AVP - Finance CCO

Barclays Plc
Jun 17, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
Job Title: AVP Finance CCO

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.

  • The purpose of this Finance Control role is to manage and provide the full range of control services to the Finance Function to support risk management across the Controls environment.
  • To develop and maintain relationships with senior colleagues and stakeholders - with a detailed understanding of the Finance controls environment and ability to influence and oversee it.

What will you be doing?
  • Support delivery of the Barclays annual Sarbanes Oxley (SOx) process and controls assurance testing for identified process areas across the group.Complete SOx and Assurance reviews and assessments of process documentation, perform design effectiveness assessments and operating effectiveness testing. This includes the identification and assessment of control issues.
  • Support improvements across the SOx front to back process and wider control environment across the Bank.
  • Review and monitor progress of remediation plans for SOx and Assurance related issues, including reporting to leadership.
  • Ensure control frameworks are implemented and managed effectively across aligned businesses, functions and horizontals.
  • Drive improved and sustainable controls culture through use of data led relevant indicators to ensure Control Forums are insightful and conversations risk focused, while also overseeing the Control Framework.
  • Use Data Analytics to be able to drive enhanced testing across relevant risk parameters.
  • Monitor key indictors and provide insights to leadership to oversee their risk profile. This includes analytics covering root cause analysis of issues and thematic trends, supporting the function to predict areas of risk exposure.
  • Deploy knowledge and expertise to assess, predict and mitigate future risks whilst guiding the business, functions and risks on using the Control Framework in a way that allows the business to safely grow and innovate.
  • Support and coordinate regulatory inputs to control reporting, briefings and relevant governance fora and act as point of coordination and syndication of Regulatory updates and engagements to ensure consistency (as required).

What we're looking for:
  • Effective written and oral communication skills, with the ability to present credibly to senior stakeholders
  • Working knowledge of operational risk & control processes and practices, including experience in their application across functions with ability to demonstrate a risk management mindset.
  • Good understanding of SOx requirements and the COSO framework and its application to internal controls over financial reporting
  • Experience in Product Control/Financial Control/Regulatory reporting and/or Auditing, preferably in Financial Services.
  • Experienced in identifying, documenting, and testing controls
  • Formal Accounting qualification (ACCA, CIMA, ACA or equivalent).
  • Ability to understand, implement and drive improvements to a risk & control framework

Skills that will help you in the role:
  • Strong Excel skills including extensive experience in managing large quantities of data, pivots, formulas, Vlookup.
  • Experience with Data Analytics tools and technologies (such as Alteryx, Tableau etc) would be an added advantage

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.