Senior Financial Analyst, Investment Operations, Fund Oversight

John Hancock
Quebec, Canada
Competitive salary
16 Sep 2020
18 Sep 2020
Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Job Description

From new regulations to globalization, the pace and extent of changes in the accounting profession are significant. The diversity and complexity of our investment and insurance environment make our accounting and finance opportunities challenging. Bring your expertise to our dedicated teams and contribute to the integration of the best and most stringent accounting practices and standards. Our main global objective: improve operational efficiency and support our many internal and external stakeholders.

This open position is part of our Fund Oversight team located in Montreal. The Fund Oversight team is in charge of reviewing and validating the Net Asset Value (NAV) calculation for Manulife's internal and external funds. We are looking for a result-oriented person with a good understanding of investment accounting and in-depth knowledge of financial markets.

Your contribution:
  • Validate the daily calculation of Net Asset Values for North American and International funds;
  • Assist Managers in performing second level reviews for files completed by junior team members;
  • Act as a mentor or reference person for topics and issues that are deemed riskier or more critical.
  • Perform inquiries and seek relevant information from appropriate external and internal parties (such as NAV Agents) in order to adequately finalize investigations.
  • Independently lead and/or participate in projects sought at developing and implementing new systems and products, as assigned by Managers;
  • Be ready to work from time to time outside of regular business hours in order to accommodate for spikes in activity or calls with our international partners.
  • Prepare, verify and coordinate the information required for the preparation of management reports and other financial documents;
  • Support colleagues in their tasks or with any other issues that could arise;
  • Implement and validate changes to oversight procedures and update documentation to ensure operational objectives and standards are met;
  • Use appropriate judgment in dealing with unexpected issues and requests, demonstrating an ability to prioritize work and mitigate risk;

Your background:
  • Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting with a minimum of three (3) to five (5) years of experience, with exposure to fund accounting and/or investment operations.
  • Good knowledge of and/or experience with securities instruments, settlements, foreign exchange transactions, reconciliations and investment accounting.
  • Result-oriented, with the ability to react quickly, to adapt to changes and to meet tight deadlines;
  • Accounting designation, an asset;
  • Bilingual, French and English, written and spoken;
  • Demonstrates initiative and takes responsibility;
  • Detailed-oriented with a high level of accuracy;
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills;
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skill

If you are ready to unleash your potential, it's time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers. As of June 30, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$877 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.4 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are where we have served customers for more than 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.

Manulife is an equal opportunity employer. We strive to attract, develop and retain a workforce that is as diverse as the customers we serve and to foster an inclusive work environment that embraces the strength of cultures and individuals. We are committed to fair recruitment, retention and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground. It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will consult with applicants contacted to participate at any stage of the recruitment process who request any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.