Strategic controller - Performance Management ITO & Functions

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career opportunity in an international, challenging business environment characterized by high pace and diversity with focus on creating valuable relations with our customers. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package and also an excellent work environment where you’re valued as part of our team!

About BNP Paribas in Asia Pacific ( www.apac.bnpparibas )

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 15,000 employees* and a presence in 14 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 74 countries with more than 190,000 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.

BNP Paribas offers you an exciting career opportunity in an international, challenging business environment characterized by high pace and diversity with focus on creating valuable relations with our customers. We offer a competitive salary & benefits package and also an excellent work environment where you're valued as part of our team!

* excluding partnerships

Position Purpose

 Performance Management for CIB ITO and Functions (CIB and Group Functions) across APAC consisting of:
 Budget coordination for OPEX, CAPEX, Headcount and Allocation Keys;
 Actuals Reporting and analysis against Budget;
 Forecast coordination;
 Contribution to internal tool upgrades (Clarity and FBI Tool) and implementations
 Update the procedures of onshore tasks and annual review of the procedures for the offshore tasks
 Liaison with ISPL
 Monitoring of the process of Regional IT 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 Functions/ITO Managers/COOs and PMOs
- APAC Performance Management teams + APAC Financial Reporting & Controls teams
- Country PMs, Métier PMs, Synthesis and Production and Local Finances
- Central ITO and Central Functions Teams

Internal suppliers :

Financial Reporting & Controls, ISPL

External clients:
External auditors, entities invoiced for Regional IT services

Key Responsibilities

As APAC CIB ITO and Functions Performance Management Team Member, fulfilling these missions on his/her primary scope of responsibility:

Monthly activity:

• Referential ﴾cost centers, IT programs﴿:
o Maintain the referential, propose solutions to clients and adapt it to organisational change
o Apply the procedure for creation. Deactivation and update of the referential
• Registers of accruals/prepayments and provisions
o Liaison between PMOs and ISPL ITO AP team in the review client's feedback
o Ensure understanding of the procedure and intervene when procedure is not respected by PMOs and ISPL ITO AP team
o Control SAP
• Produce comments for the Business Review for his scope of responsibility:
o On the PnL, provide analysis of trends and variances by teams, countries and programs ﴾year-to-date and month-to-date analysis and also versus Forecast and Budget﴿
o Capex expenses by project
o Follow up of headcounts ﴾working headcounts and consultants﴿
o Analysis on step 2, step 4
• Check/ control quality and relevance of data produced by the offshored teams ﴾Regional IT allocation, reporting, and extractions of data…﴿
• Create regular communication forums with clients to be informed of any structural or strategic changes impacting their financials
• Close interactions with internal Finance teams ﴾Financial reporting, Account Payables, ISPL…﴿

Forecast and Budget exercises:

• Set the referential ﴾cost centers, matrix of approval, program keys﴿ before the opening of FBI tool
• Provide direct support to COOs/Head of Functions/PMOs/Business Managers of the scope of responsibility to build their respective budgets
• Analysis, review and control over exhaustiveness and quality of submissions ﴾direct controllable costs, step 4 and program keys, Capex and Opex﴿
• Tracking and control of adjustments and specific analytical transfers ﴾budget adjustments and transfers, analytical transfers between poles/entities/métiers for actuals, etc﴿
• Collect comment from clients to feed the budget preparation
• Coordinate the annual Functions to Metiers presentation

SOPs:

• Ensure SOPs are up to date
• Review the SOPs on an annual basis and provide sign off

Ad-hoc requests:

• Assist in answering questions from clients on monthly variance and adhoc requests as well as from paying entities of Regional IT hub recharge and from Non CIB entities on allocated costs from ITO and Functions
• Answering ad-hoc queries APAC customers and colleagues and Paris Performance Management team
• Assisting in some specific tasks and analysis assigned by manager or Head of APAC Performance Management

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

Competencies (Technical / Behavioral)

Essential Technical Knowledge Skills:

• Good Knowledge in Management Accounting Rules and Principles
• Basic accounting concepts in Account Payables and Account Receivables, WIP process
• Good knowledge in Management accounting systems eg Smartview, SAP
• Very good skills in Excel
• Very good in Analytical skills

Other Value-added Competencies:

• Proficient with numbers
• Proactive, autonomous
• Seek for improvement and efficiency
• Rigorous, Meticulous and control mind set
• Organized and be able to set priorities
• Good inter personal and communication skills, client oriented attitude
• Fluent in English

Specific Qualifications Required

o University graduate or equivalent,
o Semiprofessional qualification,
o About 4 or 5 years of Management Accounting experience, in banking industry preferred.