Job description Posted 26 January 2022

Charges Finance Lead

£522.50 Day PAYE - £670.47/Day Umbrella

London – Canada Square

Contract until end of 2022


If you’re looking for a career that will help you stand out, join HSBC, and fulfil your potential. Whether you want a career that could take you to the top, or simply take you in an exciting new direction, HSBC offers opportunities, support and rewards that will take you further. We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join this team in the role of Charges Finance Lead


Role Summary

The Charges Finance Lead role is responsible for oversight, governance, control and reporting of all Enterprise Technology charges financials – Run, Change and CtA – and partners with multiple complex stakeholders including the functions, transformation, IT Platform and Value Stream / Sub Value stream leads/support, CIO, COO, Business Managers, and PPM to achieve this. Key elements of the role will include:

·      Governance of CTB and CTA governed charges financials at the Enterprise Technology level

·      Governance of RTB, CTB, and CTA supplier charges financials at the Enterprise Technology level

Across all funding Pools:

•          Work with PPM Leads and Platforms and Value Streams / Sub Value Streams (as needed) through monthly forecast cycle to ensure accurate financial view is reflected and any/all significant variances are understood and are clearly communicated

•          Drive consistency of approach across Platforms and Value Stream / Sub Value Streams through the monthly cycle for all cost types – people, third party & hardware

•          Work with PPM Leads and Value Streams & Platforms to understand resource & third party profiles ensuring charges represent an accurate reflection

•          Analyse monthly actuals to enable identification of billing issues and ensuring corrective action is taken

•          Run the monthly interlock process ensuring appropriate budget is provided to all suppliers. Regular reconciliation with forecast to ensure both are in sync at Level 4 supplier, country, spend and cost type level

•          Help to design, and drive consistency of, reporting to multiple stakeholders including Platform and Value Stream leads, CIO, COO

•          Analyse over/under recovery position from a functional and country perspective

•          Day to Day support activities in helping to run the function

•          Ongoing process improvement and efficiency


·      Experience within Financial services within large IT department or IT consultancy company

·      Experience of producing high quality reporting to tight deadlines

·      Understanding of P&L and cost allocation methodology and models

·      Previous experience of working & servicing globally distributed teams and understanding global issues

·      Cost controller or IT Planning & Finance experience

·      Strong Excel (particularly large data sets / modelling)

·      Strong Stakeholder management / Relationship Management

·      Accounting qualification or equivalent role experience

·      Strong customer-centric focus, with proven ability to rapidly build relationships, trust and credibility with senior management and senior stakeholder groups

·      Resilient with strong influencing skills

·      Able to manage competing and changing priorities and bring stakeholders together to achieve a common goal

·      Self-starter and able to work autonomously, with little direction

·      Able to challenge the status quo and suggest viable alternatives in process and approach

·      Strong planning and financial management experience

·      Highly organised individual

·      Meticulous attention to detail

·      Worked in a global virtual team

·      Strong communicator – able to express ideas via various communication channels

·      Ability to investigate items in detail

·      Ability to work with information from various systems and make sense of data and to express clearly with assumptions used

·      Knowledge of HSBC tools and processes including Clarity, GPDM & Pioneer

·      Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills and ability to communicate with diverse audiences

·      Ability to work alone or as part of a team, as required

·      Good all round IT skills, particularly MS Office

·      Robust and resilient self-starter


If you think you are up for the task and feel you meet the above criteria or interested to hear more information, please contact me on