Relation is among the fastest-growing insurance brokers in the U.S. We work together to bring new products, capabilities and ideas to our clients, while preserving the local relationships and expertise that our clients have come to expect. Our employees and our clients are our top priorities…our success is built upon both and we take that seriously. We offer a competitive compensation package (including benefits), a collaborative team environment and growth opportunities.
We are looking for brilliant minds to come join us in a fast-paced, exciting work environment where having fun while working hard is part of our core values. Our culture encourages personal growth, and success. Are you a team player who enjoys challenging work? Do you believe the client always comes first? Come claim your future with a growing company that can help you be your best. Build a lasting connection with Relation!
Under limited direction, the Senior Financial Analyst is responsible for projections, forecasts and budgets for Relation business units. The Senior Financial Analyst will review, revise, and improve current financial modeling spreadsheets to increase the predictive accuracy of monthly forecasts. The Senior Financial Analyst will be assigned month-end closing tasks that provide an understanding of the organization’s financial dynamics. In addition, the Senior Financial Analyst will be assigned tasks related to line-of-business financial reporting as well as ad-hoc analysis and special projects as needed.
A GLIMPSE INTO THE POSITION
Provides fiscal and organizational advice to representatives of assigned departments regarding projected programs and objectives according to established budgetary procedures.
Analyzes and evaluates departmental budget requests to prepare budgetary documents, reports, and recommendations.
Clearly and concisely communicates expected and actual financial results and the activities underlying those results.
Provides assistance to representatives of assigned departments in the formulation of departmental budget requests, including necessary documentation, investigation, and budget impact studies.
Attends budget hearings and presents fiscal data of assigned departments. Compiles budgetary and fiscal data received from assigned departments to prepare revenue balance statements and related underlying support as well as historical comparisons of departmental expenditures with requested appropriations.
Provides technical assistance on budget issues in current or proposed programs.
Identifies, analyzes, communicates, and provides suggested solutions to resolve financial issues which impact business objectives.
Facilitates audit processes through detailed documentation and timely delivery of required support.
Completes special projects, requests for financial information from business unit leaders, and ad hoc reporting.
Collaborates with accounting/finance personnel to accurately reflect recognition standards when reporting actual results and preparing budgets. Will work closely with the compensation analyst to gain an understanding of compensation agreements.
Participates in various finance-led process improvement initiatives.
Performs other duties or projects as assigned.
Expert in Excel and PowerPoint, with a good understanding of Word
Excellent analytical and mathematical skills
Excellent interpersonal skills; strong oral and written communication
Excellent problem solving, relationship management, and critical thinking skills
Excellent time management skills
Works cross-functionally and at all levels as both a self-starter and in a team environment.
Thinks critically, creatively, analytically, and with sound judgment to develop and provide comprehensive, in-depth financial analyses and ad hoc projects.
Willingness to adhere to all principles of confidentiality
Must value operating in a collaborative work environment
Ability to show initiative, good judgment, and resourcefulness
Ability to prioritize multiple projects, meetings and deadlines
Ability to prepare and present complex and written and oral reports
Ability to independently analyze financial results, prepare schedules summarizing results, and present results to senior management
Ability to build budgets and forecasts using a bottoms up approach
Ability to build complex financial models such as customer or product profitability, or line of business results
Ability to complete in-depth revenue analysis that takes into account market conditions as well as new/lost business
Ability to understand and incorporate producer incentives and staff compensation into financial analysis
Must pay attention to detail keeping controls in check and ensuring information is accurate and timely
EDUCATION AND QUALIFICATIONS
5+ years’ experience in financial analysis, business administration, general accounting, economic analysis, or related area
Above average ability working with software and systems both as currently used by the Company and alternative industry standards
Based on area of expertise, demonstrated application of financial and business knowledge
Able to operate in a high paced matrix environment
BA/BS in Accounting, Finance, Economics, Business or Statistics preferred
Experience in the insurance industry preferred
CPA a plus
Relation Insurance Inc. provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.