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Lead Financial Analyst

  • Anytown / Atlanta / Bothell / Chicago / Florence / Lewisville / Miami / New York / Santa Ana / Scottsdale
  • R-93814
  • Finance Staff
  • Full Time
  • Added

Assurant is looking for a detail-oriented individual with great problem-solving skills to join our Finance team. The Lead Financial Analyst role works with the organization’s cost accounting methodology and underlying data to analyze key drivers that help improve the operational and financial effectiveness of the business. They will work directly with the operational areas to explain monthly expense variances and provide quarterly updated forecasts.   They effectively present the results for their analyses and recommendations to management and Finance.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Prepare and develop concise variance analysis (e.g., actual results, plan, forecast) for Expenses at the segment, business unit, and other levels on a monthly and quarterly basis.

  • Identify, explain, and provide insights into trends, drivers, key performance indicators, risks, and opportunities by using data-driven approaches.

  • Prepare multi-year forecasts for Global Housing Operations LOBs and cost centers.

  • Perform analytical assignments of a complex nature.

  • Work closely with the operational leaders and Enterprise Finance Teams to enhance the reporting and forecasting processes.  

  • Prepares monthly reporting for management.  Summarizes material key operating information explaining monthly results against prior month and target.

  • Analyzes operational and financial data and extracts and defines relevant information; interprets data for the purpose of determining past financial performance and/or to project future performance. Make recommendations such as adjustments to budgets and forecasts and other cost improvement measures. 

  • Tracks and reports on monthly progress relating to ongoing savings initiatives.

  • Reviews costs and performs cost benefit analysis related to projects and/or initiatives.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required – Finance or Accounting

  • Minimum 4-5 years’ experience in Finance; with experience in financial analytics and forecasting

  • Solid knowledge of financial variance analysis

  • Advanced problem-solving skills

  • Ability to adapt procedures, processes, and techniques to more complex problems and issues

  • Advanced and sophisticated analytical techniques 

  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems

  • Ability to manipulate and analyze financial data, prepare financial reports, using an advanced level of Excel and PowerPoint

  • Team player with the ability to work in a fast-paced environment

  • Willingness to go above and beyond to do the best possible job

  • Ability to work under tight timelines

Other Requirements

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting (including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), budgeting and variance analysis

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with internal teams, at multiple levels, settings, and across time zones

  • Strong written, verbal communication and interpersonal skills

  • Critical and innovative thinking

  • Occasionally will have to work extended hours, weekends and be available for limited business travel (if needed)

  • Committed to continuous learning and a continuous improvement culture as the business needs change

Preferred Qualifications

  • Cost Accounting experience strongly preferred

  • Experience identifying, evaluating, and resolving financial, accounting and data quality discrepancies

  • Ability to utilize sophisticated automated data systems, data analysis tools, and dynamic spreadsheet / database design in providing comprehensive decision support to executive management

  • Thorough understanding of business issues and concepts related to insurance or financial services industry

  • IBM Planning Analytics (EPA and PAX) or experience with similar planning tools

Note: This is a remote position.

Company Overview and Benefits

Assurant is a global provider of lifestyle and housing solutions that help leading brands grow revenue, manage risk and deliver a great experience for their customers. We protect, connect, and support over 300 million consumers worldwide, helping people get more value from their connected devices, vehicles, and homes. Assurant is a proud member of the Fortune 300, with decades of experience in the industries we serve.

For more information, please visit https://www.assurant.com/

Assurant is committed to providing a competitive rewards package which goes beyond the value of your paycheck. We offer an array of market-competitive benefits and resources to support your physical, emotional, financial, and social wellbeing goals. These include programs to help you invest in your financial future such as savings programs, as well as competitive health and wellbeing benefits to support you and your family.

Health Coverage Starting Day One: We offer competitive health and wellbeing benefits to support you and your family. You can choose from a range of health and dental plan options, as well as health plan accounts.

Disability and Life Insurance: We provide short- and long-term disability insurance, life and accidental death and dismemberment insurance.

Retirement: Assurant offers retirement savings plans globally. U.S. based employees are offered a 401(k) plan in which Assurant matches 100% of every dollar contributed, up to 6 percent of eligible pay.

Employee Stock Purchase Plan: Assurant’s Employee Stock Purchase Plan (ESPP) allows employees to purchase shares of Assurant, Inc. stock at a 10 percent discount with funds contributed through after-tax payroll deductions.

Career Development: Assurant offers a variety of internal courses, workshops, special projects, coaching and mentoring programs. Tuition reimbursement and other professional enrichment opportunities are also available to encourage continuous learning.

Work-Life Balance: We strive to provide a work environment that encourages work/life balance. Options depend on job responsibilities and may include flexible work schedules, telework, paid time off and part-time employment.

Equal Opportunity Statement
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, gender identity or any other category protected by federal, state or local law.


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