Allstate

Investments Pricing & Valuation Consultant

Posted on Apr 8 4 views Northbrook, IL


The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next – to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

The Investments Pricing team is responsible for performing timely and accurate pricing operations, analysis, and external and internal reporting of The Allstate Corporation’s Investments Portfolio.


The Pricing & Valuation Consultant is responsible for executing basic to moderately complex day to day activities of the Pricing and Valuation team and performance of procedures and internal controls that appropriately mitigate operational risks. The Pricing & Valuation Consultant is expected to manage their assignments based on prioritization and direction, raise issues as appropriate. They should have a basic understanding of pricing and valuation concepts and methodologies for a diverse set of investments and securities (including derivatives) and the associated GAAP and Statutory external reporting requirements related to pricing and valuation.


Key Responsibilities
  • Execute daily, monthly and quarterly pricing activities of basic to moderate complexity consistent with approved policies and documented procedures for Allstate’s investment portfolio.
  • Assist the Team Lead in preparation and on-going maintenance documentation efforts with regard to valuation policies and associated internal controls, processes and results.
  • Communicate with valuation service providers to resolve unpriced securities or prices outside of tolerances
  • Interact with other organizational areas to integrate and streamline applicable valuation processes.
  • Own and be accountable for execution of responsibilities
  • Identify and execute process improvements
  • Work collaboratively within the team and across the department to resolve data anomalies and research issues
  • Provide status to Supervisor
  • Help coordinate and participate in team projects, assignments and team responsibilities such as continual process improvements and strengthening of controls
Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience
  • Undergraduate degree in Finance or Accounting or relevant experience
  • 1-2 years financial and/or pricing/valuation experience, accounting or internal management reporting experience, preferably in the Investments or Financial Services industries.
  • Basic Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Suite skills
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Good organizational and time management skills
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Time management skills and ability to meet deadlines
Compensation Data

Compensation range for this position is $46,700- $70,000 per year, based on experience and qualifications.

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

 

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