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Senior Accountant

Company: John Hancock
Location: Boston
Posted on: February 16, 2020

Job Description:

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

The accountant's responsibilities pertain to the accounting, financial reporting, and analysis on multiple bases of reporting (NAIC, IFRS and USGAAP). Responsibilities primarily consist of collaborating with various business contacts to analyze/understand consolidated results and stand-alone results for various subsidiaries, preparing financial statements and materials for board meetings, and performing accounting (e.g. journal entries, reconciliations, equity pick-ups, etc.) for various companies. In addition, the role will participate in year-end financial statement audits and financial control procedures.

Responsibilities:

  • Performing accounting activities such as creating standard and non-standard journal entries, reconciling complex general ledger accounts, and preparing state filings, footnotes, and financial statement pages.---
  • Analyzing financial results, detecting aberrations and providing commentary with respect to specific areas of focus.
  • Works on semi-structured assignments based on existing practices and within guidelines.
  • Proposes and implements data management efficiencies.
  • Shares best practices with other team members and makes recommendations for process improvements.
  • Assists directors, managers and other team members on various projects and analyses.

    Job Requirements:
    • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.
    • 4 or more years of experience required
    • Public Accounting background preferred
    • Strong written and oral communication skills.
    • Detail-oriented, well-organized, and excellent analytical skills.
    • Self-starter and team player with a high level of initiative, strong work ethic and the ability to gather, synthesize, organize and report information.
    • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a demanding and deadline-oriented environment.
    • Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office applications.
    • A working knowledge of accounting rules, regulatory rules and/or business processes as it pertains to the accountant's sphere of responsibility (e.g., a set of regulatory filings or account reconciliations).
    • Demonstrates emerging to solid proficiency in own discipline; still acquiring higher-level knowledge and skills and emerging ability to draft managerial reporting narratives.
    • Prioritizing and reprioritizing work deliverables and projects for internal clients based on changing business needs (deadlines, costs, scope of projects).
    • Decisions at this position are made using judgment based on skills and knowledge already developed.

      JOHN HANCOCK IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER - AA/F/M/D/V

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      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.

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