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VP Group Cost Planning and Analytics

Chennai, India | Standard Chartered

  • Industry:
    Banking / Investment Banking
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    15-20 years
Job Description:
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We are a leading international bank focused on helping people and companies prosper across Asia, Africa and the Middle East.  

To us, good performance is about much more than turning a profit.It's about showing how you embody our valued behaviours - do the right thing, better together and never settle - as well as our brand promise, Here for good. 

We're committed to promoting equality in the workplace and creating an inclusive and flexible culture - one where everyone can realise their full potential and make a positive contribution to our organisation. This in turn helps us to provide better support to our broad client base.

The Role Responsibilities

• Responsible for leading the team and supervision of the Group Budgeting and Forecasting processes.

• Continually reviewing all assigned processes in order to identify opportunities for quality & process design improvement.

• Continuous focus on “Big Picture” and enable the decision support in line with finance strategy  

• Leverage process / domain expertise to identify opportunities for quality & process design improvement / reengineering while upholding the values of the Group and Company at all times.

• Partner with Global Process Managers and leaders to design and implement Standard Global Processes across areas of Performance Management and to track implementation effectiveness and gaps on a continued basis.

• Liaise with customers on the periodic review and re-negotiation of Service Level Agreements and any other related performance and quality measures.

• Contribute to transformational agenda in terms of strategic, consensus building, driving and contributing to objectives. Participate and Support in all Global initiatives as applicable from time to time. 

• Effectively lead change, manage and escalate risks arising out of transition of new processes.

• Ensure Ops risk monitoring across all processes covered by the team and report key risks emanating from them to right forums.

• Ensure complete compliance with Group Code of Conduct and Social agenda of the organization.

• Develop key people management and stakeholder management skills to move into People Manager / SME roles. 

Our Ideal Candidate

Key Competencies & Experience

• Strong Analytical and Strategic mindset, coupled with a thorough understanding of Planning processes in Banking Industry.

• 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 Performance management processes.

• Significant experience of working with senior management team and of interfacing with and influencing senior stakeholders.

• Able to quickly establish credibility when representing the Group, presenting a positive, persuasive and 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 Management accounting and related processes

• Strong ability to understand financial statements and its drivers and synthesize them into meaningful analyses as required. Develop analysis & interpretations as required to facilitate management decision making.

• Experience of having led large teams including senior & experienced professionals. 

• A leader, 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 culturally orient in diverse & international team environment and lead and inspire multi-disciplinary teams. 

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


• Chartered Accountant or MBA with 15+ years of relevant finance experience in Planning activities.

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

• In-depth knowledge of the Planning 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.

• Solid people and project management skills.

• Leadership skills and ability to influence others in decision making

• Relationship and stakeholder management skills are important

• Initiative and proactive thinking

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