Finance Senior Manager (Allstate Dealer Services)

Posted on Jun 3 Northbrook, IL 106 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 Description

Allstate Dealer Services (ADS) Finance works across multiple areas to provide critical information that drives optimal business performance.  We recommend innovative solutions that guide strategies and improve operational results. Our work includes timely reporting, critical analysis and essential financial projections as we interface with business leaders across the corporation.

Job Summary

Serve as independent business advisor, conduit of financial information and liaison to strategically position ADS for success (short and long term). Responsible for influencing ADS priorities and plans based on sound, compelling financial insights, consideration of risks and implications, and growth/profit opportunities. This role facilitates collaboration across all members of ADS on priorities and concurrently executes on strategically-focused initiatives.  Leader within department for accurate and timely reporting and analysis of financial results.  Maximize individual and team capabilities while building talent pipeline of future organizational leaders.  Ensure ADS Finance’s credibility and reputation of high quality (accurate, timely, relevant) financial measurement, reporting, planning and consulting.

Key Responsibilities

Develops and Implements Strategies to Forecast Financials and Optimize Return on Capital

  • Combine traditional forecasting techniques with modern predictive modeling techniques to achieve accurate and timely financial forecasts
  • Monitor and predict key risks to company objectives and develop strategies to mitigate those risks
  • Utilize forecasting, expense allocation, and return on capital models to develop and track strategies to achieve financial goals

Develops, Leads, and Continually Optimizes Portfolio of Projects to Forecast Financials and Optimize Return on Capital

  • Translates vision and strategies into roadmaps and projects
  • Leads multiple, complex analytical and modeling projects with many team members 
  • Ensures projects are managed according to overall plan managing scope, mitigating risks and solving for project risks

Engages Product Development, Pricing and Sales Leadership to Forecast Financials and Optimize Return on Capital

  • Presents business cases with senior leadership and influences cross-functionally to take, implement and deliver on recommended actions
  • Achieves results on initiatives that contribute to growth and profit goals
  • Encourages risk taking and innovation

Leads Managers and Builds and Develops Team Dedicated to Forecast Financials and Optimize Return on Capital

  • Leads managers and those who are responsible for work that needs to be performed and/or their direct reports
  • Actively participate and lead predictive modeling/financial analysis peer reviews
  • Coaches, mentors and influences others to accomplish departmental goals
Preferred Qualifications

Education and Experience 

  • Prefer a Master’s in a quantitative field such as statistics, mathematics, finance, or economics or an actuarial designation (ACAS/FCAS) with a bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field
  • 10 or more years of related experience 

Functional Skills

  • High-level knowledge of general corporate finance 
  • Demonstrated depth and breadth of analytical expertise
  • Knowledge of management/statutory accounting principles and general audit procedures 
  • Expertise in planning, forecasting and expense budgeting 
  • Deep understanding of how to drive shareholder value and returns through operational action
  • Ability to serve as a trusted business partner with the ability to develop deep client-base and peer group relationships, influence and negotiate
  • Ability to stay grounded and focused despite adversity, ambiguity and change
  • Willingness to take calculated risks
  • Inspire a positive team environment and motivate others to achieve better than expected results 
  • Exceptional organizational and time management skills – manage through ambiguity, shifting timelines, resource constraints and limitations while excuting concurrent priorites and balancing tactical and strategic points-of-view
  • Effective communication skills across multiple levels and mediums 
  • Demonstrated experience in talent and people management
Compensation Data

Compensation range for this position is $130,000.00 - $175,000.00 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.


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


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