensuring all our employees have a positive work life balance and so in addition to the core benefits you will also have access to a variety of flexible lifestyle benefits including dental cover, childcare vouchers, cycle to work schemes, season ticket loans and reduced cinema and gym membership to name a few.

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Please note that we are unable to progress applications at this time from candidates who require sponsorship under a Tier 2 General Visa. The role does not meet the required skill level for us to issue a Certificate of Sponsorship under Tier 2

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