Senior Manager / Associate Director, Cost Management, Regional Controllers

Hong Kong
14 Dec 2018
19 Dec 2018
Contract type
Full time
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Job Description
General Accountability:
To provide analytical, advisory and facilitating services to support management decision-making and will establish processes and controls to support regional projects and on-going operations to achieve their business objectives and priorities.

This position takes ownership of all the financial and management reporting of Regional office and is fully accountable for the quality, accuracy and timely production and analysis of management information for Regional Office and Regional Office Allocation. The candidate is part of the cost management team, working together with other peer managers, reporting to the Senior Director, Regional Controllers to provide valued financial information and act as a trusted advisor to business units, senior management in Asia and Group office to achieve the goals and strategies.

This role requires solid understanding of financial reporting, expense management and reporting and driving processes improvement and implementing controls.
-Lead the monthly closing for Regional Office, deliver timely and reliable monthly / quarterly / annual reporting deliverables to Regional Office / Corporate/ external regulators, including analysis of monthly/quarterly results and forecasts for the Regional Office.
-Lead and in charge of all intercompany charges and communication with BUs to ensure proper elimination on Group level.
-In charge of RO allocation charging, reportings and communication with BU and addressing all RO allocation queries or concerns to meet all local statutory requirements and to ensure transparency and mutual understanding.
-Partner with the key stakeholders, including the Function Owner, to identify the spending trend and patterns, potential savings / accrual needed and area of potential spending to align with and achieve the Regional Office and Asia Division strategic goals. Provide monthly expense reports to the functional heads in Regional Office and address any queries.
-Oversee the processes and controls for the offshore accounting team for efficient execution of daily activities (entries, reconciliation, etc.). Ensure controllership and SOX compliance by establishing processes and controls for the offshore accounting team for efficient execution of daily activities (entries, reconciliation, etc.). Drive the processes and controls improvements on expense management.
-Accountable for all expenses governance process to implement the control and monitoring of the Regional Office expenses. Perform the monthly run rate analysis on the Regional Office expenses by functions to support the management decision of senior management.
-Conduct the quarterly impairment assessment for Asia Division.
-Support on the overall Expenses management reporting to provide variance analysis by functions and by Business units.
-In charge of the quarterly / annual financial statements and cashflow forecast for the Hong Kong Asia holding companies, dealing with auditors, maintaining the related books and records, preparing the board meeting materials to support Directors.
-In charge of the quarterly / annual financial statements and cashflow forecast for the Liaison entities, dealing with auditors and maintaining the related books and records. Ensure the local auditors and tax consultants to ensure the operations comply with the local laws and regulations.
-Participate in projects as assigned or other ad hoc activities.

Skills & Competencies:
-Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
-Excellent communication skills and ability to manage multiple stakeholders and conflicting priorities.
-Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team.
-Self-starter, detail-oriented, willingness to take ownership and accountability.
-High levels of business acumen.
-Able to work under pressure to meet deadline.
-Able to cope in a fast paced and dynamic work environment , with the mindset of continuous improvement and aiming for excellence.

Qualifications & Experience:
-A recognized accounting degree with at least 12 years of post graduate experience.
-Qualified member of a professional accounting body.
-Fluency in both written and spoken English.
-Experience in Big4, insurance or financial services will be an advantage.
-Prior experience of managing shared services/ offshore team will be an advantage.
-Knowledge in Hyperion-Essbase is a plus.

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About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. At the end of 2016, we had $977 billion (US$728 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made almost $26 billion in payments to our customers.

Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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