Senior Financial Analyst
Manulife Financial - Boston, MA

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Senior Financial Analyst

Description

The US Finance NAIC Actuarial team is looking for an
adaptable Senior Financial Analyst who
welcomes a fast paced and dynamic business environment and is looking
for a great opportunity to play an integral role in key project initiatives
focusing on continuous process improvement and service excellence.

The Senior Financial Analyst will serve as the primary
coordination point for information relating to US Finance NAIC Actuarial. As a
member of this team, you will work closely with key stakeholders in the US Life
and other business units and multiple Shared Services areas including Reinsurance,
US Controllers, and Tax. This position
is based in Boston.

Responsibilities:
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Providing
support for quarter-end and year-end financial reporting including preparing
Annual Statement exhibits, schedules, and industry surveys;

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Providing
financial analysis for the US Life CFO and other business initiatives and
projects;

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Maintaining
and enhancing controls; liaising with internal and external auditors and
regulatory bodies; ensuring sufficient audit trails to satisfy internal and
external audits and appropriate regulatory bodies;

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Consolidating
and evaluating information requests and providing appropriately validated
responses;

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Identifying
and evaluating alternative solutions for information needs; identifying
potential information gaps in proposed business/system projects and
recommending appropriate solutions;

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Responsibilities
will include such tasks as: data gathering, developing centralized data
repositories, needs analysis, identifying areas of weakness or poor information
quality, cost benefit analysis, and writing business requirements and impact
assessment documents;

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Providing
documentation of processes including defining use requirements, identifying
issues, and recommending solutions;

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Ensuring
that information includes appropriate reconciliations and data validation
including reviewing information requests for applicability and requesting
clarification or changes where appropriate;

·

Implementing
process improvements in a timely manner to meet stakeholder requirements and
controlling the information exchange/flow;

·

Providing
ad-hoc and steady state reports to business management.

Qualifications:
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Strong
business knowledge (Insurance fundamentals, product knowledge, segregated
funds, accounting);

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Advanced
Excel, Access, and database skills; working knowledge of Essbase/Lawson.

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Working
knowledge of AXIS would be a positive;

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Strong
ability to work within tight deadlines;

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2-4
years business experience.

Skills & Attributes:
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Ability
to work independently and collectively in a team environment;

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Excellent
data gathering and analytical/problem solving skills;

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Strong
organizational, planning, and time management skills;

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Effective
written, verbal, and presentation skills;

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Good
interpersonal skills and ability to influence and negotiate with others;

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Ability
to produce accurate and quality work with tight deadlines;

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Adaptable,
flexible, and comfortable working in a fast paced and frequently changing
business environment.

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$555 billion (US$547 billion) as at March 31, 2013. 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 manulife.com.
The John Hancock unit, through its insurance companies, comprises one of the
largest life insurers in the United States.
John Hancock offers and administers a broad range of financial products,
including life insurance, annuities, 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
johnhancock.com

Primary Location

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US-MA-*Boston

Organization

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USINS Life

Job Posting

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Jul 11, 2013, 1:37:35 PM

Expiry Date

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Jul 25, 2013, 10:59:00 PM

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