Lead, HR Portfolio Financials & Benefits Tracking

Standard Chartered Bank
Singapore, Singapore
13 May 2023
27 May 2023
Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Role Responsibilities
  • The Lead, HR Portfolio Financials is responsible for managing financials, benefits and headcount reporting for the HR Investment Portfolio.
  • This role challenges and validates the financial plans and business cases for Refinement Forums and Programmes within HR and ensures financial management within HR Investment complies with Group Accounting Policy.
  • Responsible for both overseeing operational financial processes in the HR Investment Portfolio and shaping the strategic financial narrative.
  • Produce financial inputs to strategic papers such as Management Business Reviews and Board updates.
  • Support strategic planning for the HR Investment Portfolio, including multiyear financial and benefit plans.
  • Responsible for HR Investment input to Corporate Plan budgeting cycle (Target Setting, Corporate Plan, Budget Restatements) for both Opex and Amortisation.
  • Run monthly financial and headcount reviews of Refinement Forum performance, to validate and challenge their financial reporting.
  • Responsible for month-end operational financial processes including uploading costs to the project management system, reviewing GBS recharges, updating headcount reporting (including forward-looking forecasts) and posting manual journals.
  • Model FY allocation and Quarterly budget distribution to Refinement Forums to support HR's strategic ambitions.
  • Coordinate country recharge reviews to provide transparency to Country Heads of HR on their HR Investment recharges.
  • Manage the Positions Management approvals for the HR Function, providing appropriate challenge over new and backfill positions requests and required approvals from Head of HR for HR and HR COO.
People & Talent
  • Support financial education and training of Project Managers, Programme Managers and PMOs to ensure appropriate financial knowledge for decision making.
Risk Management
  • Monitor all HR Investment financial transactions to ensure they comply with Group Accounting Policy (balance sheet substantiation, capitalisation, amortisation, etc).
  • Produce HR Investment financial reporting for the HR Quarterly Performance Review forum (QPR) and ad hoc reporting for other stakeholders as required such as the HR Management Team.
  • Monitor and report financial benefits to HR QPR and ensure sufficient data for HR CFO reviews, including any attestations.
Regulatory & Business Conduct
  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group's 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.
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.
Key stakeholders
  • Global Head, HR Strategy & Digital Transformation
  • HR Strategy & Digital Transformation Leadership Team
  • CFO, HR and GCFO
  • Investment Finance
  • HR Programme Managers
  • Country Heads of HR
Other Responsibilities
  • Embed Here for good and Group's brand and values in Human Resources.
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.
Our Ideal Candidate
  • 10+ years of experience working in an Investment Portfolio or Progamme, with ownership for financial management or significant handson Finance experience. Experience in Human Resources and in the financial industry preferable.
  • A Finance or Accounting professional qualification (CIMA, ACA, ACCA, CPA, etc.) would be preferred
  • Have worked in an international, dynamic organisation
  • Ability to balance strategic thinking, with operational detail where required to assure quality and problem solve
  • Excellent stakeholder engagement skills and ability to adapt to different styles according to target audience.
  • Demonstrated competency in decision making and problem solving; resource management; conflict management; and planning, prioritising.
  • Excellent communication skills - oral, written and presentation.
  • Strong understanding of complex programmes financials and financial processes
  • Understanding of PMO and project processes and requirements preferred
  • Advanced MS Office Suite Skills including Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to communicate complex information to stakeholders, internal resources and 3rd parties
Role Specific Competencies
  • Budget Management
  • Financial Analysis
  • Financial Forecasting and Modeling
  • Accounting
  • Project Management
  • Relationship Management

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 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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