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Manager, Finance Reporting

Great Eastern Malaysia Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted 1 day ago Permanent Competitive
Manager, Finance Reporting
Job Summary:

  • Manage the reporting requirements of Great Eastern Takaful Berhad ("GETB") and i-Great Holdings Sdn Bhd ("IGCH").
  • Ensure accounting and recording are up-to-date and in compliance with the relevant accounting standards, regulatory guidelines, and the MFRS 17 accounting standard.
  • Ensure accurate and timely reporting in compliance with reporting deadlines.

Job Description:

  • Ensure full compliance with Malaysian Financial Reporting Standards ("MFRS") accounting standards and other relevant rules and regulations.
  • Ensure financial data are accurately and timely reported, including analysis.
  • Ensure all reconciliations are performed in a timely manner.
  • Ensure GETB's and IGCH's general ledgers are properly maintained and closing processes are smooth and timely.
  • Manage all reporting requirements, i.e., management reporting, Board and Board Committee reporting, statutory reporting, Bank Negara Malaysia reporting (TOSS, Bancatakaful statistical reports, etc.), Group reporting, and other ad hoc reporting.
  • Liaise with internal auditors, external auditors, tax agents, regulators, company secretary, business associates, and outsourced service providers, providing accurate information and records as requested.
  • Be involved in any projects and discussions that require finance reporting's participation, particularly for MFRS 17 reporting.
  • Regularly review, develop, and update Finance Reporting Policies and Guidelines.
  • Prepare GETB's Financial Statements ("FS") and related publication and submission requirements.
  • Prepare Board and Board Committee papers as required for special projects, policies, etc.
  • Be fully involved in monthly and financial year-end closing to ensure the 5th calendar day closing deadline or any other deadlines stipulated by Group, BNM, etc., for both GETB and IGCH.
  • Review and approve reconciliations for daily IL NAV/price.
  • Review engagement letters and prepare papers and assessments for the appointment of external auditors and their annual fees for GETB and IGCH.
  • Review reports prepared by subordinates.
  • Develop reports and financial statements in TM1, Excel, or any other systems for IFRS 17 and relevant accounting standards.
  • Assist management in explaining IFRS generated numbers and review reconciliations of IFRS 17 and IFRS 4 numbers.
  • Assist in preparing and uploading annual budgets in OFIN.
  • Manage team members and provide guidance, coaching, and a platform for their career advancement and development.

Job Specification:

  • Degree in Finance/Accounting/Actuarial or a professional qualification in a related field.
  • Minimum 5 years of relevant working experience in a similar capacity with a takaful operator and involvement in the implementation of MFRS 17.
  • Strong business acumen and sense of urgency.
  • People-oriented and customer-focused.
  • Strong communication skills - written and spoken.
  • Strong presentation and negotiation skills.
  • IT literate and well-versed in Microsoft Office.
  • Good coordination skills.
  • Able to work under pressure and deliver within tight timelines.
  • Team player.
  • Independent and able to work with minimal guidance.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Results-driven.
  • Good market and industry knowledge.
  • Good knowledge of MFRS 9 and 17 accounting standards and regulations governing the Takaful funds.
  • Internal controls and auditing.
  • Conceptually sound and possess good functional management skills.
  • Well-versed in the Islamic Financial Services Act, 2013, Companies Act, and Shariah knowledge.
Job ID  240000NR
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