AVP - Finance SME Capability BI

Barclays Plc
Jun 17, 2024
Jul 01, 2024
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
Academia, Corporate
Job Title: AVP - Finance SME Capability BI

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

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 will hold responsibility for execution of specific initiatives as part of the broader Transformation program focussing mainly on the "Sub-Ledger Strategy" initiative. You will be aligned to a specific Finance Transaction Cycle where you will be "hands on" in transformation activities including, planning, execution, process assessment and mapping, communications, analysis, and future state operating model/process design and execution.

What will you be doing?
  • Co-ordinate and plan analysis and testing tasks for one or more components of the Strategy streams and support VP leads in design, engagement and delivery.
  • Taking ownership for the identification and development of the key data creation and maintenance activities / Data Validation as required by team/ PC by engaging with multiple upstream and downstream internal stakeholders.
  • Engage with technology and business functions on strategic projects impacting systems
  • Identify issues and risks of implementing the strategy as they become apparent and present options and proposed solutions for discussion with senior stakeholders across Finance, IT and PMO.
  • Challenge IT to ensure designs are addressing the user requirements and the root cause and identifying and suggesting improvements to scope or design to add value to end user solutions.
  • Gaps and issues are escalated to appropriate governance forums for review and remediating actions executed.
  • Ensure any data quality / gaps are overcome by means of effective dialogue with internal and external team members.
  • Engage with technology and business operations functions as required to identify root causes.
  • Produce monthly MI and contribute to the improvement of the end-to-end controls
  • Identify opportunities to enhance the monitoring of processes to further aid future improvements;
  • Perform data analysis to identify process footprints and study key performance indicators to identify improvement opportunities in the process.
  • Identify key improvement opportunities in the finance process and quantify associated business benefits.
  • Provide suggestions and contribute towards cost efficiency and contribute towards productivity improvement which will result in a cost benefit
  • Analyse from differing perspectives or viewpoints to fully understand complexity and Sets focus on improved delivery to customers or colleagues

What we're looking for:
  • Understanding and experience of Product Control / Financial Control or Finance related processes
  • Excellent understanding of front to back system architecture and E2E processes and controls within Product Control / Barclays.
  • Proven ability to work under pressure and balance priorities to meet tight deadlines.
  • Demonstrated experience running operations functions and should have worked on transformation programs within Risk, Finance or Treasury
  • Excellent team player with the ability to also work independently when required.
  • Understanding and exposure to project management disciplines and techniques / Full project lifecycle processes
  • Proven ability to adapt to an evolving operating model and to actively participate in its development
  • Proven ability to steer solutions, building processes based on strong understanding of the infrastructure in place
  • Skilled in the use of data analysis and presentation software tools; able to extract and understand the underlying picture from a wealth of complex data
  • Ability to work in a virtual team and work without supervision for long periods of time
  • Pragmatic rather than idealistic outlook
  • Academic and professional qualifications that may include CA / CFA / Masters in Finance / Financial Engineering would be an advantage

Skills that will help you in the role:
  • Good Experience ranging with operations strategy/ line management roles in financial institutions, consulting or technology companies or programme/ change management roles in other industries
  • Proven ability to network and build rapport and credibility quickly with a variety of key stakeholders (FO, Ops Senior Management, IT).
  • Strong analytical skills required to perform complex analysis on the volumes and process flow to identify the root cause.
  • Able to pay attention to detail and demonstrate awareness of internal controls
  • Strong/Excellent verbal and written communication skills, able to clearly articulate complicated issues to management and other impacted areas and ensure timely resolution of breaks and issues.
  • Ability to cope with change and very tight deadlines

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.