Finance Manager in PH

Job Description:

The role is broad and technically-focused, responsible for the delivery of all regular financial reporting/accounting obligations and ensuring all are of optimal quality. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Leading and managing all offshore resources
  • Ensuring compliance with all internal and external reporting requirements/procedures
  • Monthly financial accounts and Scheme returns
  • Insurance capital regulatory return (APRA) preparation
  • Tax returns preparation and supporting documentation
  • Annual financial statements calculations and supporting documentation
  • Group cash flows
  • Transactional and administrative finance operations
  • Working closely with the Head of Finance to continually improve processes, increase process documentation, optimise resourcing and enhance reporting outputs, in order to meet the changing demands of the business

Key Accountabilities:

  • Assist the Head of Finance in optimising use of team resources, restructuring workloads as appropriate to distribute tasks evenly, developing team members and increasing engagement.
  • Manage the performance of team members against objectives/required competencies, identifying and managing poor performance
  • Support, mentor and guide team members in the application of financial reporting obligations, ensuring team members are adequately trained to exercise judgements required in their roles.
  • Conduct fair and honest performance appraisals, ensuring no surprises by providing regular feedback and coaching through the course of the year
  • Provide regular updates to the Head of Finance on the ongoing performance of all team members and discuss strategies to influence performance
  • Lead the team through transformation projects
  • Escalate issues as required to ensure full communication of emerging risk and so that appropriate resources can be committed to addressing potential problems
  • Monitor all key deliverables, utilising a team task manager, ensuring checklists are complete and procedures are followed
  • Oversee team task documentation, creating process maps and/or procedures/checklists for all tasks (where appropriate)
  • Facilitate onboarding and training for new processes and technical guidance provided by the Sydney team
  • Oversee delivery of accurate and timely reconciliations for all group companies and Scheme returns
  • QA workpaper files for completeness and accuracy and ensure feedback is addressed
  • Ensure outstanding items and review queries are cleared on a timely basis
  • Overall responsibility for accounts payable and transactional processing within agreed timeframes
  • Prepare and ensure quality of regulatory reporting
  • Oversee completion of tax lodgement workpapers and/or supporting information
  • Oversee the preparation of workpapers supporting the annual financial statements and audit requests for information (PBC listing)
  • Oversee preparation and maintenance of cash flow monitoring and forecasting
  • Review weekly cash flow updates to ensure all relevant items have been included
  • Liaise with Sydney Finance on cash flow assumptions and escalation of issues
  • Effective use of the General Ledger, identifying areas where efficiencies can be achieved and liaising with service providers to effect these
  • High focus on proactivity in identifying operational processes where improvements can be made and work with team members and stakeholders to agree and enact changes, documenting as required
  • Be able to identify opportunities for improvement


Job Requirements:

  • Graduate of Finance/Accounting related degree
  • With at least 10 years finance and accounting experience
  • With at least 4 years of people management
  • CPA passer required
  • Excellent technical accounting skills and knowledge of tax concepts
  • Ability to identify, address and resolve accounting issues and continuously improve processes and systems
  • Strong teamwork and the ability to delegate to and coach more junior team members
  • Strong decision-making skills and ability to escalate to/keep direct manager informed
  • Flexibility in adapting to a growing business and the ability to remain calm in the face of competing priorities
  • Excellent time management
  • Customer-service orientation
  • Advanced excel and the ability to create detailed and user-friendly models
  • Strong written and verbal communication
  • Change management Skills
  • Process improvement skills
  • Insurance experience preferred
  • People management – teams of 5 or more
  • Expertise in environments that have undergone finance transformation (preferred)
  • Finance process offshoring and project management (preferred)


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