Business Analyst - Regulatory Reporting (BASEL)

Posted Dec 10, 2021
Project ID: BCLYJP00016622
London, Greater London
35 hrs/week
6 months
Starts: Dec 6, 2021
Ends: Jun 5, 2022
Payrate range

Business Analyst - Regulatory Reporting (BASEL)

6 Months



About Finance 

Finance has an important role in supporting Barclays’ businesses by providing high-quality reporting and accounting services whilst also supporting business planning and strategy. The strong control environment in which we operate is at the core of everything we do and this is reflected in the design of our operating model and functional lines. We have the critical role of being responsible for the integrity of the financial records for Barclays. Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager. 


We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds


About Finance Business Architecture


The Finance Business Architecture (FBA) function was established in 2019 to support Finance in transforming its operating models, data and technology; and to define the Finance of the Future. We investigate business requirements through assessment of existing operations and target state outcomes, in order to translate into a functional user stories for the purpose of technical or process related change.


We collaborate across different Functional Transaction Cycles (FTC’s) to maintain design standards across their initiatives, facilitating cohesion and alignment of outcomes for Finance as a whole.


Overall purpose of role


This role will hold responsibility for design, delivery and oversight of the Regulatory Data Hub (RDH) initiative which is a major data program and a key enabler to delivering the Basel IV (BIV) Regulatory program. You will be “hands on” supporting the delivery of RDH to ensure business outcomes align with agreed BIV Strategic Architecture strategy.  You will be driving innovative and future proofed designs for the RDH using your knowledge of data flows, reporting, control standards and Basel IV regulatory requirements to standardise, drive efficiency of operation. This will include data analysis, process assessment, and future state operating model/process design, promoting best practice design concepts and solutions.


Key Accountabilities


The Finance Business Architect is accountable for owning specific initiatives as part of the overall finance and BIV architecture strategy. This will include: 


Become a trusted advisor and recognised expert to Finance, Risk and technology colleagues regarding Finance business architecture strategy;


Actively drive business outcomes for the Regulatory reporting and Risk Reporting functions, through a strategic lens;


Pro-actively identify opportunities for improvement, develop the conversation and challenge the status quo; 


Narrating and championing the RDH delivery journey;


Provide guidance and support to Finance Business Architecture Analyst within the team;


Presenting and influencing key stakeholders at the Design Authority and other governance forums. 


Key programme responsibilities include: 


Be responsible for specific designs for RDH within BIV program, facilitate design workshops and prepare topics for the programme wide design authority.


Work closely with Programme Managers and various Business Analysts to understand business requirements and how they translate into system, data and process change.


Analyse data sources to support the creation of design proposals to drive consistency.


Manage stakeholder to agree solutions that meet business requirements in a holistic manner – acknowledging the interplay across teams, systems and data.


Stakeholder Management and Leadership 


This role would be expected to liaise with all levels of Finance, Risk and Tech, including BAU teams on the Finance and Risk side, plus business analysts and technical architects on the Tech side. Designs and solutions are rarely decided individually, so to be successful, we would need a person who can make strong interpersonal connections across the board. Using their excellent analytical skills this role is to both extract requirements from Finance and Risk, interpret those requirements holistically into the Data architecture and also to communicate them to the technical architects effectively. As Finance Business Architecture, we lead the designs as a team, and help to shape how Finance of the Future will interact and what tools and data are needed to perform efficiently, so together we have to ensure those designs are implemented successfully.


Decision-making and Problem Solving 


As mentioned above, the ability to analyse what the current teams are doing and to interpret this into the Future state both for Finance and for Tech is a key part of this role. This comes from experience in doing some of these roles in the past, and from having that curiosity to investigate, ask and challenge to get to what good looks like. 


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.

Person Specification


Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:


Financial services experience, within retail and/or investment banking;

Knowledge of Regulatory Reporting (e.g. COREP, BASEL, Pillar 3, RWA, Leverage, Large Exposures) 


Knowledge of Finance and Risk process, system and technologies;

Appreciation of data principles, Front to back data flows including data modelling and data design.


Experience as a Lead Business Analyst, leading a team of Business Analysts with building detailed Business requirements documentation for Regulatory reporting, Regulatory Transformation programs and/or system implementation programs.


Demonstrate a range of styles and techniques in leadership and communications, including influencing and negotiating with a broad set of stakeholders.


Excellent Power-point skills, with the ability to storyboard and produce best in class presentations.


The successful candidate will possess a demonstrable track record, working on a variety of relevant data projects.


Academic or professional qualifications.


Degree level education and an excellent general academic track record.



Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:


The ideal candidate will have experience of Finance Regulatory transformation / Regulatory change / Large data programs and strong command of project management techniques and principles, and process management skills and techniques (Lean, Six Sigma).


Experience of Regulatory reporting requirements under Basel 3, CRR requirements and knowledge of regulatory returns (e.g. COREP, Pillar 3) as well as the interplay with other areas  (e.g. Stress Testing, Treasury).


Strong data manipulation skills including Excel and experience using data manipulation / reporting tools (e.g. Qlikview, Business Objects, Lumira, SmartView, SQL, SAS).


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.


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.


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