Barclays UK Jobs – Ops Recs Oversight

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Head of Operations Reconciliations Oversight


As a Barclays Head of Corporate Bank Operations Reconciliations Oversight you will be in charge of the maintenance of agreed standards across all existing and planned reconciliation activity delivered in CIB Operations. You will also be accountable for the delivery of an effective, monthly Governance routine which allows the Head of CIB Operations to understand the level of risk within their organisation in any given cycle.

Barclays is one of the world’s largest and most respected financial institutions, with 329 years of success, quality and innovation behind us. We offer careers that provide endless opportunity – helping millions of individuals and businesses thrive, and creating financial and digital solutions that the world now takes for granted.

We are currently in the early stages of implementing a hybrid working environment, which means that many colleagues spend part of their working hours at home and part in the office, depending on the nature of the role they are in. We’re flexible on how this works and it may continue to change and evolve. Depending on your team, typically this means that colleagues spend a minimum of between 20% to 60% of their time in the office, which could be over a week, a month or a quarter. However, some colleagues may choose to spend more time in the office over a typical period than their role type requires. We also have a flexible working process where, subject to business needs, all colleagues globally are able to request work patterns to reflect their personal circumstances

Please discuss the detail of the working pattern options for the role with the hiring manager.

What will you be doing?

  • Maintaining all CIB reconciliation inventories – ensuring that all reconciliations, accounts, routines and systems are accurately represented and recorded
  • Ensuring all existing and new reconciliation activities meet the agreed, documented CIB Operations minimum standards
  • Working within Barclays Policies & Standards and with leading Control Partners to ensure that the application of Minimum Standards is aligned to the ambitions of CIB Operations
  • You will be in charge of generating and maintaining a clear view of reconciliation performance across CIB Operations
  • Leading the monthly balance sheet substantiation process, ensuring all activities, stakeholders and artefacts are aligned to the agreed standards
  • Driving the performance of key reconciliation markers (for example, but not limited to BNR, IAR, Match Rates and Exceptions)
  • Working with key leaders and stakeholders across Finance, Operations and Technology to ensure key updates, activities and artefacts are progressed
  • Preparing and delivering a monthly CIB Governance session to ensure the Head of CIB Operations plus key stakeholders have a clear view of reconciliation risk

What We’re Looking For

  • Proven experience in a Finance and /or Operations role, preferably with exposure to key reconciliations technologies, routines and standards
  • Broad knowledge of key Risk & Control concepts and principles and relevant industry trends – specific focus on end-to-end controls and / or substantiation
  • Highly developed communication skills, with a proven ability to be able to work across a range of stakeholders, including Senior Leadership
  • Ability to generate and execute strategic goals, whilst maintaining a focus on detail

Skills That Will Help You In The Role

  • Experience in financial services and specifically of the control frameworks applicable across Barclays
  • Experience of working successfully in different cultures in a sensitive manner in order to create strong relationships with senior leadership
  • Collaborative and able to share best practice at all levels

Where will you be working?

Our new state-of-the-art Campus, right in the heart of Glasgow is a hub of creative collaboration. A place where everyone can bring their true selves to work and reach their full potential. Home to 5,000 of our colleagues, our Tradeston campus will support the community in more ways than one – by creating thousands of new career opportunities and celebrating local artists. A short walk from Central Station on the south of the Clyde, it will be a key location for the Barclays business that will deepen our ties with the city and its communities.

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