Business Analyst
Manulife
Quezon City, PH
1d ago

Job Description

General Accountability :

The IFS department is responsible for the financial reporting systems and processes that support total company

reporting. This position helps to ensure that the Company’s general ledger and financial reporting tools are

reliable, accessible and stable, that structures appropriately reflect business requirements, and that controls are

in place to support the end-to-end process for all IFS applications.

The incumbent will be part of the Financial / Treasury Processes team working on projects involving new or

existing applications and processes. Their primary responsibility is to ensure system solutions and related

processes support overall company objectives and ensure the integrity and quality of financial data. This

involves vendor / in-house application deployment, enhancements, steady state support, troubleshooting

problems, identifying opportunities for increased effectiveness or efficiency in Financial and Treasury

Responsibilities :

  • Business Support
  • As a business support, the incumbent will be expected to interact professionally with clients and business

    areas to provide a high quality of service. This includes effectively communicating with all levels of

    management to provide reports for project status and to make them aware of critical issues requiring their

    attention.

  • Application Development and Maintenance
  • The role provides steady state maintenance and enhancement of existing production tools / processes. The

    IFS Business Support team responds to requests for : security access, GL and data mart structure changes,

    reports and extracts, accounting feed support, audit / SOX support, production status information, and Just-

    In-Time training and job aids.

  • Financial System Analysis and Control
  • Junior Analyst is responsible for ongoing operations. This involves data reconciliation by preparation of daily

    control reports that checks the integrity of the financial data within the system. Analyst should ensure that any issues or discrepancies identified, either by internal control measures or by end-users, should be tracked, reported, and resolved in a timely manner.

  • Project Management Manages small to medium initiatives (as required) according to the established project management methodologies.
  • Coordinates project implementations according to required test plans / matrices prepared by Team Lead and executing functional and system integration testing of the application

    Qualifications :

  • Graduate of any business degree or equivalent business experience
  • Good understanding of ledger systems, good accounting knowledge and sensitive to reporting cycle
  • Minimum of 2 years of professional experience in business analysis / project management function within finance area
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel (pivot tables, functions, etc.) and data marts)
  • Exceptional analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills
  • Competencies : · Ability to work in a dynamic, fast-changing environment · Ability to work under tight deadlines, handle multiple tasks and manage ambiguity · Ability to independently learn new systems / technology · Strong attention to detail · Flexible and adaptable when dealing with change

    Problems / Challenges :

    Financial Reporting

    Error in business set ups will result to misstatements in financial reporting of various business units.

    Insufficient communication or coordination of a change requested by a specific business unit that will

    impact various reporting (e.g. statement line change to IFRS) will also cause this issue.

    Position Dimensions (Organizational Impact) :

    The IFS Business Support area provides a centralized service to all users of IFS applications and

    services. This position supports approximately 2,300 users of IFS systems world-wide with constant

    collaboration with Divisional Coordinators, Business Experts as well as individual users of IFS

    applications

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