The Role Responsibilities
This is a demanding and challenging role. Responsibilities include:
- Ensuring that external reports meet applicable TCFD and other regulatory sustainability (primarily climate related quantitative disclosure) requirements.
- Working with the Chief Sustainability Office (CSO) team, verifying integrity of quantitative climate, carbon and other sustainability numbers as a control and reporting function.
- Providing leadership within the Group Finance team developing the team's technical understanding of the latest sustainability standards from the ISSB, FRC, PRA, HKMA and other regulators.
- Benchmarking with peer banks on reporting best practice under the applicable sustainability reporting including Annual Reports, TCFD and other sustainability documents.
- Addressing and resolving financial reporting issues raised by the Group's external auditors with regards to sustainability disclosures within the Group reports;
- This will include developing working relationships with other teams in the bank focussed on sustainability.
- Developing, and maintaining reporting policies for sustainability, developing capabilities to report under sustainability taxonomies and representing the Group in external industry forums.
The candidate will need to have strong stakeholder management skills to share insight in a clear and concise fashion to senior management.
Decision making and problem solving is core to the role. The successful candidate will be skilled in identifying and ensuring a full understanding of issues before making their recommendations. Strategy
- This candidate will work with the wider Sustainability and Net Zero global team to develop the Group's strategy for disclosures in this area and ensure that the data collected is complete and accurate and collected in a controlled manner.
- The candidate will demonstrate a thorough understanding of the financial accounting and regulatory landscape and will:
- Be accountable for ensuring that the Annual and when required Half Year accounts as well as quarterly disclosures meet all the applicable sustainability accounting and regulatory requirements.
- Maintain current industry knowledge and represent the Group in relevant industry forums.
- Utilise knowledge of IFRS standards and the IFRS Foundation, including the ISSB to develop and maintain policies for sustainability reporting in the Group's external financial statements
People and Talent
- Act as a TCFD and in time ISSB expert in its application for preparing group accounts.
- Work with country team in leveraging off the Group disclosures in preparing country specific TCFD/ISSB disclosures.
- Liaison with external auditors to support the resolution of accounting and reporting issues faced by the Group and countries during the Group audit process, and quarterly review process.
- Develop and maintain policies for sustainability reporting in the Group's external financial statements. Follow current developments in sustainability reporting through active engagement in industry forums and monitoring requirements.
- Actively engage with other stakeholders across the Group to develop best in class disclosures.
- Build deep and effective working relationships across various stakeholders, including CSO and the Climate Risk teams.
- See issues through to completion working with other functions as needed.
- Recognised as technical authority by peers, management, internal stakeholders and external auditors.
- Lead through example and build the appropriate culture and values.
- Ensure the provision of ongoing technical training and development of people with regards to the latest disclosures and accounting/regulatory requirements for broader sustainability requirements.
- Work in collaboration with risk and control partners.
- Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with accounting and regulatory requirements, the risk management framework and all internal policies.
- Develop Operational Risk framework for sustainability reporting.
- Develop a set of accounting reporting policies for sustainability reporting to mirror the Group accounting policy manual.
Regulatory and Business Conduct
- Active participation in project governance and demonstration of thought leadership in respect of Group Financial Reporting's role in projects requiring external reporting expertise, specifically in the sustainability space.
- 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.
- Interaction with regulators - PRA, Bank of England.
- Interaction with various industry bodies, including AFME and the ISSB on Climate and Sustainability reporting.
Our Ideal Candidate
- Group Chief Financial Officer
- Group Head, Central Finance and Deputy CFO SC Bank
- Group Financial Controller
- Head, Group Financial Reporting and Finance Risk
- Head of Carbon Accounting and Net Zero Delivery
- Chief Sustainability Officer
- CSO CFO
- CFO, Affluent and Wealth and CPBB Sustainability
- Global Head, Climate Risk & Net Zero Oversight
- Global Head, Investor Relations
- Global Process Owner (Finance) - Record to Report
- Global Process Manager, R2R Reporting (GBS Chennai)
- Group Corporate Secretariat department
- Internal and External Audit (EY)
Role Specific Competencies
- Qualified Chartered Accountant with Financial Services background (Banking preferred) - 10 years+ PQE
- Demonstrated strong understanding of banking products and relevant technical sustainability accounting concepts, including regulatory and statutory IFRS foundation disclosure requirements.
- Ability to influence senior stakeholders, including explaining sustainability concepts in a succinct manner.
- Strong oral and written communication skills
- Strong analytical skills and capability for self-directed research and work
About Standard Chartered
- Financial Reporting
- Financial Record Keepg
- Financial Process Documentation
- Influencing Through Expertise
- Climate Risk and Net Zero Technical Expertise
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.
Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:
In line with our Fair Pay Charter,
- Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do
- Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well
- Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term
we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.
Recruitment assessments -
- Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations
- Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum
- Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns
- Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills, global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits
- A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning
- Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.
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