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Assistant Manager (Finance)

BNP Paribas
Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Closing date
Apr 11, 2023

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
In Asia Pacific, BNP Paribas is one of the best-positioned international financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence since 1860. Currently with over 18,000 employees* and a presence in 13 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 68 markets with more than 193,000 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.
* excluding partnerships

At BNP Paribas, we passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued, respected and can bring their authentic selves to work. We prohibit Discrimination and Harassment of any kind and our policies promote equal employment opportunity for all employees and applicants, irrespective of, but not limited to their gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race, colour, national origin, age, religion, social status, mental or physical disabilities, veteran status etc. As a global Bank, we truly believe that inclusion and diversity of our teams is key to our success in serving our clients and the communities we operate in.

Position Purpose

Mission statement

• Ensure the end-to-end implementation of the Business and Regulatory projects, in full alignment with Finance strategy.
• Respond to the various businesses and reporting requirements (Financial Accounting, Management Accounting, Credit Risk, Liquidity) in a timely manner.
• Source and transform raw data and enable a good quality of reporting.
• Ensure a consistent approach of the Finance solutions across the region and align to Group standard.

Role and responsibility

• Lead and drive transformation project in Finance in the context of ever changing business & regulatory reporting requirements.
• Ensure consistency of Finance systems/reports across the APAC region, in adherence to the Group's standard.
• Provide efficient support to Finance teams in daily production tasks.
• Major projects involve:
- Build or enhance accounting interface between operating systems and accounting core ledger systems
- Support new business and new products initiatives
- Support new regulatory requirements
- System upgrades and migrations

Our value

• We are keen to understand our clients and serve our client better.
• Focus on time to market and delivery to address business's needs.
• Emphasize on collaboration between teams to deliver solutions in the bank's best interest.
• We believe there are always solutions.


Direct Responsibilities

• Acting as a Business Analyst (70%)
- Understand the project objective and ensure all user requirements are properly captured
- Carry out feasibility study, assess potential impact and define target operating model
- Explain the user requirements to IT for IT development
- Define the appropriate testing strategy according to the nature of the project
- Design test cases and ensure adequate testing is performed
- Validate testing result by performing detailed checking in accounting entries and/ or reports and provide UAT sign-off on behalf of finance users

• Acting as a Project Manager (30%)
- Drive and manage all stages in project life cycle, from project initialization to project closure
- Develop project scope documentation, project plans and project schedules
- Continuously coordinate with IT and other finance users
- Undertake risk analysis and proactively identify mitigating solutions
- Timely track the progress of projects against agreed timeline and budget
- Arrange smooth go-live implementation and provide post go-live support
- Present project status regularly to senior management
- Build and maintain a trusted relationship with all project stakeholders across different functions (PMO, IT, finance users, operation teams)

• Provide support in case of production incidents, including root cause identification and proposing solutions to resolve the issue in a timely manner

Contributing Responsibilities

• Identify area of improvement; streamline the existing processes for efficiency
• Support team head to monitor the budget and progress reporting

Technical & Behavioral Competencies

Technical Competencies

• Adequate knowledge on accounting treatment (especially on financial instruments) under IFRS
• Knowledge on front-to-back operation and financial products would be an advantage
• Proven ability in project delivery
• Good command of written and spoken English and Mandarin
• PC skill such as MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, SQL

Behavioral Competencies

• Excited about driving change
• Strong communication and interpersonal skills
• Ability to work in multicultural environment, as the role needs to deal with different stakeholders across APAC regions
• Self-driven and able to work independently
• Attention to detail
• Able to work under stress
• Strong problem solving and logical thinking skill
• Ability to multi-task
• Team player

Specific Qualifications (if required)

• Accounting related experience And / Or finance project experience in Financial Institution (5+ years)
• CPA preferred, but not mandatory
• Experience in project management and PMP qualification preferred, but not necessary

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