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Accounting Senior Specialist

Manulife and John Hancock
Quezon City, Philippines
Closing date
Jul 14, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement


Job Description

The Senior Financial Analyst is an individual contributor primarily responsible for the accurate and timely accounting and consolidated reporting for Investment Division and its subsidiaries under IFRS accounting basis for use of senior management and in compliance to SOX and other regulatory requirements. The role involves analysis and interpretation of complex accounting data, understanding of accounting and reporting rules and assisting in the development of new process and procedures within the General Account Investment Team. The role is also responsible for various reconciliation most especially that which affects the Lawson General Ledger. This role also provides support to Investment Division business unit and serves as the primary contact of IFS for ledger related issues.

Key Accountabilities:


The job holder works closely with Business Unit to ensure smooth flow in the monthly, quarterly and annual financial operations of GA Legal Entity Reporting and Consolidation team, including but not limited to, invoice processing, preparation of journal entries, updating and maintaining of receivable files, preparation of intercompany amounts for booking of counterparties, loan reconciliations and clearing of suspense accounts.


The role is responsible for the preparation of management reports catered to the needs of different stakeholders of Legal Entity Reporting team including preparation of financial statements on periodic basis and other regulatory reports.


The role will serve as Business Unit contact for new tasks to be transitioned to the team and other ad hoc requests.

Minimum Skills Requirement to Hire:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration required
  • CPA/CFA/CAT is an advantage
  • Minimum of 3+ years of experience with progressive responsibility within accounting/investment analysis field
  • Strong technical accounting skills with a solid understanding of the business environment and financial reporting structure in order to provide meaningful analysis
  • Excellent analytical, research and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient in MS Word and Excel
  • Knowledgeable on applications like Lawson, Essbase/Smartview, DART, Power Bi

  • Strong oral/written communication skills required to interact with senior officers and representatives from other divisions and functional departments
  • Strong organizational and time management skills with the ability to be flexible to changing environments
  • Ability to work with other teams and/or independently on projects for process improvements

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group 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 Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). 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

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. 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, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact

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