Employment contract:

Standard / Permanent

Location:

Hong Kong

Job/mission:

FINANCE ACCOUNTS AND MANAGEMENT CONTROL

Reference:

FIN003630

Position Purpose

Performance Steering for CIB ITO and Functions (CIB and Group Functions) across APAC consisting of:

  • Budget coordination for OPEX, CAPEX, Headcount and Allocation Keys;
  • Actuals Reporting and analysis against Budget;
  • Forecast coordination;
  • Contribution to internal tool upgrades (e.g. Clarity) and implementations
  • Update the procedures of onshore tasks and annual review of the procedures for the offshore tasks
  • Liaison with ISPL
  • Monitoring of the process of Regional IT Invoicing, including follow-up of unpaid invoices
  • Monitoring of Capitalized Projects (WIP accounting and transfer to Fixed Assets Register at end of project)

What would be your typical day at BNPP Paribas look like?

Primary Role Responsibilities

As APAC CIB ITO and Functions Performance Steering Team Member, fulfilling these missions on his/her primary scope of responsibility:

Monthly activity:

  • Referential ﴾cost centers, IT programs﴿:
  1. Maintain the referential, propose solutions to clients and adapt it to organisational change
  2. Apply the procedure for creation. Deactivation and update of the referential
  • Registers of accruals/prepayments and provisions
  1. Liaison between PMOs and ISPL ITO AP team in the review client’s feedback
  2. Ensure understanding of the procedure and intervene when procedure is not respected by PMOs and ISPL ITO AP team
  3. Control SAP
  • Produce comments for the Business Review for his scope of responsibility:
  1. On the PnL, provide analysis of trends and variances by teams, countries and programs ﴾year‐to‐date and month‐to‐date analysis and also versus Forecast and Budget﴿
  2. Capex expenses by project
  3. Follow up of headcounts ﴾working headcounts and consultants﴿
  4. Analysis on step 2, step 4
  • Check/ control quality and relevance of data produced by the offshored teams ﴾Regional IT allocation, reporting, and extractions of data…﴿
  • Create regular communication forums with clients to be informed of any structural or strategic changes impacting their financials
  • Close interactions with internal Finance teams ﴾Financial reporting, Account Payables, ISPL…﴿

Forecast and Budget exercises:

  • Set the referential ﴾cost centers, matrix of approval, program keys﴿ before the opening of FBI tool
  • Provide direct support to COOs/Head of Functions/PMOs/Business Managers of the scope of responsibility to build their respective budgets
  • Analysis, review and control over exhaustiveness and quality of submissions ﴾direct controllable costs, step 4 and program keys, Capex and Opex﴿
  • Tracking and control of adjustments and specific analytical transfers ﴾budget adjustments and transfers, analytical transfers between poles/entities/métiers for actuals, etc﴿
  • Collect comment from clients to feed the budget preparation
  • Coordinate the annual Functions to Metiers presentation

SOPs:

  • Ensure SOPs are up to date
  • Review the SOPs on an annual basis and provide sign off

Ad-hoc requests:

  • Assist in answering questions from clients on monthly variance and adhoc requests as well as from paying entities of Regional IT hub recharge and from Non CIB entities on allocated costs from ITO and Functions
  • Answering ad‐hoc queries APAC customers and colleagues and Paris Performance Steering team
  • Assisting in some specific tasks and analysis assigned by manager or Head of APAC Performance Steering

Coordination with ITO / Functions PMOs 

  • Create regular communication forums to be informed of any structural or strategic changes impacting their financials
  • Exchange information on regulatory or internal evolutions with potential impact on performance
  • Coordinate Functions to Metiers annual Forecast/Budget presentations

Internal Finance coordination 

  • Close interaction within PM : Country PMs, Metiers PMs, Synthesis and Production, ISPL
  • Assist with ad hoc reporting and analysis / central ITO PM requests
  • Close interaction also with Financial Reporting & Controls in particular with regards Accounts Payable (Prepayments, Accruals and Provisions), Accounts Receivable and WIP accounting

What is required for you to succeed?

Essential Technical Knowledge Skills:

  • Good Knowledge in Management Accounting Rules and Principles
  • Basic accounting concepts in Account Payables and Account Receivables, WIP process
  • Good knowledge in Management accounting systems eg Smartview, SAP
  • Very good skills in Excel
  • Very good in Analytical skills

Other Value-added Competencies:

  • Proficient with numbers
  • Proactive, autonomous
  • Seek for improvement and efficiency
  • Rigorous, Meticulous and control mind set
  • Organized and be able to set priorities
  • Good inter personal and communication skills, client oriented attitude
  • Fluent in English

Required education/certification/licenses

  • University graduate or equivalent,
  • Semi-professional qualification, 
  • About 4 or 5 years of Management Accounting experience, in banking industry preferred

About BNP PARIBAS

As the leading European Union bank, and one of the world’s largest financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence in the region since 1860, BNP Paribas offers a wide range of financial services for corporate, institutional and private investors spanning corporate and institutional banking, wealth management, asset management and insurance. 

We passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, including diversity of origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion applicants who may be living with a disability. We have a number of internal employee networks in place to empower our staff to act and challenge the status quo.

•    BNP Paribas PRIDE is highly active in favour of the LGBTQIA+ community
•    BNP Paribas MixCity which fosters better representation of women at all levels of the organization
•    Ability, the mutual aid network for employees with a disability or a disabling or chronic illness
•    BNP Paribas CulturAll which celebrates diverse backgrounds

BNP is committed to financing a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The Group is a founding member of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance and has set up its own Low Carbon Transition Group to support its clients through their energy transitions.

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