AXA in Asia is a market leading insurance player offering a differentiated composite proposition in Life and General Insurance with operational presence in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. The Asian businesses are part of the AXA Group, headquartered...
AXA in Asia is a market leading insurance player offering a differentiated composite proposition in Life and General Insurance with operational presence in Japan, Hong Kong, Singapore, Indonesia, China, India, Malaysia, the Philippines, and Thailand. The Asian businesses are part of the AXA Group, headquartered in Paris and a worldwide leader in insurance and asset management with a presence in 64 countries. AXA in Asia is committed to creating a sustainable, long-term business for our employees, customers and shareholders."

AXA is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to promote Diversity and Inclusion (D&I) by creating a work environment where all employees are treated with dignity, respect, and where individual differences are valued. We welcome and treasure diverse profiles to join our big family, and to build an inclusive culture together which allows everyone to maximize their personal potential.

Senior Associate, Business Support & Intelligence Department

Job level Middle
Work exp No work experience
Education Bachelor Degree
Location
Within Hong Kong
Employment type Full Time
Industry Insurance / Pension Funding (MPF)
Job function Insurance > Actuarial
Insurance > Others
Marketing / Public Relations > Marketing - Market Research
Published On 30/10/2019
ref. 19000DQU_22874

Business Support & Intelligence Department (BSID) is responsible for performance monitoring within the Group. Its objective is to coordinate a regular dialogue with the entities in order to deliver to the Group Management Committee of AXA information on the financial, operational and strategic performance of the entities.

BSID is working in close collaboration with entities' top Management (CEOs, CFOs, Heads of Controlling) and Group central functions (Corporate Finance, Group Accounting, Corporate Strategy, Risk Management, Investor Relations etc.).

The main mission of the team is to assist the relevant Regional Head in monitoring the Markets he/she is in charge of for the Group Management Committee with the objective of informing key stakeholders of the performance of the entities on a monthly basis, provide relevant recommendations to improve business performance, coordinate budgets, forecasts and strategic plans and monitor the implementation of strategic decisions.

Jobe Role:

  • Participate to the preparation of the monthly reporting covering financial and non-financial performance indicators;

  • Provide regular update on business performance and budget execution;
  • Participate to forecasting, financial planning and budgeting processes;
  • Coordinate dialogue with entities on financial and strategic matters (including budget, forecast and Strategic Plan submissions)

  • Provide benchmarking analysis with external competitors;

  • Prepare ad hoc analysis on business / financial topics.
  • Organize and supervise the production of the monthly reporting provided by the entities as well as assist the entities in delivering the information if required. Building a strong relationship with senior/executive management member will be a must to be able to understand in details the business specificities and challenges that will have to be reported to the Group Management Committee;

  • Analyse and challenge the financial and business information reported by the entities;

  • Identify and report the risks and uncertainties that could materially impact the results of the entities / Group;

  • Participate to the discussions and decisions which will have a financial impact for the Group;

  • Develop market and competitive intelligence;

  • Contribute to other BSID activities across the Group;

  • Contribute to strategic projects that will arise from time to time;

  • Proactively support the implementation of the new operating model.

TECHNICAL AND PROFESSIONAL SKILLS

  • Good understanding of the insurance industry (Life, Protection, Health P&C, assets & liabilities, reinsurance)
  • Good understanding of finance and reporting principles, notably accounting and consolidation principles / standards and actuarial practices
  • Strong business and strategic sense
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Ability to represent the Group in front of operating companies
  • Project management skills
  • Strong proficiency in MS Excel, Word and PowerPoint
  • Fluent in English

SOFT SKILLS AND COMPETENCIES

  • Strategic mind-set with solid business planning skills
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (writing / speaking)
  • Ability to a work in a multicultural environment with people with diverse backgrounds and cultures
  • Strong people management skills; ability to manage a small, highly qualified group
  • Ability to organize effectively and work under pressure, remaining effective at all times whilst maintaining excellent attention to quality
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to communicate effectively with senior management (e.g. Entity Executive Committee members)
  • Ability to ensure smooth information flow at various levels (CFOs and their teams, Group departments)
  • Ability to convince and challenge senior business correspondents both at entity and Group level

BACKGROUND AND EXPERIENCE

  • Expertise required: strong ability to manage project
  • Competencies required:
    • Ability to organise, analyse and summarise
    • Ability to present in a synthetic and clear way the work results
    • Ability to master short and long deadlines in parallel with non-hierarchical interlocutors
  • At least 7-8 years' experience with insurance or financial services industry