In summary, this role is to perform the function to provide a cost effective stewardship with the CIO of the Global Markets IT assets and resources used in providing IT Services (incl.
Service Level Agreement management, Procurement and Sourcing control).
Finance & Efficiency
Key elements of the role :
Build strong partnerships with the GMIT Executive committee members and built trust over time
Be the pivotal Subject Matter Expert to be depended upon for advice and guidance
Develop Client understanding and expertise on the topic
Manage, inspire, appraise and develop the team to meet the objectives.
Manage the day to day operation to meet the objectives
Permanent Controls : The jobholder will be responsible for minimising operational failure, including but not exclusively, the risk of fraud, by helping to devise, and by implementing, sufficient regular controls.
Also ensure appropriate escalation to management and / or Permanent Control (or Compliance as appropriate) as soon as an issue is identified.
Ensure the governance system (ref Wholesale, CIB .) is in place and followed as planned.
Ensure financial policies are being followed including the capitalisation of expenditures
Direct and animate the budget process from a financial management perspective including the setting and attribution of targets.
Intellect & Analytics
Provide strong analytics / intellect on at least a monthly basis and give guidance to management on the next courses of action
Ensure strong referential(s) of figures are maintained and (re)certified on a monthly basis for example : People, Software, Services Bought / Sold, Sourcing, Telecomms, Market Data, Non BAU, Cost Centres, Assets and Depreciations etc.
Ensure Change Controls (e.g. budget TF’s) referentials are conducted safely
Lead the development of innovative ways of working and reports to strengthen the capabilities to meet the objectives
Lead, Inspire and Evolve the Ecosystem’ of Finance and Efficiency
The successful candidate requires a high level of dedication to each and every mission whether they are strategic or business as usual.
He / she must naturally have a positive attitude, high levels of energy, be strong minded yet controlled, driven, self-starting with a strong focus on personal achievement.
Essential Qualifications / Experience and Technical Skills
The candidate will have experience managing a team in a Finance role within a large (1,000 plus staff) IT department of an investment bank.
Proven experience in a Business Management role within an investment bank’s IT Department :
Experience managing the bank’s IT department budget and financial control framework
Strong experience in Programme Management and Project Governance
Demonstrable experience with industry-standard IT Governance practices and standards, including a good understanding of Prince2 and PMI principles)
Experience devising and delivering a management information reporting process
Overseeing procurement processes in an IT department
Managing service level agreements in a large enterprise
Able to articulate examples of identifying and implementing process automation and improvements
Advanced knowledge of Microsoft applications including SharePoint, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio
IT or Business degree, or equivalent
Technical Business Knowledge and Mindset
Leadership and Management
Persuading and Influencing
Financial / analytical acumen
Necessary composure and gravitas to effectively withstand challenge and achieve the required outcomes
Delivery focused with an ability to prioritise workloads
Good presentation skills, accurate and aware of the big picture whilst paying attention to detail
Ability to effectively convey complex information with simple, high impact communication, at all levels of the organisation
Be a role model, supporting and fostering a culture of good conduct
Demonstrate proactivity, transparency and accountability for identifying and managing conduct risks
Consider the implications of your actions on colleagues, partners and clients before making decisions, and escalate issues to your manager when unsure.
For managers only Take responsibility for your team’s conduct and conduct risks.
Opening Date : 4 / 10 / 18
Closing Date : 1 / 11 / 18
Location : London
Please note that all applicants must disclose whether that they possess the right to work in the U.K. as per the Immigration, Asylum, and Nationality Act of 2006.