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Senior Financial Analyst

Manulife Financial Corporation

This is a Contract position in Montreal, QC posted October 20, 2021.

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

Reporting to the AVP, Head of Canada Expense Management and working closely with the Director, Canada Segment Expenses, the Senior Expense Analyst is responsible for the implementation, maintenance and monitoring of monthly expenses, metric analysis and other expense accounting and reporting for the business or function assigned.

By utilizing general expense expertise and business specific knowledge, the Senior Expense Analyst will provide analysis, accounting, and recommendations to his/her leader for reporting to senior management within the Canadian Segment. This could include developing appropriate expense processes, monthly reporting as well as forecasting and participating to the annual budget process. The incumbent’s role is part of the broader Expense Shared Service Center (ESSC) and will work with peers from the different global expense functions.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Produce standard expense reports according to the schedule. Ensure quality and accuracy of data, reconciliations and adjustments as required. Provide value-added analysis and clear, concise commentary on expense results.

  • Collaborate with business and expense function peers to deliver forecasts and budgets.

  • Investigate expense headwinds/tailwinds and provide analysis of trends to assist with business decisions.

  • Build relationships across business and expense functions and establish a high level of credibility.

  • Maintain high standards in interactions with Business and Finance clients.

  • Use appropriate judgment in dealing with unexpected issues and requests, demonstrating an ability to prioritize work.

  • Identify and recommend best practices, process, and controls as well as supporting the development of suitable reporting.

  • Provide necessary project support to advance the objectives of the ESSC.

Knowledge, Skills, Competencies:

  • Accounting designation or working towards (CMA, CA, CGA, CPA) with 3-5 years of relevant experience in progressive accounting roles

  • Post-secondary education in accounting or related field is required

  • Self-starter with the ability to work independently, particularly in the area of using sound, independent judgment, problem-solving and analytical skills.

  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to collaborate negotiate and influence effectively.

  • Ability to independently manage multiple, conflicting priorities and deliver a quality result within tight deadlines

  • Working knowledge of IFRS and other technical aspects of work

  • Strong business acumen with ability to communicate complex concepts and the results in a clear, concise, easy to understand manner (written and verbal).

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to learn new applications quickly

  • Essbase, Lawson and SERT knowledge would be an asset.

If you are ready to unleash your potential, it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.

About Manulife

About Manulife Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services provider 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 our global wealth and asset management segment, Manulife Investment Management, serves individuals, institutions and retirement plan members worldwide. At the end of 2020, we had more than 37,000 employees, over 118,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 30 million customers. As of March 31, 2021, we had CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $31.3 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.