Job Description: Corporate Title: Assistant Vice President Location: London Line of Business: CFO - GFC
Within the EMEA Internal Control Group, this is a key role in maintaining our governance and focus over our control environment in EMEA.
Due to its high profile nature, demonstrating success in this role will lead to opportunities to organise and drive a broad range of CFO strategic initiatives as they arise.
The rationale for hire is to:
Co-ordinate and drive EMEA finance compliance to BofAML's finance control policies;
Address control issues;
Proactively drive control improvements; and
Structure and organise responses to a broad range of ad-hoc CFO initiatives.
As an AVP, Project Manager - Finance Solutions, your responsibilities will include:
Control governance over EMEA Finance function including - Balance Sheet Substantiation in line with policy and best practice, spreadsheet control, vendor management and business continuity planning, CFO policies and procedural documentation
Coordinating and driving EMEA finance compliance to BofAML's finance control policies and procedures
Providing governance over the Accelerated Month End Close
Addressing control issues and proactively driving control improvements
Driving control projects including - Enterprise Data Management (EDM), controls over regulatory reporting and ongoing development of the CFO control framework
Driving strategic and ad hoc CFO initiatives (e.g. offshoring balance sheet substantiation processes to India, driving automation projects to eliminate manual processes)
Producing and presenting reports to Senior Management on the status of strategic and control initiatives and control metrics
Coordinating responses to ad hoc regulatory requests
As an AVP, Project Manager - Finance Solutions, your experience must include all of the following:
Qualified Accountant - ACA or international equivalent
Strong working knowledge of the EU Cross Border Merger Directive
Previous experience working on large scale international mergers / acquisitions in the finance sector
Previous experience working directly with senior management (Directors / Managing Directors) / stakeholders located across multiple locations (national and regional)
Prior involvement in legal entity governance, including board communications for UK Limited Companies and/or Irish Designated Activity Companies
Project management experience and a track record of building / maintaining risk and control frameworks within a large banking institution
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to organize cross functional groups across support functions and front office together in a structured manner to achieve management objectives
Demonstrable experience of facilitating training or working group sessions
Previous experience in Business Continuity Planning
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Finance analysis skills
Able to demonstrate ability to prioritize effectively and multi task
Strong Powerpoint and Excel skills
Not afraid of confrontation so issues do not sit unresolved; either addressed or if necessary escalated
Effective Finance Change Manager
Track record of delivery
Demonstrable accounting knowledge
Must be proactive and show initiative
Closing date: 29th June 2018 Salary: Competitive salary and benefits
About Bank of America Merrill Lynch
Bank of America is one of the world's leading financial institutions, serving individual consumers, small- and middle-market businesses, large corporations and governments with a full range of financial and risk management products and services. Bank of America Merrill Lynch is the marketing name for the global banking and markets businesses.
The company has had a presence in EMEA since 1922. With offices in 23 countries on three continents, it offers an integrated and comprehensive set of products and services across Global Corporate and Investment Banking, Global Markets and Consumer Card, serving the needs of individual, corporate, institutional and government clients, combining the best of local knowledge and global expertise. Developing solutions for social and environmental challenges is at the core of Bank of America Merrill Lynch's responsibility platform. In more than 90 countries around the world, we partner with employees, clients and stakeholders to help make financial lives better.
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