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AVP, Finance

Overview of Position

The AVP, Finance will be responsible for managing Global Housing financial performance, including the development & tracking of the annual operating plan and longer-term strategic forecast; financial management reporting and metrics; and driving expense management efforts. In this position, the AVP of Global Housing FP&A has unique exposure to executive management, influencing and driving financial recommendations. Reporting to the Global Housing CFO, this role will directly manage an approximate 6 person team.

What will be my responsibilities for this position?

  • Participates in the formulation of financial goals & objectives, understanding strategic alignment and expected growth rates, along with financial targets across the Housing reporting segment

  • Responsible for designing & executing the annual operating plan process for Global Housing segment calibrating with the overall enterprise process

  • Developer of the longer term strategic forecast for Housing, connecting business growth initiatives and expense targets to strategic plans and trends

  • Tracks and ensures financial performance objectives are met

  • Conducts detailed variance analysis against actual results, articulating storylines for financial drivers and performance against expectations

  • Analyzes quarterly financial results, working with the Investor Relations team to tell the financial storyline externally

  • Reviews and provides detailed input into the quarterly earnings process, through the earnings script, release, and segment MD&As

  • Designs monthly financial reporting, driving for greater accuracy of trends, using a combination of leading indicators and available financial data

  • Reviews financial metrics, recommending enhancements for appropriate profitability metrics and leading indicators for internal and external reporting

  • Monitors/Manages the financial performance of the Global Housing segment, driving to maintain our commitments and financial objectives for profitability

  • Manages the segment expense base, designing appropriate expense reporting and relevant metrics

  • Provides support for business acquisitions, including analyzing financial trends and enterprise financial impacts from deals

  • Leads the preparation for presentations on segment financial results and forecasts

  • Provides interpretation of financial results against planned performance

  • As applicable, develops executive level reporting and Board presentations, carefully crafting the storyline to highlight financial performance; Participates in the communication of the financial storyline (internal executive management)

  • Liaison with Investor Relations, Accounting, Business Finance teams, Segment CFO, and Management Committee leaders

Responsibility for the work of others

  • Two direct reports with a overall 6 person team

Travel

  • 10%

What are the requirements needed for this position?

Education

  • College degree required, preferably in finance related field

  • Advance degree preferred, such as MBA, CPA, or CFA

Previous Experience

  • 15+ years progressive finance responsibility

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • Minimum 15 years progressive experience in Finance

  • Advanced degree preferred, such as master’s degree, CPA, CFA

  • Strong analytical ability

  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written

  • Clarity in telling the financial story, while leveraging data and insights to draw conclusions

  • Presence & leadership, with ambition and drive to learn and grow

  • Experience leading teams of multiple sizes, with a focus on talent development and mentoring

  • Experience balancing multiple demands, while operating in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to lead cross functional enterprise projects in support of finance initiatives

  • Collaborative style, with the ability to lead through a matrix structure

  • Able to think with a forward-looking trajectory understanding cause and effect

  • Previous experience working in M&A or financial modeling is desired

  • Ability to synthesize storyline & major drivers, connecting the dots to both the bigger picture messaging but also the smaller details of our business

  • Leadership & executive presence

  • Strong collaboration & partnering skills, with the ability to lead a large process across a multi-discipline team for input

  • Prior experience reporting to the executive level of an organization, maintaining effective working relationships across senior-level management of the company


Pay Range

$116,900.00 - $195,300.00

Any posted pay range considers a wide range of compensation factors, including candidate background, experience, and work location, while also allowing for salary growth within the position.

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Assurant is a leading global business services company that supports, protects, and connects major consumer purchases. A Fortune 500 company with a presence in 21 countries, Assurant supports the advancement of the connected world by partnering with the world’s leading brands to develop innovative solutions and deliver an enhanced customer experience through mobile device solutions, extended service contracts, vehicle protection services, renters insurance, lender-placed insurance products, and other specialty products.

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