Janus Henderson Investors Senior Finance Manager, Asia in London, United Kingdom

Janus Henderson Global Investors is a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for clients through a broad range of actively managed funds.

We provide our institutional, retail and high net-worth individuals with access to skilled investment professionals representing a broad range of asset classes including, equities, fixed income, multi asset and alternatives.

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Headquartered in London, Janus Henderson is a truly global asset manager with a diverse geographic footprint, managing assets from 27 offices globally and employing more than 2,000 staff.

Title: Senior Finance Manager, Asia

Overview of the Role

Reporting to the Head of Financial Control for Pan Asia, this role will help oversee and manage part of the Pan Asia Finance team. The Pan Asia Finance Team is responsible for the financial accounting of all the entities in Australia, Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Taiwan, and Japan.

The Senior Finance Manager will lead a team of financial accountants, each responsible for their respective entities. Singapore is also the regional Finance hub for Pan Asia and this role will have oversight of the finance support provided to the businesses in the region. The role is expected to have a keen focus on governance, controls, process improvements and automation.

The role will manage a team of 3 finance professionals, all located in the Singapore office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Regional statutory and regulatory reporting – Asia ex Australia

  • Monitoring of payroll and staff costs, including posting of related entries

  • Review & sign off on regulatory reporting, e.g. Risk Based Capital reporting, MAS quarterly filing, HK FRR etc.

  • Review of monthly financials, including balance sheet reconciliations

  • Assist with local projects, e.g. fund closures, tax queries etc.

Overseeing Pan Asia Finance Hub operations

  • Oversight on Accounts Payables/Receivables for Pan Asia

  • Co-ordination with London & Denver group finance teams in all Pan Asia finance operation matters

  • Analytical review of revaluation, open account items, revenue and expenses items for regional companies to ensure proper posting and accountability

  • Ensure controls around transaction processing is effective and adequate

Review and enhancement of Finance policies, procedures, and controls

  • Compile and/or produce documentation around procedures and controls

  • Regular review to ensure that policies, procedures, and controls are effective

  • Identify areas of weakness and develop appropriate measures and safeguards

  • Ensure that processes are compliant with regulatory requirements, e.g. SOX

Process efficiency enhancements and automation

  • Review of existing procedures and seek to refine and automate where possible

  • Identify weak links (e.g. system, data etc.) and either address the issues or implement effective work-arounds

  • Champion change and improvements to produce outputs that’s “right, first time every time”

Support for ad hoc projects

  • Systems implementation and upkeep, e.g. SAP, Bottomline, Basware etc.

  • SOX compliance by 31st December 2018

  • Any other ad hoc tasks or projects as assigned

Other Functions

Assist as required in ad-hoc projects and other business initiatives.

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • Degree in accountancy with CPA / CA/ ACCA qualification

  • At least 8 years of relevant accounting experience, preferably in an Asset management company or other similar investment financial institution with regional exposure

  • Technical and practical knowledge of regional (Singapore, Hong Kong, China, Japan, Australia) statutory & regulatory requirements in asset management or financial services industries

  • A team leader with at least 3 years of experience in managing accounting professionals

  • Proficient in Microsoft office software, particularly in Excel (VBA, custom formulas, pivot tables etc.)

  • Fluency in spoken and written English is a prerequisite

  • Knowledge of Mandarin, Cantonese, and/or Japanese will be an advantage

  • Experience with SAP or other ERP systems preferred

Competencies Required

  • Strong attention to detail and able to work productively under pressure and tight deadlines

  • A strong team player that is accountable and reliable

  • Inquisitive with passion for development and learning

  • Independent and adaptable, able to do ground work while taking on managerial tasks

  • Mature and competent individual with good communication and interpersonal skills

  • Confidence when dealing with senior business management, especially when opinions may differ

  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance trainingCompliance RequirementsAt a minimum the role requires the individual to:

  • Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first and always act in accordance with TCF (Treating Customers Fairly) principles

  • Understand and comply with any federal, state, and foreign laws and regulations applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of Compliance if this is unclear at any time

  • Understand and comply with all relevant Janus Henderson policies applicable for the role, and seeking the guidance of the relevant policy owner if this is unclear at any time.The individual in the role is ultimately accountable for his/her own actions and is responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.

Janus Henderson Investors (including its subsidiaries) will not maintain existing or sponsor new industry registrations or licenses where not supported by an employee’s job functions (as determined by Janus Henderson Investors at its sole discretion).

All applicants must be willing to comply with the provisions of Janus Henderson Investors' Investment Advisory Code of Ethics related to personal securities activities and other disclosure and certification requirements, including past political contributions and political activities. Applicants’ past political contributions or activity may impact applicants’ eligibility for this position. Janus Henderson Investors is an equal opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status. All applications are subject to background checks.