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Position Summary

The overall objective of the Analyst is to support the Management reporting and analysis functions of Individual Markets. Responsibilities include preparation of P&L reports, provide assistance in the review of financial results and the preparation of quarterly earnings analysis package. The Analyst will support a combination of reporting and analysis functions, and assist in the development of key indicators/ratios to better analyze financial results. In addition, the Analyst will look to identify, communicate and implement process improvement opportunities to enhance reports and provide efficiencies in the management reporting process.

 

To be successful in this position, the employee should possess a detail oriented mindset to ensure accuracy of data contained in management reports, as well as develop a good understanding of key drivers to provide pertinent financial analysis to management. The Analyst will display technical and functional competence in management reporting and analysis and uphold Guardian’s commitment to ethical business practices, develop cross-business connections and seek various perspectives and gain strong understanding of reporting needs to develop analysis and insights around Individual Markets products and subsidiary earnings.

 
Candidate Responsibilities
  • Prepare reports such as P&L reports by product, Monthly Flash reports.
  • Prepare actual vs plan/reforecast and prior year variance analysis.
  • Coordinate and assist in the preparation of the quarterly IM earnings deck.
  • Liaise regularly with other members of Individual Markets FP&A, Controllers and Agency Finance, as well as key business partners in Actuarial and Corporate Finance and Accounting.
  • Improve reporting proficiency and expand the use of Smartview, Adaptive and other queries & reporting tools
  • Support other Individual Markets areas (Actuarial, Product, Strategy, etc.).
  • Ad-hoc reporting and analyses. 
Reporting Relationships

The position will provide support in managing Individual Markets Management Reporting function by providing various management reports and analytics.  The position will report into the Manager of Management Reporting.


Qualifications

Functional Skills
  • Strong knowledge in use of MS Excel and PowerPoint including Macros and Pivot tables
  • Ability to create professional reports and presentations.
  • Demonstrated ability to make decisions using sound judgment
  • Demonstrated strong commitment to deliver timely results
  • Ability to manage multiple projects with multiple deliverables simultaneously
  • Ability to evaluate processes to develop recommendations to enhance
  • Ability to adapt to changing business priorities and environments
  • Ability to work effectively with associates from across Individual Markets and with Corporate
  • Takes ownership and accountability for actions and results
  • Willingness to learn on the job and grow.
  • Ability to embrace change.
 
Leadership Behaviors
  • Continuously strives to provide superior products and customer service
  • Expresses oneself in an open and honest manner
  • Demonstrates self-awareness and embraces feedback
  • Analyzes issues from multiple perspectives; seeks the opinion of others
Position Qualifications
  • Strong knowledge of financial analytics, budgeting and reporting.
  • Insurance industry experience a plus, but not required.
  • 4-6 years of Finance/Accounting experience, specifically with experience in management reporting and analysis
  • Ability to meet tight deadlines and work additional hours during peak sessions
  • Ability to make suggestions to management based on analysis
  • Ability to work independently
Travel
  • None Expected
Company Overview

The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America® (Guardian), currently ranked #218 on the Fortune 500, is one of the largest mutual life insurers. As of December 31, 2016, Guardian reports $1.5 billion in operating income, $7.4 billion in capital, and $66.5 billion in assets under management. Guardian consistently scores high marks for financial strength from all four major credit rating agencies and enjoys a strong competitive position in its major businesses: life insurance, disability income insurance, annuities, investments, dental and vision insurance and employee benefits. 


As a mutual company founded over 150 years ago, Guardian is owned by its policyholders. The company has paid dividends to policyholders every year since 1868 and the Company’s 8,800 employees and 2,750 financial representatives are aligned with its mission to help individuals, families, and small businesses achieve financial security and protection. Guardian states its aspiration in the following way: “To be the trusted mutual partner, delivering financial security how, when, and where our clients prefer.”

Guardian is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to age, race, color, creed, religion, sex, affectional or sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, marital status, disability, military or veteran status, or any other classification protected by applicable law.

Primary Location

United States-New York

Job

Finance

Schedule

Full-time

Shift

Day Job

Job Type

Standard

Travel

No

Job Posting

Oct 26, 2017, 10:18:39 PM

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