Job Description :
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Manulife's Investment Division manages the Company’s General Fund on-balance sheets assets (GA) and through Manulife Asset Management, manages assets for institutional clients and investment funds in key markets around the world.
Manulife Asset management also provides investment management services to affiliates’ retail clients through product offerings of Manulife and John Hancock.
The division manages a broad range of investments including public and private bonds, public and private equities, mortgages, real estate, oil and gas, infrastructure, timberland, farmland and asset allocation strategies.
The division has physical presence in key international financial centers, including Canada, the United States, Hong Kong, Japan, the United Kingdom, Australia and throughout South East Asia.
The Investment Division is a significant market player.
Reporting to the AVP Business Support, the Director, Investment Accounting & Controls will be responsible for engaging to continuously improve the accounting processes and implement controls in the new investments accounting book of record system.
The director will participate in the continuing phases of the accounting system implementation and to act as the go to person for any complex transactions or issues.
In addition, the director is expected to perform risk management and to be able to constantly challenge the status quo and come up with recommendations of best practices or improvements.
Furthermore, the incumbent will need to exercise professional judgment at all time to ensure proper safeguard the assets of the company.
To be successful in the role, the candidate will possess not only the experience and knowledge of Wealth & Asset Management business but must build relationships with all levels and disciplines throughout the global company and to have the ability to communicate in a simplified and understandable manner.
Support change management planning and efforts as required, namely with respect to the global mandate of Investment Portfolio Accounting team.
e.g. approach to dealing with opposite views, stakeholder engagement plan, communications cadence, etc.
solving and analytical skills.