In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 markets, BNP Paribas provides corporates, institutional and private investors with product and service solutions tailored to their specific needs. It offers a wide range of financial services covering corporate & institutional banking, wealth management, asset management, insurance, as well as retail banking and consumer financing through strategic partnerships. 
 
Worldwide, BNP Paribas has a presence in 68 markets with more than 193,000 employees. It has key positions in its three main activities: Domestic Markets and International Financial Services (whose retail-banking networks and financial services are covered by Retail Banking & Services) and Corporate & Institutional Banking, which serves two client franchises: corporate clients and institutional investors. Asia Pacific is a key strategic region for BNP Paribas and it continues to develop its franchise in the region.  

* excluding partnerships

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Position Purpose

  • Performance Management for CIB ITO and Functions across APAC consisting of:
  1.  Budget coordination for OPEX, CAPEX, Headcount and Allocation Keys;
  2. Actuals Reporting and analysis against Budget;
  3. Forecast coordination;
  • Manage coordination of process taken care of by India offshore team
  • Control over the process of ITO Accounts Payable and overview  of repayments, accruals and provisions’ registers;
  • Monitoring of the process of ITIP/ Head Office Invoicing, including follow-up of unpaid invoices;
  • Monitoring of Capitalized Projects (WIP accounting and transfer to Fixed Assets Register at end of project).

Internal clients: 

  • APAC COO
  • APAC Functions/ITO Managers/COOs and PMOs 
  • APAC Performance Management teams
  • Country PMs, Métier PMs, Synthesis and Production and Local Finance.
  • Central ITO Teams

Internal suppliers: Financial Accounting, Reporting & Controls teams, India off-shoring unit
External clients: External auditors, entities invoiced for ITIP services

Key Responsibilities

As APAC CIB Head of ITO and Functions Performance Steering Team, organize and manage the team to service the Managers, COOs and PMOs of those ITO and Functions teams by fulfilling these missions:

Review and control over data quality of the Functions & ITO indicators

  • Coordinate annual Budget and Forecast process
  • Tracking and control of adjustments and specific analytical transfers (budget adjustments and transfers, analytical transfers between poles/entities/métiers for actuals, etc.) 
  • Maintenance of referential (program, cost centres, specific database  …)
  • Control and Analysis of OPEX, CAPEX and Headcounts
  • Document, monitor and perform critical review of Allocation Keys (step2 / programs, step 4 / time spent, derived keys) ; organize regular review of those keys ensure they are kept relevant
  • Supervision and control over outsourced tasks
  1. Regional IT allocation and invoicing 
  2. ITO Prepayment, Accruals and Provisions control
  3. ITIP Invoicing issuing and control
  4. Booking of WIP (Capitalized projects) in SAP
  5. Head office re-invoicing

Provide piloting tools and conduct monthly and quarterly performance analyses

  • Flash ITO, Business Review ITO & Functions, ad hoc reporting 
  • Pre control of reporting data quality and providing value added comments
  • Analysis and discussion with Regional and Local ITO / Functions Heads and COOs on a regular basis in order to understand business environment and evolutions
  • Proactively contribute to the review, maintenance and optimization of reporting production 
  • Ensure adequate archiving and tracking of official reporting produced 
  • Assist in answering questions from APAC & Paris ITO/Functions PM on monthly variance analysis 
  • Contribute to dashboard and synthesis reporting
  • Define and set in place cumulative reporting of the above to provide multi-year analysis for projects on cash and accrual basis   

Monitor the ITO / Functions metrics

  • Define and monitor key metrics. Ensure adequacy and relevance of piloting tools; maintain a comprehensive repository of such reporting (e.g. to be able to answer ad-hoc enquiries)
  • Monitor progress around specific initiatives and protected / unprotected / APAC Plan/ etc. Investments
  • Set up of Clarity system for IT operating expenses and capital expenditure
  1. Data Initialization 
  2. Direct assistance to users
  3. Reconciliation & checking against Vinci (Direct Controllable Costs and Man-days vs Average HC)
  4. Support to ITO / Functions to build up their respective budgets

Coordination with ITO / Functions PMOs 

  • Create regular communication forums to be informed of any structural or strategic changes impacting their financials
  • Exchange information on regulatory or internal evolutions with potential impact on performance
  • Coordinate Functions to Metiers annual Forecast/Budget presentations

Internal Finance coordination

  • Close interaction with: Country PMs, Metiers PMs, Synthesis and Production, India offshoring unit. 
  • Assist with ad hoc reporting and analysis / central ITO PM requests
  • Close interaction also with Financial, Accounting, Reporting & Controls in particular with regards Accounts Payable (Prepayments, Accruals and Provisions), Accounts Receivable and WIP accounting

Contribute to BNPP internal permanent control framework
 


Competencies (Technical / Behavioural)

Essential Technical Knowledge Skills:

  • Very good skills in Excel are mandatory, proficient in other MS office applications (Access, Word, PowerPoint, etc.), Alteryx
  • Knowledge in Management accounting systems: e.g. Tagetik, SAP, is a strong plus
  • Basic accounting concepts including Accounts Payable and Accounts Receivables

Other Value-added Competencies:

  • Good inter personal and communication skills, client oriented attitude
  • Proficient with numbers 
  • Strong analytical skills, proactive and autonomous
  • Meticulous and strong control mind-set
  • Organisational skills and Leadership 
  • Good understanding of BNP Paribas organization and strategy
  • Knowledge on CIB Métiers and Functions organization, driving forces
  • Fluent in English

Specific Qualifications Required

  • University graduate or equivalent
  • Financial background
  • Rigorous, well organized and autonomous
  • 7+ years of Management Accounting experience or similar, in banking industry preferred
     
Primary Location
HK-Hong Kong (HK)-Hong Kong
Job Type
Standard / Permanent
Job
FINANCE ACCOUNTS AND MANAGEMENT CONTROL
Education Level
Bachelor Degree or equivalent (>= 3 years)
Experience Level
At least 7 years
Reference
FIN003142


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