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John Hancock.

Director Finance

John Hancock. - Boston, MA

Director Finance




Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed? With work that challenges and makes a difference and a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.

Overview: *

Candidate will join the US Division Audit Coordination and Internal Controls Center of Excellence (CCOE) group within US Finance. This group provides our business partners with expertise in the design and testing of controls and collaborates with Audit Services and external audit to ensure that the audits of the Company’s Sarbanes Oxley (SOX) and Model Audit Rule (MAR) controls and financial statements go smoothly. In addition, this group provides centralized support of the US Division control environment, including the insurance and annuity operational reporting, IFRS actuarial reporting, NAIC actuarial reporting and Accounting Shared Service Centers. This team is also critical in a Company-wide initiative to reduce the SOX/MAR testing effort across the US Division and in developing best practices in internal controls for the benefits of all process owners.

Description: *

Reporting to the AVP, the Controls COE Director manager will be responsible for engaging and inspiring the Controls COE team in the oversight of the five control accountants that perform the the day-to-day control analysis of financial SOX control procedures within the operations areas, accounting and actuarial shared service groups and operational risk framework, which includes:

SOX & MAR coordination

Key risk audits

Design of controls and best practices

Liaison with operational financial controls

External audit coordination

Actuarial valuation controls

Reinsurance controls

Incident reporting

The position will provide opportunities to build on competencies such as leadership, coaching and mentoring, collaboration and coordination across business areas including Audit Services and external audit, project management and developing knowledge of John Hancock operational and actuarial controls/processes.

Responsibilities: *

Provide strong, proactive leadership and coaching to a team of finance professionals

Identify and implement continuous financial process improvements and develop best practices in policies, processes, controls and risk reporting to create efficiencies

Ensure adequate planning for the successful completion of SOX walkthroughs for delivery to EY

Demonstrate advanced knowledge regarding SOX controls, audit concepts and risk identification

Build effective relationships with the Insurance and Annuity operational leads, business unit/shared service actuaries, Audit Services, external auditors, operational risk management and accounting shared service providers.

Build effective relationships and collaborate with the SOX PMO, US Division IT Controls COE and Controls COE groups across the company including Group, Canada, Investments and Asia

Drive assessments and reviews of the adequacy of controls, incident reports, deficiencies and remediation plans noted within the business area/shared service overall actuarial framework.

Drive the continuous improvement of the business area/shared service’s controls framework, methodology, tools & reporting.

Maintain a high level of responsiveness to internal & external auditors, ensuring adherence to professional standards.

Job Requirements (Knowledge/Skills/Competencies): *

Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance or equivalent work experience.

Accounting designation (CPA, CA) with 10 years of relevant experience, public accounting experience a plus

Working knowledge of SOX, MAR, and IFRS/NAIC accounting guidelines are a plus

Demonstrated leadership talents in coaching and motivating staff to achieve objectives and contributes to building team member capabilities by adjusting their leadership style to each individual/situation

Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to influence management at various levels of the organization.

Detailed oriented with strong organization and project management skills. Excellent customer focus and a commitment to quality while still meeting deadlines.

Ability to effectively communicate ideas and recommendations orally and in writing, while considering the viewpoint of others.

Strong analytical and inquiry skills to understand operational and valuation processes and controls.

Self-motivated, ability to work independently and with teams at the Boston & Toronto locations.

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife

John Hancock is a division of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers’ needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management

solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were over $1 trillion (US$806 billion) as of September 30, 2017. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at

One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports approximately 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and college savings plans. We also offer advice through Signator, a network of independent financial advisors. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at

Agency submissions and contacts are by invitation only and must be initiated by John Hancock's Recruiting Department only. Unsolicited agency submissions will not be honored.






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John Hancock.


Director Finance John Hancock. - Boston, MA, United States


Location: Boston, MA

Company Profile:
we continue our tradition as a well established financial services leader by operating as the U.S. unit of Manulife Financial, a leading Canadian-based financial services group serving the financial needs of millions of customers in 22 countries and territories worldwide. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK.