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Manager - HLISB (Finance)

Hong Leong Bank
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Closing date
Aug 5, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
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Key Responsibilities and Accountabilities
Functional (job responsibilities, depending on assignment to which function(s) as listed below):

1. Financial Reporting and Management Reporting
  • To generate a comprehensive set of financial statements for the Bank to meet the requirement of HLISB as a separate legal entity, on the monthly, quarterly or yearly basis. The financial statements include Statement of Financial Positions (Balance Sheet), Statement of Incomes (P&L), Cash flows, accompanying notes and supplementary reports.
  • Monitors the financial achievement of HLISB against budget and past years that include financial KPIs and any other financial indicators that drive the performance.
  • Monitor the tracking of OPEX against budgeted expenses.
  • Coordinates the performance tracking of each SBUs against their respective target. This is performed via issuance of SBU financial performance reports (for PFS-i, BCB-i, GM-i) that covers the achievement of their key financial indicators against budget and previous years (covering P&L, relevant Balance Sheet items and Financial KPIs).
  • Responsible for financial highlights and relevant financial reporting to the Board of Directors and BARMC on periodical basis.
  • Manage the maintenance of financial data for reporting and audit trail purposes. This includes analysis of relevant supporting data for the financial statements and extraction of data via customized MIS reports.
  • Keep data infrastructure reliable and usable to ensure they are properly safeguarded and accurately captured and reported.
  • Persistently driving process improvements to enhance efficiency and identify areas where processes and workflow can be simplified.
  • Manage relevant financial reporting to HLB Group and HLFG on periodical basis.
2. Statutory Accounts and Statutory Audit
  • Responsible for the HLISB's annual Audited Accounts to ensure they are in accordance with the Statutory Requirements of the Bank, together with relevant disclosures and notes to the accounts, including Pillar 3 disclosure requirements.
  • Manages the audit of HLISB's Financial Statement conducted by the external auditors on the annual or half yearly basis. During this audit process, he/she plays a role as the moderator or coordinator between the external auditors and internal stakeholders to attend to any audit queries or request.
  • Manages the quarterly review of HLISB financial statement by BNM until the approval of accounts by BNM.
  • Manage the publication of HLISB Annual Report, particularly on the Financial Statements and Basel 3 Pillar 3 reports.
  • Manages the annual statutory filing of the audited accounts of HLISB including the sign off and approval of the statutory accounts by relevant authorities.
  • Manage the publication of condensed financial statements of HLISB in the corporate website on quarterly basis, in accordance with the BNM requirements.
  • Responsible for compliance of HLISB's statutory and quarterly financial reports with applicable guidelines, accounting standards and regulatory requirements.
  • Manage the financial accounting practices of HLISB (as a group entity) to ensure they are consistent with the Accounting Policy and Standards adopted by the Group.
  • Monitors the accounting practices and disclosure of HLISB are in line with the Shariah parameters, given the unique nature of HLISB that operates in the Islamic Banking environment.
3. Financial Control Policy
  • Instill financial management discipline within HLISB stakeholders. This includes providing advisory on accounting process flows and procedures.
  • Lead the daily decision making and problem-solving processes involving financial transactions and chart of accounts. This includes engaging the relevant transactions owners to address any prevailing issues.
  • Manages process to minimize breach of control incidences on financial reporting.
4. Relationships Management with Internal and External Stakeholders
  • Manage various departments in Hong Leong Group to ensure they provide proper support to HLISB in term of financial accounting, in accordance with the Service Level Agreement between HLISB and HLB. The area covers among which data compilation, general ledger maintenance, trial balance, SBU financial report, branch accounting, IT, etc.
  • Manage relationship with external stakeholders, such as External Auditors.
  • Manage the internal stakeholders, via playing a role as moderator or coordinator on any issues or problem related to the financial accounting encountered by the stakeholders.
  • Provide sound analytic and advice to internal stakeholders as and when required.
5. Special Project:
  • Directly involved in any relevant projects and initiatives launched by HLISB or Group and provides meaningful information to decision makers that helps them in the preparation and implementation of projects.
  • Fostering and enrichment of strong team building and build positive long-term good working relationship with Group Finance team inclusive of businesses team.
6. Controls and Compliance
  • Exercise due care and diligence on matters related to financial accounting to ensure they comply with applicable regulations and policies which encompasses adherence to the Bank's Code of Conduct & Ethics and all relevant regulatory policies and requirements such as PDPA, FTFC, AMLCFT, ABC, FATCA, CRS & etc.
7. Other functions:
  • Involvement in HLISB ALCO to ensure that the Assets and Liabilities Management (ALM) of HLISB operates within the prescribed ALCO's term of reference.
  • Involve in the strategic management process particularly on the goal setting and performance management processes.

Managerial (team/group responsibilities)
  • Supervise Financial Accounting section of HLISB
  • Effectively handle and coordinate with different stakeholders within HLISB and the Group

Organizational (organizational responsibilities)
  • Manage relationship with stakeholders within HLISB departments and HLB counterparts. Work with business and support units to help them achieve the banks strategic journey, particularly Group Finance and other units that support the accounting matters for HLISB.

Jobholder Requirements
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance, or other related qualification
At least 3 - 5 years working experience in any of the following areas:
  • Financial and regulatory Reporting
  • Banking and financial sectors environment
  • Data management and financial modelling.
Special Skills
  • Good analytical skills
  • Meticulous which requires high attention to details
  • Good communication and networking skills
  • Advanced skills in using Microsoft Office, especially excel.

About Hong Leong Bank

We are a leading financial institution in Malaysia backed by a century of entrepreneurial heritage. Providing comprehensive financial services guided by a Digital-at-the-Core ethos has earned us industry recognition and accolades for our innovative approach in making banking simpler and more effortless for our customers. Our digital and physical offerings span across a vast nationwide network in Malaysia, strengthened with an expanding regional presence in Singapore, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Cambodia, and China.

We seek to strike a balance between diversity, inclusion and merit to achieve our mission of infusing diversity in thinking and skillsets into our organisation. Candidates are assessed based on merit and potential, in line with our mission to attract and recruit the best talent available. Expanding on our "Digital at the Core" ethos, we are progressively digitising the employee journey and experience to provide a strong foundation for our people to drive life-long learning, achieve their career aspirations and grow talent from within our organisation.

Realise your full potential at Hong Leong Bank by applying now.

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