Analytics Consultant - PF - Advanced Analytics

Location
Northbrook, Illinois
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Sep 22, 2016
Closes
Nov 21, 2016
Ref
40572
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

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Job Description

The Analytics job family works across multiple areas to provide critical information that drives optimal business performance. We recommend innovative solutions that guide strategies and improve operational results. The Advanced Analytics Team provides insights into the business by leveraging the power of big data to support the strategic goals of Allstate.

Job Summary

This position leverages advanced data analytic methods in order to provide financial insights to leadership that enable Allstate to generate profitable market share growth. This role will also begin to manage projects of low to medium complexity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Provide insightful, actionable analysis using knowledge of insurance and finance issues, knowing how to access and apply available data relevant to the issue, and having the ability and commitment to master software that requires training but not an advanced degree in statistics
  • Understand and learn the financial drivers of business results and leverage large datasets in order to investigate and answer business questions
  • Create new and innovative approaches to solving business problems
  • Communicate ideas and findings in an easy to understand manner and creating actionable insights for leadership
  • Uses and learns a wide variety of tools and languages in order to achieve results (e.g. SAS, R, Tableau, SQL), and identifies additional languages and tools that can bring efficiencies or needed techniques to the team
  • Collaborates with others in order to improve the effectiveness of business decisions and ability to work independently with some oversight
  • Understands the business' problems and proposes custom solutions for analyzing and solving these problems
  • Communicates finding clearly and concisely to team members, leadership and stakeholders

Job Qualifications

  • A minimum of 1.5 years of Financial Analysis experience in an Insurance company or Financial Services organization
  • Intermediate business knowledge (i.e.; deep financial skills/flow of the numbers)
  • Working knowledge of financial and accounting concepts
  • Intermediate analytical and financial model building skills
  • Solid work ethic, including ability to follow-up, focus on details and take initiative
  • Intellectual curiosity and drive for continuous improvement - personally and with work assignments
  • Strong oral and written communication skills, able to work effectively with employees both internal and external to the finance function
  • Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment
  • Effective time management and organization skills with a proven ability to multi-task
  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel skills required. Working knowledge of Power Point and Word
  • Hyperion Planning tool (including Essbase) experience is a plus

Education

  • BA or BS in Finance, Accounting, Economics, Mathematics, Business or related area of study

The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary – but that's just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you'll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy.

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