Finance Manager
Job Opportunity at bizjobz LLC

Posted on Feb 22

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

Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Job Type: Full Time
Job ID: W4153464

The Company:
Our client is one the country’s largest insurers of 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), 15% 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
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:
  • Supervises assigned personnel (See attached description of Supervisory Responsibilities)
  • 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. 
Education Requirements:
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting, Finance or related field required.
  • CPA, CMA, MBA, Masters or similar required.
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 Excel 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.
  • Advanced Powerpoint
  • FP&A (Finance, Planning & Analysis) experience required
  • Strong variance analysis experience
  • Management Experience Required
  • Willingness to Travel - Occasionally
  • 6+ years industry experience. 
  • Certified Management Accountant (CMA) is a plus
  • Strong variance analysis, ROI/cost benefit analysis, planning, budgeting and forecasting experience.
  • Advanced technical skills including Excel, Access
  • 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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