BNP Paribas
    Published
    July 3, 2024
    Location
    Manila, Philippines
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    Job Type

    Description

    What is this position about?

    The Head – Finance is primary responsible for the coordination of the accounting closing, together with local stakeholders, the Finance Regional Platform (HK and ISPL FSS) and ISPL Finance. He/She shall be responsible for the preparation of statutory accounts and local regulatory reporting.

    In this role, he/she acts as main contact point of the Manila Branch Management regarding all Finance-related topics and contributes to the strategic development of the local activities in full compliance with accounting standards, local regulations, and internal control requirements.

    The Head – Finance is required to have a good understanding of the activity dynamics of the entity that he/she supervises, manage upcoming accounting requirements, and give pro-active advice and opinions as a member of the Management Team of the entity.

     

    PRIMARY ROLE RESPONSIBILITIES

     

    1.     Ensure that Manila branch comply with Regional and Head Office instructions, including those for Forecasts/Budgets:

    -  Work with Regional Platform Heads closely

    -  Ensure accounts are properly maintained and controlled

    -  Perform relay role with local Businesses and Functions to assist in Head Office Reporting

    2.     Ensure compliance with the Regulatory requirements

    -  Guarantee the accurate and timely production of the various reporting (Statutory, Head Office, Tax and Fiscal, Liquidity, Management), in compliance with BNPP Policy and local regulations.

    -  Liaising with external auditors to produce internal and audited statements.

    3.     Ensure that Manila branch fully comply with Corporate Tax laws and Regulations:

    -  Perform required reporting accurately and on time

    -  Ensure Global/Regional Transfer Pricing Agreements, Bilateral Agreements, Service Level Agreements and Business Agreements are in place, conform with legal, tax and regulatory requirements and are kept up to date in liaison with Regional Tax Department and that Agreements are respected (billing methodology, frequency, KPI reporting, etc)

    -  Ensure Management and the Regional Tax Department are advised of any tax issues in a timely manner

    -  Liaise with external advisors for Tax Compliance services and for Tax Advisory services

    4.     Perform accounts payable function for Manila branch:

    -  Staff Claims, Supplier Payments and Intergroup Invoicing (payments in and out) to be performed by Finance Operations Platform (FOP) in ISPL under Group’s standardized procedures

    -  Validation of the expenses and payments amounts

    -  Optimize where possible (electronic payments, grouping of invoicing, etc)

    5.     Liaise with Regional Finance Teams to ensure full alignment:

    -  Practise close coordination with Regional Heads to keep abreast of changes, focuses, priorities

    -  Contribute to Regional initiatives and ensure local application is fully in line

    -  Participate actively in decision making at Regional level ensuring that Manila branch is heard and has appropriate influence

    6.     Ensure Group’s operational control framework with regards Finance is effectively followed:

    -  Ensure written procedures exist and are up to date

    -  Define and regularly review Key Performance and Risk Indicators (KPI’s and KRI’s)

    -  Ensure proper recording in FORECAST with corrective and preventative actions clearly identified and follow-up on their implementation

     

    OTHER CONTRIBUTIONS

     

    -  Maintain Cash Flows of the Company and also facilitating reduction in finance costs

    -  Prepare of variance reports on actual vis-à-vis the budget / forecast of the Company

    -  Prepare manual calculation of fixed assets depreciation if any

    -  Ensure that the physical verification of fixed assets is carried out for the Company as per Group guidelines

    -  Liaise with the regulators and consultants appointed for handling routine activities from time-to-time

    -  Liaise with Professional Firms for seeking opinion on various finance matters

    What is required for you to succeed?

     

    -  Good knowledge on Finance, Tax, internal control, local regulations

    -  Team leader, with carefulness, confidence, responsibility

    -  Analytical skills, leadership qualities, eye for detail.

    -  Presentation skills, confident in approach.

    -  Communication skills & ability to manage stress

    -  Organized, solution oriented, leading by example

    Required education/certification/licenses

    -  CPA from The Philippine Institute of Certified Accountants (PICPA) or equivalent

    -  Master degree specialized in Finance, Accounting and Taxation

    -  10-15 years of Post Qualification experience

    About BNP PARIBAS

    As the leading European Union bank, and one of the world’s largest financial institutions with an uninterrupted presence in the region since 1860, BNP Paribas offers a wide range of financial services for corporate, institutional and private investors spanning corporate and institutional banking, wealth management, asset management and insurance.

    We passionately embrace diversity and are committed to fostering an inclusive workplace where all employees are valued and encourage applicants of all backgrounds, including diversity of origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion applicants who may be living with a disability. We have a number of internal employee networks in place to empower our staff to act and challenge the status quo.

    ·       BNP Paribas PRIDE is highly active in favour of the LGBTQIA+ community

    ·       BNP Paribas MixCity which fosters better representation of women at all levels of the organization

    ·       Ability, the mutual aid network for employees with a disability or a disabling or chronic illness

    ·       BNP Paribas CulturAll which celebrates diverse backgrounds

    BNP is committed to financing a carbon-neutral economy by 2050. The Group is a founding member of the Net-Zero Banking Alliance and has set up its own Low Carbon Transition Group to support its clients through their energy transitions.

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