Consulting Manager, SME Accounting (GL/PL/Accounting Transformation) Consulting Manager, SME Accounting  …

Cognizant
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Nov 20
Competitive
Cognizant
in Singapore
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 25 Nov 20
Competitive
Consulting Manager, SME Accounting (GL/PL/Accounting Transformation)
Role: Consulting Manager, SME Accounting (GL/PL/Accounting Transformation)
Location: Singapore
Job Description
The key expectations for the Manager Consulting role for Cognizant Consulting is primarily split across client & practice responsibilities.
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    • As a Manager, you will responsible for driving the end-to-end business initiatives of the program/project – from business case preparation, business solution conceptualization, requirements definition, support for solution architecture & development, functional verifications/business testing (UAT), solution delivery, change management and senior stakeholder management
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    • Deep understanding of accounting domain / subject, with hands-on experience in having worked in accounting transformation engagements (including regulatory expectations)
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    • Drive the business engagement to overhaul the regional accounting process and drive alignment with client's global setup
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    • Preferably, hands-on experience on having worked with Temenos platform for accounting
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    • Work with CFO organization and stakeholder teams as part of a regional account transformation engagement. To work with cross functional teams across CFO, COO, risk, compliance, legal, IT, trading desk, front office, operations etc
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    • Drive consensus based decisions across all stakeholders, including syndication and sign-offs
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    • Own the business project end-to-end in delivering the end-business outcome
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    • Support business development initiatives for the consulting practice and business unit for the region
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    • Actively participate in practice building initiatives like training, recruitment, mentoring, knowledge management, financial operations, etc
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    • Support business leaders and large scale business transformation initiatives within Cognizant
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  • Effectively manage a team of consultants in driving the responsibilities across client and Cognizant responsibilities
Requirements
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  • 10-15+ years of strong domain & business experience in Banking & Financial Services with good understanding of businesses of private banking, wholesale banking, retail, and generally across financial services.
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  • Good understanding of Private Banking processes across client onboarding, KYC/CDD, suitability assessment, risk & compliance, front-, Middle-, back-office priorities etc.
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  • Strong business domain experience in accounting, with experience in finance side projects for GL, PL, accounting transformation. Experience of having worked as part of or with Bank's CFO organization.
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  • Experience of having worked on COTS products (like Temenos etc) on the accounting modules.
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  • Exposure to transformation engagements executed for BFS clients (e.g., across areas like core banking, compliance, risk, operations, AML/CDD etc.
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  • Direct working experience across different departments in BFS – covering front-, middle-, back-office, risk & compliance, IT, legal, etc.
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  • Experience in core engagement streams like business requirements definition, solution architecture & development, functional specifications, UAT, solution delivery, business integration & change management with end-business users.
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  • Experience across handling stakeholder engagements for requirements elicitation, status reporting, steering committee meetings, senior stakeholder engagements, workshops, escalation management etc. Ability to prepare and conduct business level presentations – to senior stakeholders for streams such as business cases, status updates, program strategy etc.
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  • Experience with delivery regarding data management across data requirements definition & analysis, data migration, gap analysis, data testing, etc.
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  • Very good understanding of delivery approach for both business and technology oriented projects/programs.
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  • Direct hands-on experience in project management, program management including risk mitigation, dependency management, escalation management & resolution etc.


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