Aspire Finance Implementation Lead (Fixed term role)

Accounting / Finance Full Time

Website Standard Chartered Bank

Standard Chartered PLC is listed on both the London Stock Exchange and the Hong Kong Stock Exchange and is consistently ranked in the top 25 among FTSE-100 companies by market capitalisation. Standard Chartered has a history of over 150 years in banking and operates in many of the world's fastest-growing markets with an extensive global network of over 1,400 branches (including subsidiaries, associates and joint ventures) in over 50 countries in the Asia Pacific Region, South Asia, the Middle East, Africa, the United Kingdom and the Americas.

Aspire Finance Implementation Lead (Fixed term role)

Job: Finance
Primary Location: Africa & Middle East-United Arab Emirates-Dubai
Schedule: Full-time
Employee Status: Fixed Term
Posting Date: 15/May/2023, 3:08:52 PM
Unposting Date: 23/May/2023, 4:29:00 AM

Roles and Responsibility

This role will be responsible for implementation of Aspire Finance projects relating to SAP GL (S/4), Sub-Ledger (FPSL) and peripheral systems to be connected to SAP GL for Cluster in AME.
This covers the full spectrum activities pertaining to GL, sub-ledger and peripheral systems starting from working with Global teams on implementation strategy, impact analysis, UATs, testing, sign off, migration, go live and post go-live BAU embedding
The work would entail planning and execution for downstream systems such as IFIS / IDS and any other system as well, impacting regulatory reporting
This would require close working relationship with Finance teams (onshore and GBS) and Group Aspire team for entire project life cycle of Finance GL, sub-ledger and peripheral systems – in understanding the existing system design, information flow, data requirements etc. till training of onshore Finance resources on the new Finance Systems and handover for BAU use/reporting
The candidate should be a subject matter expert in certain areas (Finance systems, financial accounting, system migrations, regulatory & financial reporting) in order to support and drive the related reporting process with the help of his / her peers in the team and the offshore support team.
The candidate should be one of the key liaison members interacting with stakeholders within and outside Finance to provide advice and articulation of financial and regulatory reporting requirements.
The candidate is expected to play a central role in delivering the following:

Project support role will be mainly focused on project management aspects involving tracking action points and meeting milestones, preparing regular updates and MIS to key stakeholders, and in partnership with Change Lead to aid with the design and implementation of the areas prioritised initiatives.
Closely coordinate and work with Regional Change Champion
Project support role will coordinate with countries in cluster, act as a central Point of Contact for Cluster
Collate the ask from the countries in cluster in terms of Critical Data Elements, Reporting Requirements and share with Aspire Delivery Team
Project support role will also include data gathering, validation and conduct testing for underlying change initiatives
Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate, and resolve risk and impediments in relation to project support role
Ensuring deliverables are of the desired quality and have appropriate endorsements/ signoffs and ensure accuracy of rules/logic migration from current systems to destination systems
Responsible for summarising country issues/asks and presenting to senior stakeholders in Country/Cluster/Region/group. Driving the same for closure and implementation as well.
Have an understanding of Group’s financial and regulatory reporting policies and reporting requirements with the support from peer teammate and the offshore hub.
Assist in addressing issues / queries raised by management, regulator, internal stakeholders, internal/ external auditors
Regulatory and Business Conduct

Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate, and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key stakeholders

CFO Cluster & Country
Head, Financial and Regulatory Reporting
Head Balance Sheet Management and Capital
Change/Aspire Project Delivery
Other Finance and Risk Functions
Our Ideal Candidate

Masters or equivalent, in Finance or information systems or Qualified accountant with relevant working experience in Finance/change management in banks
Hands-on knowledge in Finance systems implementations, GL set-up and chart of accounts design and interfaces for transaction processing systems to GL and downstream systems for Regulatory Reporting/ MIS generation
Ability to work in an organised way, multi-tasking, prioritising, managing data to meet tight deadlines
Strong analytical skills and data skills
Strong communication and interpersonal skills, able to convey complex messages quickly and succinctly to stakeholders with confidence
High levels of drive and resilience along with attention to detail
Role Specific Technical Competencies

Project and Data Management
Finance systems architecture
Financial Controls
Regulatory banking returns / regulatory reporting
Capital calculations
About Standard Chartered
We’re an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we’ve worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge, and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you’re looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can’t wait to see the talents you can bring us.
Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you’ll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies – everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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