Regional Finance Consultant

Location
Northbrook, Illinois
Salary
Not Specified
Posted
Sep 22, 2016
Closes
Nov 21, 2016
Ref
40640
Job Type
Not Specified
Career Level
Not Specified

Where good people build rewarding careers.

Think that working in the insurance field can't be exciting, rewarding and challenging? Think again. You'll help us reinvent protection and retirement to improve customers' lives. We'll help you make an impact with our training and mentoring offerings. Here, you'll have the opportunity to expand and apply your skills in ways you never thought possible. And you'll have fun doing it. Join a company of individuals with hopes, plans and passions, all using and developing our talents for good, at work and in life.

Job Description

Regional Finance works across multiple areas to provide critical information that drives optimal business performance. We recommend innovative solutions that guide strategies and improve operational results. Our work includes timely reporting, critical analysis and essential financial projections as we collaborate with business leaders across the corporation.


This position requires up to 50% travel to our various regions throughout the country during the first 18 months. After 18 months, the goal is to place this person in one of our regional office (outside of Illinois).


Job Summary:

  • Independently lead and direct daily execution of analysis and communication of financial results and formulation of financial projections for key products, markets and initiatives
  • Facilitate achievement of business objectives with minimal guidance; while handling multiple deadlines and opposing priorities
  • Anticipate issues and concerns and takes proactive measures to identify business implications and recommend solutions
  • Build financial team excellence through developing analysts' financial acumen
  • Ensure department's credibility and reputation by delivering high quality financial measurement, reporting, planning and consulting

Key Responsibilities:

  • Serve as financial adviser and guide in absence of Regional Financial Manager
  • Collaborate on identified needs by using forecasting, planning, strategy, measurement, business case development, capital management and internal controls
  • Build and communicate convincing story lines and forward thinking insights, beyond numbers, to help leaders understand results and anticipate challenges and opportunities
  • Prepare the strategic and operating plans for the Region and utilize forecast updates to influence management decisions
  • Lead multi-discipline project teams
  • Lead team members to ensure team efficiency and effectiveness (e.g., conflict/problem resolution, process/system improvements, resource procurement, supportive environment)
  • Maximize talent through consistent and effective use of the department's talent management strategy

Job Qualifications

  • High-level of knowledge of general corporate finance
  • Demonstrated depth and breadth of financial and analytical expertise
  • Knowledge of accounting principles and general audit procedures
  • Experience in planning, forecasting and expense budgeting
  • Ability to build relationships with clients while offering analysis and recommending corrective actions based on emerging trends
  • Independent thinker with a strong team mindset
  • Inspire a positive team environment and motivate others to achieve better than expected results
  • Organizational and time management skills - leads through ambiguity, prioritizes multiple projects to meet business partner needs
  • Effective communication across multiple levels and mediums
  • Demonstrated experience in talent and people management
  • BA or BS in Finance, Economics, Accounting, Mathematics or related area of study

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

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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Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

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It is the policy of Allstate to employ the best qualified individuals available for all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, and citizenship status as a veteran with a disability or veteran of the Vietnam Era.


Allstate generally does not sponsor individuals for employment-based visas for this position.

Effective July 1, 2014, under Indiana House Enrolled Act (HEA) 1242, it is against public policy of the State of Indiana and a discriminatory practice for an employer to discriminate against a prospective employee on the basis of status as a veteran by refusing to employ an applicant on the basis that they are a veteran of the armed forces of the United States, a member of the Indiana National Guard or a member of a reserve component.

For jobs in San Francisco, please see the notice regarding the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.

It is the policy of Allstate to employ the best qualified individuals available for all jobs without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity/gender expression, disability, and citizenship status as a veteran with a disability or veteran of the Vietnam Era.