Financial Reporting Director

Manulife Boston , MA 02298

Posted 2 months ago

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Job Description


  • Management and oversight of all aspects of the Fund Reporting department in the preparation and issuance of the financial statements to the fund. Including working closely with staff, seniors and directors.

  • 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 a high volume of funds with varying complexity.

  • In addition, manage Fund Reporting work flows and allocation of departmental resources. Responsible for ensuring accuracy of financial statements and ensuring appropriate internal controls are in place in the report preparation process. Assist the auditors in helping the release of the financial statements in a timely manner.

  • Thorough understanding of and the ability to supervise and perform the job functions of the Financial Reporting Accountant, Fund Reporting Senior Accountant and Fund Reporting Accountant II.

  • Perform detail reviews of the annual and semi-annual shareholders reports, Forms NQ, Form N-PORT and N-MFP and other regulatory filings (N-SAR/N-CEN and N-CSR). Participate in Fund Reporting initiatives to ensure the complete and timely filing of all required SEC filings.

  • Ensure the complete and timely filing of all required SEC filings and the coordination of external materials (i.e. code of ethics) needed to complete the filings, including N-CSR, NQ, N-SAR/N-CEN, N-PORT and N-MFP.

  • Ensure compliance of JH funds shareholders reports with US GAAP and SEC regulations

  • Follow developments various accounting and disclosure issues, evaluate and document compliance with regulatory requirements, such as adherence to GAAP and certification requirements on Forms N-CSR/NQ.

  • Maintain and update SOX documentation to reflect changing processes in Fund Reporting to continuously improve the quality of internal controls and to minimize the business exposure to all forms of operational, financial and compliance risks.

  • Coordinate and assist in the management of the Senior Level Review process of the financial statements, including distribution of materials and gathering and clearance of comments prior to release.

  • 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.

  • Preparation of financial data for internal management reporting, DC&P/Certification meetings, proxies and other ad-hoc financial and analytical requests.

  • Coordinate the sub-certification process used to support the Officer's certification of financial reports in compliance with Sarbanes Oxley sections 302 and 404.

  • Review and maintain necessary records reporting the audit fees and related non-audit services used in N-CSR filings.

  • Overall support of the auditors. Ensure audit is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with the audit guide.

  • Assist the Assistant Treasurer in responding to various SEC disclosure initiatives.

  • Responsible for allocating and coordinating resources within Fund Reporting. Manage staff, and plan. Allocate and monitor work to assure attainment of department objectives.

  • Assist Director in developing staff and perform periodic training regarding recent industry regulation developments.

  • Review the flow of information necessary to complete shareholder reports, including Managers Discussion of Fund Performance, Performance Pages, Portfolio of Investments, tax disclosures and Legal items (Directors and Officers tables, 15(c) inserts, etc.). Requires interaction with internal John Hancock Groups (Fund Administration, Legal, Investment Operations, etc.) to ensure the accuracy, integrity and timeliness of information included.

  • Prepare board memos for various meetings.

  • Oversee the confirmation process with the auditors. Prepare, reconcile and perform alternative procedures as needed. Communicate with all third parties to ensure confirmations are complete prior to audit conclusion.

  • Lead audit status meetings and prepare status reports.

  • Coordinate legal and management representations letters with the auditors.

  • Manage review process of Financial Highlights for prospectus updates.

  • Coordinate with Print Production team and/or external vendors to ensure completeness and accuracy of items included in regulatory filings.

  • Research various accounting and disclosure issues, evaluate and document compliance with regulatory requirements, such as adherence to GAAP and certification requirements on Forms N-CSR/NQ.

  • 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 mutual funds including financial reporting matters.

  • Resolve high-priority, complex issues/problems filtered up from the Fund Reporting Accountant/Senior Accountants or assigned by management.

  • Manage the maintenance of necessary records (including databases) to support the standardization of SMF attributes to ensure consistent data is used by all downstream users.

  • Lead and direct team members with implementation of process changes and control improvements, including those that are a result of complex accounting or regulatory developments.

  • Help facilitate the N-1A review process.

  • Lead appropriate multi-departmental resources (i.e. JH business units, compliance, etc) and coordinate efforts with external and internal auditors, internal departments and various service providers.

  • Lead and participate in departmental and divisional systems and process initiatives in order to achieve process efficiencies and continuous improvement of internal controls.

  • Resolve high-priority, complex issues/problems.

  • Other duties as assigned.


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About Manulife

Manulife Financial Corporation is 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 elsewhere. We provide financial advice, insurance, as well as wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2018, we had more than 34,000 employees, over 82,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving almost 28 million customers. As of June 30, 2019, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$877 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $29.4 billion in payments to our customers.

Our principal operations in Asia, Canada and the United States are 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 an equal opportunity employer. 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 and advancement and we administer all of our practices and programs based on qualification and performance and without discrimination on any protected ground.

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 any accommodation. Information received regarding the accommodation needs of applicants will be addressed confidentially.

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