Lead, Data Translator, Finance (R)

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Job Description

Role Responsibilities

As the Group increasingly turns to advanced analytics and artificial intelligence (AI) to improve decision making across business processes, the Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) and Plan to Perform (P2P) teams Data Translator is an essential role to help bridge the gap in expertise between technical teams, made up of data scientists, data engineers and software developers, and business stakeholders.
A Data Translator needs to have a good understanding of business problems and solutioning using a combination of analytics and bringing teams together. The main attributions are:

  • Engaging the business finance teams to identify and prioritise projects that can benefit from data science.

  • Defining the detailed business question/problem.

  • Identifying the data and technology that could be used within the project.

  • Defining methodology, building prototypes, and helping design strategic solution architecture and operating models.

  • Ensuring the model output will be understood and useable by users.

  • Validating the model results against real life scenarios.

  • Developing visual stories and insights on business problems.

  • Deliver predictive outputs and insights to business finance teams in an automated and self-serviced manner.

  • Document recommendations based on insights and identified limitations.

  • Driving ongoing solution adoption within the business.

  • Drive the optimisation of processes.


  • Drive FP&A and P2P strategy in coordination with IT, data teams and business finance teams.

  • Research future tools and skillsets to find new ways of improving existing processes across FP&A, BSM and Regulatory reporting.


  • Awareness and understanding of business strategies.


  • Work with technical teams to build and embed process changes.

  • Drive process redesign and simplification.

  • Designing the right operating models.

  • Champion the digitisation and digital dashboards.

People & Talent.

  • Proactive participation in making a diverse and inclusive environment for all colleagues.

  • Fosters good working relationships and solicits input from IT, data teams and business finance teams.

  • Engage business finance stakeholders in the development of requirements.

  • Meaningfully challenge discussions with key stakeholders.

  • Able to draw insights from complex processes.

  • Keen to share knowledge and help with learning, training and upskilling initiatives.

Risk Management.

  • Awareness and understanding of risk controls.

Governance .

  • Awareness and understanding of IT standards.

Regulatory & Business Conduct.

  • Display exemplary conduct and live by the .

  • Take personal responsibility for embedding the highest standards of ethics, including regulatory and business conduct, across Standard Chartered Bank. This includes understanding and ensuring compliance with, in letter and spirit, all applicable laws, regulations, guidelines and the Group Code of Conduct.

  • Lead the [country / business unit / function/[team] to achieve the outcomes set out in the Bank&rsquos Conduct Principles: [Fair Outcomes for Clients Effective Financial Markets Financial Crime ComplianceThe Right Environment.] .

  • Effectively and collaboratively identify, escalate, mitigate and resolve risk, conduct and compliance matters.

Key stakeholders.

  • Global Process Owner Plan to Perform (P2P)

  • Global Head Stress Testing & Analytics

  • Head of FP&A Predictive Analytics

  • Head of P2P Data Strategy & Delivery

  • Business Finance heads

  • Balance Sheet Management Team

  • Regulatory reporting team

  • Branch reporting team

Financial reporting team

Our Ideal Candidate

  • Proficiency with MI software such as Tableau, Power BI.

  • Experience in a programming language such as R, Python is a strong plus.

  • Willingness to learn and to adapt to new technologies.

  • Ability to understand, define and articulate business requirements in a clear, precise manner (with project management experience is advantageous).

  • Ability to think objectively and commercially to help identify solutions to potential problems or emerging risks.

  • Ability to scope and conduct data intensive numerical studies and present the results in a concise and clear manner to audiences.

  • Good stakeholder management, able to see the commercial value on business intent whilst able to translate the impact back to business.

  • Able to work independently yet a great team player.

  • Fast learner with a strong interpersonal, problem solving and analytical skills.

About Standard Chartered
We're an international bank, nimble enough to act, big enough for impact. For more than 160 years, we've worked to make a positive difference for our clients, communities, and each other. We question the status quo, love a challenge and enjoy finding new opportunities to grow and do better than before. If you're looking for a career with purpose and you want to work for a bank making a difference, we want to hear from you. You can count on us to celebrate your unique talents. And we can't wait to see the talents you can bring us.

Our purpose, to drive commerce and prosperity through our unique diversity, together with our brand promise, to be here for good are achieved by how we each live our valued behaviours. When you work with us, you'll see how we value difference and advocate inclusion. Together we:

  • Do the right thing and are assertive, challenge one another, and live with integrity, while putting the client at the heart of what we do

  • Never settle, continuously striving to improve and innovate, keeping things simple and learning from doing well, and not so well

  • Be better together, we can be ourselves, be inclusive, see more good in others, and work collectively to build for the long term

In line with our Fair Pay Charter, we offer a competitive salary and benefits to support your mental, physical, financial and social wellbeing.

  • Core bank funding for retirement savings, medical and life insurance, with flexible and voluntary benefits available in some locations

  • Time-off including annual, parental/maternity (20 weeks), sabbatical (12 weeks maximum) and volunteering leave (3 days), along with with minimum global standards for annual and public holiday, which is combined to 30 days minimum

  • Flexible working options based around home and office locations, with flexible working patterns

  • Proactive wellbeing support through Unmind, a market-leading digital wellbeing platform, development courses for resilience and other human skills,global Employee Assistance Programme, sick leave, mental health first-aiders and all sorts of self-help toolkits

  • A continuous learning culture to support your growth, with opportunities to reskill and upskill and access to physical, virtual and digital learning

  • Being part of an inclusive and values driven organisation, one that embraces and celebrates our unique diversity, across our teams, business functions and geographies - everyone feels respected and can realise their full potential.

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