Staff Financial Analyst (hybrid)

Date Opened: Jan 13, 2022

Location: Belfast, GB Derry/ Londonderry, GB Strabane, GB

Company: Allstate Insurance Company

 

Title: Staff Financial Analyst

Ref: SFA/01

 

About Us

 

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

 

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards – a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

 

Allstate operate a very flexible hybrid working policy that will allow you to design your working week in collaboration with your manager with a blend of remote and office working for NI based employees as well as condensed working patterns (4 day week/9 day fortnight). Employees based in GB will be employed on a permanent remote working contract.

 

Join our team and you’ll find challenge and reward in a culture of innovation, support and balance. 

 

 

Location

 

Northern Ireland - hybrid

 

 

Your role in the team

 

We are looking for a talented financial analyst to join Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures (ATSV) Finance team, delivering meaningful reporting, analysis and processes for a Fortune 100 company. We work with talented individuals who come together as a team to support the Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures (ATSV) organization.

 

Allstate Technology and Strategic Ventures (ATSV) Finance supports the senior leadership of ATSV by providing financial analysis and consulting focusing on expense management.  Analysts provide meaningful analysis on the drivers of expense and provide consulting on courses of action to ensure optimal expense control. Analysis includes technology and operational metrics, resource sourcing options, project delivery metrics, and benchmarking.

 

We are problem solvers who take an analytical approach in everything we do. We pride ourselves in leaving things better than we found them, with a passion for continuously learning and improving our capabilities.

 

Our financial analysts collaborate with others, leveraging the talented teams who support them to achieve a common goal; delivering the best results for our customers. We love what we do, and we have a lot of fun doing it!

 

If you’d like to join us, we would love to hear from you.

 

 

Responsibilities include (but aren't limited to):

 

  • Support the internal management reporting and analysis activities for ATSV Finance by preparing analysis, compiling reports, and assisting in updating presentations in support of team deliverables
  • Help build storyline for financial updates
  • Work collaboratively within team and with suppliers of plan and data manipulation
  • Able to work with large amounts of data and able to ensure the accuracy of the results
  • Provide accurate, timely reports with financial insight to assist business partners to improve performance
  • Clearly articulate point-of-view, and analyze problems with assistance of management
  • Understand monthly timeline with goal to meet or exceed deliverables; communicate challenges and roadblocks to deliverable timing with the rest of the team to determine potential work-arounds
  • Participate on special projects and analyses as requested by management
  • Prepare and maintain on-going documentation with regard to analytical concepts/methodologies and associated process controls
  • Drive conversations to understand implications of current trends
  • Ensure ATSV Finance’s credibility and reputation of high quality (accurate, timely, relevant) financial measurement, reporting and planning

 

 

So, what are the essential criteria to apply?

 

  • All candidates must evidence an existing right to work in the UK
  • A degree classification in Finance, or related discipline, OR
  • A degree in a non-finance related discipline but supported with a post-graduate qualification within a finance or accountancy related discipline, OR
  • At least 2 years’ experience in a Finance role; AND
  • Applicants must be willing and eligible to travel to the USA; 
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and the ability to analyze, manipulate, and interpret large amounts of data;
  • General understanding of financial and accounting concepts.

 

 

We also have some desirable criteria

 

  • Strong work ethic, including ability to follow-up, focus on details and take initiative
  • Analytical skills to compile information
  • Oral and written communication skills in order to work effectively across the organization
  • Interpersonal skills to work effectively in a team environment
  • Time management and organization skills with a proven ability to multi-task
  • Working knowledge of Power Point and Word

 

 

What we offer

 

As Digital DNA’s Workplace of the Year 2020 winners, we offer a generous benefits package that includes flexible annual leave entitlement, dental and healthcare insurance, an attractive pension package and discounts on gym memberships, public transport and parking.

 

Allstate invests heavily in your development, as an employee you will have access to multiple world-class learning platforms and courses from our award-winning in-house Learning & Development team.

 

We pride ourselves in providing clear career paths and opportunities for internal mobility allowing you to further develop within the organisation.

 

We encourage a better work life balance and you’ll have the opportunity to apply for various flexible working arrangements.

 

 

Statement on Fair Employment and Equal Opportunities

 

Allstate NI wishes to ensure equal opportunity is given to all job applicants.  This company will not discriminate on the grounds of race, gender (including gender reassignment status), sexual orientation, religious belief, political opinion, marital status, age or disability.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer. We welcome applications from all suitably qualified persons. However, as women are currently under-represented in our workforce, we would particularly welcome applications from women. All appointments will be made on merit.

 

Applicants should note Allstate NI complete AccessNI background checks on all candidates offered a position.

 

 

The closing date for receipt of applications is Thursday 27th January 2022