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Job ID :
91830
Location :
Jacksonville, FL US
Level :
Experienced Professional
Job Category :
Operations
Description :

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Think that working in the insurance field can’t be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You’ll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers’ lives. We’ll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you’ll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you’ll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.


Job Description

The responsibility of the Finance department at Allstate Benefits is to develop and maintain the company’s Strategic and Operating Plans, analyze and control expenses both generated internally and through intercompany channels, and provide expense support and analysis for leaders throughout the company. The department must help support proper expense growth and/or reduction commensurate with the company’s rate of growth and overall scale. In addition to this, report and analyze the company’s financial results on a monthly, quarterly, and annual basis. This department reports both on a statutory and U.S. GAAP basis.

The role of the Senior Financial Analyst is to perform the duties that ensure the department is on track with Strategic/Operating Plans, expense analysis, servicing company leaders in an expense capacity, and aid in developing analyses that will properly support expense decisions overall. This role reports directly to the Associate Manager of Financial Reporting & Analysis and works closely with that person to understand, support, and functionally execute the company’s overall financial strategy.

 

Key Responsibilities:

• Help develop the details of the Strategic and Operating Plans by cost center and cost element.
• Work across departments to gather input and understanding of their budgetary needs.  This includes analytical interpretation and input/suggestions regarding possible changes needed.  Responsibilities include detailed expense forecasting and working with department leaders to help them develop and understand their budgets. 
• Analytical expense projects – these include staffing models, profit analysis of departments, identifying opportunities of expense savings or efficiencies.
• Monthly expense analysis  including explanations of variances to plan, larger or smaller than expected results, opportunities to gain efficiencies each month.
• Month-end duties such as deferred vs nondeferred expense analysis, providing deferred expense data to the actuary department, maintaining ZDAC and expense allocation tables.

Job Qualifications

  • MBA in Finance preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • 3-5 years’ experience in finance or accounting required
  • Working knowledge of PowerPoint, Outlook, Word
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Excel
  • Knowledge of SAP preferred
  • Very strong communication skills; both verbal and written
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Ability to develop relationships across all levels in the organization


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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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

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