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

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

The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co (Phils) Inc( Manulife Philippines )
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 empowering Temporary (Senior) Manager, Accounting & Reporting, WAM Asia with the resources to solve critical problems for the future of our business, 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.
What motivates you  

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

  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile mindset and enable business outcomes  

  • You thrive in teams, and enjoy getting things done together 

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

  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up 

  • You share your humanity, helping us build 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 of making Decisions Easier and Lives Better 

  • A leadership team dedicated to your growth and success  

  • A bold ambition and set of goals to be a leader in driving transformation in our industry  

  • Our best. Every day.  

Learn more about opportunities 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 September 30, 2020, we had $1.3 trillion (US$943 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $31.2 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
At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. 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, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law. 
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