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Manager, Group Finance

FWD Group Management Holdings Limited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Posted 15 days ago Permanent Competitive
Manager, Group Finance
About FWD Group

FWD Group is a pan-Asian life insurance business with approximately 11 million customers across 10 markets, including some of the fastest growing insurance markets in the world. Established in 2013, FWD is focused on making the insurance journey simpler, faster and smoother, with innovative propositions and easy-to-understand products, supported by digital technology. Through this customer-led approach, FWD is committed to changing the way people feel about insurance.

For more information please visit www.fwd.com

FWD Technology and Innovation Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., known as FWD TIM, was set up in late 2019 and is part of the FWD Group. FWD TIM in Malaysia is one of the FWD Group's office locations serving multiple markets within FWD Group and employing team members in various functions including Group Digital & Data, Digital Innovation, the IT Hub and our Centre of Excellence comprising Actuarial, Finance and Product Proposition functions.

PURPOSE

The Accounts Payable Manager will lead and responsible for overseeing the accounts payable functions and ensuring the accurate and timely processing of vendor invoices, payments, and expense reports.

KEY ACCOUNTAIBILITIES
  • Oversee the day-to-day operations of the accounts payable team, including invoice processing, payment disbursements, and expense report management.
  • Ensure adherence to company policies and procedures, as well as compliance with relevant laws and regulations.
  • Develop and implement efficient processes and controls to improve accuracy, productivity, and timeliness of payments.
  • Review and approve invoices, payment requests, and expense reports, ensuring accuracy and proper authorization.
  • Collaborate and maintain strong relationships with Group Sourcing & Procurement, resolving any payment-related issues or discrepancies in a timely manner.
  • Communicate effectively with internal stakeholders (Cost Centre's), to ensure accurate and timely processing of invoices and payments.
  • Prepare and analyze accounts payable reports, including aging reports, cash flow projections, and other financial metrics.
  • Responsible on monthly financial statements, providing accurate and reliable data related to accounts payable.
  • Support any other ad hoc payment assignment.
  • Being business partner with functions to address any risks and opportunities.
  • Lead the Finance AP team in Group office transformation projects.
  • Lead, coach and manage team's performance, development, and morale to ensure team members achieve their goals.

KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
  • Accuracy of accounting, reporting
  • Timeliness to meet deadline
  • Team Work
  • Work Integrity
  • Support Group Office to complete day-to-day accounts payable operations on time with good data integrity
  • Review monthly financial statements on accounts payable related data and provide quality analytical comments
  • Ensure adherence to procurement process timelines and achieve accuracy in booking and accruals, including appropriate classification of OPEX/CAPEX, expenses, prepayments, etc
  • Continuously contribute ideas and solutions to simplify and streamline processes

EXTERNAL & INTERNAL CONTACTS
  • Group Office Functions
  • Vendors

DECISION MAKING
  • In accordance with the delegated authority

QUALIFICATIONS / EXPERIENCE
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accountancy, finance, or a related field. A relevant professional certification would be an added advantage,
  • 5+ years' proven experience in accounts payable or a related financial role, with at least 2 years in a supervisory or managerial capacity.
  • Strong knowledge of accounts payable processes, including invoice processing, payment disbursements, and expense report management.

KNOWLEDGE & TECHNICAL SKILLS
  • Proficiency in using accounting/ accounts payable software/ systems. Experience with popular systems (e.g. Workday, Oracle,) is desirable.
  • Excellent attention to detail and accuracy, with the ability to handle high volumes of transactions.
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to identify and resolve issues promptly.
  • Effective communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to collaborate with internal and external stakeholders.
  • Leadership abilities, including team management, coaching, and development.

OUR COMPETENCIES

Follow Group's competency requirements
Job ID  R-0019800
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