Be financially literate and practised in project accounting and cost centre management
Manage the portfolio budget and resourcing plans, routine and ad hoc analysis to enable senior management decision-making
Lead programme/project managers to ensure compliance with bank project governance policies and standards
Maintain high quality programme/project level MI and standing data as a basis for reporting
Drive automation and standardization within the reporting function
Support strategic goals with data, decisions and drive
Engage as a member of the planning team to support communications, financial management, vendor management, employee engagement, location strategy, footprint analysis, and other key strategic initiatives
This is an essential role that will play a crucial part in defining ways-of-working within the department.
RESPONSIBILITIES / DELIVERABLES:
Financial Management & Controls
Drive financial discipline in project budgeting, forecasting and expenditure.
Provide guidance on financial management policies, processes and standards to ensure all projects in the portfolio are compliant.
Encourage a cost aware environment
Ensure Clarity (PPM system) is updated in line with the stipulated operating rhythm.
Day-to-day responsibility for procurement and vendor management workflow activity in relation to projects
Monitoring & Reporting
Track, monitor and provide regular reports on projects and program including; risks, issues, dependencies, financials, milestones, etc
Support department leadership team in preparing for key meeting (e.g. Steer Co, Governance etc) including deck preparation and quality checking the information provided.
Provide minutes and feedback on all PRC, PSC, Governance meetings
Planning & Controls
Implement controls based on but not limited to Project Governance Policy, Project Management Standards and System Delivery Framework.
Implement continuous improvement around programme and project governance standards through redefining the methods and templates used and by providing guidance to the project managers.
QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS
Very strong financial tracking / monitoring skills (excel) and presentation skills (PowerPoint)
Results-orientated able to deliver under pressure in within short timeframes
Ability to self-prioritise and "Triage" tasks
Team player with the ability to interact and drive outcomes across the various projects
Articulate, able to construct and communicate robust arguments in support of decision-making
Project management/program management experience
Understanding of technology in an investment bank preferred
Minimum certificate or diploma level education in relevant field