Janus Henderson Investors Business Finance Manager, Pan Asia in Singapore

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Corporate Title: Business Finance Manager, Pan Asia

Department: Finance

Reporting Line: Lead of Business Finance (functional) COO, Pan Asia (regional)

Location: Singapore

Revised Date: 23 November 2018

In-scope of Knowledge & Competence (MiFID II): No

Overview of the Role

The Business Finance function is a global team with a target headcount of 13 FTE at different levels (2 Trainees, 3 Analysts, 4 Senior Analyst, and 4 Managers) located in our mains offices globally (2 in Singapore, 6 in London and 5 in Denver). The Business Finance team is part of the FP&A and Investor Relations team.

This Singapore-based role at Manager-level will be responsible for providing end-to-end business finance support to the Head of Pan Asia and other senior management in Pan Asia. With an Analyst reporting to them, they will contribute to and deliver core financial planning and analysis outputs as part of the wider firm processes and serve as a partner to senior business leaders to drive resource planning and control, support and facilitate effective business decision-making, and offer commercial insight to identify opportunities to create value.

Key team deliverables:To provide end to end financial support to the business to drive resource planning and control and to facilitate effective forward looking business decision making with commercial insight to identify opportunities to create value.

  • Ensure budgets and forecasts agreed by the Exco and functional Exco members based outside the region are managed appropriately, flagging risks where necessary.

  • Enable functional heads to manage the Pan Asia resources of their global teams.

  • Provide independent advice and support to the business as well as challenging where appropriate.

  • Production and tracking of accurate and efficient budgets and forecasts.

  • Production and development of meaningful management information.

  • Ensure the group MI team has appropriate commentary and support to report monthly results and changes in forecasts to Exco.

  • Ensure business functions have sufficient finance representation and support for projects, initiatives and supplier or client commercial arrangements.

  • Preparation of ad-hoc analysis as required by management.

Duties and Responsibilities

With the support of an analyst the Pan Asia Business Finance team will:

  • Provide business partnering support to the Head of Pan Asia, Pan Asia COO and other senior management in Pan Asia.

  • Lead end-to-end financial planning and budgeting for Pan Asia.

  • Co-ordinate business planning and prioritisation.

  • Monthly expense reporting and analysis to regional function heads, senior management and functional business finance leads highlighting risks or opportunities to achieving agreed budgets or forecasts.

  • Deliver and develop monthly AUM and Flow reporting to regional Distribution heads and the Pan Asian Management team.

  • Manage headcount and resource budgets working with senior management, HR and Denver and London based Finance teams.

  • Own and lead the flow forecasting cycles for Pan Asia distribution, working with the Senior Analyst – Global Distribution.

  • Work closely with the Pan Asian Marketing teams to ensure marketing costs are controlled, tracked and managed appropriately.

  • Work with business leaders to develop and analyse metrics to measure financial and operational performance

  • Provide finance support to contract negotiations, project tracking, regional marketing trackers and any other ad hoc requests.

  • Work with regional teams and the MI team to ensure appropriate cost drivers are used for profitability modelling.

  • Work with Strategy team and senior management on an ad hoc basis to help prepare business plans and/or other ad hoc financial analysis to help with key strategic decision-making (e.g. profitability analysis, divestments, new team launches)

  • Assume additional duties to fulfil the role, including ad hoc projects as assigned

Primary Working Relationships

  • Senior Business Management

  • Finance Business Partners – based in London and Denver.

  • MI and Planning team

  • Financial Control and External Reporting Team

  • Strategy Team on an ad hoc basis

Technical Skills and Qualifications

  • A professional qualification (CPA, CA, MBA or equivalent)

  • Minimum of 5 years Investment Management industry experience

  • Must have Budgeting and Forecasting experience

  • Must have at least 2 years of experience of managing team members (with reporting lines)

  • Must have strong financial modelling skills (Excel)

  • Must have strong presentation skills (PowerPoint)

  • Experience of working with senior management / business partnering

  • Experience of working in a global organisation

Competencies Required

  • Ability to analyse data and provide relevant financial insight

  • Must be highly numerate and have strong oral and written communications skills

  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels

  • Must be able to work independently to research, analyze, synthesize and present complex qualitative and quantitative data clearly

  • Must have strong organizational/administrative management skills, with the proven ability to work effectively under pressure, and manage multiple projects and assignments under tight deadlines

  • Team player with a flexible results driven approach

  • Strong attention to detail

  • Ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment

  • Self-starter with proven problem-solving capabilities

  • Experience of working in a global organisation

  • Able to understand the objectives and priorities of the business

Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed by:

  • Annual Performance Appraisal

  • Completion of all assigned Compliance training

  • Annual Attestation (Knowledge and Competence in-scope roles only)Compliance RequirementsAt a minimum the role will require you to:

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

  • Understand and follow laws and regulations applicable for your role, seeking the help of your supervising manager or Compliance if you would like further explanation or direction regarding this

  • Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and ask for the support/guidance of the policy owner if you are unsure at any time

  • You are ultimately accountable for your actions and 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.