Financial Analyst - Investment Operations at CNA (Chicago, IL)

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Description - External
The Financial Analyst position is part of CNA's Investments & Treasury Division. This division is responsible for managing the firm's bank relationships and cash management activities, as well as trade settlement, analysis, accounting and reporting for the firm's $40+ billion investment portfolio. This role offers an opportunity to collaborate across the division and with various business units outside of Investments & Treasury including our banking partners and asset managers in order to align strategic initiatives with daily activities.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities may include:
1. Partner with Cash Operations and other internal business units on daily cash needs and ensuring funding needs are met.
2. Perform trade settlement responsibilities perform trade settlement responsibilities and other middle office investment responsibilities. For the firm's $40+ billion investment portfolio.
3. Perform monthly reconciliation of investment positions between custody and accounting records as well as application of third-party pricing. Participates in Sarbanes-Oxley reviews as needed. Completes audit requests, as required. Assists with the ongoing maintenance and enhancement of department deliverables.
4. Participates in assigned projects; verifies expected outcomes, and achieves set deadlines.
5. Interacts and coordinates with other departments to address business issues and meet organizational objectives.
May perform additional duties as assigned.
Reporting Relationship
Director or Above
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
· Excellent organization, planning and time management skills. Proven ability to manage competing priorities and execute deliverables in a timely fashion.
· Act like an owner by taking pride in your work and acting with a sense of urgency.
· Strong analytical skills and ability to solve problems creatively by using your imagination, valuing diverse ideas, embracing change, and making processes as efficient as possible.
· Ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships with external and internal customers, peers, and management.
· Good verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
Education & Experience
1. Bachelor's Degree preferably in accounting or finance or equivalent.
2. Up to two years or more of related work experience in finance or accounting.
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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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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
of the offerings.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
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Friends outside of work
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Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
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Life Insurance
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Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
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401(K)
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Performance Bonus
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Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
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Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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Cross functional training encouraged
Online course subscriptions available
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