Barclays Bank UK Careers – Financial Controller

Job Title:  Financial Controller (00186799)

Organisation: Barclays
Bank UK
Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda
About Barclays UK:
Barclays is a British
multinational banking and financial services company headquartered in London.
It is a universal bank with operations in retail, wholesale and investment
banking, as well as wealth management, mortgage lending and credit cards. It
has operations in over 50 countries and territories and has around 48 million
customers. Barclays moves, lends, invests and protects money for customers and
clients worldwide.  With over 300 years
of history and expertise in banking, we operate in over 50 countries and employ
over 140,000 people. We provide corporate banking solutions to businesses with
an annual turnover of more than £5 million in the UK, and to large local
companies, financial institutions and multinationals in non-UK markets. We
support the success and growth of our clients by providing lending, risk
management, cash and liquidity management, trade finance, and asset and sales
financing.
Job Summary: The Barclays
Financial Controller will be accountable for all Financial Control activity
undertaken in Uganda. This will include operating the control environment in
accordance with Group policies including the Account Ownership and
Reconciliation and eliminations policies, operating any relevant SOX controls
and processes as the SOX owner for the platform, maintaining the books and
records of the Bank and subsidiary entities. The job holder will also be
responsible for the production and review of all local regulatory reporting,
including the production of regulatory balance sheet and profit and loss for
the bank and subsidiaries under local rules, production of funding plans,
dealing with regulatory request and queries as well as managing regulatory
audits. They will be required to engage with the local regulator as necessary.  The role is also responsible for delivering
accurate and timely reporting to the Barclays Africa Group which will include managing
the Group SAP entities of Uganda, making and controlling any adjustments between
local and Group reporting and maintaining a record of all such adjustments and
completion and review of all sub-analysis data submitted for Group reporting.
The incumbent is responsible for signing off on all financial data used for
Group statutory and regulatory reporting. The role will also ensure Treasury
funding bookings are made correctly and assist Tax with collection of data for
tax returns.
  
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
1. Financial reporting and
Controls – 45%
  • Offers
    advanced financial analysis on a wide range of complex technical and
    business issues in connection with the jobholder’s area of responsibility,
    e.g. variances, trend, impact of change initiatives, impact of new
    accounting regulations, etc.
  • Provides
    an informed view of consolidated financial data, i.e. explaining how
    individual business areas trends are consolidated
  • Intuitively
    recommend actions on any items at risk in the balance sheet.
  • Keeps
    up to date with subject matter knowledge and best practice in this area.
  • Investigates
    internal accounting, and external reporting implications of new and
    amended accounts for own area of expertise
2. Reconciliation of financial
accounts – 20%       
  • Intuitively
    review reports from the reconciliation department and spearhead the
    monthly reconciliation meetings with function heads.
  • Recommend
    actions on any items at risk in the balance sheet..
  • Support
    in compiling audit evidence and ensure all audit issues with regards the
    balance sheet have been resolved.
3. Team Building – 15%
  • Work
    as an effective member or leader of a team. Take personal responsibility
    to identify areas of performance improvement for self and team. Actively
    share knowledge learnt.
  • To
    manage and motivate direct reports, identifying individual and team
    development needs and providing coaching and recommending and / or
    arranging training.
  • Carry
    out formal performance and development reviews for direct reports.
4. Business Education – 20%
  • Acts
    as a centre of excellence for staff, providing expert help and guidance on
    a wide range of complex and difficult subjects. There is the need to apply
    in-depth technical knowledge, use their experience, understand the
    potential impact of decisions on other areas and interpret requirements.
  • Investigate
    and resolve the more complex problems, issues and queries liaising, with
    customers, suppliers and other experts, as appropriate.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:  
  • The
    ideal candidate for the Barclays Banking Job must have attained degree
    education or above, preferably in a numeric / accountancy / finance
    related discipline and hold a recognised accountancy qualification e.g.
    CIMA, ACCA or ACA (or equivalent).
  • The
    candidate should have broad experience or knowledge of large company
    finance functions and how they operate coupled with a good understanding
    of accounting principles and core finance processes.
  • Past
    experience of the regulatory environment is seen as essential to deliver
    the brief, alongside which the role holder will have experience of working
    in a large organisation with complex matrix and entity structures, and
    have strong technical financial accounting and reporting knowledge (IFRS)
    gained within the Financial Services industry or a leading accountancy
    firm.  International / multi
    jurisdictional experience would also be seen as a desirable quality.
  • Significant
    experience of managing and utilising service centres (both within the UK
    and overseas) is also desirable.
  • The
    ideal candidate should have Navision and / or SAP system experience.
  • Past
    management experience is desired
Language skills: The role holder will have an excellent
command of English language with strong written and verbal communications to
deliver against our commitment to providing a world class service and drive our
dedication to the client experience.
Personal Competencies:
  • The
    right candidate will be action orientated and a team player with a focus
    on continuous improvement in all areas of work.
  • Known
    for high energy, productivity and delivery.
  • Ability
    to achieve quality results with a challenging, positive, influential
    style.
  • Demonstrate
    strong attention to detail, be creative but pragmatic with an ability to
    conceptualise and deliver at speed to agreed deadlines across a diverse
    workload. The skills of multitasking and prioritisation of workload are
    therefore seen as key to this to role with the desire to see issues
    through to a successful conclusion a must. A sound commercial approach
    should be a priority with a focus on best practice.
  • The
    individual will be able to demonstrate proven success in creative problem
    solving / issue resolution and display strong communication skills with
    different levels of seniority in formal / informal settings.
  • The
    role holder will have to work under their own initiative with minimal
    supervision and also as part of a wider Finance Team, maintaining good
    relations with colleagues across the wider Wealth Finance community.
How to Apply:
If you feel challenged by any
of the above positions, and believe you can deliver on key deliverables as
outlined above, upload your application letter, current curriculum vitae and
photocopies of academic certificate to our recruitment website detail below:
Barclays is an equal
opportunity employer that recruits, develops and promotes people on merit, and
rewards outstanding performance, regardless of background and gender.
For queries contact us on
0417122453 or email: barclays.uganda@barclays.com
Deadline:  8th December,
2014

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