Job ref no.: 0365477
Manulife Financial

Business Consultant / Senior Manager to Director, Asia Transformation Treasury

Manulife Financial

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Job Description

General Accountability:
To support growth, Asia needs a strong and adaptable cash management systems infrastructure to support increasing volumes and provide automated processes, systematic controls and security as well as yield enhancements. The Asia Treasury Cash Management Program is a multi-year Finance infrastructure program budgeted at $10 million USD that will implement cash management infrastructure in Asia by extending the Infor Lawson enterprise General Ledge system to include the Treasury modules: Cash Book, Accounts Payable, and Cash Treasury Management. The Program will drive process improvements and organizational change in Asia Treasury Operations (ATO), as well as, local finance and operational areas; reduce costs by shifting resources offshore, reduce infrastructure costs, reduce required cash balances, and generate higher annual cash yields.
The position of Business Consultant, Asia Transformation - Treasury is responsible for implementing cash management and payment solutions to support increasing Asia payment volumes with automated processes, systematic controls and enhanced security to support businesses across Asia.

Responsibilities:

1. Lead analysis and consulting for local implementations of the Accounts Payable (AP) to support vendor payments across Asia. This includes:

  • Current state, future state and gap analysis.
  • Change management support for process re-design, training, and stakeholder expectations.
  • Vendor Masterfile (VMF) creation combining basic procurement vendor information with the banking information necessary to make payments, assigning expense accounts to be used, and identifying the appropriate approvers for these vendor payments.
  • Testing and end user support for each implementation.
  • Collaboration with local Designated Treasury Officers (DTOs), Asia Treasury Operations (ATO), MBPS SSC teams, procurement and appropriate technology groups including IFS.
  • Post-implementation warranty support and troubleshooting.

2. Lead analysis and consulting for local implementations of the Treasury and cash management modules of the Lawson Treasury system across Asia. This includes:

  • Current/future state and gaps analysis.
  • Change management support for process re-design, training, and stakeholder expectations.
  • Policy administration system analysis related to treasury file specifications and data mapping documents.
  • Testing and end user support for each implementation.
  • Collaboration with local Designated Treasury Officers (DTOs), Asia Treasury Operations (ATO), MBPS SSC teams, and appropriate technology groups including IFS.
  • Post-implementation warranty support and troubleshooting.

3. Lead technical meetings with our banking partners for the purpose of building bank connectivity to support the implementation of the Infor Lawson system for Treasury and Accounts Payable across Asia. This includes:

  • Develop and communicate bank connectivity requirements, ensuring alignment with ongoing improvements to security and banking standards.
  • Coordinate technical meetings with our banking partners.
  • Ensure the completions and validation of the banking questionnaire.
  • Ensure meeting minutes are captured and shared with the appropriate parties and bank connectivity tasks are actively followed up on.
  • Drive and coordinate the bank connectivity and payment file testing with external vendors .
  • Contribute to the building of a high performing team with the purpose of building bank connectivity.
  • Collaboration with ATO and appropriate internal and external technology groups.

Knowledge/Skills/Competencies/Education:

  • Work experience in the financial services industry (insurance / banking / wealth management).
  • Operational knowledge of accounting, treasury, cash operations or accounts payable.
  • 8 plus years of progressive business analysis / consulting experience leading large-scale system or business process improvement projects.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills necessary to support deep dives into business operational problems and able to evaluate impact and opportunities.
  • Confidence and comfort with exploring/investigating new applications and technologies.
  • Experience with building working relationship across functions and with key stakeholders.
  • Understanding of SWIFT / H2H / API / other bank communications channels is an asset.
  • Ability to work independently under general direction and in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Visio.
  • Abie to communicate clearly and effectively in English (written and spoken) as the position will require the candidate to work closely with other staff and bank partners where English proficiency may be lacking. Proficiency in additional languages is an asset.
  • Flexibility to accommodate and work in a dynamic and changing environment.
  • Proven ability and experience with working in an agile project environment would be an asset.

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  • Full-time
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  • 8 years
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  • Middle management level
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