Governance Manager

  • Negotiable
  • Whippany, NJ, USA
  • Contract, Full time
  • Barclays - US
  • 18 Feb 19

Givernance Manager - Chief Controls Office - Contract

About Barclays in the US

Barclays offers corporate and investment banking and credit card services in the US. Our 10,000 US colleagues are located in offices across the country, with headquarters in New York City. In 2017, Barclays announced plans to create a world-class campus in Whippany, New Jersey, for our Technology, Operations and Functional teams in the US. Other principal locations include Delaware, Nevada, Ohio and Maine.

About Chief Controls Office

The Chief Controls Office (CCO) is a team within the Chief Operating Office (COO) that operates across the bank to strengthen the Controls environment. This is being achieved by strengthening the controls framework we already have in place and by introducing new ones where there might have been gaps.

The team is an integral part of Barclays' emphasis on maintaining and enhancing an effective control framework so that we can meet our business needs and regulatory requirements, as well as protect the interests of our clients, customers and shareholders

Overall purpose of role

  • The successful candidate will be an integral member of the team that is responsible for the development and maintenance of an effective global governance framework across the Investment Bank for the executive oversight of the control environment.

Key Accountabilities

  • Supporting the monthly Barclays International Controls Committee and BCSL Executive Committee, including collating meeting papers, minute taking and challenge of all materials submitted to the meeting.
  • Maintenance of the Barclays International structure and act as a point of contact to the business when creating new committees and Terms of Reference.
  • Implementation of the Barclays Guide through the various component owners and provide practical advice and guidance on all matters pertaining to Governance across Barclays International.
  • Coordination of presentations to senior governance forums and ExCos, including the BI ExCo, Group Controls Committee and Board Committees.

Stakeholder Management and Leadership

  • Building good relationships across a broad network of people at all levels in order to drive successful completion/collaboration around deliveries.
  • Manage stakeholders through frequent communication with them.

Decision-making and Problem Solving

  • Work within a team under the direction of a Vice President and with some autonomy to enhance governance processes, evaluate controls and analyse problems and control issues

Person Specification

Essential Skills/Basic Qualifications:

  • College degree or equivalent
  • 3+ years of governance, Legal or Compliance experience or business support experience, ideally supporting Front Office business lines in an investment bank with knowledge of investment bank products, processes and control infrastructure and market regulation
  • 2+ years of knowledge in the regulatory environment and developments relating to operational, conduct and reputation risk

Desirable skills/Preferred Qualifications:

  • Excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Excellent personal organization and time management
  • Good presentation and reporting skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong influencing and negotiating skills
  • Proven ability to interact with senior staff within an investment bank or similar organisation
  • Thrives on change and demanding priorities
  • Proficiency in Excel and Powerpoint (e.g. PivotTables, graphs, etc).
  • A good understanding of governance processes and procedures.

Barclays EEO

It is the policy of Barclays to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, alienage or citizenship status, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, disability, veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by law.

Dynamic working gives everyone at Barclays the opportunity to integrate professional and personal lives, if you have a need for flexibility then please discuss this with the hiring manager.