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Business Systems Analyst
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Information Technology
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Toronto, ON CA
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Full Time
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Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference and a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.
Manulife Asset Management is an investment management group within Manulife Financial, with investment offices in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, Australia, Hong Kong, and throughout Southeast Asia.  Manulife Asset Management has more than 100 years of experience managing portfolios for major institutional clients and is a leading global investment management firm.
This position is for a Business Systems Analyst on the Manulife Asset Management Performance Measurement, Attribution & Risk and Back Office Systems. The successful applicant can expect to be involved with business requirement gathering, performance data analysis activities, complex interface design, application development and supporting solutions that conform to Manulife standards. The candidate will need to have a breadth and depth of experience that will allow him to devise solutions that will integrate appropriately within the organization using SS&C Products – Sylvan and Portia and its application frameworks Using Microsoft SQL Server and Visual Studio products on Windows Servers and Informatica Power Center.      
  • Perform in Sylvan daily and monthly calculation, reconciliation, control and outlier reporting of performance for assigned client’s portfolios, and benchmarks
  • Address Business queries and provide explanations for performance fluctuations and anomalies
  • Import Data and export function automation and to verify, maintain the security, portfolio static & dynamic data
  • Debug errors Import batch processing, Security level attribution, Composite Portfolio and Data transformation
  • Analyze, understand and prepare Portia Reports specification and Interface Design with writing the technical design document and development as per business requirements
  • Develop and test of complex Portia calculations and Provide assistance in portfolio accounting system data calculation related business queries
  • Develop and configure external Portia Tables and database view to support Portia Reports.
  • Prepare functional specifications, testing, deployment and other support activities.
  • Assist in preparing and presenting tactical and strategic plans for developing, integrating and supporting systems  
  • Contribute to application and technical architecture plans and participate in reviews
  • Maintain consistent development methodology, processes and templates, documentation and audit requirements, application code management and testing tools and strategies 
  • Engage on and challenging requirements while designing solutions based on technical knowledge of web, applications and database architectures 
  • Employ efficient development processes to produce high quality, maintainable solutions
  • Keep abreast of current standards, technologies, approaches and methodologies 
  • Participate in re-factoring existing code for greater stability, consistency and maintainability.
  • Apply the concept of continuous improvement 
  • Focus on the growing client demand for enhanced trading and reporting support.

Experience /education:
  • Minimum five years of experience in Portia and Sylvan products
  • Minimum four years in relational database modeling and data warehousing using MS SQL server
  • Minimum of two years of experience with Informatica.
  • Experience in financial back or middle office processing 
  • Minimum five years of Financial Application support experience
  • Applicable undergraduate degree or Designation in Computer Science or equivalent experience
  • Ability to understand the business processing requirements and through the use of technology, conceptualize creative solutions to implement them 
  • Ability to manage time within a matrixed organization and able to effectively multitask 
  • Excellent communication (both written and oral)
  • Action oriented, creative and proactive thinker

Additional information:


Permanent position

Business address - 200 Bloor Street East, Toronto, ON, M4W 1E5

Salary range - $90,000 - $100,000

Benefits - Extended health Benefits and DC plan 


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About John Hancock Financial and Manulife  

John Hancock is a division of Manulife, a leading Canada-based financial services group with principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States. Operating as Manulife in Canada and Asia, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States, our group of companies offers clients a diverse range of financial protection products and wealth management services through its extensive network of employees, agents and distribution partners. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were over $1 trillion (US$780 billion) as of June 30, 2017. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at
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, investments, 401(k) plans, long-term care insurance, college savings, and other forms of business insurance. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at


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