Performance Assistant Manager / Manager, Finance

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!

BNP Paribas

The BNP Paribas Group is a leader in banking and financial services, employing over 185,000 people across 75 countries and 5 continents. At BNP Paribas, we work continuously on behalf of our clients, helping them to realise their projects around the world. You can be an important part of this, helping us to serve our clients both in mature and emerging markets, providing them with financial solutions across a diverse range of expertise, products and services. Our origins lie in Europe but nearly a quarter of our employees now work in our multi-award-winning Asian offices and we are a committed player in all APAC markets.

In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas has been present in the region for over 150 years and plans to grow its business from €2bl EUR to €3bl EUR by the end of 2016. With 9,000 employees in the region and a presence in 14 markets (with 3 main centres in Hong Kong, Singapore and Tokyo), BNP Paribas offers you the chance to grow with us in Asia Pacific.

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 offshore teams
  • 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:
    • Maintain referential (cost centres, programs), propose solution to meet end user needs, adapt to organizational changes
    • Check and control the quality and relevance of data produced (offshored tasks):
      • Ensuring SOPs are up to standard
      • Control over Regional IT allocations
      • Preparation of schedules & reports
      • Figures for service Fee Accruals/ Expense Accruals/ Service Fee Invoices/ Booking of WIP (Capitalized projects) in SAP
    • Follow up of the headcount database for APAC ITO and CIB Functions.
    • Analysis of trends and variances in Asia Pacific monthly reports for his/her scope of responsibility):
      • P&L
      • Cash view (Investment)
      • Project & Programs
      • Maintain appropriate tools to follow up P&L and Headcount evolution
    • Contribute to dashboard and synthesis reporting
    • Liaison with offshore teams and end users in ITO / Functions
  • Forecast and Budget exercises:
    • Provide direct support to PMO/Business Management of the scope of responsibility to build their respective budgets
    • Analysis, review and control over exhaustiveness and relevant/ 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)
    • Budget systems for Headcounts, expenses and capital expenditure
      • Historical expense data population
      • Data Initialization
      • Direct assistance to users
      • Reconciliation and checking
    • Supervise offshored tasks:
      • Ensuring SOPs are up to standard
      • Control over Regional IT allocation budget tasks
      • Control over Computed Headcount / revenues / expenses keys
  • Ad-hoc requests:
    • Assist in answering questions from APAC & Paris ITO/Functions PM on monthly variance analysis
    • Answering ad-hoc queries, from Paris and/or APAC customers and colleagues
    • Assisting in some specific analysis
  • 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, Business Line PMs, Synthesis and Production
    • 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:
  • Very good skills in Excel is mandatory, proficient in other MS office applications (Access, word etc..)
  • Knowledge in Management accounting systems: e.g. Essbase, SAP, is a strong plus.
Other Value-added Competencies:
  • Strong analytical skills, proactive and autonomous
  • Proficient with numbers
  • Good organization skills, can handle tight deadlines
  • Meticulous and control mind-set
  • Good inter personal and communication skills, client oriented attitude
  • Fluent in English
Specific Qualifications Required
  • University graduate or equivalent,
  • Semiprofessional qualification,
  • 3 to 5 years of experience in Management Accounting, PMO, Performance Management or Business Management
  • Experience in banking industry preferred but not a must