Technology Finance Manager

Recruiter
Allstate Insurance Company
Location
Northbrook
Salary
Competitive
Posted
10 Jun 2019
Closes
01 Jul 2019
Job role
Finance manager
Sector
IT
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
The Allstate Corporation is the largest publicly held personal lines property and casualty insurer in America. Allstate was founded in 1931 and became a publicly traded company in 1993. We are listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the trading symbol ALL. Allstate is widely known through the "You're In Good Hands With Allstate " slogan. As of year–end 2013, Allstate had 123.5 billion in total assets. In 2014 Allstate was number 92 on the Fortune 500 list of largest companies in America. Where good people build rewarding careers. 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 Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures (ATSV) Finance supports the senior leadership of ATSV by providing financial analysis and consulting focusing on expense management. This position involves working closely with the senior management teams of this organization in controlling one of the largest expense areas in Allstate. Analysts provide meaningful analysis on the drivers of expense and provide consulting on courses of action to ensure optimal expense control. Analysis includes technology and operational metrics, resource sourcing options, project delivery metrics, and benchmarking. Activities include historical trending reporting and analysis and future forecasting and planning. 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 Director 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 ATSV Finance credibility and reputation of high quality (accurate, timely, relevant) financial measurement, reporting, planning and consulting Key Responsibilities Lead cross functional teams, assisting Business Unit leaders and stakeholders in a consultative manner and identifying needs in the areas of forecasting, planning, strategic planning, measurement, business case development, capital management and internal controls Build and develop clear and concise executive summaries to help leaders understand results, and anticipate understand challenges and opportunities for their business Prepare the strategic and operating plans for the Business Unit and utilize forecast updates to impactguide management decisions Lead team members to ensure team efficiency and effectiveness (e.g., conflictproblem resolution, processsystem improvements, resource procurement, supportive environment) Maximize talent through consistent and effective use of the department s talent management strategy Job Qualifications High–level of knowledge of general corporate finance Demonstrated depth of financial and analytical expertise Knowledge of accounting principles Experience as a business consultant in a finance related field builds relationships with clients while offering analysis and recommending corrective actions based on emerging trends Organizational and time management skills – manages through ambiguity, prioritizes multiple projects to meet business partner needs Effective communication across multiple levels and mediums Talent and people management skills screeninterview candidates, deliverdocument performance feedback, manage address performance issues, recommend promotions and provide career guidance and mentorship Education BA or BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Business or related area of study Allstate will not sponsor individuals for employment based visa s for this position. The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen. Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands . 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. Learn more about life at Allstate. Connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and LinkedIn or watch a video. Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment–based visas for this position. 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