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AVP, Finance

Assurant has an opportunity for an AVP, Finance!

Overview of Position

Reporting to the CFO of Global Housing, this role is responsible for providing finance leadership for Global Housing business lines Multifamily Housing 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.

What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?  

  • 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.

What are the requirements needed for this position?  

  • Bachelor’s Degree

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

  • 8+ years of Finance and/or Accounting experience

  • 5+ years of insurance experience

  • 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

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?  

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or Accounting or Advanced degree MBA and or/CPA

  • 5+ years of progressive management experience in business analytics, planning, forecasting and strategy with increasing responsibility

  • 8+ years of Finance and/or Accounting experience

  • 10+ years of Property and Casualty experience

  • Experience with IBM Planning Analytics/TM1

  • 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 

What are the working conditions and physical requirements of this job?   

  • This is a remote position  

  • 10% travel is required  


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