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Expense Analyst


Job Purpose

Support the regular performance management processes for the total company- General and Life segments business unit’s expenses (Conventional and Takaful), providing sound financial analysis and enhanced business insight.


Job Responsibilities

  • Complete regular monitoring of expense accounts, to ensure expenses to be parked appropriately to the respective accounts.
  • To monitor recharges from Region, Group and shared services.
  • Prepare monthly expense accruals.
  • Prepare monthly expenses and FTE reporting with insightful commentary.
  • To provide variance analysis and commentary on comparisons for Group, Regional and Local regulatory reporting.
  • Provide input for monthly expense forecasts, to ensure inputs from stakeholders such as HR, IT CREWS and respective cost centre owner are prudence.
  • Liaise with Financial Accounting team to ensure the accuracy of monthly financial results submission.
  • To analyse the financial data and able to highlight the abnormally (if any) to the line manager.
  • Assist in writes-up of commentaries for monthly performance packs and relevant segment reporting level.
  • Assist in providing solutions to the queries from stakeholders.
  • Assist in annual planning exercise by working closely with the business functions to develop robust expense plans.
  • Be initiative to bring value to the business by enhancing the monthly reporting processes and providing insightful analysis to the businesses.
  • To respond to Ad-hoc expense queries.


Key Relationships

To maintain a good relationship with respective cost centre owners, HR and other Finance teams, such as accounting and operations.


Qualifications/ Experience

  • Candidate must possess at least a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Economics, Finance, Law or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 3 years of working experience in relevant role.
  • Experience in insurance industry is preferred.


Skills/ Knowledge

  • Proficiency in balance sheet and Income Statement knowledge.
  • Good analysis and writing skill for commentary.
  • Strong numerical, analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Good sense or urgency and able to work under pressure.
  • Basic knowledge in SAP.
  • Excellent Excel skills.



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