Tax Specialist at John Hancock

Posted in General Business 4 days ago.

Type: Full-Time
Location: Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description:

Are you looking for a supportive, collaborative workplace with great teams and inspiring leaders? You've come to the right place. We're looking for ambitious people who share our values and want to make every day better for people around the world. If this sounds like you, and the career below sounds exciting, we'd like to hear from you.

Working Arrangement

Job Description

The Tax Analyst is responsible in carrying out deliverables for the assigned area and USWA tax group in general and supports the day-to-day activities of the USWA area. This includes preparation of the NAIC taxable income forecast (up to taxable income only). Additionally, the position prepares, analyze and reconciles various tax returns (941, 945 and 1042 federal returns and multiple state and local jurisdiction tax returns) filed quarterly and annually. This position is also responsible for various software tasks including creation of reports using Pivot tables and other advanced software apps (Power BI) and supporting internal DAISY software. This position may also be assigned special purpose projects and assist in ongoing automation and digital initiatives of the department.


  • NAIC forecast through taxable income.

  • Tax Returns: prepares VEBA Plan 990 and 990-T.

  • Tax Returns: prepares various federal, state and local tax returns filed quarterly and annually.

  • Assists in the reconciliation of $1.4B in annual tax remittance and reporting activity between the department (USWA), the IRS, State and/or Local jurisdictions and John Hancock's business units.

  • Performs technical review of transactions & impact of legislative changes impacting US withholding obligations.

  • Serves as software tax expert for data extraction from the ADP/GV payroll system including Pivot tables and Power BI.

  • Supports DAISY process and internal software.

  • Provides technical assistance in the ongoing digital automation efforts of the department including collaboration with HR Benefits and Payroll areas and John Hancock's business units.

  • Works closely with Payroll department in producing accurate and timely employee W2 returns.

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 we are looking for

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent commensurate experience coupled with external training desired.

  • 0 to 3 years of experience in a corporate tax department or accounting department.

  • Proficiency in software (Power BI, Pivot tables, Excel)

  • Ability and willingness to learn additional software apps as needed by the department .

  • Ability to learn understanding of ADP/Global View technology that supports payroll tax functions.

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.


Every career at Manulife/John Hancock provides the opportunity to learn new skills and move your career forward. Ready to make an impact somewhere? What are you waiting for? Apply today.

About John Hancock and Manulife

John Hancock is a unit of Manulife Financial Corporation, 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 globally, including Canada, Asia and Europe. We provide financial advice, insurance and wealth and asset management solutions for individuals, groups and institutions. Assets under management and administration by Manulife and its subsidiaries were CAD$1.3 trillion (US$1.1 trillion) as of June 30, 2021. Manulife Financial Corporation trades as MFC on the TSX, NYSE, and PSE, and under 945 on the SEHK. Manulife can be found at

One of the largest life insurers in the United States, John Hancock supports more than 10 million Americans with a broad range of financial products, including life insurance, annuities, investments, 401(k) plans, and education savings plans. Additional information about John Hancock may be found at

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

Know Your Rights I Family & Medical Leave I Employee Polygraph Protection I Right to Work I E-Verify I Pay Transparency

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

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