Senior Auditor, Investments
John Hancock 130 reviews - Boston, MA

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Senior Auditor, Investments

This is your opportunity to leverage yourself: build on your sound business experience; fulfill your desire to learn and your passion to see the business across the company and constantly experience new situations; develop leadership and influencing skills.

This position provides the successful candidate with a great opportunity to be exposed to many different operations, managers and leaders of the Company in an interesting and challenging management services role. This exposure will serve to provide the candidate with experience in identifying critical aspects of a business process in both high level and detail. The position provides an outstanding opportunity to enhance problem solving skills, which are essential to success in any organization. Audit focuses on training to quickly understand business objectives and process, identify key risks and core problems, and assess and recommend cost effective solutions. Knowledge of these key business risks and sound management process links directly to predicting a business unit's success in building shareholder value. Audit also concentrates on the effective communication of these ideas, both written and verbal. The art of negotiation, facilitation and personal relationship building is an inherent aspect of successful audit management. Good risk management and sound business practice and technique are essentially the same concepts.

Overall, Audit Services assists Manulife Financial in achieving its vision and objectives, and assists our customers in discharging their responsibilities. This is achieved by providing independent, objective audits and risk management consulting services throughout all areas of the Company.

Key Focus:
The senior auditor is accountable for completing assigned audit work of all types and the delivery of high quality, professional, cost-effective, value-added and risk-based audit services primarily focusing on the US Investment businesses of Manulife. The senior auditor works under the direction of the audit supervisor and the audit manager. A senior auditor may be assigned responsibility to complete specific components of the audit project or as auditor-in-charge of a project.

Completes audit assignments in accordance with department standards

Manages assignments within time budgets and target dates, reporting any timing problems or budget over-runs to supervisor or manager

Communicates/conducts interviews with management regarding the risks being managed by business unit; and assist in developing risk management objectives and audit programs to evaluate these risks

Manages audit staff assisting on assigned components of the audit and review completed files to ensure quality of work completed

Assists in assess risk management practices and provide control consulting services to business unit management

Assists in preparing audit reports, including executive summary and rating of adequacy of risk management, making practical and value-added recommendations to improve risk management practices and the efficiency and effectiveness of operations; audits reports are to be clear, concise and well-organized, and issued within departmental service standards

Assists in presenting findings and recommendations to business unit management; resolve contentious issues and reach agreement on appropriate solutions to risk management and operational efficiency issues.

Follow-up on open audit issues until resolved as assigned.

Provides on the job training and feedback to staff assisting on assignments and contributes to their development.

Uses technology to improve the effectiveness and efficiency of the audit process.

Assists business unit management by providing risk management consulting support and risk management education and training.

University degree required

A recognized accounting (CPA) or auditing (CIA, CISA) designation desirable

2 to 4 years of internal/external audit or equivalent business experience.

Demonstrated understanding of business processes and their risk implications, analyze situations, reach appropriate conclusions, and make value-added and practical recommendations

Demonstrated knowledge of audit methodologies, project management and system development methodologies, control frameworks and risk management practices, and regulatory requirements

Ability to effectively communicate ideas and recommendations orally and in writing, and to listen and consider ideas of others

Customer focus and commitment to quality

Results oriented; ability to balance multiple priorities and projects

Ability to deal effectively with staff and audit management.

Basic supervisory skills

About John Hancock Financial and Manulife Financial

John Hancock Financial is a division of Manulife Financial, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife Financial in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, the Company offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Funds under management by Manulife Financial and its subsidiaries were C$532 billion (US$535 billion) as at December 31, 2012. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife Financial can be found on the Internet at


The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the largest life insurers in the United States. John Hancock offers a broad range of financial products and services, including

life insurance




fixed products


mutual funds


401(k) plans


long-term care insurance


college savings

, and other forms of business insurance. 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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From our humble beginnings in 1862 as a four person company formed in a single room, the name John Hancock, one of our nation's forefathers...