Allstate

Senior Financial Analyst

Posted on Apr 19 Northbrook, IL 13 views

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 Financial Consultant analyzes and communicates financial results for key products, markets and initiatives, develops compelling story lines to help deepen client insights and recommends creative actions to guide strategy and operations. This role formulates financial projections to support in predicting and tracking performance and diagnosing potential issues.

Key Responsibilities
  • Prepare annual expense plan and periodic expense forecasts for all division cost centers
  • Isolate key drivers, quantify impacts, and forecast implications to the business recognizing how different data points fit together
  • Prepare and help build storyline for financial updates to cost center owners and senior leadership
  • Use analysis to influence and drive action within finance, leadership and our business partners by using fact-based, holistic and forward-looking perspectives to identify emerging issues and current trends, and assist in implementation of strategies
  • Use data analytics to inform expense planning, forecasting, and budget analysis
  • Continuously develop and improve analytical processes to increase automation and improve accuracy 
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize resources and produce results to solve problems or issues with minimal support
  • Accept responsibility for outcome of his/her own efforts
  • Provide accurate, timely reports with financial insight to allow business partners to improve performance
  • Develop and lead effective presentations for small groups
  • Drive conversations with leadership to understand business implications of current trends


Supervisory Responsibilities:


This job does not have supervisory responsibilities.

Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience 

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience 
  • 2 or more years of related experience 


Functional Skills

  • Proficiency with SAP expense management and general ledger functionality a plus
  • Intermediate business knowledge (i.e. deep financial skills/flow of the numbers) and intermediate analytical and financial model building skills
  • Experience with SQL and either R or Python required
  • Experience working a problem from start to finish – defining the problem, identifying the data needed to address the problem, locating data, building the necessary model(s) and visualizations, and communicating the results
  • Experience with statistics, data analytics, and data visualization a plus
  • Oral and written communication skills to partner with employees both internal and external to finance as well as interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment
  • Effective time management and organization skills with a proven ability to multi-task 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Inspire trust and confidence in clients through strategic and diplomatic handling of relationships
Compensation Data

The salary range for this positon is $56,000 - $80,000. Offer will be 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.

 

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. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

 

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