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Head of Finance, Asia

Hong Kong, Hong Kong | Sun Life Financial

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
    General Management
  • Experience:
    10-12 years
Job Description:
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The Head of Finance for SLF Asia is responsible for leading the finance team located in Hong Kong and Manila including Financial Planning & Analysis, Tax, Finance Projects (IFRS17), Financial Reporting, Internal Control and Treasury. She/he provides leadership and oversight to the finance teams at “in country locations” and helps the businesses create optimal shareholder value, with well managed financial and operational risks. Reporting to the CFO and Head of Strategic Integration, Asia, she/he works closely with the senior management team in Asia on high level initiatives as well as to manage daily operational issues. The Head of Finance, Asia determines financial priorities and allocates resources to achieve business goals.

Provides accurate, complete, timely and useful financial and management information

Leads businesses in the area of business planning, forecasting, expense management and tax

Ensure accuracy and integrity of financial reporting

Identify and implement best practices for risk management, internal control, ensuring internationalization and adherence in the areas of company policies, tax compliance, and management of relevant external relationships as it relates to finance function

Talent management and development, responsible for positive and productive employee experience

As a member of the Asia Functional Leadership team, provide cross team leadership and support for the RO

Preferred skills 

Broad exposure to finance functions in a leadership position.

Strong finance knowledge and background

Expert knowledge in Financial modelling

Expert knowledge in insurance and Asset Management financial drivers

Strong business acumen

Strategic orientation

Strong people leadership


Bachelor degree in Finance/Accounting/Actuarial or equivalent

Certified Accountant/Actuary or equivalent

At least 10 years solid experience in Accounting and Finance, with at least 5 years of experience in the Asia Region

Broad exposure to finance functions through functional leadership roles

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