Posted on :
3 Mar, 2020
3 Mar, 2020
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.
Job Title: Analyst, Close to Report – Financial Reporting
The Role Responsibilities
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
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.
Closing Date: 6th March 2020