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CPA Development Program - Staff Accountant

John Hancock

John Hancock

Accounting & Finance
Boston, MA, USA
Posted on Thursday, February 8, 2024

We are a leading financial services provider committed to making decisions easier and lives better for our customers and colleagues around the world. From our environmental initiatives to our community investments, we lead with values throughout our business. To help us stand out, we help you step up, because when colleagues are healthy, respected and meaningfully challenged, we all thrive. Discover how you can grow your career, make impact and drive real change with our Winning Team today.

Working Arrangement

Hybrid

Job Description

Why you’ll love working here

Ready to be a future leader of tomorrow? We have just the opportunity for you! Step into your potential with our exciting New Graduate opportunities where you’ll be empowered to make progress for yourself, our colleagues and our customers around the globe! Join a supportive team and experience a values-first culture where your career development and wellbeing are just as important as the impact you’ll make on the job.

Program Overview

  • A three-year rotational program which includes a 12-month rotation in Internal Audit and a 24-month rotation in US Finance.

  • The Program is crafted to allow participants to complete the proficiencies and audit hour requirements established by the Massachusetts Public Board of Accountancy in order to receive their Certified Public Accounting certification.

  • Program training will include the Company’s internal audit training program for new employees while being supervised by a CPA from both Audit Services and US Controllers team in addition to a mentor.

  • Each student receives 20 paid study days and 4 paid days to sit for the exam

  • Tuition reimbursement (up to $7,500 per year) towards classes needed to obtain 150 credit hours

  • Monetary bonus for passing the exam within 12 months or 24 months

  • Cover costs for study materials and for one sitting for each part of the exam

How you’ll make an impact

  • While in Internal Audit, participants will have the opportunity to work on the assessment of financial and operational controls and risks and work on assurance and report writing skills.

  • While in US Finance, participants will have the opportunity to assist with IFRS, USGAAP and NAIC external and internal reporting.

  • Interns will participate in the quarterly close process through our financial reporting teams and Shared Service Centers, including tax and expenses; and walkthroughs and/or other financial control work and/or risk management functions.

What you’ll bring to the team

  • Committed to attaining CPA certification in a global financial services organization

  • Strong written and oral communication skills

  • Meticulous, well-organized, with excellent analytical skills

  • Self-starter and great teammate with a high level of initiative, strong work ethic and the ability to capture, synthesize, organize and report information

  • Ability to multi-task and manage priorities in a fast paced and deadline-driven environment

  • Highly motivated

  • Excels academically, preferably with an Accounting or Finance related degree

  • Strong digital literacy in Microsoft Office applications

Application Instructions

  • Please submit a resume and cover letter

What motivates you?

  • You obsess about customers, listen, engage and act for their benefit.
  • You think big, with curiosity to discover ways to use your agile approach and enable business outcomes.
  • You thrive in teams and enjoy getting things done together.
  • You take ownership and build solutions, focusing on what matters.
  • You do what is right, work with integrity and speak up.
  • You share your humanity, helping us build a diverse and inclusive work environment for everyone.

What can we offer you?

  • A competitive salary and benefits packages.
  • A growth trajectory that extends upward and outward, encouraging you to follow your passions and learn new skills.
  • A focus on growing your career path with us.
  • Flexible work policies and strong work-life balance.
  • Professional development and leadership opportunities.


Our commitment to you

  • Values-first culture
    We lead with our Values every day and bring them to life together.
  • Boundless opportunity
    We create opportunities to learn and grow at every stage of your career.
  • Continuous innovation
    We invite you to help redefine the future of financial services.
  • Delivering the promise of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion
    We foster an inclusive workplace where everyone thrives.
  • Championing Corporate Citizenship
    We build a business that benefits all partners and has a positive social and environmental impact.

About Manulife and John Hancock

Manulife Financial Corporation is a leading international financial services group that helps people make their decisions easier and lives better. With our global headquarters in Toronto, Canada, we operate as Manulife across our offices in Asia, Canada, and Europe, and primarily as John Hancock in the United States. We provide financial advice, insurance, and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. At the end of 2022, we had more than 40,000 employees, over 116,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving over 34 million customers. At the end of 2022, we had $1.3 trillion (US$1.0 trillion) in assets under management and administration, including total invested assets of $0.4 trillion (US $0.3 trillion), and segregated funds net assets of $0.3 trillion (US$0.3 trillion). 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

At Manulife/John Hancock, we embrace our diversity. 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, advancement and compensation, and we administer all of our practices and programs without discrimination on the basis of race, ancestry, place of origin, colour, ethnic origin, citizenship, religion or religious beliefs, creed, sex (including pregnancy and pregnancy-related conditions), sexual orientation, genetic characteristics, veteran status, gender identity, gender expression, age, marital status, family status, disability, or any other ground protected by applicable law.

It is our priority to remove barriers to provide equal access to employment. A Human Resources representative will work with applicants who request a reasonable accommodation during the application process. All information shared during the accommodation request process will be stored and used in a manner that is consistent with applicable laws and Manulife/John Hancock policies. To request a reasonable accommodation in the application process, contact recruitment@manulife.com.

Salary & Benefits

The annual base salary for this role is listed below.

Primary Location

Boston, Massachusetts

Salary range is expected to be between

$50,475.00 USD - $84,125.00 USD

If you are applying for this role outside of the primary location, please contact recruitment@manulife.com for the salary range for your location. The actual salary will vary depending on local market conditions, geography and relevant job-related factors such as knowledge, skills, qualifications, experience, and education/training. Employees also have the opportunity to participate in incentive programs and earn incentive compensation tied to business and individual performance.

Manulife/John Hancock offers eligible employees a wide array of customizable benefits, including health, dental, mental health, vision, short- and long-term disability, life and AD&D insurance coverage, adoption/surrogacy and wellness benefits, and employee/family assistance plans. We also offer eligible employees various retirement savings plans (including pension/401(k) savings plans and a global share ownership plan with employer matching contributions) and financial education and counseling resources. Our generous paid time off program in the U.S. includes up to 11 paid holidays, 3 personal days, 150 hours of vacation, and 40 hours of sick time (or more where required by law) each year, and we offer the full range of statutory leaves of absence.

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Company: John Hancock Life Insurance Company (U.S.A.)