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Senior Financial Analyst, Asia Retirement Finance

Manulife and John Hancock
Quezon City, Philippines
Closing date
Jul 12, 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.

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Senior Financial Analyst

GWAM & GA Finance - Head of Finance, Global Retirement - Asia

Job Description

The Opportunity

The customer is the focus of everything we do, and millions of end-users rely on our products daily. We believe in the value of empowering our analysts with the resources to solve critical problems for the future of our business, which is why we need you.

The Senior Financial Analyst will primarily be responsible for Hong Kong Retirement Finance MIS & Management analysis and reporting processes, supporting the monthly and quarterly financial modeling cycle and driving regional projects and initiatives, and coordinating regional efforts on process standardization and documentation.

What motivates you?
  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit
  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile mindset and enable business outcomes
  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together
  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters
  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up
  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone

We are looking for someone with:
  • Graduate of Mathematics, Finance or Business course (Commerce, Accounting, Finance, and Banking), professional certification is an advantage but not required
  • 4 years of experience in a Finance role, Group Retirement, Pension, Group Benefits, and Insurance experience would be an advantage.
  • Proven ability to thrive in a fast-paced, high-performing, and collaborative team environment while managing multiple, constantly changing priorities and ad-hoc requests
  • Knowledge of databases reporting tools and systems
  • Extensive experience with MS Excel including working with Macros and other Excel add-ins, Macro VBA knowledge is nice to have
  • Strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Proven self-starter with the ability supervise others and able to work with minimal to no supervision
  • Able to foresee and act on difficult situation to be able to coordinate with leader and/or onshore on possible action
  • Proactive in executing and owning the processes and controls with the ability to review work from colleagues
  • Experience in MS Excel, MS Access, SQL data server, and Power BI would be an advantage
  • Excels in a team environment interacting with both business and finance colleagues both onshore and offshore
  • Experience in working as offsite support to business functions
  • Willing to work on a morning schedule with occasional overtime during peak days especially on quarter end

On the job you will:
  • Responsible for monitoring Hong Kong Retirement Finance Processes
  • Support in the monthly close for Hong Kong Retirement Finance. The process includes but is not limited to the preparation of Hong Kong Retirement MIS and Management Report, Flows & Sales Reports and Commentaries, Maintenance of Databases and Commission Statements.
  • To handle the review on general update of flows, sales daily curve, monthly earnings, assets and deposits
  • Review and analyze results with the Expense dashboard prior to sending onshore
  • To help review regulatory submission to upper management
  • Run monthly analysis and queries
  • To serve as the point person for tasks submitted by MBPS team
  • To serve as additional support to Actuarial related tasks of Global Retirement Finance
  • Maintain control documentation and prepare audit requests related to internal and external audit requirements
  • Be an integral part of regional finance initiatives/projects related to accounting and reporting, including ad hoc business requests.
  • Promote a culture of standardization and efficiency
  • Trains new resources within the team and in conducting quality checks on the team's work in certain circumstances

Our commitment to you
  • Our mission; to be a part of making Decisions Easier and Lives Better
  • A leadership team dedicated to your growth and success
  • A bold ambition and set of goals to be a leader in driving transformation in our industry
  • Our best. Every day.

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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