Temporary (Senior) Manager, Accounting & Reporting, WAM Asia (7 months contract)

Temporary (Senior) Manager, Accounting & Reporting, WAM Asia (7 months contract)

Manulife - Agnes Yung
Hong Kong
5-8 years
Not Specified

Job Description


Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Job Description
The Opportunity
The customer is the focus of everything we do, and millions of end users rely on our products daily. We believe in the value of empoweringTemporary (Senior) Manager, Accounting & Reporting, WAM Asia with the resources to solve critical problems for the future ofourbusiness, which is why we need you. 
We are a leading fully-integrated asset and wealth manager with over US$ 110 billion of assets under management across retail mutual funds, retirement / pensions and institutional asset management in Asia. As part of the global team of 425 investment professionals, our Asian footprint features truly regional teams of over 180 investment experts spread across 10 Asian markets. Our combined wealth and asset management platform allows us to bring to our customers objective-oriented, format-agnostic solutions across a broad spectrum of equity, fixed income, pensions, insurance wealth products in public and private asset classes. Wealth and Asset Management (WAM) boasts a captive distribution channel with a 70,000-strong Manulife agent and direct sales network. Our institutional foothold in Asia has been expanding, with AUM more than tripled and number of clients increased by seven times over the past five years. We also have a growing intermediary distribution network, another key channel to grow our retail business in the region, through our partnership arrangements with banks and independent financial advisors. Our team-focused approach fosters an environment of collaboration and partnership across and within different teams, functions, and geographies.
The Temporary (Senior) Manager, Accounting & Reporting, WAM Asia, will be accountable for supporting the WAM Accounting & Reporting team in delivering the monthly production and analysis of financial results for WAM Asia. Key responsibilities include financial reporting and analysis, supporting our current finance transformation initiatives and ensuring appropriate internal controls are in place.
Whatmotivatesyou

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit 

  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to useyouragile mindset and enable business outcomes 

  • You thrive in teams,and enjoygettingthingsdone together

  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters 

  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speakup

  • You share your humanity,helping usbuild a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone 

We are looking for someone with:

  • University Business Degree and recognized accounting designation (CPA, CA or CPA);

  • 5+ years of experience gained from investment/financial/management reporting of a sizable organization;

  • Asset management and/or insurance investment industry experience an asset;

  • Strong computer skills and an expert proficiency using MS Excel and the Essbase/SmartView add-in;

  • Knowledge and active use of general ledger reporting tools and systems;

  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to deal with various stakeholders;

  • Strong analytical and technical skills with great attention to details;

  • Proactive and able to work independently, efficiently and under pressure in a demanding and fast pace environment;

  • Fluent written and spoken English

On the job you will:

  • Assist with financial accounting and reporting activities across WAM Asia (which includes Hong Kong, China,Japan, Indonesia, Thailand, Taiwan, Singapore, Malaysia, Vietnam and the Philippines),including the monthly preparation of financial results, trend analysis, account reconciliations and other related reports and key stakeholder deliverables.

  • Financial reporting across all basis of accounting (IFRS, local GAAP) including internal controls related to financial reporting.

  • Oversee business financials, company book closing, ensure timely and accurate submission deliverable to various stakeholders;

  • Review and provide guidance/training to the offshore team in Manila on month-end deliverables and ad hoc projects as required;

  • Manage intercompany transactions, actively liaising with various parties in different locations to ensure books and records are setup in compliance with policy requirements;

  • Prepare control documentation and audit requests related to internal and external audit requirements;

  • Prepare regulatory returns and ensure compliance of regulatory capital requirement in a timely and accurate manner;

  • Accountable for year-end audit, prepare / review financial statements to ensure financial statements are in compliance with financial reporting standards;

  • Participate in regular and ad hoc projects as required;

  • Provide on-going improvements to the finance operations to enhance effectiveness and efficiency of existing processes.

  • Develop controls and processes to maintain data integrity.

Our commitment to you

  • Our mission; to be a part ofmakingDecisionsEasierandLivesBetter

  • A leadership team dedicated to your growth and success 

  • A bold ambition and set of goalstobe a leader indrivingtransformation in our industry 

  • Our best. Every day. 

Learn more aboutopportunities with us at jobs.manulife.com   
If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.
About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.8 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.4 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 155 years. We trade as MFC on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under 945 in Hong Kong.
Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. 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 any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.8 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.4 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 155 years. We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong. Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. 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 any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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