Staff Financial Analyst- Protection Finance

Northbrook, Illinois
Not Specified
Sep 26, 2016
Nov 25, 2016
Job Type
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Career Level
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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

Protection 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 interface with business leaders across the corporation.

Job Summary:

  • Analyze and communicate financial results for key products, markets and initiatives
  • Develop compelling story lines, deepen client insights and recommend creative actions that guide strategy and operations
  • Formulate financial projections to predict and track performance, diagnose potential issues and prompt corrective actions
  • Ensure Protection Finance's credibility and reputation of high quality (accurate, timely, relevant) financial measurement, reporting, planning and consulting

Key Responsibilities:

  • Isolate key drivers, quantify impacts, and forecast implications to the business recognizing how different data points fit together
  • Prepare and help build storyline for financial updates
  • Collaborate with business partners to anticipate and identify emerging issues and assist in development and implementation of strategies
  • Use analysis to influence and drive action within finance, and our business partners by using fact-based, holistic and forward-looking perspectives
  • Provide accurate, timely reports with financial insight to allow business partners to improve performance
  • Develop and lead effective presentations for small groups
  • Drive conversations with leadership to understand business implications of current trends
  • Inspire trust and confidence in clients through strategic and diplomatic handling of relationships
  • At this level, an analyst may be required to train and review the work of other analysts

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


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

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