Assistant Manager, Internal Financial Control

Job level Middle
Work exp No work experience
Education Bachelor Degree
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Insurance / Pension Funding (MPF)
Job function Insurance > Others
Accounting > Others
Published On 12/09/2019
ref. 19000BGA_78263

Assistant Manager, Internal Financial Control

Background Information

The Internal Control Team is part of AXA Hong Kong's Risk Management and its mission is to provide reasonable assurance to the senior management and Board of Directors regarding the effectiveness of the Internal Control environment.

This opening focuses on a subset of the Internal Control focusing on the Financial Reporting.

The successful candidate will be part of a dynamic team with high visibility and exposure to senior management.

Activities performed

  • Interview department heads and managers to assess the control environment over processes leading to the production of the financial statement;
  • Audit selected controls and provide an opinion on the effectiveness of those controls;
  • Provide a holistic and synthetic view of the control environment to the Head of Internal Control for the presentation to the Board of Directors/ senior management;
  • Monitor unresolved issues and status of remediating actions by coordinating with other lines of defence. The successful candidate is able to escalate to the department head/ senior management the most serious unresolved issues;
  • Assist in any ad hoc tasks and projects as assigned.

Experience and qualification:

Must have

  • University degree (Bachelor / Master) in Accountancy, Finance, Engineering, or equivalent with 4+ years relevant working experience;
  • Previous experiences in Internal Control and/ or Internal/External Audit will be advantageous. Big 4 candidates are welcome;
  • Excellent level of written English (the ability to articulate complex findings in a clear and easy-to-read text is a must);
  • Good understanding of risk management concepts and recommendation of controls to mitigate risks;
  • Strong communication and stakeholder management skills (the candidate must be ability to engage first-lines and challenge stakeholders that are more senior then the candidate);
  • Sound understanding of accounting principles and financial statement items;
  • Sound understanding of insurance regulation.

Advantageous to have

  • Proficiency in MS Access (nice to have: knowledge of SQL and Data Modelling, VBA);
  • Sound understanding of statistics/ stochastic models (Common statistical distribution, P-Value, Normality Test, Monte Carlo simulation, …);
  • Sound understanding of financial models (DCF, VAR);
  • Sound understanding of IT (components of the Internet network, cybersecurity in a datacentre, software vulnerabilities, system development lifecycle …).