VP Financial Controller

Jun 17, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Title : VP Financial Controller

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.


This role is responsible for managing the LEC function and related businesses and products and driving resolution of key business issues. Additionally, the role will also be responsible for managing the FC wide Projects including the following:

  • Legal entity reporting- Statutory as well as Financial reporting
  • Practical exposure of IFRS (including IFRS 9, 13, 15, 16 etc.)
  • Ensure robust Control environment
  • Analyse/review/drive FC projects
  • Legal Entity Control activities
  • Stakeholder management
  • Team management

What will you be doing

Main Accountabilities As Follows

  • Legal entity/Group reporting for Barclays' businesses.
  • Fair knowledge of LEC function including month close processes, account reconciliation and substantiation, etc.
  • Provide subject matter expertise to key stakeholders (Finance Director, control teams, financial business

partners, Finance Operations).

  • Ensuring the integrity of Financial Statement including setting up and maintaining a robust control framework.
  • Ensures the integrity of the numbers to enable the attestation process.
  • Drive/review/analyse/implementation of FC projects for various Barclays' businesses. Recommends change and raises change requests, as necessary.
  • Partner with stakeholders on solution when dealing with issues/ challenges raised by them.
  • Aptitude to deal with adhoc initiatives /work streams under stringent timelines

What We're Looking For

  • Fair knowledge of LEC function including month close processes, account reconciliation and substantiation, etc.
  • Proven experience in a senior finance role with a focus on stakeholder management, book closure, collaboration, and automation
  • Understanding of end to end control environment.
  • Requires knowledge of system architecture and project methodology

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Capability to understand and comprehend requirements and converting them into implementable modules per project requirements
  • Strong financial background experience including exposure to IFRSs and external/regulatory reporting or Financial Control function for large scale organisation
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills in both formal and informal settings & ability to interact with the global team (written and verbal)
  • Delivered or working on transformation initiatives
  • Bachelor's degree in Finance, Accounting, or a related field. Additional qualification e.g. CA, ACCA, CPA, MBA or equivalent

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.
Skills: Transformation, Project Management, Accounting, Financial Control, Stakeholder Management, Ifrs, Reporting, Communication, Presentation, Automation

Experience: 10.00-15.00 Years