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Actuarial Manager to Associate Director, IFRS 17 Advocacy, Regional Actuarial ServicesManulife (International) Limited
Actuarial Manager to Associate Director, IFRS 17 Advocacy, Regional Actuarial ServicesManulife (International) Limited
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  • Excellent exposure
  • Reputable company
  • Growing company
Job Description

Are you looking for unlimited opportunities to develop and succeed?  With work that challenges and makes a difference, within a flexible and supportive environment, we can help our customers achieve their dreams and aspirations.


Job Description


After 20 years in the making, the IASB has published the new accounting standard for insurance contracts, IFRS 17.  This represents the most significant change to financial reporting requirements ever undertaken by the insurance industry.  Are you looking for such a once in a lifetime challenge to develop?  Are you prepared to maximize the opportunities for the company and ultimately help our customers achieving their dreams and aspirations?


Role Summary:

The team will lead the policy development in the Asia Division, drive the training of IFRS 17 to the countries, work with various areas to assess the financial and business implications of the new standard and provide the information necessary for senior management to understand and assess the implications of certain policy decisions.  This role will provide support on all these areas.



-Support business units in Asia performing IFRS 17 impact analysis.

-Support business units in Asia providing recommendation on IFRS 17 valuation methodology, including planning, development of tools, etc. to support the local business units.

-Collaborate with policy experts in Group and Division to support assessments in local business units, and conduct trainings of IFRS 17.

-Support the implementation through working collaboratively and communicate effectively with various areas such as such as finance, capital management, pricing and product development, etc.


Experience & Qualifications:

-Degree holder with professional actuarial qualifications such as FSA, FIA or equivalent.

-Minimum 7 years’ of relevant working experience in insurance industry.

-Solid actuarial knowledge and experience in valuation, financial reporting, pricing.



-Strong analytical and problem solving skills with demonstrated ability to work with complex financial issues and concepts.

-Strong technical/modeling skills, knowledge or experience in Microsoft Access, FoxPro, VBA, AXIS an asset

-Attention to detail.

-Good communication and relationship skills.

-Always demonstrate initiatives and commitment, and able to work independently.

-Able to manage multiple and conflicting requests from various parties.

-Effective command of English, both spoken and written.

If you are ready to unleash your potential it’s time to start your career with Manulife/John Hancock.


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 2017, we had about 35,000 employees, 73,000 agents, and thousands of distribution partners, serving more than 26 million customers. As of September 30, 2018, we had over $1.1 trillion (US$863 billion) in assets under management and administration, and in the previous 12 months we made $27.6 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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Company details

Together, we grow

At Manulife we believe in growing, together.

Our disciplined approach and fact-based decision making has delivered a consistent, long-term record of growth and success as a “Winning Company”. Our people contribute to this and share in it, realizing that, as we grow they can too. Supported by professional training and experienced leadership there are opportunities to grow and develop your career across a broad range of disciplines and operations.

However career progression is not our only measure of success. We believe in a workplace that nurtures the development of people, both professionally and personally. By sharing and instilling in our people the values and ethics that define us, we enable our people to learn from each other and grow together.