VP - Finance Transformation ( Wholesale lending)
London, UK
11d ago


VP Finance Transformation (WholesaleLending), London

About Finance

Finance has an important role in supporting Barclays’ businesses byproviding high-quality reporting and accounting services whilst also supportingbusiness planning and strategy.

The strong control environment in which weoperate is at the core of everything we do and this is reflected in the designof our operating model and functionallines.

We have the critical role of being responsible for the integrity of thefinancial records for Barclays. Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays theopportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a needfor flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.

Within Finance the BP&A team purpose is to support the business withmeaningful performance analytics, forward looking planning and stress testingprocesses.

What will you be doing?

The role is based in London and working as part of a core Finance teamresponsible for rolling out the strategic plans across BI Finance.

  • The mainfocus is on implementing the IB IT & Data Strategy and Wholesale LendingStrategy from Risk, Finance and Treasury perspective;
  • multiyear strategic plansthat build on the current Change / IT book of work to re-engineer architecture, improvedata consistency, enhance controls and make processes more efficient.

    The role will initially be responsible for working on the WholesaleLending / Loan IQ programme stream of the strategy to drive consistency acrossRisk, Finance and Treasury functions and move data and processes onto strategicplatforms.

    What we’re looking for :

  • Understand the implications of the IB IT & DataStrategy / Wholesale Lending Strategy for Finance and focus on delivering thenear term milestones.
  • Co-ordinate and plan analysis tasks and resourcesfor one or more components of the Strategy streams and manage analysis teams.
  • Work closely with senior Change, Finance Line andIT colleagues to plan, discuss and implement change.
  • Identify issues and risks of implementing thestrategy as they become apparent and present options and proposed solutions fordiscussion with senior stakeholders across Finance, IT and Change.
  • Utilising Agile techniques to ensure highvisibility to stakeholders and continuous delivery through sprint cycles.
  • Challenge IT to ensure designs are addressing theuser requirements and the root cause and identifying and suggesting improvementsto scope or design to add value to end user solutions.
  • Work with BI Finance stakeholders (primarilyCorporate and Investment Bank areas) to ensure Loan IQ requirements aredefined, understood and aligned to the broader Finance Strategy.
  • Gaps and issues are escalated to appropriategovernance forums for review and remediating actions executed.
  • Partner with the Loan IQ delivery team to ensurerequirements are aligned to the Finance strategy and prioritized by theprogramme.
  • Execution on programme deliverables in partnershipwith BI Finance teams.
  • Skills that will help you in therole :

  • Robust understanding of front to back system infrastructure and ProductControl / Financial Control processes
  • Experience of working with a range of project Methodologies and proventrack record of executing within the organisations project preferred methodology.
  • Proven record in problem solving and the persistence to implementstrategic solutions
  • Strong IB Finance Control environment understanding
  • Experience of Lean and Agile project delivery desirable
  • Experience in IB Finance or similar function preferred
  • Qualified accountant with a strong grasp of IFRS preferred
  • Where will you be working?

  • 1CP, Canary Wharf, the office is based in the heart offinancial district and walking distance to public transport links
  • Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit for more details.

    Our Values

    Everything we do is shaped by the five values of Respect, Integrity,Service, Excellence and Stewardship. Our values inform the foundations of ourrelationships with customers and clients, but they also shape how we measureand reward the performance of our colleagues.

    Simply put, success is not just aboutwhat you achieve, but about how you achieve it.

    Our Diversity

    We aim to foster a culture where individuals of all backgrounds feelconfident in bringing their whole selves to work, feel included and theirtalents are nurtured, empowering them to contribute fully to our vision andgoals.

    Our Benefits

    Our customers are unique. The same goes for our colleagues. That's whyat Barclays we offer a range of benefits, allowing every colleague to choosethe best options for their personal circumstances.

    These include a competitivesalary and pension, health care and all the tools, technology and support tohelp you become the very best you can be.

    We are proud of our dynamic workingoptions for colleagues. If you have a need for flexibility, then please discussthis with us.

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