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VP / AVP, Strategy & Planning, Group Finance

DBS Bank Limited Singapore
Posted 3 days ago Permanent Competitive
VP / AVP, Strategy & Planning, Group Finance
Business Function

Group Finance aims to deliver world-class standards in reporting, financial planning and finance processes. We provide insights and analyses that help the bank make sound business decisions - whether in the areas of product development or customer profitability. We also provide capital management, business planning, forecasting, and tax and accounting advisory services.

The bank is also a certified Accredited Training Organisation (ATO) for the Singapore Qualification Programme by the Singapore Accountancy Commission and an Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) Approved Employer.


As the Group continues to enhance capabilities in Group Finance COO, there is a need for a strong and motivated AVP / VP to work in the Finance COO team to support delivery of strategic initiatives. The focus of the role is on:
  • Formulating strategy for key cross-team initiatives within Group Finance
  • Engaging a wide range of internal and external stakeholders, including overseas Locations, building processes and analytics to support these initiatives and
  • Delivering on Group Finance business management processes, such as performance measurement / scorecard-setting
  • Playing the role of Programme Office for significant complex initiatives
  • Key Accountabilities
    • Frame and articulate methodology, strategy, or policy options for Group Finance, and conduct analysis, research, and synthesis to do so, including performing gap analysis and operating model design for key initiatives
    • Articulates and frames strategic and policy options in a well-researched, comprehensive yet concise way for senior management review
    • Prepares presentations, policy documents and meeting materials in a way that is concise, comprehensive and clear
    • Partner with other teams to plan, scope, and project manage initiatives - including data sourcing and management, problem-solving with stakeholders and analytical modeling in a spreadsheet or other database tool
    • Collaborate with Finance teams, and teams across DBS, to scope and execute key projects end-to-end, particularly projects with interdependent workstreams, external dependencies, technological dependencies or other complex requirements
    • Generate hypotheses, source supporting data, build analytical models, problem-solve data issues, industrialize analytics and automate reporting
    • Deliver on Group Finance business management processes
    • Deliver scorecard-setting, budgeting, headcount review processes, partnering with functional teams as needed
    • Group Finance COO - fulfill Chief-of-Staff functions including:
      • Secretariat to Finance Management Team (FMT). Organize regular senior management forums in Group Finance, clearinghouse for items requiring senior management attention, track and resolve issues
      • Finance-wide communications. Prepare communications materials for Group CFO, including for Group & Location Finance town halls, communications to staff, etc.
  • 5-7 years of multi-disciplinary experience in Strategy Consulting / Management Consulting / Strategy & Planning roles
  • Ability to influence at a senior level without direct authority
  • Ability to problem-solve issues and negotiate outcomes between stakeholders
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Problem solving and analytics
  • Demonstrates first-principles thinking when engaging senior leaders on ambiguous problems
  • Executes a hypothesis driven approach to problem solving; reasons through underlying issues; anticipates likely points of controversy and escalates as appropriate
  • Ensures high quality, detailed and accurate analysis
  • Develops and improves credible / pragmatic analytical approaches and frameworks
  • Able to summarize complex analysis and draw out meaningful insights and conclusions
  • Work structure and management
  • Works independently with minimal supervision; sets priorities and manages own time / work-life balance to meet deadlines
  • Generates realistic workplans and delivers high quality output
  • Provides progress updates and offers solutions to address obstacles /issues
  • Communication
    • Delivers presentable reports / documents that are logical and well structured
    • Shows creativity in displaying / documenting research and analyses
    • Communicates ideas, conclusions and recommendations clearly and concise
  • Drive
    • Self-starter with exceptionally high levels of energy, commitment and focus
    • Strong ability to work in ambiguous situations and quickly adapts to changes in priorities
    • Strong focus on self and team learning and development
  • Thought Leadership
    • Thinks 'outside the box' with recommendations and findings that add value
    • Leverages knowledge and experience to adjust and adapt as situations / work evolves
    • Develops / sources / shares market / industry knowledge
  • Teamwork
    • Establishes rapport and trust to build strong stakeholder relationships
    • Contributes own time to help above beyond own scope of work; collaborates exceptionally across teams
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We offer a competitive salary and benefits package and the professional advantages of a dynamic environment that supports your development and recognises your achievements.
Job ID  WD63720
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