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Director, Accounting (Alternative Funds) United States

Company 19 - John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.)

Company 19 - John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) United States United States

2 weeks ago

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 Hybrid Job Description The Opportunity The Director, Accounting (Alternative Funds) is responsible for the management and oversight of all aspects of the Fund Reporting department in the preparation and issuance of the financial statements for alternative funds, including working closely with staff, seniors, supervisors, and other directors. These new products will require development of specialized infrastructure, including systems, processes, and controls, to meet the unique operational and regulatory reporting requirements which are currently not in place for the more typical traditional mutual funds. Given the variety and complexity of investment structures, specific and unique reporting requirements will need to be evaluated for each holding and entity. In addition, experience with the regulatory filings associated with a Business Development Companies (BDC) is preferred. The incumbent will be accountable for the production and review of Fund Shareholder Reports and related regulatory filings, including financial statements, related schedules (financial highlights, expense examples, etc.) and notes to financial statements for alternative products including BDC. In addition, the individual will need to manage Fund Reporting work flows and allocation of departmental resources and will be responsible for ensuring accuracy of financial statements and ensuring appropriate internal controls are in place in the report preparation process. The Director, Accounting will also assist the auditors in helping the release of the financial statements in a timely manner. Responsibilities: Oversight of regulatory reporting required by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) or other regulatory authorities, including the preparation of semi annual and annual reports for the Funds, and the coordination of external materials (i.e. code of ethics) needed to complete the filings. Expand bench strength in alternative products - development of expertise in technical accounting matters that will better position Fund Administration to support future funds’ growth. Coordinate independent external audits. Review legal documents associated with the various private investment deals and act as liaison with auditors on complex accounting matters. Provide business analyst support for Fund Administration initiatives and activities: Potential for consolidation of multiple entities (currently no funds consolidate more than two entities), increased complexity. Given variety and complexity of investment structures, specific and unique reporting requirements will need to be evaluated for each holding and entity to determine whether consolidation is required. Ensure compliance of JH funds shareholders reports with US GAAP and SEC regulations. Follow developments in various accounting and disclosure issues, evaluate and document compliance with regulatory requirements, such as adherence to GAAP and certification requirements. Participate and attend in the monthly DC&P meetings, CEO/CFO meetings including planning of meetings, distribution of materials and clearance of open items noted from these meetings. Assist the Treasurer in responding to various SEC disclosure initiatives. Prepare board memos for various meetings. Lead audit status meetings and prepare status reports. Research various accounting and disclosure issues, evaluate and document compliance with regulatory requirements, such as adherence to GAAP and certification requirements. Ensure that departmental documentation, including policies and procedures and reporting checklists, are accurate and current. Lead and direct in the departmental special projects and other duties as assigned. Ensure that employee training and awareness programs are conducted for SEC developments, new accounting developments and other items pertaining to alternative funds including financial reporting matters. Resolve high-priority, complex issues/problems filtered up from the Fund Reporting Accountant/Senior Accountants or assigned by management. Lead and direct team members in the implementation of process changes and control improvements, including those that are a result of complex accounting or regulatory developments. Lead appropriate multi-departmental resources (i.e. JH business divisions, compliance, etc) and coordinate efforts with external and internal auditors, internal departments and various service providers. Resolve high-priority, complex issues/problems Other duties as assigned. 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 approach 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. What we are looking for Bachelors’ Degree in Accounting or Finance. Advanced degree (MBA, MSA, MSF or MST) or certification (CPA or CFA) helpful, but not necessary. 6+ years’ experience in mutual fund industry or in an accounting/reporting role with increasingly progressive career track. 3+ years’ supervisory/management experience. What can we offer you? A competitive salary and benefits packages. A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills. A focus on growing your career path with us. Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance. Professional development and leadership opportunities. Our commitment to you Values-first culture We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together. Boundless opportunity We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career. Continuous innovation We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services. Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives. Championing Corporate Citizenship We build a business that benefits all stakeholders and has a positive social and environmental impact. #LI-JH Every career at Manulife/John Hancock provides the opportunity to learn new skills and move your career forward. Ready to make an impact somewhere? What are you waiting for? Apply today. About John Hancock and Manulife John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. We operate primarily as John Hancock in the United States, and Manulife globally, including Canada, Asia and Europe. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.1 trillion) as of June 30, 2021. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at manulife.com. One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports more than 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and education savings plans. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at johnhancock.com. 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 [email protected]. Salary & Benefits The annual base salary for this role is listed below. Primary Location Boston, Massachusetts Salary range is expected to be between $111,900.00 USD - $201,420.00 USD If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact [email protected] for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance. Manulife/John Hancock offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension/401(k) savings plans and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in the U.S. includes up to 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 150 hours of vacation, and 40 hours of sick time (or more where required by law) each year, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence. Know Your Rights I Family & Medical Leave I Employee Polygraph Protection I Right to Work I E-Verify I Pay Transparency Company: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.) 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. We offer work that challenges and makes a difference within a flexible and supportive environment, so you can help make decisions easier and lives better for our customers. We’re proud of our accomplishments and recognitions. Recent awards include: Forbes 2022 World’s Best Employers Canada’s Top 100 Employers 2023 Best Place to Work in Asia-Pacific 2022 Canada’s Top Employers for Young People 2023 Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2022 To receive our latest job opportunities directly to your inbox, create an account or sign in and navigate to the 'Job Alerts' section located in the top right corner of the page. From there, you can sign up to receive job alerts. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today at www.manulife.com/careers
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