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Manager Japan Expense Managment

Manulife and John Hancock Tokyo, Japan
Posted 24 days ago Permanent Competitive
Manager Japan Expense Managment
We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement

Hybrid

Job Description

The Manager leads activities within the finance area and provides strategic direction. The role, working independently, is responsible for driving completion of financial, accounting and economic analyses. This role requires solid understanding of financial reporting, expense management and reporting and driving processes improvement.

This job description does not represent a comprehensive listing of job duties that are required of the employee performing this role. We reserve the right to change duties or assign additional duties at any time with or without notice.

People Leader Role: No

Essential Responsibilities:

Individual Responsibilities:
  • 80% Prepare financial analysis, forecasting and function expense reporting.
  • Responsible for analyzing financial results to provide insightful financial information and narrative to management for decision making.
  • Partner with the Function Owners to provide timely, accurate and insightful expense forecasts to facilitate business decisions and to drive expense accountability of the functions.
  • Partner with 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 company strategic goals. Provide monthly update to Regional Office and address any queries.
  • Review work performed by staff accountants and provide feedback.
  • Promote a culture of change management and encourages process improvement. Actively look for and execute opportunities to improve existing processes in driving efficiency in the process and quality reporting.
  • Prioritizing and reprioritizing work deliverables and projects for internal clients based on changing business needs (deadlines, costs, scope of projects)
  • Manage and maintains relationships with critical stakeholders outside of formal authority.
  • Mentor and provides guidance to accounting staff.

Other duties as assigned Shared Responsibilities: 20%
  • Collaborate Team Support
  • Share best practices with other team members and makes recommendations for process improvements.
  • Lead other team members on various projects and analyses.

Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience
  • At least 8 years of experience (less qualified candidate will be considered as Assistant Manager)
  • CPA preferred
  • Demonstrated strong analytical, planning, execution and problem-solving skills.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and excellent communications skills. Be able to communicate and summarize complex issues to the audience and possesses advanced ability to draft management reporting narratives.
  • Focus on stakeholders' needs, foster teamwork and strong collaboration
  • Demonstrates advanced proficiency in own discipline
  • Demonstrates advanced knowledge of accounting rules, regulatory rules and/or business processes as it pertains to the accountant's sphere of responsibility
  • Demonstrates ability to lead complex cross BU or cross divisional processes or projects and effectively work with others.
  • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • Good English written and verbal communication skills

Decision Authorities:
  • Day to Day operational decision-making authority
  • Decisions at this position are made using judgment based on skills and knowledge already developed
  • Decisions beyond normal day to day may require escalation to management

About Manulife and John Hancock

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 Asia, Canada, 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 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). 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.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact recruitment@manulife.com.
Job ID  JR24041159
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