Finance Manager I

Job Description

  
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Join a team of diverse professionals at Farmers to acquire skills on the job and apply your learned knowledge to future roles at Farmers. Farmers Insurance also offers extensive training opportunities through the award winning University of Farmers named by Training magazine amongst top 10 corporate training units in the world.

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Job Summary 
  
Assist Finance Manager 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.
 
This position will support our Property Claims Organization. 
  
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. 
  
Physical Actions 
  
Required job duties are essentially sedentary in nature, consisting of occasion walking, standing, lifting and/or carrying ten pounds maximum, seeing, speaking, and hearing. 
  
Physical Environment 
  
Required job duties are normally performed in a climate-controlled office environment. 
  
Education Requirements 
  
Bachelor's degree required in Accounting, Finance or related field. CPA, CMA, MBA, Masters or similar preferred. Six Sigma Yellow Belt preferred. 
  
Experience Requirements 
  
External candidates should have a minimum of five years prior Accounting or Finance experience including 1 year as an Accounting or Finance Supervisor. The same time-on-job requirement is preferred for internal candidates. 
  
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. 
  
Farmers is an equal opportunity employer, committed to the strength of a diverse workforce. 

Schedule: Full-time

Job Posting: 10/25/2019