Manager / Senior Manager / Associate Director, Expense Management, Regional Controllers

  • Competitive
  • Hong Kong Hong Kong Hong Kong HK
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Manulife Hong Kong
  • 21 Jul 18 2018-07-21

Manager / Senior Manager / Associate Director, Expense Management, Regional Controllers

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.

Role Summary

Accountable for overall expense management, reporting and analysis to ensure best practices are in place across Asia, deliver insights and decision-useful information to Asia Division senior management and Corporate Finance. Act as a change agent in expense management team to challenge current process and seek for continuous improvement. Act as a finance business partner with the functional leads to review business case, to provide insightful advice on all finance related matters for management decision making. The candidate is also a key subject matter expert on expense issues to business units, functions and management.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Consolidate and review submissions from business units and functions, drill down to the underlying business drivers and provide senior management with in-depth analysis of the business performance.
  • Consolidate the monthly Expenses report for Asia Division, to identify the key expenses drivers and to strive for consistency booking across different Business units.
  • Responsible for monthly / quarterly financial analytical review for the region and report submission to Corporate requirements.
  • Work closely with Corporate Finance and business units in order to ensure mutual understanding on the reporting requirements.
  • Proactively look for better ways to provide the information through improved analysis or reporting process.
  • Assist in designing KPIs to measure, explain and drive business performance and to align with Corporate requirements.
  • Review business units' annual budget/forecast data and address issues, follow up with business units Finance and regional functions to resolve identified problems and provide opinions on the feasibility.

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent, with a relevant professional qualification in Accounting.
  • Minimum 6 years relevant experience in expense management, management reporting or financial planning and analysis. Experience with the insurance sector a plus.

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented; ability to establish appropriate checks on one's own or others' work product.
  • Ability to implement and control financial systems and processes.
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong English communication (both written and verbal) and inter-personal skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in Hyperion-Essbase is a plus.

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.