2018-01-04

Finance Manager - Business Operations
Job Opportunity at bizjobz LLC

Posted on Jan 4

http://www.bizjobz.com    855-BIZ-JOBZ (249-5629)

Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4149373

The Company:
 
Our client is one the country’s largest insurers of life insurance, vehicles, homes and small businesses  and provides a wide range of other insurance and financial services products.  It serves more than 10 million households and more than 20 million individual policies across all 50 states through the efforts of over 50,000 exclusive and independent agents and nearly 24,000 employees.
 
Why Our Client is a Great Company:

Great benefits including Retirement Plan, 401(k), STIP (Short Term Incentive Plan, Medical Coverage, Wellness Program, Dental, Vision, Tax-advantaged accounts, Life Insurance, EAP, PTO, short and long-term disability coverage.  In addition to these benefits our Client also provides paid holidays, tuition assistance, on-site Credit Union in most larger locations, commuter benefits, relocation services, employee discounts, legal services plan and much more.
 
The Position:  Finance Manager – Business Operations
 
Job Summary:
  • Assist Accounting Manager–Finance in managing and controlling business unit financial activities.
  • Conduct complex financial analysis and develop reports to provide insight to business operations.
  • Work closely with field management in managing and reporting on special projects.
  • Train financial analysts and senior financial analysts. 
Essential Job Functions:
  • Consolidate monthly budget variance analysis and forecasting reports, provide recommendations and present it to Management.
  • Consolidate monthly key performance indicator metrics reports and provide analysis on trends and drivers.
  • Review and improve financial and business models to provide the business additional insight to make decisions on improving the business.
  • Review special projects and initiatives to provide critical feedback to business partners.
  • Evaluate annual financial plan for correct linkages to the strategic and tactical business plans .
  • Prepare ad hoc reports, analysis and conduct special projects as necessary.
  • Analyze underlying business factors that drive expenses within the department.
  • Conduct financial review of vendors and review Capital Appropriation Proposals.
  • Lead process improvement projects.
  • Promotes safety at all times and complies with safety/ergonomic standards as outlined in relevant company published manuals.   
Citizenship Status:
  • Candidates must be either a US Citizen or hold a Green Card.
Education Requirements: 
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required. CMA preferred.     
Experience Requirements:
  • Minimum of 5 years of prior Accounting or Finance experience including 1 year as an Accounting or Finance Supervisor.    
Special Skill Requirement:
  • Advanced skills including working knowledge of pivot tables, macros and functions.
  • Working knowledge of Access software.
  • Proficient in applicable business software such as Business Objects, SAP and Mobius.
Skills and Certifications note: bold skills and certification are required
  • Four-year Degree in A/F or related field 
  • CMA designation preferred
  • Advanced Excel, Access and Powerpoint 
  • Accounting, planning, budgeting and forecasting experience 
  • Strong variance analysis experience 
  • Strong leadership skills - ability to work independently 
  • Project Management experience
Ideal Candidate:
  • 6+ years industry experience.  
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is a plus
  • Strong accounting, variance analysis, ROI/cost benefit analysis, planning, budgeting and forecasting experience.
  • Advanced technical skills including MS Office Suite and SAP.
  • Competent working knowledge of Business Objects and Mobius. 
  • Strong leadership skills
  • Strong financial background
  • Project management experience is a plus
  • Proactive - works with several lines of business - can't wait for those managers to come to them.
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