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Life Accountant

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Job Summary

To perform specific Finance, Accounting and Reporting activities related to close operations and General Ledger Maintenance relevant for Group and local Statutory reporting, ensuring that accounting processes and procedures are followed and completed to support and reinforce key business objectives.

Key Accountabilities

  

Statutory & Regulatory Reporting : 

  • Prepare and ensure monthly closing are prepared timely, accurately and in accordance with Accounting standards.
  • Responsible for communicating with all stakeholders to ensure complete, accurate and timely completion of monthly financial closing as well as reporting requirements.
  • Assist in annual audit matters.
  • Assist in projects and other ad-hoc matters of the Company.

Additional Job Functions

Proactively communicate to management and suggest improvement actions. Intermediate level of problem solving skills. Willingness to learn and take ownership in routine practices. Ability to work within tight deadlines.

Business Accountabilities

  • Provide technical Accounting guidance and work direction to team members and monitor their performance in order to ensure work is carried out efficiently and effectively.
  • Lead short-term defined scope Accounting projects or support larger projects through planning and carrying out regular project quality reviews using standard methodologies in order to identify, assess and take action to mitigate risks to project success.
  • Undertake investigations and inspections of financial data, processes and practices in accordance with established procedure and local & international standards to identify potential or actual compliance issues and recommend appropriate action.
  • Independently collate and analyse Accounting data using pre-determined financial modelling and accounting tools, methods and formats and make recommendations in order to support the department's decision making process. Assess and evaluate Accounting processes in order to identify opportunities for improvement.
  • Plan and carry out regular reviews of customer service in order to identify shortfalls and recommend actions to improve performance for external customers and recommend actions to improve the timeliness quality of data for internal customers.
  • Review and interpret information from multiple financial data sources and advise internal clients of appropriate action to fulfill procedural, regulatory and local & global statutory requirements.
  • Act as account manager and analyse account information to identify and reconcile discrepancies and/or complete research on financial data to be included in management reports.

Job Qualifications & Experience

Qualifications:

  • At least a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting or equivalent or Professional Accounting Qualification (CPA, ACCA or equivalent)

 

Experience:

  • At least 2 years Finance/Accounting experience

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Experience working with inter-departmental teams 

 

Knowledge : 

  • BNM Regulations & Guidelines
  • Other regulatory requirements e.g. LIAM, PIDM
  • Basic Accounting rules (IFRS, MFRS)
  • Some analytical capability
  • Good written and spoken Bahasa Malaysia and English

 

Technical Skills :

  • Strong computer skills
  • SAP experience is advantageous
  • Basic IFRS/GAAP/Statutory accounting knowledge
  • Insurance accounting
  • Basic awareness of RBC and other Solvency requirements
  • Communication skills

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