Associate Director, IT Finance / Expense Management Asia, Insur

Job Title: Associate Director, IT Finance / Expense Management Asia, Insur
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Salary: Negotiable
Reference: 532269_1495539292
Contact Name: Sze Sze Yeung
Contact Email:
Job Published: May 23, 2017 12:34

Job Description

Our client is a Top-Tier Global Insurance Group and the role sits in their Regional Finance team specializing in Cost / Expense Management (FP&A). This position would be a senior role within the team assisting the functional head on IT related cost / expenses control, reporting, analysis and budgeting / planning.

Role Summary

  • Accountable for overall expense management, reporting and analysis particularly on Information Systems (IS) functions to ensure best practices are in place across Asia, deliver insights and decision-useful information to Asia Division senior management and Corporate Finance.
  • Act as a change agent in expense management team to challenge current process and seek for continuous improvement.
  • The candidate is also a key subject matter expert on expense issues to business units, functions and management.

Key Responsibilities

  • Consolidate and review submissions from business units and functions, drill down to the underlying business drivers and provide senior management with in-depth analysis of the business performance.
  • Responsible for monthly / quarterly financial analytical review for the region and report submission to Corporate requirements. In particular, produce Asia Division IS Quarterly Review deck with high quality commentary ensuring clarity and relevance.
  • Work closely with Corporate Finance and business units in order to ensure mutual understanding on the reporting requirements.
  • Proactively look for better ways to provide the information through improved analysis or reporting process.
  • Assist in designing KPIs to measure, explain and drive business performance and to align with Corporate requirements.
  • Review business units annual IS budget/forecast data and address issues, follow up with business units IS Finance and regional functions to resolve identified problems and provide opinions on the feasibility.
  • Manage specific IS initiatives or projects as required on expenses.

Experience & Qualifications

  • Bachelor degree in Accounting, Finance or equivalent, with a relevant professional qualification in Accounting.
  • Minimum 8 years relevant experience in expense management, management reporting or financial planning and analysis. Experience with the insurance sector or knowledge on IT Finance within Financial services would be a plus but not a must.


  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving, and organizational skills.
  • Detail-oriented; ability to establish appropriate checks on one's own or others' work product.
  • Demonstrated ability to implement and control financial systems and processes.
  • Ability to work well under tight deadlines.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong English communication (both written and verbal) and inter-personal skills.
  • Proficient in the use of Excel, Word, PowerPoint.
  • Proficiency in Hyperion-Essbase is a plus.

If you are interested in exploring this role further, please send your resume to Sze Sze Yeung at or call directly on +852 3695 5140 for a confidential discussion