Senior Financial Analyst

Company 1 - The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Competitive salary
28 Oct 2020
06 Nov 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

NA ESSC is recruiting a highly motivated Senior Financial Analyst to be part of their Global Functions Advisory team. The incumbent will contribute to financial reporting, budgeting and forecasting for North America segment Marketing and Analytics clients and support the continuous evolution and delivery of the expense advisory function.


  • Support the monthly forecasting cycle by updating templates and collaborating with clients to collect expense/FTE feedback. Understand trends and use appropriate judgement to build forecasts.
  • Prepare month end commentary on variances, trends and key metrics. Update PowerBI dashboards and distribute results to clients.
  • Assist with the annual planning cycle including consolidation of global functional results and building presentations.
  • Prepare Journal Entries with appropriate supporting documentation for approval/releasing.
  • Work with Accounting Operations team to investigate specific spend items and client inquires.
  • Support project and BAU initiative reporting by working with clients to ensure spend has been tagged to projects appropriately.
  • Assist with ongoing analysis of work flow processes and establishment of new procedures and process improvements.
  • Assist with various expense management initiatives as they arise (i.e. tracking cost savings, FTE movement for organizational changes, updating SharePoint access, etc.).

  • Undergraduate degree (business, economics or finance preferred)
  • Professional accounting designation or equivalent experience
  • 3 - 5 years progressive experience within finance within a large multi-national, organization
  • Highly developed written and oral communication skills; able to communicate with cost centre leads
  • Work collaboratively with clients and colleagues within Finance
  • Work efficiently in dynamic environments and cultures
  • Flexibility to occasionally conference with various time zones

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. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Canada, Asia, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2019, we had more than 35,000 employees, over 98,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 30 million customers. As of June 30, 2020, we had $1.2 trillion (US$0.9 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $30.6 billion in payments to our customers. Our principal operations are in Asia, Canada and the United States where we have served customers for more than 155 years. 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.