Specialist, Record to Report Accounting Control

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Job Description

Role Responsibilities


  • Focus on Process Efficiency and align to the Record to Report Accounting and controls (R2R) processes:

  • Ability to connect to the big picture.

  • Ensure to achieve efficiency in processes, quality and cost.


  • Effective stakeholder management for respective processes across geographies.


  • Ensuring that continuous efficiency improvement in R2R activities and an established process exists to constantly identify and implement improvement opportunities.

  • Strong Analytical and Strategic mindset, coupled with a thorough understanding of Accounting and Financial Control in Banking Industry with experience in transformation of book close processes.

  • Ability to design and build structured processes with consensus of key leaders in the wider organisation.

  • Ability to understand and connect business drivers and rationale for and application of those relevant to the GL suspense processes.

  • Significant experience of working with management team and of interfacing with non-Finance community and Finance community and influencing stakeholders.

  • Able to quickly establish professional presence and have an excellent communication, analytical and decision-making skills.

  • Substantial experience of banking, depth and breadth of knowledge in processes especially in the areas of Project accounting and related processes.

  • Strong ability to understand and prepare periodical MIS and its drivers and synthe them into meaningful analyses as required. Develop analysis & interpretations as required to facilitate management decision making.

  • Ability to Validate the documents for accruals and investigate, work on the aged/risk balances if any.

  • Implement process to eliminate nonvalue added activities in future.

  • A team player with the management ability and track record to secure the confidence and respect of the peers, stakeholders and the executive management team.

  • Ability to work effectively under pressure, multitask, lead through ambiguities, influence where he/she does not have direct authority & build on unstructured formative situations.

  • Experience on risk reporting on the various business/segments on bank from accounting perspective.

People and Talent

  • Nurture Team bonding and team engagement.

Risk Management

  • Highlight delays & related impact considering inter dependencies.

  • Provide insights and brainstorm the mitigation measures with respective function leads.


  • Monitor & track progress of all activities scheduled/completed/ongoing during the close period through out.

  • Publish the RAG status for all critical activities across the close cycle.

  • Drive initiatives towards Fast Closure of books.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group&rsquos Values and Code of Conduct.

  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Lead to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank&rsquos Conduct Principles: [Fair Outcomes for Clients Effective Financial Markets Financial Crime Compliance The Right Environment.] .

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

  • Onshore finance

  • Other GFS team

Other Responsibilities

  • External auditors, local and overseas.

  • Senior members of other Finance Shared Services Centres in the industry.

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Strong understanding of financial industry, specifically banking products and services.

  • Chartered Accountant or MBA with 8+ years of relevant finance experience in Accounting and Control Finance process.

  • In-depth knowledge of the e2e book close process in a large international Bank and relevant key measures that drives effectiveness of these processes.

  • Effective communication skills, including presenting and influencing senior management.

  • Excellent Excel & PowerPoint skills.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

  • Ability to influence others in decision making.

  • Relationship and stakeholder management skills is important.

  • Initiative and proactive thinking.

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 withminimum 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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