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AVP, Finance

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Assurant has an exciting opportunity for an AVP, Finance!

This job is responsible for providing finance leadership for Global Housing business lines Multifamily Housing (Renters) and Global Specialty.   The role will be responsible for directing a team to provide financial support for new product development, planning/forecasting, client analysis, M&A support, and various other strategic evaluations of the portfolio.  This position will direct the development and delivery of insightful analysis, while participating as a strategic partner to our business leaders in the decision-making process.

Within their own direct team, and across the entire finance organization, this role will drive performance and cultivate talent, focusing on continuous improvement, talent assessment and development, while fostering additional financial analytics to support business growth.

This role has flexibility to be 100% virtual or be located in our Atlanta or Miami offices with in-office / at-home flexibility.

This is a remote position.

Primary Job Responsibilities

  • Serve as a strategic business partner overseeing the financial performance of the Global Housing’s Multifamily Housing and Global Specialty business units, including profitability and resource allocation related decisions.  Lead quantitative and qualitative analysis to support the formation and evaluation of growth strategies and new business development opportunities.

  • Prepare and present insightful analysis to finance and business leaders in support of strategic objectives that leads to timely actions and drives value creation.  Includes decision support analysis to help drive business decisions and where necessary, course correct.

  • Identify key business metrics and leading indicators for business lines, deploying a monthly reporting process to review and discuss business insights.  Leverage analysis to provide insights into the planning & forecasting process.  Develop both short and long-term business plans in support of on-going and strategic initiatives.

  • Align new and existing product projections between finance and business teams for each planning process (i.e. Outlooks, Reforecasts, Budgets, etc.)

  • Work closely with Accounting team to engage unusual and/or one-time transactions to ensure proper financial reporting.  This includes understanding the financial implications as well as the need to properly support internal controls.

  • Present to internal/external stakeholders on changes to supported business and their implications from a financial reporting, forecasting, risk management, and auditing perspective.

  • Assist functional areas with alignment in costs for new and existing business changes such as organic growth, terminated agreements, new agreements, and changes in existing agreements.  These are aligned for pricing, monitoring, and forecasting processes.

  • Serve as a liaison between actuarial, risk management, and business/product leaders to evaluate pricing and structural applications to new and existing products.  Financial models will be relied upon to ensure profitability and returns on investments for each iteration.

  • Lead the financial support for portfolio growth opportunities (inorganic and organic), as well as divestiture potentials.  Actively participate in dialogue on strategic opportunities, while recommending options to senior business executives.

  • Ensure system and process infrastructure adequately support the business and growth objectives.  Lead financial analysis related to technology investments in the business, while communicating regular value realization updates to senior management.  Develop and recommend solutions in the event of deviations from intended value.

  • Prepare and assist in presentations to senior leadership and the Board of Directors

  • Through all areas of engagement, focus on leading and cultivate a high performing support team.  Continuous efforts to attract, develop, and retain talent.

Responsibility for the work of others

  • Direct leadership of 3 – Manager, Director, Sr. Director

  • About 5 person team

Financial Responsibility

  • Multifamily Housing and Global Specialty Revenue and Expense budget responsibility

Basic Qualifications Required - Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required

  • 15+ years of progressive management experience in business analytics, planning, forecasting and strategy

  • Advanced Excel skills including ability to build financial forecasts with appropriate formula checks throughout and audit the work of others for accuracy

  • Intermediate PowerPoint skills including the ability to present information to executive audiences

Preferred Experience, Skills and Knowledge

  • Advanced degree MBA and/or CPA preferred

  • Background & knowledge in insurance industry, preferably property

  • Direct experience in partnering with a business to manage their P&L, and ensuring business growth and profitability

  • Experience leading teams and driving them to excel

  • Strong financial acumen, with the ability to leverage information through advance analytics to produce valuable business, market, and customer insights

  • Superior communication skills, both written materials and financial analysis, as well as oral/presentation skills; Ability to communicate financial information to non-technical audiences

  • Ability to adapt and maintain flexibility in a fast-paced environment

  • Strong collaborator across all areas of finance, with the ability to direct supporting resources for cross functional efforts

  • Comfortable leading in an environment of both direct and matrix reports

  • Strong organizational leader who can attract, develop, and retain a high-performing and diverse team

  • Ambition and drive to continue progression & career build

10% Travel Required

Benefits and Value Proposition

  • We offer a competitive salary and comprehensive benefits to full time and part time employees including medical, dental, STD, LTD, life insurance, 401(k), generous paid time off and much more.

  • We strive to maintain a professional, yet friendly environment and promote professional and career development for our employees.

  • Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer.  All aspects of consideration for employment and employment with the Company are governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law.

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Company Profile

Assurant, a Fortune 500 company and a member of the S&P 500, is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol AIZ. Assurant has approximately $30 billion in assets and $9 billion in annual revenue. Assurant has approximately 14,500 employees worldwide and is headquartered in New York's financial district. .

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