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Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis

Assurant has an exciting opportunity for Manager, Financial Planning and Analysis!

Overview of Position

Reporting directly to the Connected Living Vice President of FP&A, the Manager will lead the U.S. Financial Services month-end & quarter-end close, quarterly forecast process, annual operating planning process, and long-term strategic financial projections. The Manager will also be responsible to support the development and delivery of insightful analysis capable of driving sound business decision making, contributing to the attainment of U.S. Financial Services’ revenue, profitability, and return targets.

The Manager will serve as the FP&A business partner to the U.S. Financial Services business and operations, as well as collaborating with our corporate partners, to align our business goals and overall line-of-business financial targets. Additionally, the Manager will be responsible for supporting our U.S. Financial Services business leaders, providing the analysis, narrative, and required deliverables for leadership. 

The scope of this role will also be expanded to support the Connected Living VP of FP&A and Director of FP&A for Global Connected Living management reporting.

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 makes us different?

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. For additional information on our benefits, please review www.MyAssurantBenefits.com . Below are some of our amazing perks:

  • 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% 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% 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.

  • Family Planning Support:  Fertility benefits and support services with 24/7 access to nurse care services. $30,000 medical and prescription drug lifetime maximum benefit for fertility services. Assurant will provide up to $20,000 of financial assistance for adoption and or surrogacy.

What will be my responsibilities for this position?

  • Provide business partner support with insightful analysis to finance, business, and operations leaders in support of strategic objectives from strategic decision making to execution

  • Manage U.S. Financial Services’ business actuals and planning & forecasting processes, including coordinating timelines and deliverables, building the product storyline, and developing leadership presentations

  • Ensure client and expense forecasts are robust, with a thorough understanding of trends and variances

  • Continuously looking for areas to improve the effectiveness of the Connected Living FP&A processes, with a focus on U.S. Financial Services, and strive to streamline processes for efficiency and consistency within Connected Living

  • Expectation to expand responsibilities to support other products and tasks within Connected Living, including Global Connected Living management reporting

  • Perform special projects, as needed

Financial Responsibility

  • Assist with Connected Living’s revenue and expense management forecasting and planning, with an initial focus on the Financial Services product line

Responsibility for the work of others

  • This role doesn't currently have any direct reports but could have a Financial Analyst reporting to them in the near term

What are the requirements needed for this position?

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required

  • 5+ years of experience in financial analytics and forecasting

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

  • Intermediate PowerPoint skills, including the ability to present information to management

Other Requirements:

  • Experience in strategic planning and execution

  • Knowledge of finance, accounting, budgeting, and cost control principles, including Generally Accepted Accounting Principles

  • Knowledge of automated financial and accounting reporting systems

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

  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with internal teams

  • A team player that can work in a complex and fast-paced environment

What other skills/experience would be helpful to have?

  • Advanced degree MBA and/or CPA preferred

  • Superior communication skills, both oral and written

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

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

  • Experience with IBM Planning Analytics

  • Experience managing direct reports

  • Ambition and drive to continue progression and career build

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

  • General Office Demands


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Company Overview
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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Assurant is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer and does not use or consider race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law in employment decisions.

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