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September 9, 2022
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The team member within Regional Fronting is primarily responsible for providing oversight and control over day-to-day transactions, operations and activities arising from regional production and dialogue with the stakeholders.

Provide regular reports, added value analysis, comments and create a fluent dialogue with client such as GB EMEA for revenues, expenses, cost of risk, capital and liquidity indicators as well as participate in the preparation of business plans such as Forecast and Budget

Within Oxygen Finance, Regional Fronting team is responsible to provide information allowing balance sheet management, revenues, costs, Risk Weighted Assets, liquidity indicators monitoring for all CIB Global Banking activities managed in Europe and Middle East Africa


Regional Fronting

  • He/she is responsible for day to day operations generated through fluent dialogue
  • Implements measures to standardise and strengthen interaction between regional stakeholders and the Finance EMEA Oxygen Platform
  • Preparation and Animator of any associated committees (deposit, ALCO, WAC, budget etc.)
  • Coordination with Business, Risk, Regional Finance, ALMT / CIB Corporate ALM, performance managers (regions, central), Portfolio Management  and central Project teams based in Paris
  • Elaborates reliable and quality indicators for expenses and revenues regarding Flash and Actual process
  • Ensures data quality and contributes to the data quality action plan
  • Ad hoc analysis, new requests related to margin analysis and added value commentary 
  • Contribution to the monitoring of methodological and anticipation of  regulatory and follow up of impacts
  • Ensures delivery of on time and consistent quality Regional Financial Reporting output actively collaborating day-to-day in production and budget processes
  • Animator of stakeholders, bringing added value, interacting and presenting new topics
  • Constructive challenge of the figures and comments, helping other team members to evolve in the area
  • Contribute to the understanding of any ad-hoc, or transversal topics/issues
  • Enhance the content and automation of the standard regional management reports
  • Listen to client needs and be a solution provider to improve client satisfaction
  • Liquidity:
  • Monthly liquidity reporting production by business lines (actuals, forecasts, budget plans)
  • Monthly liquidity analysis by business lines
  • RWA:
  • Quarterly RWA analysis by business lines and types of risk
  • Forecasts and budget plan analysis by business lines including stress test exercise
  • RWA Consolidation (actuals, forecasts, budget and stress tests) across risk indicators (market, credit, counterparty, equity, operational) data quality management /reliability
  • IFRS9. Control & analysis of the Impairment (ECL)
  • Ensure the accuracy of provision’s analytical breakdown
  • Conduct variation analysis of main provision changes
  • Prepare and drive CIB Committees to different Business forums, in line with Risk and Portfolio Management teams
  • Anticipation of regulatory changes and follow up of impacts
  • Supervising and ensuring timely resolution for all issues arising for all CB EMEA Regional related  matters arising from but not limited to :
  • Accounting Controls
  • Local Fronting EMEA
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting EMEA
  • Synthesis and Financial Accounting and Reporting Teams
  • Ensure a good coordination with Business and Finance clients and ensure business needs are addressed
  • Perform monthly presentations of reporting by business lines
  • Build a constant communication with Business and Finance clients, ensuring a clear, constructive and timely coordination of actions and proposed solutions


  • Respect the internal deadlines (Reporting Calendar) and external deadlines (Official closings)
  • Ensure the correct implementation of central guidelines
  • Show proactivity by updating and following all the topics recovered in the Action Plan and share Best Practices

Projects, Systems Support, Operational Process Improvements

  • Oversee the tools supporting the processing systems upstream/downstream to the platform that are under the team’s responsibility (e.g. Perseus, Paradigm, BMRC, KLIMT, Poseidon, etc.)
  • Implement highly automated processes
  • Participate in the development, testing, and implementation of systems to support the activities of the team, assisting in:
  • Definition of business requirements
  • User acceptance testing
  • Training of users
  • Trouble-shooting after deployment


Training and occupational experience

  • Master on Finance or business school or equivalent
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in at least several of the following corporate and/or line of business disciplines preferably within a corporate banking company: financial control, financial planning and analysis, management reporting, audit (internal/external),
  • English speaking is mandatory

Essential specific requirements

  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of generally accepted accounting principles,   IFRS, capital & liquidity indicators, and regulatory and tax accounting rules and regulations
  • Strong Corporate Banking  product knowledge, specially Global trade finance businesses
  • Strong understanding of financial and operational risk control requirements to ensure that financial systems in place are compliant and continuously monitored
  • Speaking English is mandatory and French is a plus
  • Strong network is a plus
  • Excellent Excel skills (including pivot tables, VLOOKUP, SUMIF)
  • Ability to learn new systems and products quickly

Skills and behaviours

  • Maturity, professional standing, strong interpersonal communication skills and presentation skills
  • Solutions-oriented thinker who is able to generate creative ideas
  • Ability to work under pressure, within tight deadlines and with complex client requirements
  • Ability to work collaboratively with relevant teams; strong planning and organizational skills
  • Understanding of system requirements and capabilities to ensure appropriate controls and operational processes
  • Ability to work with remote locations