Director, Finance, Asia
Sun Life
Taikoo Shing, Hong Kong Island

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Job Description : Job Purpose

Job Purpose

With the adoption of the IFRS17 and IFRS 9 accounting standards there will be significant changes to the financial and management reporting systems and processes across the organization.

The incumbent in this role will join a global project with multiple workstreams across our actuarial and finance areas and have the unique opportunity to work across the workstreams, leveraging their technical, leadership, and project management skills to deliver on key milestones for the project.

IFRS 17 and IFRS 9 are a generational change for the insurance industry and as such this project role will provide a once in a career opportunity to gain a variety of experience to global actuarial and finance functions across the company and exposure to our industry leading professionals.

Main accountabilities

Candidates should be comfortable with a flexible / agile work environment, adapting to changing priorities and working on multiple projects at different stages as they collaborate with different teams and stakeholders.

Assignments may be to one or multiple projects at any time, with project work assigned to meet prioritized project milestones and / or to address resource gaps across workstreams.

Responsibilities will vary according to the assignment and may include one or more of the following :

  • Understanding and developing solutions for the Business Implications of IFRS 17 on how Sun Life insurance businesses measure and manage financial risk;
  • capital requirements; reinsurance; ALM, financial performance; business planning; and product design & pricing (focus would be on one or more of these areas)

  • Leading elements of IFRS 17 policy development through analysis of options and implications, engaging stakeholders in the Corporate and Business Units to hone direction
  • Developing and presenting education materials to key stakeholders
  • Developing solutions for internal and external reporting, in consultation with the project related workstreams including Actuarial, Finance and other functional areas
  • Other assignments as they emerge
  • Specialized Knowledge

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Demonstrated ability to lead and manage changes involving complex organizational structure and system changes
  • Strong interpersonal skills including collaboration and the ability to influence, impact and lead others
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision
  • Strong change management skills, able to drive the implementation of best practices and influence others to make or adjust to change
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple complex projects simultaneously and to prioritize work and efforts in a matrix environment
  • Ability to effectively manage relationships across the organization
  • Ability to identify, interpret and report on trends, analyze data and make recommendations to senior management
  • Education and Experience

  • FSA / FCIA designation with a minimum of 5 years of experience in an actuarial role
  • Strong knowledge and experience of ALM, Risk Management, Capital frameworks and / or actuarial valuation concepts and techniques
  • Project management capabilities and organizational agility
  • Excellent technical skills
  • Understanding of IFRS 17 and IFRS 9 would be an asset.
  • Job Category :

    Project Management - Process


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