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AVP, Forecasting and Planning

Assurant is looking for an AVP, Forecasting and Planning!

Overview of Position

Reporting to the CFO of Global Housing, the AVP will lead Forecasting & Planning function to achieve goals which contribute to the attainment of the Company’s revenue, profitability and return targets.  This position manages a team that will direct the development and delivery of insightful analysis capable of driving sound business decision making. 

The AVP will play an integral role in the quarterly forecast process, annual strategic planning process, long-term financial forecast and may assist with acquisition financial due diligence and integration as needed within Global Housing.  This individual will foster and drive an environment of continuous improvement to include the development of new capabilities, the evaluation and implementation of new tools, and efforts to create scalability.   

What will be my duties and responsibilities in this job?  

  • Lead the company’s business planning and forecasting processes.  Partner with members of Global Housing’s leadership team to develop short and long term business plans in support of on-going and strategic initiatives.  Ensure consistent planning and business analysis on company-wide projects and initiatives.

  • Coordinate and oversee the preparation of analysis for the quarterly earnings call, continuing to advance analytics and insights. 

  • Provide business partnering support with insightful analysis to finance and business leaders in support of strategic objectives from strategic decision making to execution.

  • Build FP&A team’s capabilities including agility and scalability – not only execute on various initiatives, but also add substantial value to the decision-making process through proactive data mining, insightful analysis and research.  

  • Assist with acquisition and divestiture assessments; perform special projects as required. 

What are the requirements needed for this position?  

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required

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

  • 8+ years of Finance and/or Accounting experience

  • 3+ years of insurance experience

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

  • Advanced 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 preferred

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

  • 8+ years of Finance and/or Accounting experience

  • 5+ years of Property and Casualty industry experience

  • Prior experience leading Planning and Forecasting of a major business unit

  • Experience in a world class financial services company is highly desirable.

  • Experience with IBM Planning Analytics / TM1

  • Experience in implementation of ERP and EPM tools highly beneficial.

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

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

  • This is a remote position  

  • 10% travel is required  

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