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QNB2832 - Senior Vice President Financial Budgeting & Business Planning

Doha, Qatar
Closing date
Jun 2, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About QNB
Established in 1964 as the country's first Qatari-owned commercial bank, QNB Group has steadily grown to become the largest bank in the Middle East and Africa (MEA) region.

QNB Group's presence through its subsidiaries and associate companies extends to more than 31 countries across three continents providing a comprehensive range of advanced products and services. The total number of employees is more than 28,000 serving up to 20 million customers operating through 1,000 locations, with an ATM network of 4,300 machines.

QNB has maintained its position as one of the highest rated regional banks from leading credit rating agencies including Standard & Poor's (A), Moody's (Aa3) and Fitch (A+). The Bank has also been the recipient of many awards from leading international specialised financial publications.

Based on the Group's consistent strong financial performance and its expanding international presence, QNB currently ranks as the most valuable bank brand in the Middle East and Africa, according to Brand Finance Magazine.

QNB Group has an active community support program and sponsors various social, educational and sporting events.

Job Purpose Summary::
The incumbent will assume prime responsibility for the group financial budgeting and business planning, analyzing and deploying the latest budgeting/ forecasting tools and developing the Group's budgetary policy/ framework and the related budgetary, business planning templates and coordinating rating agencies.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities by Dimensions::
A. Shareholder & Financial:

- Assist the EVP GFSBP to create long-term financial strategies to maximize shareholder value whilst pursuing

prudent policies.

- Develop/implement and monitor annual budgets for all divisions/departments/units of the Group in conjunction with

the relevant division/department/unit heads in consultation with the EVP GFSBP.

- Provide management with regular reports on progress towards targets, flagging variations and performing initial

checks on reasons for under/over achievement.

- Provide inputs in developing/ creating the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs), for performance monitoring and

quality measurement purposes pertaining to personnel responsible for Group Financial Budgeting and Business

Planning within Group Financial Control and monitor their achievements on periodic basis.

- Ensure that relevant MIS reports are prepared and presented to the management/the Board on time to enable them

to monitor business performance closely and taking timely corrective actions.

- Maintains and Improves relations and communications between the bank and its shareholders, the investing public,

media, and other members of the financial community, including financial analysts and institutional investors, to

increase the value and marketability of the bank's share price.

- Responsible for coordinating all aspects with regard of information flow to Shareholders, Reporters, Analysts and

Rating Agencies.

- Implements KPI's and best practices for SVP, Financial Budgeting and Business Planning role.

- Promote cost consciousness and efficiency and enhance productivity, to minimize cost, avoid waste, and optimize

benefits for the bank

B. Customer (Internal & External):

- Coordinate with the various heads of divisions/departments/units to ensure the implementation of the budgeting


- Build and maintain strong and effective relationship with all other related departments and units to achieve the

Group's goals/ objectives.

- Liaise with the Group's IT Department to ensure budgetary reporting needs of the Group's business lines are timely

resolved/attended to, to the extent these are dependent on required system enhancements.

- Provide timely and accurate information to the external and internal auditors and the Compliance function as and

when required. To assist customers in all their queries on Bank's product and seek solution to their requests.

- Maintain activities in accordance with Service Level Agreements (SLAs) with internal departments/units to achieve

improvements in turn-around time.

- Build and maintain strong/effective relationships with related departments/units to achieve the Group's objectives.

C. Internal (Processes, Products, Regulatory):

- Oversee the budgeting, forecasting and business planning of Group performance for the domestic and international


- Oversee analysis and deployment of the latest budgeting/ forecasting tools.

- Develop/enhance budgeting and forecasting techniques and maintain budgeting and forecasting standards for the

domestic and international businesses.

- Oversee the development of the Group's budgetary policy/ framework and the related budgetary templates.

- Liaise with IT Department to develop/ design MIS reporting pack for budgeting & reporting purposes and submit the

same to the Group's executive management on timely basis.

- Enhance the quality and consistency of the MIS produced for funds transfer pricing reporting related issue.

- Identify requirements for updating the MIS and budgeting system and lead on the implementation.

- Act as lead coordinator for the establishment and/or update of the Euro Medium Term Notes (EMTN) program

established by the Bank in overseas capital markets listing authorities (namely) UK Listing Authority (UKLA) and

such other data request that may be requested by the overseas listing authorities.

- Liaise with Joint Lead Managers (JLM's), Dealers and other external parties (namely)

Qatar Central Bank, legal counsel, external auditors etc., to ensure timely

establishment/renewal of the EMTN programmed

- Liaise with Treasury and Financial Accounting team with respect to drawdown(s), coupon

Payments and principal repayments under the EMTN program.

- Continuous Improvement:

- Set examples by leading improvement initiatives through cross-functional teams ensuring successes.

- Identify and encourage people to adopt practices better than the industry standard.

- Continuously encourage and recognize the importance of thinking out-of-the-box within the team.

- Encourage, solicit and reward innovative ideas even in day-to-day issues.

D. Learning & Knowledge:

- Possess a superior knowledge of business support services and maintain an understanding of all pertinent regulations as well as best practices pertaining to business support services.

- Responsible for developing and training Budgeting & Reporting team in the appropriate skills to ensure an effective and informative MIS.

- Hold meetings with direct reports and assess their performance. Also, take decisive action to ensure speedy resolution of unresolved grievances or conflicts amongst Budgeting & Reporting personnel.

- Proactively identify areas for professional development of self and undertake development activities.

- Seek out opportunities to remain current with all developments in professional field.

- Take decisive action to ensure speedy resolution of unresolved grievances or conflicts within the team members.

- Identify development opportunities and activities for staff and facilitate/coach them to improve their effectives and prepare them to assume greater responsibilities.

E. Legal, Regulatory, and Risk Framework Responsibilities:

- Comply with all applicable legal, regulatory and internal compliance requirements including, but not limited to, Group Compliance Policies and Procedures (AML & CTF, Sanctions Policy, Data Protection Policy, Fraud Control Policy, Whistle Blowing Policy, Conflict of Interest and Insider Dealing Policy).

- Understand and effectively perform your role under the Three Lines of Defense principle to identify measure, monitor, manage and report risks.

- Ensure systematic good outcomes for clients in accordance with Conduct Risk policy.

- Support the framework of RCSA, KRI, Incident reporting and remediation, as appropriate, in accordance with the Operational Risk Management requirements.

- Maintain appropriate knowledge to ensure full qualification to undertake the role.

- Complete all mandatory training provided by the Bank, attain, and maintain the required levels of competence.

- Attend mandatory (internal and external) seminars as instructed by the Bank.

F. Other:

- Ensure high standards of data protection and confidentiality to safeguard commercially sensitive information.

- Maintaining utmost confidentiality concerning customer and internal bank information obtained during the course of business and provide such information on a need to know basis only to Senior Management of QNB, Audit and Compliance functions, and relevant Regulators.

- Maintain high professional standards to uphold QNB's reputation and to strengthen its market leadership position.

- All other ad hoc duties/activities related to QNB that management might request from time to time.

Education/Experience Requirements::
- Bachelor/ Master degree University Graduate/preferred with a Major in Marketing, Banking, Finance, Accounting, Economics, Business Administration or Information Technology (related field of study)

- At least 15 years of relevant experience, preferably within a highly rated international bank/ at least 6 years in bank in a senior managerial capacity in the financial budgeting & business planning function.

- Professional certification such as ACCA, CIMA, CPA, CA, CMA, CFA etc. is a plus.

Note: you will be required to attach the following:
1. Resume / CV
2. Copy of Passport or QID
3. Copy of Education Certificate

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