Head of Group Business Finance Head of Group Business Finance …

in Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Mar 20
in Manama, Capital Governorate, Bahrain
Permanent, Full time
Last application, 29 Mar 20
The purpose of this job is to manage the Business performance-related Financial reporting to Business Teams as well as to the Group.

Principal Responsibilities, Accountabilities and Deliverables of Role:

  • Business MIS:  Manage the compilation and production of monthly reporting to the Businesses and management. Ensure accurate, relevant and timely reports are provided to the stakeholders with suitable analysis and insights. Work with Overseas Units to harmonise local business MIS
  • Budget / Forecasts: Lead the budgeting and forecast process for the business units in coordination with the WB / Treasury business partners. Proactively monitor actual performance to generate robust forecasts and strategic forward-looking information.
  • Business Partnering: Finance partner for WB and Treasury businesses to support business initiatives from Finance perspective. 
  • Data and Systems: Work proactively to ensure adequate systems / processes are available to achieve above goals. Address data challenges tactically as well as build processes for permanent resolution. Participate in IT projects to support the business finance needs.

Job Context (Circumstances & environment surrounding the job):

  • The jobholder will be responsible for the production of MIS reports, including working with the Data management team in developing/maintaining relevant MIS and assist in building processes where required to capture relevant data.  Due to the ever-changing environment, the jobholder will continuously monitor and evolve the reporting infrastructure to ensure relevant and accurate management data& information is available.
  • Reporting to the Head of Group Finance, the jobholder works within standards laid down in the department and the Group Finance policy and procedures. 
  • The job holder will be the day to day liaison between Group Finance and the business leadership and nominated business partners to ensure agreed upon service levels are met.
  • The job holder will work closely with others in Group Finance to ensure seamless integration of all functions within Group Finance and provide unified messaging to the rest of the Bank

Job Requirements:


  • Solid understanding of banking products with particular emphasis to Wholesale banking, Transaction Banking and Treasury products from an accounting and performance measurement perspective.
  • Conversant with Client segmentation vs Product concepts, FTP application on assets/liabilities
  • Excellent knowledge of performance reporting and best practices in the space.
  • Conversant with reporting tools including report development.
  • Familiarity in working in a data warehouse environment and in an evolving automation environment
  • Conversant with Systems accounting principles
  • Ability to collaborate within cross-functional teams and leverage expertise towards common goals.
  • Strong analytical skills to solve and model complex business requirements.

Education / Certifications

  • Professionally qualified accountant – CA. CFA added advantage


  • 10+ years’ experience in a Bank finance function with particular emphasis to performance management MIS.
  • Good working experience of Microsoft Office suite.
  • Familiarity with Reporting applications TM1, Cognos added advantage

Personal Attributes

  • Good level of people management skills and self-motivated
  • High level of communications and interpersonal skills