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Head of Group Reporting Developments in London

Job description

Some careers open more doors than others.

If you’re looking for a career that will unlock new opportunities, join HSBC and experience the possibilities. 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.

Finance is integral to HSBC’s purpose and strategy, playing a valued role in managing costs and deploying capital in the most effective way. Our team of finance professionals’ partner with the business to provide trusted insights and forward looking analysis; accuracy; efficiency and control to frame and influence business decisions.

As an HSBC employee in the UK, you will have access to tailored professional development opportunities and a competitive pay and benefits package. This includes private healthcare for all UK-based employees, enhanced maternity and adoption pay and support when you return to work, and a contributory pension scheme with a generous employer contribution.

We are currently seeking an experienced individual to join this team in the role of The Head of Group Reporting Developments 

In this role, you will have: 

  • Strong technical accounting knowledge and practical experience on Financial Instruments and Banking disclosures requirement coupled with strong commercial understanding and insights into market best practices - experience in the banking domain
  • Experience with New Disclosure requirements, relevant laws, regulations and listing rules in the UK, IFRS accounting standards, mandatory-non mandatory disclosures, best practice disclosures
  • Strong stakeholder management skills- should be good with investor relations, and other business/functions e.g. Risk and Treasury
  • Technical expertise to be able to interpret new financial reporting requirements and designing the associated external disclosures to drive best in class financial reporting for HSBC
  • Experience monitoring compliance of specific areas of reporting through deep dives – providing additional training and enhancing reporting guidance where required to address knowledge/understanding gaps

To be successful in this role you should meet the following requirements: 

  • Experience in the development of a deep pool of financial reporting expertise, with a commercial sense of continuous improvement, robust controls, and automated/efficient processes
  • Lead technical development and continuous enhancement of procedures and guidance for global teams.
  • Provide understanding of how technical accounting policy and reporting requirements translate into operational processes.
  • Work closely with Finance Change Delivery and Regulatory reporting teams to assess impact of new financial reporting requirements, operationalise, and oversee dry run process ahead of transition to BAU (including outlining key risks and issues with process, data quality etc prior to external publication)


  • Preferably should have experience working in a peer bank, Big 4 firms and prior experience working in US, UK, Honk Kong is desirable
  • Recognised relevant professional accountancy qualification is essential
  • Significant accounting experience essential (preferably in a financial services environment) demonstrating a strong understanding of technical requirements.
  • Advanced understanding of the dynamics of the financial statements of a financial services organisation
  • Ability to lead and influence financial reporting staff from across the HSBC Group
  • Project Management training/experience an advantage

The base location for this role is 8 Canada Square, Canary Wharf, London.

You’ll achieve more when you join HSBC.

HSBC is committed to building a culture where all employees are valued, respected and opinions count.  We take pride in providing a workplace that fosters continuous professional development, flexible working and opportunities to grow within an inclusive and diverse environment. Personal data held by the Bank relating to employment applications will be used in accordance with our Privacy Statement, which is available on our website.

We believe that being open to a range of perspectives and cultures is vital for our business. We work hard to ensure our diverse and inclusive workplace reflects the communities we serve. We want everyone to achieve their potential – regardless of their gender, ethnicity, disability, religion, sexual orientation or age. If you have a different way of seeing the world, we are interested in hearing from you.

HSBC is committed to being an inclusive employer and providing an inclusive and accessible recruitment process for all. We will provide reasonable adjustments to remove any disadvantage to you being considered for this role. We are proud members of the Disability Confident Scheme and will offer an interview to disabled candidates who meet the minimum criteria for the role. If you would like to receive any information in a different way or would like us to do anything differently to help you apply for our roles, please contact our Recruitment Helpdesk:
Email: hsbc.recruitment@hsbc.com 
Telephone: +44 2078328500.

Within the workplace you will have access to various employee resource groups which aim to promote and achieve a healthy work / life balance and support our diversity ambitions. HSBC has processes in place to avoid nepotism.  This means we will avoid circumstances in which the appearance or possibility of conflicts of interest may exist within the hiring process.

Extra information

Type of Contract
Graduate jobs
Profession type
Full UK/EU driving license preferred
Car Preferred
Must be eligible to work in the EU
Cover Letter Required

London | Accountancy jobs | Graduate jobs