Financial Analyst - Corporate Functions FP&A at CNA (Chicago, IL)

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Job Summary
We are seeking a financial analyst to support financial annual planning, monthly forecasting and monthly reporting. This highly visible role will perform financial analysis driving understanding of key drivers and underlying results through the preparation of financial and business analytics. This includes performing and documenting financial research and analysis, and the subsequent presentation of the relevant conclusions. This position also interprets and analyzes financial results, providing insights and recommendations to management. This position requires strong collaboration skills and a results oriented drive.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
1. Serve as the finance partner to the Property & Casualty Claim organization; support end-to-end financial reporting.
2. Execute the monthly, quarterly, and annual FP&A processes, including management reporting, variance analysis, forecasting, and scenario planning. Accountable for coordinating with Claim leaders and business partners across the enterprise.
3. Independently analyzes business results, investigates anomalies and variances in data, preparing and presenting interpretations of findings to business partners.
4. Contributes to monthly and quarterly operations: collaborates within Finance team to coordinate FP&A close processes (i.e. accruals), supports key Claim management reporting.
5. Provides ad hoc reporting requested by leadership to increase focus and understanding of data, analytics and operational performance, and help drive improved outcomes.
6. Collaborates in the development of long-range financial forecasts and related budgets considering alternative scenarios as needed.
7. Leverages available technologies and expertise of subject matter experts to analyze business results to identify key financial drivers and communicate findings to Management.
8. Interacts and collaborates with other departments to address business issues and meet organizational objectives. Develops new ideas and analytics to provide meaningful information to the Claim professionals.
May perform additional duties as assigned.
Reporting Relationship
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
  • Proven thought leader with a track record of financial analysis that provides an understanding of key drivers and underlying results through the preparation of financial and business analytics.
  • Must be results-driven with the ability to work independently as well as within a team environment.
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple deliverables timely and effectively.
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to effectively resolve complex financial issues.
  • Strong interpersonal, presentation, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to effectively interact and influence business partners.
  • Expertise in Microsoft Office Suite, accounting systems and applications, and other business-related software systems. Experience with Tableau and Alteryx is a plus.
  • Strong knowledge of GAAP, statutory and other complex accounting principles, practices and procedures which may include technical expertise in a functional area a plus.

Education & Experience
1. Bachelor's Degree in accounting, finance, economics or business, or equivalent.
2. Minimum two to four years of relevant financial analysis experience.
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An Insider's view of CNA

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work-life balance has always been a priority for me. It always will be. CNA’s hybrid working model allows me to not only maximize collaboration with my peers but also take advantage of increased flexibility by combining remote and in-office work. I’m empowered to take control of my schedule based on what works best for me and my team.

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How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

On the Security Advisory team, collaboration is key to what we do. We sit at a unique intersection of security goals and business objectives. By working across nearly every IT team at CNA, we balance the need for maintaining secure initiatives and keeping projects on track. It’s our job to find the best, secure path to ‘Yes’ for business requests.

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Director, Security Advisory

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I joined CNA as a contractor and became a full-time employee after an eight-year contractor journey. I’m passionate about solving technical challenges and CNA allows me to foster that passion. Every day, I learn about emerging technologies. I’m empowered to develop, grow, and create a career that works for me and my lifestyle.

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How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

Enterprise Architecture creates foundations for IT expectations across CNA. I’m on a team that builds reusable IT assets, communicates best practices, and decides standards for tooling, and more. I influence CNA outside of my role, too, specifically through CNA’s Employee Resource Groups. I’m empowered to influence both IT and our culture of inclusion.

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What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth can take on many different forms at CNA, and that’s because there are always opportunities to acquire transferrable skills. On my team specifically, we’re encouraged to identify and work toward development opportunities that matter to us. We’re empowered to make a difference while advancing our careers.

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Director, HR Business Partner

What are CNA Perks + Benefits

CNA Benefits Overview

One of the many advantages of working at CNA is the benefits program we offer you and your eligible dependents,
beginning on the first day of your employment. The program features a variety of plans that provide health care
benefits, well-being, disability and survivor protection, and 401(k) savings, among others. Below are highlights
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