Regulatory Accountant

Job code: 170013DH
Date of publication: 2017-12-16 00:10:30.0
Starting date
Immediate
Job function
Corporate Finance / Accounting
Business unit
SG CIB
Location
London
Job type
Permanent contract

Environment

People join for the impact they can have on us. They stay for the impact we have on them. A flatter structure offers visibility and exposure beyond that of our competitors, so you know our names, and we know yours. It's personable, human, and inspires success through passion. By encouraging open mindedness and a willingness to share ideas, we have adapted to market changes and thrived through innovation. Bringing words like “hard work” and “dedication” together with “community” and “respect” has enabled us to work collaboratively and build our future together. We call this Team Spirit and it's what makes us different. It's what makes you different.

Mission

Description of the Business Line or Department

Kleinwort Hambros is the brand name of two legacy banking entities being Kleinwort Benson Bank and Hambros Bank. The 2 entities are planned to legally merge sometime later this year. The Regulatory Reporting team for both legal entities are already merged and working as one team part of the Kleinwort Hambros (KH) Finance (DFIN) department and the team is split into two areas which focus on Run-the-bank (RTB) and Change-the-bank (CTB).

The RTB area is responsible for Production and review of daily, monthly and quarterly reporting to the Bank of England (BOE), Prudential Regulatory Authority (PRA), to the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission (GFSC), to the Jersey Financial Services Commission (JFSC), parent bank Societe Generale and internal Kleinwort Hambros management.

The CTB area is responsible for investigating and resolving issues within the regulatory reporting process and supporting the RTB area with various projects in relation to systems enhancements and changes in reporting requirements. This role fits within the RTB area.

Both the RTB & CTB teams provide assistance and are involved with other team functions such as Treasury, Asset Liability Management (ALM), Financial Risk and Compliance. The teams engage in discussions and support various ongoing Regulatory projects and initiatives.

Summary of the Key Purposes of the Role

• Working part of a team, act as cover for regulatory accountants working alongside the Deputy Head of Regulatory Reporting. The role will provide cover and assist in the production of the of Daily, Monthly and Quarterly reporting to the BOE, PRA/FCA, GFSC, JFSC Societe Generale and internal Kleinwort Hambros management. This role will provide the second line of review and ensure the reporting is completed accurately and on a timely basis.
• Pro-actively seeking improvements in all areas and implementing these efficiencies.
• The role will be actively involved with other team functions, engaging in business liaison discussions and various ongoing Regulatory projects. Provide pro-active and positive support to the Regulatory team and other areas within the bank during a challenging ongoing period of Regulatory change.

Summary of Responsibilities

• Assist and cover for the Production as well as perform the first line of review of quarterly CRDIV COREP, Large Exposures, LCR and NSFR, ALMM, Leverage Ratio, Market Risk and Credit Risk
• Assist and cover the Production as well as perform the first line of review of monthly, quarterly and semi-annual PRA submissions including FSA014, FSA015, FSA017, FSA047/48 and MLAR
• Assist and cover the Production as well as perform the first line of review of monthly, quarterly and annual Bank of England submissions including BT, ELS, C1, GT
• Liaising with Banking Operations and Treasury to ensure accurate recording and coding of data for Financial Control
• Supervise the Daily Monitoring, analysis and commentary.
• Provide absence cover across all regulatory returns.
• Ensure regulatory accountants have prepared all the necessary control checks set up by the Deputy/Head of Regulatory Reporting
• Reconciliations of all work to appropriate independent sources.
• First line of sign off and review diligence including substantiation of moves, trending analysis and commentary
• Preparation of Monthly Regulatory Packs including ALCO & Board Packs ready for Deputy/Head of Regulatory Reporting to Review
• Investigation of issues, sharing and helping to resolve where possible
• Attend and provide input at the weekly Treasury, Finance and Risk Meetings
• Actively resolving static data issues and sharing anomalies and escalation of issues to Deputy/Head of Regulatory Reporting
• Liaising with the regulatory Accountants and working with them to implement constant ongoing improvements to processes
• Go over the procedures with the regulatory accountants on a monthly basis and update them
• Actively simplifying, streamlining and providing automations where appropriate
• Engagement with various ongoing Regulatory projects as SME
• Pro-actively and positively engaging with challenging and changing environment

Level of Autonomy and Authority

• Be able to make decisions to ensure the production of reporting runs smoothly and will need to escalate any issues accordingly to the Deputy/Head of Regulatory Reporting.

Profile

Competencies

• Excellent systems skills particularly Microsoft Excel
• High degree of numeracy skills
• Good understanding of double entry accounting and able to put together a Trial Balance
• Must have experience and a high level of knowledge of regulatory reporting standards and industry reporting requirements. Must demonstrate they have covered Liquidity, Capital, Market Risk, Large Exposures and Credit Risk components in their previous roles.
• High level of Knowledge of business processes, standards, policies and procedures with a strong ability to apply internal controls
• High level of communication skills and able to prepare and present information to senior stakeholders (Oral & Written) with minimal support.
• Professionalism & Enterprise
• Team Spirit & Collaboration
• Analytical Thinking
• Reliability

Work Experience

• Ideally worked in an accounting team before and has a good level of understanding of double entry accounting
• Had some experience on regulatory returns in particular COREP, Leverage and Large Exposures (required).
• Some understanding on Liquidity Reporting such as FSA047/48, Delegated Act LCR, ALMM and NSFR would be (desirable).
• Must have the ability to pick up new regulatory returns quickly (required)
• Ideally worked within a Regulatory Reporting team as part of a Credit Institution (required).

Education

• Degree level education or equivalent vocational qualification (Required);
• Qualified or Finalist with a Professional Qualification such as ACA, CIMA, ACCA or equivalent (Required)
• Financial Services background (Required)
• Regulatory reporting experience (Required)

Languages

• English
• French (desirable)

If you feel you have the required experience and qualifications, then please apply to the SG Resourcing Team, and we will manage your application. At Societe Generale, we believe our people are our strength and are core to the success of our business. As such, we search for, recruit and appoint the best available person on the basis of aptitude and ability, regardless of sex, marital or civil partnership status, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origins, pregnancy, disability, age, sexual orientation, religion, belief or gender reassignment.
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