Business Finance Analyst
We are a leading independent global asset manager, dedicated to delivering the best outcomes for our clients through a highly diversified range of actively-managed products. We are truly global, supporting our individual and institutional investors across a range of products, encompassing equities, fixed income, multi-asset and alternatives. We build client trust by being dependably excellent in all things, and we put the client at the heart of everything we do. Our high-energy and collaborative culture at Janus Henderson helps our client achieve their goals and ensures that our people love the place they work.
The Finance team operates across all business lines to maximise stakeholder returns. With approximately 80 members globally, the team represents a wide range of expertise and experience, servicing not only the UK, but also Continental Europe, North America and Asia Pacific.
Overview of the role
This Singapore based role, reporting to Business Finance Manager, sits within the Business Finance team, which is primarily responsible for providing end to end financial support and business partnering to Business Units, working closely with Executive Committee (ExCo) members and Senior Management. The team’s objective is to optimize use of the firm’s resources. This includes global resource planning, implementing and adhering to financial controls and facilitating effective forward looking business decision making with commercial insight to identify opportunities to create value.
The Business Finance team works closely with the FP&A to collectively form the Global FP&A & Business Finance Team, which provides business partnering, Budgeting & Forecasting, Management Information and Executive level support across the firm and to various external stakeholders.
Duties and responsibilities
- Provide excellent business finance support to business functions of Asia Pacific region
- Prioritise activities to ensure business finance deliverables are met to a high standard
- Communicate efficiently with stakeholders and business partners
- Ensure budgets and forecasts agreed by the Executive Committee are managed appropriately, flagging risks where necessary
- Enable functional heads to manage the 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
- Ensure the FP&A team has appropriate commentary and support to report monthly results and changes in forecasts to the Executive Committee
- 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
- Trouble shoot issues and work to resolution
Support Asia Pac business functions with:
- Regular reporting and analysis:
- Expense and headcount reporting
- Transaction analysis, investigation and flagging risks where necessary
- Marketing expenses analysis and tracking
Budgeting and forecasting
- End to end budgeting & forecasting process, including tracking of the budget.
- Actively input into driving process efficiency
- Complete ad hoc analysis as required to support business partners
- Assume additional duties to fulfil the role, including ad hoc projects as assigned
- Carry out additional duties as assigned.
Technical skills and qualifications
- Graduate or part qualified accountant (CIMA, ACA, ACCA or equivalent)
- FP&A or management reporting experience preferable
- Good financial modelling skills
- Competency with Microsoft Excel and proficiency with other Microsoft Office tools
- Ability to analyse data and provide relevant financial insight
- Experience with SAP BPC, Anaplan or other financial reporting software a plus
In addition to putting clients first, acting like an owner, and succeeding as a team, the competencies for this role include:
- Team player with a flexible, results driven approach
- Excellent analytical ability with a good attention to detail
- Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to challenge, influence and manage key stakeholders
- Able to work independently to research, analyze, synthesize and present complex qualitative and quantitative data clearly
- Strong organizational/administrative management skills, with the ability to work effectively under pressure, and under tight deadlines
- Ability to adapt quickly in a fast-paced environment
- Able to understand the objectives and priorities of the business
- Ability to work efficiently within a global team
Ongoing competence in the role to be assessed, in line with applicable regulatory requirements, by:
- Annual performance appraisal
- Completion of all assigned compliance training
At a minimum the role will require you to:
- Place the interest of Janus Henderson’s Clients first, 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 additional guidance is required
- Understand and abide by all Janus Henderson policies applicable to your role, and seek support/guidance of the policy owner guidance when required
- You are ultimately accountable for your actions and responsible for seeking further information on any or all of the above as necessary.
We are an equal opportunity / affirmative action employer. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.