Finance Business Architecture Analyst
Finance Business Architecture Analyst
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 specific analysis, design and oversight elements of specific initiatives within the broader Finance Transformation program. You will be “hands on” supporting transformation activities to ensure outcomes align with finance architecture strategy.
The role will be varied, depending on the initiative and the stage in the project life cycle requiring FBA support. This will include data analysis, process assessment, and future state operating model/process design, promoting best practice design concepts and solutions.
The role will give you exposure to the forefront of finance change, and experience across the breadth of Finance and Barclays.
The Finance Business Architecture Analyst is accountable for supporting specific initiatives as part of the overall finance strategy for financial reporting. This will include:
Working with Financial Control and Group Consolidation teams to understand and document current and target data flows and processes.
Translating business requirements into user stories or functional design specifications to support technology development of GTB, data and process change;
Analysing data to support detailed business requirements;
Preparing topics for review with Finance, Project & Technology stakeholders.
Documenting elements in support of data taxonomy, reference data and calculations.
Design test plans and operational change controls.
Support functional testing execution and reporting.
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.
Personal attributes essential to performing role including competencies, expertise, knowledge, and experience. Note: experience requirements must not be in the form of years (minimum or otherwise).
Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:
Financial services experience, within retail and/or investment banking;
Knowledge of Financial Reporting (e.g. Statutory Reporting, FINREP, GSIB, BOE), Finance processes including consolidation / Inter-company, systems and technologies.
Appreciation of data principles, including data modelling and data design; Front to back and Source to Reporting data / system flows
Experience as Business Analyst in finance transformation Data programs and/or Finance data warehousing / Finance system implementation programs.
Academic or professional qualifications
Finance process experience relevant to the Finance reporting role (e.g. Statutory, FINREP, GSIB, BOE etc.), details are available through the resourcing team.
Technology transformation experience relevant to the role, details are available through the resourcing team.
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.
We are an equal opportunity employer and we are opposed to discrimination on any grounds.
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.