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Senior Regional Controller (Retail), Asia Pacific

Job Level:  Professional

Singapore, SG, 068897

Available until:  11/30/2022
Area of Expertise:  Finance & Accounting
Unit:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty SE
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  15884

Let’s care for tomorrow.

Your ambitions. Your dreams. Your tomorrow.


At AGCS, we are the global leader for insuring corporate and specialty risks in the Allianz Group. Whether it’s aircraft, satellites, the world’s biggest ships and tallest building, cyber-attacks or climate change impacts, Allianz Global Corporate and Specialty (AGCS) has the major risks covered when it comes to protecting businesses.


Job Purpose / Role:


Reporting to the Regional Head of Strategic Finance Projects, forming part of CFO Office Asia Pacific.  Dotted line reporting to Regional Head of Finance Operations – Asia Pacific, you are responsible to oversees all finance reporting needs for Retail Businesses covering International Health, Personal Lines, Bancassurance in both Singapore and Hong Kong.  Your role is to enable accurate and timely deliverables of both internal and regulatory reporting, ensuring compliance with financial internal control procedures and guidelines.  On a strategic front, you will be working closely with Regional Head of Accounting - Asia and various AGCS Global functions to harmonize multiple retail systems to support global data need for IFRS17 for the Retail Business segment.


You will be involved in AGCS core business to consistently assess and improve the efficiency of existing processes within AGCS APAC Finance.  You will also act as deputy to the Regional Head of Finance Operations to ensure AGCS Finance processes are in line with corporate frameworks, controls, and guidelines.


Key Responsibilities:


  • Improve efficiency of coordination, transfer and reconciliation of data from interfaces of front-end systems – Focus on Retail business in SG and HK.
  • As a Reviewer, you are responsible to validate and post monthly and quarterly journal entries (both technical and non-technical) and review account reconciliations on a timely manner.
  • Work jointly with Dublin Health accounting team, Hong Kong retail business to achieve smooth reconcile and settle intercompany transactions, both technical and non-technical, within the affiliated company group for the Retail Business.
  • Oversee retail bank account Cashflow Management and Controls processes, ensuring discrepancies are addressed and resolved in a systematic and timely manner.
  • Timely execution and fulfillment of internal and external reporting and related audit requirements.
  • Extensive collaboration with multiple functions and understand multiple feeder systems to drive the Strategic Retail Business solution.
  • Undertake strategic assignments by CFO office including SAP Cloud report design, IFRS17 Asia factory, and other strategic project.


Key Experience / Requirements / Skills:


Required Education:

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably in Business, Finance, Accountancy, IT or Business Analytics.
  • Candidates with Professional accounting/finance qualification would be advantageous.


Required Experience:

  • Over 10 years of finance experience in the General Insurance industry. Experience with Health, Personal Lines and Motor insurance products would be an advantage.
  • Solid experience in dealing with data mapping / data migration issues / system implementation.
  • Analytical Thinking and Numeracy: Ability to identify patterns and root causes in complex data (e.g. ambiguous, from various sources) and processes to rapidly distill key issues and provide insight in various situations.
  • Communication and Presentation Skills: Ability to understand, elaborate and convey information clearly and effectively to the audience from different business functions (both verbal and in writing).
  • Problem Solving Ability: Ability to identify issues and propose appropriate remediation actions and follow through accordingly.
  • Ability to work under pressure and uncertainty.
  • Languages: Fluency in English is mandatory. Fluency in Chinese or other Asian languages is considered a plus.


Technical Skills:

  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills (basic functions, pivot tables, macros).
  • Ability to handle complex processes (closing, reporting, finance operations) including understanding of data flows.
  • Advanced knowledge of SAP and other data management applications, including writing scripts / queries to extract accurate data from systems for reporting purpose effectively and efficiently.
  • Ability to demonstrate various coding skills will be highly advantageous.


What’s in it for you?


Let’s care about everything that makes you, you

We are committed to nurturing an inclusive environment where everyone feels they belong.  We offer a hybrid working model, which recognizes the value of striking a balance between in-person collaboration and remote working.  Please feel free to discuss flexible working arrangements with us.


Let’s care for your financial wellbeing

We believe in rewarding performance with a great compensation and benefits package (details vary by location), including a generous bonus scheme and pension.


Let’s care for your opportunities to progress

From career development and digital learning programmes to international career mobility, we offer lifelong learning for our employees worldwide and an environment where innovation, delivery and empowerment are fostered.


Let’s care for life’s twists and turns

From our support for flexible working, health and wellbeing (including private healthcare and generous parental leave benefits), to helping people return from career breaks with experience that nothing else can teach.  We’ve got your back.


Let’s care for our society and our planet

With opportunities to be engaged in shaping a future that is safe, inclusive and sustainable, we care for the tomorrows of our people, our industry and our clients.


Care to join us?


Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a global corporate insurance carrier and part of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.  Learn more about us by clicking here.


Allianz is an equal opportunity employer, and therefore welcomes applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected characteristic.  Diversity of thinking is an important part of our company culture.