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Regional Finance Manager

Singapore, Singapore | Aviva

  • Industry:
    Financial Services
  • Position Type:
  • Functions:
    Accounting / Control
    Finance (Internal)
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Job Description:
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A qualified accountant with a combination of strong technical skills and commercial acumen.

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, ARO, with frequent interactions with the Regional Head of Finance in a flat finance structure.

Supporting to meet the IFRS, SII reporting demands from Aviva Group Centre.

Building strong business partnering relationships with selected Asian businesses.

Working closely with a range of Group functions including Financial Reporting, FP&A, Actuarial and the Treasury teams.

Ensure that the businesses provide the “Right numbers, on time, with no surprises” to both Group and to the Regional office.

Ensure that ARO has a detailed and in-depth understanding of the financial results and drivers to the business, and that this is clearly communicated to ARO executives and Group.

Develop all aspects of financial planning, reporting and management information of the business.

Contribute to reporting to the Region and Group on the Asia results in accordance with reporting timetables

Prepare monthly MI reports, management presentations, and contribute to ad hoc financial reports for the Asia region.

Participate and contribute to the implementation of IFRS17 project for Asia region.


Insurance reporting and technical skills

Developing a deep understanding of the business environment in which the Region operates

Relationship building and collaboration

Communication and influencing skills

Continual performance management

Achievement and results orientation

Team building and accountability


Span of the Role

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer, ARO, with frequent interactions with the Regional Head of Finance in a flat finance structure

Building effective relationships with Aviva Group Centre, across the Regional office, and with the Asian Businesses


Timely and accurate review of Asia businesses’ financials, and production of Region’s financial reports, MI, aligned with strategic outcomes.

Lead the region’s financial reporting cycles and ensure timely and accurate submissions from business units.

Ensure full compliance with appropriate Group requirements and standards.

Ensure that risks taken in own areas of work are controlled within approved limits.

To understand and act within delegated authority given by ARO management.

To act within regulatory and professional constraints.

Ensure data integrity.


Strong Life Insurance accounting knowledge (General Insurance a plus)

Financial reporting (IFRS; local Asian GAAP knowledge desirable)

Business analysis

Challenging / influencing skills

Written and oral communication

Strategy, planning & reporting

Sensitivity to cultural diversity in Asia

Flexibility to multiple demands

Team player and willingness to work with dynamic team

Knowledge on IFRS17 a distinct advantage

Fluency in Bahasa, Mandarin and/or Vietnamese desirable


College Degree

Qualified Accountant

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