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Date live: Sep. 05, 2023

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Finance

Reference Code: 90371336

Contract: Permanent

Finance Business Architect – Hedge Accounting

As a Barclays Finance Business Architect - Hedge Accounting, this is a great opportunity for you to design and deliver systemic solutions to the accounting specialism of Hedge Accounting and ex-pand the existing product and Dynamic Risk Management. In your role, you will support the signifi-cant Hedge Accounting transformation programme, which fundamentally redesigns the bank’s Hedge Accounting capabilities.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality, and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

At Barclays, we offer a hybrid working experience that blends the positives of working alongside colleagues at our onsite locations, together with working from home.  We have a structured approach where colleagues work at an onsite location on fixed, ‘anchor’, days of the week, for a minimum of two days a week or more, as set by the business area (or nearest equivalent if working part-time hours). Please discuss the working pattern requirements for the role you are applying for with the hiring manager. Please note that as we continue to embed our hybrid working environment, we remain in a test and learn phase, which means that working arrangements may be subject to change on reasonable notice to ensure we meet the needs of our business.

What will you be doing?
•    Becoming a trusted advisor to Treasury, Finance, and technology colleagues regarding the Hedge Accounting Transformation programme
•    Driving transformation outcomes for the function, through a strategic lens
•    Identifying opportunities for improvement, develop the conversation with SMEs and chal-lenge the status quo to design a robust end to end process 
•    Training and sharing knowledge of the transformation mind-set and approach with Hedge Accounting SME team members
•    Providing guidance and support to Treasury transformation teams and business users across Treasury
•    Influencing key stakeholders at the Design Authority, Project Forums, and other project meetings
•    Working closely with Programme Managers and various Business Analysts to understand business requirements and how they translate into system, data, and process change 
•    Analysing data sources to support the creation of design proposals to drive consistency within Treasury and specifically within Hedge Accounting

What we’re looking for:
•    A demonstrable track record of at least 5 years post qualification within Treasury and Prod-uct Control, working on a variety of relevant projects
•    Knowledge of interest rate derivatives and risk drivers, with experience of Finance pro-cess, system, and technologies
•    Demonstrate a range of styles and techniques in leadership and communications, including influencing and negotiating with a broad set of stakeholders
•    Data manipulation skills including Excel and experience using data manipulation tools (e.g. Qlikview, Business Objects, Lumira, SmartView, SQL, SAS)

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Experience of finance transformation programs and command of project management techniques and principles, and process management skills and techniques (Lean, Six Sigma)
•    Professional Accounting qualification preferred, degree level education and an excellent general academic track record
•    A continuous learning mindset, someone who applies analytical reasoning and problem solving to all they do
•    Excellent Power-point skills, with the ability to storyboard and produce best in class presentations

Where will you be working?
In the heart of Canary Wharf, our headquarters at Churchill Place boasts onsite amenities such as: a gym, staff restaurant and deli bar, and is easily accessible by tube and bus links. With a population of around 5000 staff the atmosphere is second to none with a real buzz being created around the offices within.



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