Associate Financial Manager
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As Allstate's largest finance department, Protection Finance works across multiple areas of expertise to provide critical information that drives optimal business performance. Using financial acumen, 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 an Associate Financial Manager, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks that may not remain constant throughout the week or month. An excellent Associate Financial Manager should be able to respond to emerging issues in an agile and creative manner. Some of your day to day responsibilities may include the following:
- Independently lead and direct daily execution of analysis and communication of financial results, development of compelling storylines and formulation of financial projections for key products, markets and initiatives
- Facilitate achievement of business objectives with guidance from the manager and other leaders; while managing multiple deadlines, accountabilities, and competing priorities
- Build financial team excellence, developing analysts' technical financial acumen and understanding of the business to position them for rotation and career advancement
- Ensure Protection Finance's credibility and reputation of high quality (accurate, timely, relevant) financial measurement, reporting, planning and consulting
- Serve as an independent advisor in absence of manager, assisting Regional leaders and partners in a consultative manner and identifying needs in the areas of forecasting, planning, measurement, business case development, capital management and internal controls
- Build and communicate convincing story lines and forward thinking insights (with minimum focus/reliance on the numbers) to help leaders understand results, and anticipate/understand challenges and opportunities for their business
- Prepare the strategic and operating plans for the Region and utilize forecast updates to impact/guide management decisions
- Participate on multi-discipline project teams as financial advisor
- Lead team members to ensure team efficiency and effectiveness (e.g., conflict/problem resolution, process/system improvements, resource procurement, supportive environment)
- Improve talent and effectiveness of team members through consistent and effective use of the department's talent management strategy
- High-level of knowledge of general corporate finance
- Demonstrated depth of financial and analytical expertise
- Knowledge of accounting principles and general audit procedures
- Experience as a business consultant in a finance related field - establishes effective relationships with clients while offering analysis and recommending corrective actions based on emerging trends
- Effective Organizational and time management skills - effectively navigate through ambiguity, prioritizes multiple projects to meet business partner needs
- Effective communication across multiple levels and mediums
- Exposure to talent and people management skills - screen/interview applicants, deliver/document performance feedback, manage/address performance issues, identify High Potential talent, recommend promotions and provide career guidance and mentorship
- BA or BS in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics or related area of study
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job. They are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required of personnel in this position.
The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.
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