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Senior Financial Controller

Paris, France

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Date live: Jun. 27, 2024

Business Area: COO & Functions

Area of Expertise: Finance

Reference Code: 90391052

Contract: Permanent

Senior Financial Controller 
Paris 

As a Barclays Senior Financial Controller, you will be part of the Barclays Europe Financial Control Leadership team, which is accountable for all aspects of financial and statistical regulatory reporting to internal and external stakeholders. The team act as trusted finance partners, helping the various Barclays operating segments, in particular the International Corporate Bank and Investment Bank activities. In your you will act as leader within the Finance function in building out its strategic financial reporting capability in France.

Barclays Europe is an essential part of Barclays’ success across the globe. We support the bank’s global growth by servicing European clients and markets. We connect European clients to the power of Barclays globally, offering them access to the largest capital markets and growth opportunities in the US, UK and Asia. And we offer agile, determined, and resilient people a platform for remarkable professional and personal growth. This is your chance to get closer to Europe and stay more connected than ever to the rest of the globe.

Barclays is one of the world's largest and most respected financial institutions, established in 1690, with a legacy of success, quality, and innovation. 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?
•    Providing French GAAP advice and reporting requirements definition for France-based business activities, illustrating clear divergences from IFRS reporting 
•    Guiding reporting change for entity financial statement reporting requirements under French/English language and IFRS/French GAAP 
•    Implementing and advising on requirement definitions for France-based business activities requiring disclosure under suite of French regulatory reports (e.g. RUBA, AnaCredit, etc)
•    Assisting with system change work required to meet Statutory and Regulatory reporting requirements under French GAAP
•    Implementing assistance for adjustments to the France-based Finance operating model, embedding Barclays Group processes, controls and governance as part of change programme
•    Developing of key controls necessary to help with key financial reporting requirements in a France-based reporting environment 
•    Working with colleagues across the European bank and global franchise to support change
•    Working with teams in Treasury, Tax, Front Office, Risk, Operations and Barclays India-based Shared Service Centre

What we’re looking for:
•    Extensive experience of French GAAP and IFRS accounting with a professional accountancy qualification from a recognised body (e.g. CIMA, ACCA, CA, DSCG, DEC)
•    Extensive experience of France Regulatory Reporting (e.g. Statistical, Anacredit) gained within a credit institution with Corporate and Investment Banking activities
•    Excellent written and oral business communication skills with fluency in both French and English
•    Extensive leadership experience gained through a variety of channels including projects, direct and matrix management

Skills that will help you in the role:
•    Controls focussed, with high attention to detail and an analytical mind-set
•    Experience of working with French financial regulators and responding to their queries
•    Developing and enhancing financial reporting frameworks
•    Working in a fast-changing environment, meet deadlines and to work flexibly in the context of a small team
•    Working within a Group reporting and matrix-based framework

Where will you be working?
Dating from 1922, Barclays has a long established presence in France. Today, from our office in Paris we provide a full service Investment Bank offering to our local and global clients. Our integrated coverage model means we are able to provide our clients with access to deep expertise across sectors, regions and products. We deliver informed strategic advice, comprehensive financial solutions and risk management services, creating sophisticated strategies customised to meet our clients’ needs.







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More about working at Barclays

We’ve had a presence in Europe almost as long as there’s been a Barclays. So, we’re building on solid foundations, leveraging our embedded talent, in 10 locations across the region allowing us to draw on a wealth of local and regional insight. For more information click here.

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.

Barclays welcomes applications from all candidates and is committed to ensuring reasonable adjustments (accommodations) are put in place to allow for a fair and inclusive recruitment process. For more information and how to request one, please review Adjustments to the recruitment process.

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.

We're committed to providing a supportive and simplified experience for our candidates throughout the application and assessment process. Here, you will find information about what to expect and some guidance around your assessment and interview.

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We aim to create an inclusive work environment where everyone can reach their full potential. If you require any adjustments to our recruitment process, please click here to learn more.

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Barclays offers a diverse, inclusive and engaged culture. A place where people can bring their whole selves to work and be respected for who they are, valued for what they do and celebrated for their contribution to our business and our community.
We are an equal opportunity employer and opposed to discrimination on any grounds. It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, colour, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

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