I run projects such as system roll outs and business process improvements. My work is focused on identifying, developing and implementing solutions. The core skills needed include the ability to understand and analyze a problem logically and dispassionately, and adaptability.
What I like about my job is that every project is unique. The people involved, business requirements, environments and problems are always different. Project work is unpredictable. Plans have to be adapted constantly to align with new information and changing circumstances. Projects may overlap and share dependencies. I enjoy dealing with these challenges.
In the finance department where work, we are working on the transformation of the finance function. There are five of us on the project, from China, Malaysia and Indonesia. We are putting in place a new infrastructure, introducing new functions, processes and training the team in the new operating model. It’s a complex project with many workstreams. We expect it to take two years to complete.
The model is already in place in some of the bank’s other major international locations. We’ve been able to consult with our colleagues in London, Frankfurt, Singapore and Tokyo to learn from their experiences. Getting input from other hubs allows us to bridge the gaps in our knowledge while we gain more experience. Working in this way, I feel connected to what’s happening with the bank all over the world.