Standard Chartered Bank · Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire recrute. Découvrez les postes chez Standard Chartered Bank: 

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  • As a senior member of the Finance team supporting the business in Côte d’Ivoire, the primary focus of the role will be to provide leadership and direction on the control function and financial accounting functions of the Bank ensuring reports generated are in accordance with Local / international accounting standards and group guidelines. The individual will be responsible for the implementation of a control framework and infrastructure that ensures reporting, both Group and statutory, is of the highest standard and is delivered within a robust control environment.
  • To ensure compliance with all local statutory and regulatory filings, financial and management reporting. To liaise with external auditors on statutory audits.
  • To maintain a robust controls environment in accordance with the Financial Control Policy.
  • To ensure that all matters relating to financial accounting, management accounting, taxation, balance sheet and capital structure management, market risk analysis and management and regulatory reporting are undertaken in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles, the Group’s accounting policies and other regulatory guidelines.
  • To ensure that the Finance Hub delivers in accordance with the service level agreement.
  • In liaison with Group Tax, ensure that the Bank’s taxation affairs are planned and managed so as to optimise the Bank’s position.
  • Take ownership of ensuring a smooth relationship with all relevant regulator.
  • Awareness and understanding of the Group’s business strategy and model appropriate to the role


  • Ensure that an effective system of internal financial controls is established and maintained at all times in compliance with Group Financial Control policies.
  • Ensure all financial / fiduciary reporting obligations, including subsidiary reporting, are met on time and to a high quality.
  • Apply Group accounting policies, standards, procedures and internal control practices across all activities in the country.
  • Support the management of the balance sheet and liquidity and interest rate risk through the ALCO process ensuring compliance with all group and regulatory ratios and reporting requirements.
  • Manage Financial Control risk across the bank and within the finance function through application of Group Financial Control Policy and the Risk Management Framework.
  • Provide strong leadership to the Country Finance team, managing and developing the skills and careers of Finance professionals and building staff engagement through appropriate learning and development plans.
  • Provide independent financial expertise, advice and challenge to the businesses and specialist functions.
  • Involvement in the development and implementation of re-engineering initiatives impacting Country Finance functions in-country and in FSSC.
  • Manage internal and external statutory audit requirements including rationale for accounting positions and analytical and risk reviews and forge a close and effective working relationship with the external auditors.
  • Maintain an appropriate governance structure for the UK legal entities in coordination with Group Tax, Company Secretariat and Country Risk.
  • Contribute to the management of the business as a member of the top management team.
  • To provide the financial input for the formulation of the bank’s Strategic Plan.
  • Initiate and co-ordinate the formulation of the annual operating plans and budgets and monitor progress towards their achievement, drawing attention to important trends, and to opportunities to maximise income, reduce cost and minimize risk.
  • Ensure that the financial statements and returns prepared by the Hub are in accordance with statutory, regulatory and other requirements, and in accordance with group standards, procedures and timetables.
  • Liaise with Hub Manager in development and running the Bank’s financial and management information systems, recommending agreed variations for local use where relevant and necessary for implementation by Hub Manager.
  • Ensure the effective management of the business’s capital and balance sheet structures including funding, liquidity, currency and market risks etc;
  • Ensure that the taxation affairs of The Bank are planned and managed so as to optimise the Group’s position.
  • Maintain the highest professional financial management standards in the Bank.
  • Improve the understanding of financial management issues by Business Unit/Segment Heads, Financial Managers and other Senior Managers within the Business.
  • Monitor the operational and capital expenditure programmes to ensure adherence to budgeted limits.
  • Support the Country Manager in interpreting, communicating and meeting local regulatory requirements.
  • Keep up to date with local and international accounting developments through membership of professional bodies and contact with other members of the profession.
  • Manage relationship with External Auditors including the negotiation of the scope of the audit, general liaison, the clearance of audit work and responding to and following up management letters.
  • Monitor and decide on SLAs with the Hub, Agree the recharge methodology with the Hub
  • To ensure that Finance staff comply with applicable Group Control Standards and Local Regulatory Standards
  • awareness and understanding of the wider business, economic and market environment in which the Group operates


Financial Governance and Internal Financial Control

  • The Finance Manager has a key role in assisting the Chief Finance Officer in implementing and maintaining the Group’s Financial Control Policy.
  • Responsibilities inter alia, include:
  • Ensure complete and accurate financial, management and regulatory reports
  • To maintain and implement financial control policies and DOIs so as to enhance the control environment in the bank.
  • Ensure that systems are subject to controls which ensure completeness and accuracy of the information they contain.
  • Ensure that the financial information system and reporting satisfy the reporting needs of the business, local regulators, the Regional Office and GFD.
  • To manage the relationship with FSSC and motivate them to deliver service standards per SL
  • Follow up and close all risk issues identified by FCU and exceptions in FCP Checklist

Statutory, Regulatory and Group Reporting

  • To submit timely and accurate Group financial statements which have been prepared using the Group Accounting Policies
  • To response promptly to any queries that may arise
  • To ensure that statutory accounts are drawn up in accordance with Local Gaap requirements and in a timely manner.
  • To ensure timely and accurate submission for both regular and adhoc reporting requirements to local regulators are met.

Financial Accounting

1) Accounts Payable Management

  • To ensure authorization procedures are followed before goods and services are ordered and before creditors or staff expenses are paid by GSSC – Ghana.
  • To confirm that expenses are accounted for in the general ledger in conformity with Group policy.
  • To ensure that there are clearly documented procedures for the initiation, recording and payment of expenses

2) Fixed Asset Accounting

  • To assist GSSC – Ghana in maintaining an up-to-date inventory of fixed assets classified by type, age and location and generally ensure that the fixed asset register is properly kept.
  • To co-ordinate and initiate periodic checks of assets to confirm their existence, condition and accuracy of the accounting records.

3) General ledger Administration

  • Ensure the GL accounts ownership list is updated monthly with new accounts opened.
  • Monthly review of all General Ledger accounts to ensure unusual/material transactions are investigated, understood and documented and the units concerned informed.
  • Ensure GL and surround systems are balanced and imbalances are clearly identified and explained.


  • Liaise with the CFO, Group Tax and local tax consultants to support the effective management of Group’s tax affairs and the local tax liabilities.
  • Manage compliance with the local corporate, income and other tax regimes (e.g. withholding tax and VAT and minimize the burden of taxation on the Group.
  • Manage the bank’s tax affairs effectively, keeping abreast of the latest developments.
  • Liaise with tax consultants Preparing corporate tax returns and tax forecasts.

Balance Sheet Management

  • Act as secretary to Local ALCO
  • Ensure ALCO objectives are carried out and measured by responsible parties
  • Other ALCO related reports and matters as they arise
  • Ensure the effective management of the business’s capital and balance sheet structures including funding, liquidity, currency and market risks etc;
  • LCR monitoring and reporting
  • Commitments monitoring
  • Shareholders’ fund management

Performance Management: Oversee the following process

  • Managment Packs
  • Performance Management Reports
  • Strategy Budgeting & Forecasting
  • Investment Spend Decision Making
  • Analytical Reviews – Cost & Revenue

People and Talent

  • Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values. Set appropriate tone and expectations from their team and work in collaboration with risk and control partners.
  • Ensure the provision of ongoing training and development of people, and ensure that holders of all critical functions are suitably skilled and qualified for their roles ensuring that they have effective supervision in place to mitigate any risks.
  • Employ, engage and retain high quality people, with succession planning for critical roles.
  • Responsibility to review team structure/capacity plans.
  • Set and monitor job descriptions and objectives for direct reports and provide feedback and rewards in line with their performance against those responsibilities and objectives.

Risk Management

  • Responsible for identifying, assessing, monitoring, controlling and mitigating risks to the Group. Also, an awareness and understanding of the main risks facing the Group and the role the individual plays in managing them
  • The ability to interpret the Group’s financial information, identify key issues based on this information and put in place appropriate controls and measures
  • Manage overall design and outcome of the end-to-end process. And also owns the process output performance in terms of client service, financial performance and risk where appointed as Process Owners.

Operate 1st line responsibilities of Process owners as outlined under Operational Risk Framework (ORF) and associated policies and procedures. Including, but not limited to the following:

  • Identify, assess, treat and monitor significant operational risks
  • Submit gross risk and residual risk ratings with rationales for approval by authorized Risk Owners
  • Propose risk acceptance requests with justification to the authorized risk acceptance authority and abide by any conditions of acceptance
  • Promptly execute any remediation or risk treatment actions in order to remain within risk tolerance
  • Record and maintain a record of all formal risk assessment and risk acceptance decisions in the Operational Risk systems.
  • Act as responsible officer for KCSA/ ORF for assigned responsibility
  • Act as Finance Risk Control owner under Group’s Risk Management Framework (including relevant Operational Risk Framework.


  • Responsible for assessing the effectiveness of the Group’s arrangements to deliver effective governance, oversight and controls in the business and, if necessary, oversee changes in these areas
  • Awareness and understanding of the regulatory framework, in which the Group operates, and the regulatory requirements and expectations relevant to the role.
  • Responsible for delivering ‘effective governance’; capability to challenge fellow executives effectively; and willingness to work with any local regulators in an open and cooperative manner.

Regulatory & Business Conduct

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the Group’s Values and Code of Conduct.
  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.
  • Lead to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank’s Conduct Principles
  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key Stakeholders

  • Manage relationships with Internal & External stakeholder


  • Head, Financial Controls Business Hub
  • Head, Finance Shared Service Centre
  • Group and Regional Reporting Team
  • Head, C & IC Business Finance Hub


  • Central Bank
  • External Auditors
  • Tax Authorities
  • Insurers
  • Members of the accounting profession
  • Industry Counterparts

Other Responsibilities

  • Embed Here for good and Group’s brand and values in Country Finance Team
  • Perform other responsibilities assigned under Group, Country, Business or Functional policies and procedures.
  • Multiple functions (double hats); [List all responsibilities associated with the management of more than one role]


  • Professional Accounting Qualification
  • Member of Professional Accounting Body
  • Professional Memberships; i.e. required for roles for continuous development/ improvement/awareness of current practices etc
  • Bank training; i.e. mandatory & developmental – role specific, and regulatory/compliance bank wide & role specific,
  • English & French required

Role Specific Technical Competencies

  • Manage Conduct
  • Manage Risk
  • Manage People
  • Financial Management
  • Balance Sheet Management
  • Local GAAP, IFRS Stanadards, Group Accounting Policy
  • Taxation
  • Banking Practise and exchange control legislation
  • Information Technology
  • Communication & Interpersonal Skills

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