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Date live: Mar. 20, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Operations

Reference Code: 90368427

Contract: Permanent

Job Title: Control Testing Analyst
Location: Chennai

About Barclays
Barclays is a British universal bank. We are diversified by business, by different types of customers and clients, and by geography. Our businesses include consumer banking and payments operations around the world, as well as a top-tier, full service, global corporate and investment bank, all of which are supported by our service company which provides technology, operations and functional services across the Group.

Risk and Control Objective
Ensure that all activities and duties are carried out in full compliance with regulatory requirements, Enterprise Wide Risk Management Framework and internal Barclays Policies and Policy Standards.

Working Flexibly

We’re committed to providing a supportive and inclusive culture and environment for you to work in. This environment recognises and supports ways to balance your personal needs, alongside the professional needs of our business. Providing the opportunity for all our employees, globally to work flexibly empowers each of us to work in a way that suits our lives as well as enabling us to better service our customers’ and clients’ needs. Whether you have family commitments or you’re a carer, or whether you need study time or wish to pursue personal interests, our approach to working flexibly is designed to help you balance your life.  If you would like some flexibility, then please discuss this with the hiring manager, and your request will be reviewed subject to business needs.

Hybrid Working 

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances These requests will be reviewed and agreed for a period of time i.e., will have a start and end date.
Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.


•    Provide assurance to HR and COO regarding the design and operating effectiveness of the control environment in mitigating relevant risks through a defined and agreed programme of testing activity for Barclays
•    Govern the end to end reviews assigned
•    Review activities to remediate control gaps and assess whether the risk has been fully mitigated and whether the implemented controls are sustainable for Barclays
•    Identify, evaluate, report and escalate risks in line with Barclays risk and control frameworks, utilising relevant tools and analytical techniques
•    Ensure compliance with relevant Barclays Policies, Standards, frameworks and procedures across Business Units, Functions and Shared Services
•    Report the results of testing activities to Senior Stakeholders across Business Units, Functions and Shared Services
•    Support the implementation of the HR and COO Controls Assurance strategy
•    Meet the needs of key internal and external risk processes, reporting schedules, stakeholders and regulatory authorities in delivering assurance activities
•    Develop strong and productive working relationships with local line management, Controls team in London, Global Controls Assurance team to ensure continuous engagement on key deliverables and project updates are shared on a timely basis

What will you be doing?

•    Deliver annual HR Controls Assurance program including SOX and Operational Controls testing with deep understanding of assessment frameworks
•    The individual would contribute planning and executing Controls Testing reviews and reporting findings with supervision from Controls Assurance testing teams 
•    Ensuring reviews are managed within the approved scope and budgets on a regular basis
•    Building and developing relationships with key Vertical, Horizontal and all 3 Lines of Defence stakeholders to drive Barclays Control Framework agenda
•    Review activities undertaken by management to remediate control gaps and provide an opinion as to whether the risk has been fully mitigated and whether the implemented controls are sustainable
•    Identify and leverage appropriate data sources and analytical techniques to deliver targeted testing
•    Maintain an independent perspective, challenging as required and setting out quantified control options and risk decision recommendations
•    Set and proactively manage Stakeholder expectations to promote an understanding and achievement of risk management objectives, ensuring awareness of responsibilities regarding risk and control

What we’re looking for:

•    Knowledge of HR, Accounting and Reconciliation processes and/or experience of undertaking controls testing reviews
•    Pro-active and delivery focused, working to high standards of performance 
•    Ability to prioritise and work under pressure, delivering to tight deadlines and multiple demands.
•    Ability to influence others without formal reporting lines
•    Good knowledge of the Financial Services regulatory environment

Skills that will help you in the role:

•    Knowledge of key areas in People risk, including Employee screening, Resourcing, Performance Management, Payroll processing, Reconciliation etc.

•    Relevant professional certification (CA, CIA, CS, MBA Finance/HR) or equivalent
•    Knowledge of process re-engineering e.g. LEAN / DMAIC / Value Mapping would be beneficial, but is not essential
•    Experience of agreeing issues and control testing reports with stakeholders
•    Experience of working within the financial services industry
•    Experience of working in a risk, control, audit or governance function
•    Knowledge of Project Management and Change Management, proven through a relevant professional qualification e.g. Prince2, Project Management Institution would be beneficial, but is not essential
•    Knowledge of process re-engineering e.g. LEAN / DMAIC / Value Mapping would be beneficial, but is not essential
•    Expertise in Applications like Global SAP, TALEO, Siebel etc.

Where will you be working?


Be More at Barclays
At Barclays, each day is about being more – as a professional, and as a person. ‘Be More @ Barclays’ represents our core promise to all current and future employees. It’s the characteristic that we want to be associated with as an employer, and at the heart of every employee experience. We empower our colleagues to Be More Globally Connected, working on international projects that improve the way millions of customers handle their finances. Be More Inspired by working alongside the most talented people in the industry, and delivering imaginative new solutions that are redefining the future of finance. Be More Impactful by having the opportunity to work on cutting-edge projects, and Be More Valued for who you are.
Interested and want to know more about Barclays? Visit for more details.

Purpose, Values and Mindset

We deploy finance responsibly to support people and businesses, acting with empathy and integrity, championing innovation and sustainability, for the common good and the long term.
Our values underpin everything we do: Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.

We harness the power of diversity and inclusion in our business, trust those we work with, and value everyone's contribution.
We operate with honesty, transparency and fairness in all we do.
We act with empathy and humility, putting the people and businesses we serve at the centre of what we do.
We champion innovation, and use our energy, expertise and resources to make a positive difference.
We prize sustainability, and are passionate about leaving things better than we found them.

Our Mindset shapes how we take action, living by our Values, driven by our Purpose, always with our customers and clients at the heart of what we do; our Mindset is to Empower, Challenge and Drive.

Trust and support each other to deliver. Make decisions with those closest to the topic. Include diverse perspectives. Celebrate success and learn from failure.
Question whether things can be done better. Use insights based on data to inform decisions. Be curious about how we can adapt and improve. Speak up and be open to alternative viewpoints.
Focus on outcomes. Deliver with pace. Be passionate and ambitious about what we do. Take personal responsibility. Actively build collaborative relationships to get things done.

More about working at Barclays

The Barclays Way

This is the spirit of Barclays. It’s why we exist, what we believe and how we behave. But most importantly, it’s how we make decisions, take action and get things done.

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We exist to provide responsible finance to people and business – but also a whole lot more.


We believe great talent RISES. It acts with Respect, Integrity, Service, Excellence and Stewardship.


We discover our full potential through our desire to Empower, Challenge and Drive each other.