Associate Manager, GFORP Quality Assurance

2-5 years
2 Applied
Job Description

Role Responsibilities

Perform and deliver the activities under the Global Assurance Function for the region / countries assigned in GFS Global Assurance Unit
Key requirements of the role are as follows:

  • Review and validate the quality of Balance Sheet substantiations and reconciliations performed by the account reconcilers/owners in line with the FCSR Policy and Standard

  • The individual will perform a deep dive analytic review of the accounts sampled through a risk-based approach to ensure existence of audit assertions

  • Carry out challenge sessions and drive agreement with account owners to comprehend the risk observations identified, closure and agree on risk mitigation

  • Test and sign off existence of control measures in consultation with the Lead/Unit Head when the organization launches any refreshed/new controls or policies

  • Partner the Business and Support units on operational risk matters to ensure business growth is balanced with risk management and controls in place


  • Demonstrates reasonable understanding of Financial Controls / Policy to be able to highlight issues involving Financial / Operational Risk

  • Ability to articulate risk commentaries arising from the reviews performed with effective communication skills


  • Possess a good understanding of accounting principles and standards that can be used effectively in the performance of Balance Sheet substantiation reviews

  • Ability to highlight probable process improvement areas and any activities which may have a scope for enhanced review procedures

  • Demonstrates proficiency in MS Excel and PowerPoint and adapt to the tools used for day-to-day tasks performed and recommend ways to minimize non-value-added steps aiming to optimize the process where possible

People and Talent

  • Builds strong relationship with peers and internal customers, understands the best practices across geographies

Risk Management

  • Does not accept status quo and finds better ways of doing things within the framework, principles and policy guidelines


  • Perform and deliver the activities under the Global Assurance Function for the region / countries assigned in GFS Global Assurance Unit

Key Stakeholders

  • All the CFOs and in country finance teams

  • PSC for future migrations to GFS

  • Project teams & FMT working on global projects

  • Finance and all other business units

Other Responsibilities

  • As assigned by the unit head or line manager in line with any specific team objectives.

Our Ideal Candidate

B.Com, Qualified Chartered Accountant with

About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do

  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well

  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations

  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum

  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns

  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills,global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits

  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning

  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

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