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Director, Finance & Business Advisory, General Account Investments, Asia

Manulife and John Hancock
Mongkok, Hong Kong
Closing date
Jul 20, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement


Job Description

The customer is the focus of everything we do, and millions of end users rely on our products daily. We believe in the value of empowering Director, Finance & Business Advisory, General Account Investments, Asia with the resources to solve critical problems for the future of our business, which is why we need you.


  • Coordinate and deliver on annual management financial planning and budgeting process for the General Account Investments in Asia. This includes setting profitability frameworks driving business structure, aligning with investment strategy on AUM projections and assessing AUM metric, cost effectiveness analysis.
  • Perform financial analysis and deliver meaningful information/ financial metrics for board and management reporting at local, regional, group levels.
  • Oversee regulatory financial reporting close process and statutory reporting for regulated General Account Investment asset management entities in HK, SG and UK. This includes ensuring timely delivery of annual financial audits and tax filings.
  • Drive cross-functional project implementation with key stakeholders, ensuring deliverables are organized and completed in a timely manner. Projects can range from developing investment capabilities across a range of asset classes and markets to M&A, supporting ESG, tax, treasury, governance and technology developments in the organization.
  • Partake in business structuring in relation to Alternative Long Duration Assets including private equity/ real estate transactions working closely alongside origination, portfolio management and cross functional teams.
  • Support strategic and financial analysis for management through delivery of presentations.
  • Assist in projects focused on development of the investment business ranging from vehicle structuring to new investment capabilities establishment for assets in the Asia Regional including Emerging Markets including for fixed income, private equity, real estate & derivatives.
  • Work on special projects and initiatives as directed by the Managing Director- Head of Finance & Business Advisory to support GA business opportunities in Asia.
  • Assume leadership responsibility in supporting team management including overseeing more junior team members to providing guidance and review on deliverables.

What motivates you?
  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit.
  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile approach and enable business outcomes.
  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together.
  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters.
  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up.
  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.

What we are looking for
  • CA/CPA Designation in Accounting required, CFA Designation beneficial
  • 10+ years accounting related experience in asset management or financial services industry
  • Knowledge of IFRS, local Asia GAAPs, US GAAP standards and capital regimes are an asset
  • Adeptness in usage of computing technology including Microsoft Power point presentations, Excel (knowledge of advanced formulas, pivots, macro/ VBA knowledge) and other systems
  • Experience with operating financial databases and accounting ledger systems such as Hyperion Essbase is a beneficial
  • Working knowledge of insurance business and asset management including range of asset classes including- derivatives, fixed income, private assets (debt and equity) is a plus
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills to work productively with multiple parties at all different levels in the global organization
  • Sound analytical and organizational skills are highly valuable
  • Ability to work adaptably and independently within the growing business

What can we offer you?
  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.
  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.
  • A focus on growing your career path with us.
  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.

Our commitment to you
  • Values-first culture
    We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.
  • Boundless opportunity
    We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.
  • Continuous innovation
    We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.
  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.
  • Championing Corporate Citizenship
    We build a business that benefits all stakeholders and has a positive social and environmental impact.

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). We trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges, and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an Equal Opportunity Employer

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact

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