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Finance & Accounting Coop/Internship Program (Summer 2018)
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Waterloo, ON CA
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 The Opportunity:
To maintain our leadership role as one of the largest and most professional financial services companies in North America, we strive to hire exceptional students from university and college accounting and business programs. The Finance & Accounting Co-op Program offers university students pursuing the CPA designation an opportunity for real world experience in finance and accounting. The Manulife Co-op Program offers mentorship and a variety of networking opportunities such as: Orientation, Lunch ‘n’ Learns, Industry Specific Co-op Project partnering with co-ops from other disciplines, and other exciting events. As a finance and accounting co-op, you will develop technical expertise, build insurance business acumen, develop leadership skills and expand your breadth of knowledge.  This is an opportunity to work with highly talented accounting professionals in a supportive learning environment, affording you the technical and business talents required in today's competitive environment. Roles for the upcoming co-op term are from multiple disciplines: reporting, analysis, and tax. 
Manulife  is committed to creating an environment where capable individuals can develop their talent and are recognized for achievements.  Manulife employees will determine the future of our company’s success. In order to recruit and retain the best and brightest employees, we continually invest in the development of our human resources and reward superior performance. 
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We are currently looking for highly motivated students to join us in our Kitchener/Waterloo and Toronto offices.

What you will be accountable for:
The primary responsibility of the incumbent is to work in conjunction with teams across Manulife to provide analysis and accounting support:
  • Develop an understanding of related accounting, reconciling and analyzing balance sheet and income statement accounts while managing within Corporate standards
  • Update accounting models, procedures and documentation maintaining a focus on workflow process improvements as required
  • Provide support and manage aspects of accounting while understanding reporting timelines
  • Prepare monthly reports including accounting analysis related to job functions
  • Meet with leaders to review submissions and highlight possible risks and opportunities while taking initiative to escalate issues impacting accounting
The skills and qualifications you will need to be successful:
  • Pursuing a business or accounting university/college degree
  • General business knowledge with an interest/aptitude in accounting
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Access
  • Knowledge of Visual Basic is required for some roles
  • Strong mathematical, analytical and problem solving skills
  • Flexibility to work as a team member and independently
  • Attention to accuracy and detail is critical
  • Ability to prioritize and work effectively in a deadline oriented environment
  • Ability to exercise judgment and flexibility
  • Aptitude to identify and make recommendations to streamline existing processes 
  • Support the development & implementation of new processes
  • Well-developed interpersonal, organizational and communication skills
  • Responds to challenges and opportunities in a positive and productive manner
The student experience we have to offer:  
  • Build a network of fellow students on coop/internship assignments
  • Given the opportunity to volunteer and give back to the community
  • Attend events on a monthly basis with guest speakers from various departments within our organization to further develop your skills as a professional. 
  • Learn about our culture and core values.
Please apply to Manulife online by including your resume, transcript, co-op work history (if applicable), and a cover letter in one PDF file 
About Manulife
Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people achieve their dreams and aspirations by putting customers' needs first and providing the right advice and solutions. We operate as John Hancock in the United States and Manulife elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2016, we had approximately 35,000 employees, 70,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 22 million customers. As of June 30, 2017, we had over $1 trillion (US$780 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $26.7 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 100 years. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we trade as 'MFC' on the Toronto, New York, and the Philippine stock exchanges and under '945' in Hong Kong.
Manulife is committed to supporting a culture of diversity and accessibility across the organization.   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 an accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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