Staff Financial Analyst - 360??Finance - Claims team

Allstate Insurance Company.
20 Sep 2019
24 Sep 2019
Contract type
Full time

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Job Description

As Allstate's largest finance department, 360 Finance works across multiple areas of expertise to provide critical information that drives optimal business performance. We recommend creative solutions that guide strategies and improve operational results. Our work includes timely reporting, critical analysis, and essential financial projections as we collaborate with leaders across the corporation to make things happen.

As a Staff Financial Analyst, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks. At this level, you may also be required to train and supervise the work of other analysts in addition to maintaining your own schedule. Some of your day to day responsibilities may include:

  • Analyze and communicate financial results for key products, markets, and initiatives
  • Develop compelling story lines, deepen client insights, and recommend creative actions that guide strategy and operations
  • Formulate financial projections to predict and track performance, diagnose potential issues, and prompt corrective actions
  • Ensure 360 Finance's credibility and reputation of high quality financial measurement, reporting, planning, and consulting by providing accurate, timely, and relevant financial insight to allow leaders to improve performance

Key Responsibilities

  • Isolate key drivers, quantify impacts, and forecast implications to the business recognizing how different data points fit together by integrating cross functional knowledge and/or sources
  • Build in–depth storylines for financial updates to drive conversations with leadership to understand business implications of current trends
  • Develop and lead effective presentations for large groups, often without relying heavily on numbers or methodology
  • Manage moderately complex analysis projects addressing ambiguous business issues
  • Collaborate with business partners to anticipate and identify emerging issues and assist in development and implementation of strategies
  • Use analysis to influence and drive action within finance and our business partners by using fact–based, holistic, and forward–looking perspectives
  • Inspire trust and confidence in clients through strategic and diplomatic handling of relationships

Job Qualifications

  • A minimum of 2 years of financial analysis experience in an Insurance or Financial Services organization
  • Advanced business knowledge (i.e.; deep financial skills/flow of the numbers)
  • Strong working knowledge of financial and accounting concepts
  • Advanced analytical and financial model building skills
  • Intermediate consulting skills
  • Strong work ethic, including ability to follow–up, focus on details and take initiative
  • Intellectual curiosity and drive for continuous improvement – personally and with work assignments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, able to work effectively with employees both internal and external to the finance function
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment
  • Advanced time management skills and organization skills with the ability to adapt to the changing needs of the business
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required. Working knowledge of Power Point and Word.
  • BA or BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Business or related area of study

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life –– including a generous paid time off policy.

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