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SVP, Head of Group Financial Reporting, Diversified Banking Group 

  • Diversified Banking Group in Asia
  • Sizeable Finance Department (no offshoring)
  • Leading Group Reporting Function

Our client is an expanding Banking Group with solid business performance across its full range business services in Asia (Retail Banking, Private Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Securities / Brokerage). As part of strategic growth, an excellent leadership opportunity has arisen for a Finance professional to lead the function in Group Financial Reporting, based in Hong Kong.

The key responsibilities for this position are as follows:

  • Report to and support the Hong Kong CFO in managing a sizeable Group Financial Reporting team.
  • Provide oversight and ownership of Group reporting processes, ensuring timely and accurate submissions for month-end closing, annual and interim statutory reporting and management reporting.
  • Define financial reporting treatment and requirements, drive execution of reporting change initiatives, new regulatory / group requests, enhancement of reporting platforms, strategic data sourcing, implementation of consistent change management and governance processes, implementation of strategic initiatives.
  • Advise and assist on financial accounting matters to the wider bank, branches and subsidiaries.
  • Ensure data integrity and quality, adherence to internal controls and policies, ensure proper control checking, review and reconciliation procedures are in place.
  • Review and prepare any ad-hoc and regular financial analysis reports, board meeting materials, shareholders reports and regulatory requests.
  • Ensure proper reconciliation of inter-company accounts, identify and investigate any material discrepancies.
  • Team development and management of resources across the organization to maximize effectiveness of the team.
  • Take a lead in identifying and implementing process improvements to enhance the efficiency and accuracy of reporting process.
  • Present key results to senior management when required.

Successful applicants will have the following skills and experience:

  • University degree with professional accounting qualification.
  • Minimum 12+ years relevant experience in group reporting, financial reporting, regulatory reporting, financial control, finance process transformation.
  • At least 3 years of team management experience.
  • Strong knowledge of IFRS and Hong Kong Accounting standards.
  • Industry experience from Banking is a must, ideally from banks with diversified banking activities across Retail Banking, Corporate Banking, Institutional Banking and / or Private Bankingor at Group / Head Office level.
  • Experience in process improvement and system implementation work.
  • Excellent communication skills with fluency in English and Cantonese, additional Mandarin skills would be advantageous.

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