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Job Title :
AVP, IFRS Oversight
Job ID :
1801471
Category :
Actuarial
Location :
Boston, MA US
Job Type :
Full Time
Posted On :
2-7-2018
Job Description :
Description

Title: AVP, IFRS Oversight

Locations: Boston, MA/ Toronto, Ontario/ Waterloo, Ontario 

 
The incumbent is accountable to the Vice President, US IFRS Chief Actuary responsible for IFRS actuarial oversight and analyses managing both the quarterly valuation and SOE process, leading actuarial initiatives from a US division perspective on key projects, oversight and management of the IFRS basis change process for US division and other analyses related to Canadian financial statements and capital. The role is highly consultative, project-oriented and technical.
 
 
 
Qualifications

Responsibilities
  • Project Leadership:  Undertake and participate in business unit, divisional, corporate and other projects as needed, representing US Division in broader Total Company actuarial initiatives such as IFRS, and US Finance on initiatives such as process improvements for the actuarial shared services centres.  Provide divisional & BU valuation teams with actuarial consultative support related to IFRS reserves, capital, and other regulatory requirements
  • Divisional Oversight and Analysis: Support the US Division IFRS and quarterly process including providing summary reports to Sr. Management, and review of all SOE analysis.  Develop and refine Divisional processes to improve analysis, efficiency, and control.  Provide consultative support to Business Units and GFA on IFRS issues as they arise and help to provide divisional review where needed on items such as IFRS DCAT, VSAQ, VBMS (valuation basis memos).
  • Liaison with Other Departments and Areas:  Develop efficient and productive working relationships with senior financial members of other areas throughout the Company, in particular with the various Group functions such as Actuarial & Controllers, ALM, Risk etc.
  • Reserve Basis Change Process:  Manage the annual IFRS reserve basis change process from a US Division perspective.  Ensure timelines are met, analysis is completed and provide informative consolidated reporting to US Senior Management.  Provide divisional review of experience studies where needed and ensure controls and standards exist to provide accurate and complete analysis and implementation of all reserve basis changes by legal entity.
 
 Knowledge/Skills/Competencies/Education
  • Qualified FSA/FCIA
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly and concisely when presenting technical issues, options, and recommendations to management
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
  • Strong collaboration skills and organization skills with the ability to work on cross-functional teams - proven ability to build relationships and influence others.
  • Experience with IFRS valuation reporting and CALM.
 
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 $1 trillion (US $754 billion) as at March 31, 2017. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as 'MFC' on the TSX, NYSE and PSE, and under '945' on the SEHK. Manulife can be found on the Internet at manulife.com.
 
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 johnhancock.com.
 
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