Banking IT Manager CV [Full Sample]

Here’s a full Banking IT Manager resume sample, which we wrote for a client recently. It features an Executive Summary of the most crucial points the hiring manager needs to read, along with all the other vital information necessary.

Writing a Banking IT Manager Resume

Follow the steps of our resume writing guide and you’ll have a killer CV in no time!

1. Resume Header

Ensure your header clearly states your Name, Email Address and Contact Number. There is no need to put your home address or identification number.

2. Executive Summary

The executive summary gives a quick overview of your work history. Here, we want to communicate your strong work ethic, desire to learn and leadership abilities, if any. If you’ve got domain expertise in the field you’re applying for, do heavily emphasise that.

Here’s what an Executive Summary shouldn’t look like:

  • Years of experience in managing IT and Business Intelligence stuff in different places around the world.
  • Knowledgeable about insurance, marketing campaigns, Basel II credit stuff, and risk analytics.
  • Understand solution architecture, project management, tech consulting, business analysis, and IT service management.
  • Good at making teams that work well. Worked with prominent people on hard projects.

Now look at Kenny’s:

  • Professional with over 12 years’ experience in managing IT and Business Intelligence operations in North America, Australia, Europe, Japan and South East Asia, looking for opportunity to apply skills and experience in similar role.
  • Expertise in insurance, event-based marketing campaigns, Basel II credit RWA & risk analytics.
  • Broad and deep understanding of solution architecture, project management, technology consulting, business analysis and IT service management.
  • Proven capability to build and manage high performing teams. Experienced working with C-level management and other business leaders on complex projects.
  • Adept at motivating and coaching teams in cross-functional environments. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.

The second one, right? But what makes it better?

It demonstrates:

  • Kenny’s career narrative, from his years of experience, to the industries he has expertise in IT Banking, and his knowledge of latest finance standards.
  • Th opening line perfectly captures a strong summary and provides skills that are usually the ones mentioned in job advertisements. Mirror them to get past the CV scanners.
  • A tailored Executive Summary. This tells recruiters Kenny has customised his resume according to their exact Job Description, instead of just mass-sending an identical resume to all open Audit roles. This reflects initiative, meticulousness and a keen desire for the role.

In contrast, the first Executive Summary is poorly-written and very simplistic.

It shows a lack of effort and tells us very little about the candidate’s core skills or areas of expertise.

When writing your own resume, avoid writing a generic Executive Summary! Your resume features your own career – make it all about yourself and your strengths!

Writing an effective yet succinct Executive Summary is equally challenging. Don’t fret – we’re here to help you! Just send us your Resume for a free review – we’ll look through it and share our feedback – all at no cost!

3. Technical Skills to include in an IT Banking Resume

It is highly recommended to include a technical skills table in your resume. This will help the recruiter gain a quick understanding of your skills in a single glance.

This section is your chance to list skills you are proficient in! Be mindful to include exact keywords used in the job description. This increases the chances of getting your Resume past ATS scanners (CV scanning software).

ResumeWriter Tip: Scan the job application and add the exact key phrases used in the description, into your resume.

Examples of IT Banking Resume Technical Skills:

  • SQL (Oracle, Teradata)
  • Teraminer
  • Cognos Impromptu and Powerplay
  • MS Project
  • Sun Accounts
  • Unica Affinium
  • Sunopsis
  • Teradata Utilities
  • Mercury Test Director
  • Oracle
  • MS Access
  • Teradata
  • Teradata FSLDM (Financial Services Logical Data Model)
  • Attention to Detail
  • Problem Solving

4. Work Experiences

Always break your work experiences into 2 parts – your daily workscope and your achievements.

For the daily workscope, include a high level summary. Workscopes which are implied can be omitted. Remember, you want to keep your resume short and sharp for the recruiter.

This section includes all the keywords resume scanning softwares often use. Its important to place key softwares/languages here relevant to the job ad you’re applying for. Scan the job application and parrot back the key phrases they’ve mentioned into your resume.

  • Oversaw IT Relationship Management for Group Risk Management, supervising a team of staff members in the region with a budget of $5 million. Handled various IT solutions, projects, and maintenance tasks.
  • Analyzed operations and devised strategies to boost automation and enhance technical infrastructure.
  • Played a role in encouraging Business Intelligence analysis across the organization. Identified improvement areas and engaged decision makers to initiate changes.
  • Put together a smaller team in Singapore and got help from an outsourced team.
  • Dealt with outside vendors for important projects and services; told them what to do, when to do it, and how much to pay. Kept an eye on things to see if they were on schedule.
  • Supervised a team responsible for delivering business intelligence modules in various units, including CRM/Business Analytics, Risk Management, and Finance & Regulatory areas.

Here’s how we improved his resume’s Work Experiences.

  • Directed IT Relationship Management for Group Risk Management; led regional team of 42 staff with unit budget of 5 million USD; responsible for full spectrum of IT related solutions, projects & maintenance initiatives.
  • Analysed operations and developed winning strategies to increase automation, improve processes, systems and overall technical infrastructure; successfully implemented regional, centralised processes and systems to meet risk management targets.
  • Pivotal in promoting analysis of Business Intelligence throughout organization; identified key areas of improvement and proactively reached out to key decision makers to drive initiative through.
  • Built significantly lean Global Service Delivery team in Singapore and Singapore for comparable asset size and product range, augmented by outsourced managed service team.
  • Managed external vendors for critical projects and services; set deliverables, communicated deadlines, negotiated contracts, maintained budgets and constantly monitored schedule and progress.
  • Led team to deliver business intelligence modules; managed full spectrum of development from architecture to implementation in several units including:
  • CRM/Business Analytics – Regional Event Based & Campaign Marketing, Product Bundling & Volume Based Pricing.
  • Risk Management – Basel II Credit (AIRB), ALM, Default & Recovery, Economic Capital, Retail Scoring, Consumer Credit Bureau Reporting.
  • Finance & Regulatory – MIS Reporting, AML, Retail payment Stats, FRS 759/760, Section 27/29, FRS 613.

    The second Work Experience example is clear. Each bulletpoint specifies one task.

    Even the opening line captures all the reader needs to know about this role, including number of staff being led, working budget, as well as specific responsibilities.

    Unlike the first example, the second one provides specific projects that show’s you can work with cross functional teams.

    The second example also breaks down complex responsibilities and explain each key part clearly.

5. Key Achievements

Your achievements section is critical to differentiating your application from that of your peers. Include projects which you have led and their resulting tangible business benefits. These benefits can be in the form of:

  • Cost savings to the firm
  • New revenue gains
  • Better / Streamlined processes
  • Awards received during tenure

Always tie back your projects to business benefits. This is what the hiring manager and employer want to see. Ultimately, they want to know you can bring great value to their organisation.

As far as possible do include metrics or numbers in your achievements. This helps to add substance to your resume and give the reader an objective view of your skills and abilities.

  • Led Enterprise Data Warehouse support team to win Best Quality Engine Award for 2 consecutive years; successfully improved Customer Experience for 6000+ Business Users in Singapore, Singapore & China for 36+ Enterprise Systems by reducing High Impact Defects by 100%.
  • Continually improved Customer experience on EDW, Fermat & ERP Systems by reducing batch loading times by 20% to 50%; initiated, project managed and successfully delivered 3 million USD worth of Hardware and Software upgrades in 2 years.
  • Saved over 450’000 USD in maintenance and licensing costs; successfully migrated from Oracle based Global Data Warehouse to Teradata EDW; decommissioned older systems and consolidated platforms.
  • Delivered over 26 million USD worth of strategic & regulatory projects using Enterprise Data Warehouse (EDW).
  • Supported Section Head in achieving top spot for Employee Engagement with score of 95% for 2 consecutive years; improved employee satisfaction by reducing batch defects and night time on-site support incidents by 70%.

Bonus Job Hunting Tips for Banking IT Managers

The problem with many IT professionals is that they have exceptional technical skills and impressive work experiences, but they don’t know how to highlight these on their resumes.

Having an outstanding IT resume is critical in landing your dream job in one of the top companies in Singapore. Here is a comprehensive guide on how to write an IT resume, primarily focusing on banking industry.

Key Pointers Hiring Managers Look For in Banking IT Manager Resumes

  • Your ability to deliver full SDLC projects
  • Your experience in comprehending business needs and translating them into technical specifications
  • Proven leadership skills in managing teams and delivering large projects on time and under budget

Banking IT Manager Job Opportunities

  • Join LinkedIn groups or follow companies you wish to work for to keep abreast with new job openings.
  • Alternatively, you can reach out to these headhunters in Singapore to learn about any vacancies they may be trying to fill out.

Job Hunting Tips from our Resident Headhunter

Before You Go…

Be sure to download this resume sample, which uses our tested-and-proven resume writing techniques, as a guide for your own CV. Best part is, this sample is available for free 🙂

And before you start sending out applications, send us your resume for a free CV feedback analysis from our team. We’ll review your CV in detail, share personalised feedback on its strengths and weaknesses, and show you how you can improve it.

Harry Suresh
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