The incumbent will support the Hongkong CFO in managing the IFRS 17 and IFRS 9 project, in coordination with local teams and Asia Pacific HUB.
The incumbent will act as the right hand of the CFO and will be involved in all matters related to financial reporting to internal & external stakeholders (Group, Auditors, Tax authorities, local Regulators etc)
Key duties and responsibilities
A) Financial Reporting (60%)
Assist the local CFO for the below reporting requirements
Group IFRS reporting on a quarterly basis
Local reporting on a quarterly basis (including business returns and management account preparation under both HKFRS and HKIO basis)
Preparation of finance section of board meeting materials on a quarterly basis
Local reporting on an annual basis (including annual business returns and financial statements preparation under both HKFRS and HKIO basis)
Annual ORSA reporting based on latest RBC requirements
Prepare annual budget and forecast for local board approval
B) IFRS 17 Technical Advice, Involvement and Project Management (40%)
Provide technical support for local CFO on all activities related to IFRS 17 project, both internal and external :
Conduct the E2E testing, contribute to the strong coordination of the various dependencies within the testing process with testers (Technical accountants, Actuary), report the results and ensure that any deadlines are met, issues are escalated and resolved
Dry-run activities preparation, execution
Analyse Group IFRS17 deliverables (position papers, Chart of Accounts, IFRS17 disclosures, process map) and prepare local requirements whenever applicable
Stay on top on the development on IFRS 17 in the industry and communicate developments, market insights, progress and issues
Build strong relationships and work closely with Asia Pacific Hub, P&C and Life teams
Ensure project progress is appropriately communicated to external parties e.g. Local regulators
Given interaction between IFRS 17 and IFRS 9 involvement and provide support to IFRS 9 project
Asia Pacific IFRS 17 project
Active participation in the Asia Pacific IFRS 17 project including discussing, sharing, supporting and working with different entities in the region
Other ad-hoc projects
Participation on other ad-hoc projects and daily responsibilities as arising and as directed, such as business plan preparation to local regulator, other finance change projects
Required experience & competencies
Degree or Masters educated.
Qualified accountant, CFA preferred.
Big 4 insurance experience or in-house accountant in insurance companies preferred.
Strong understanding of Life and P&C insurance or reinsurance business and understanding economic value generation principles important.
Good level understanding of IFRS / HKFRS / HK Insurance Ordinance.
Good understanding and prior exposure to IFRS 17 Standard a clear advantage.
Experience in Solvency II is desirable.
5 to 8 years of relevant working experience in Insurance / reinsurance fields.
Personal Competences :
Strong knowledge finance / accounting systems (SAP preferred)
Strong skill in Excel
Demonstrate ability to work collaboratively with multiple stakeholders and be pro-active
Have ability to work under pressure and meet deadline