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

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Job Summary
The Corporate Functions Financial Planning and Analysis (FP&A) Senior Financial Analyst is an individual contributor responsible for the reporting, analysis, forecasting, and budgeting of business unit results. As a senior financial expert, this role will generate monthly reporting packages, perform complex financial analysis, translate analytics into actionable insights, and provide recommendations to management. This role partners closely with the CNA's staff organizations to optimize and streamline financial reporting, and build out a suite of analytical resources to drive business performance, staffing allocations, forecasting and planning.
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated, agile team-player that possesses a strong analytical toolset, has a passion for difficult challenges and a willingness to rapidly iterate, working with cross-functional teams to drive meaningful impact to the business. This position requires strong communication skills and experience presenting to senior leadership.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
Performs a combination of duties in accordance with departmental guidelines:
  1. Prepares, analyzes, and reviews financial results packages. Determines reporting requirements, anomalies, trends and necessary analysis.
  2. Collaborates in the development of long-range financial forecasts and related budgets considering alternative scenarios as needed.
  3. Leverages available technologies and expertise of subject matter experts to analyze business results and identify key financial drivers. Effectively communicates findings and recommendations to management.
  4. Develops effective partnerships with stakeholders to understand key priorities and develop the analytical tools to help the business execute.
  5. Participates in preparing cost-benefit analysis to enable the business to execute in data-driven decision-making processes as requested.
  6. Offers a continuous improvement mindset by identifying solutions leading to efficiency gains or new/better work products.
  7. Participates in assigned special projects.

May perform additional duties as assigned.
Reporting Relationship
Typically reports to Director or above.
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
  1. Knowledge of corporate and developmental accounting/finance practices, procedures and principles as well as strong knowledge of the insurance industry. Solid knowledge of GAAP and/or Statutory accounting principles.
  2. Strong analytical and problem solving skills with the ability to independently identify, prioritize, analyze and resolve complex situations.
  3. Ability to clearly present and contextualize complex information to senior leadership.
  4. Detail oriented with strong organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects effectively.
  5. Demonstrates interpersonal skills with the ability to effectively build and maintain strong relationships with business area leadership to establish trust and credibility.
  6. Possesses experience and demonstrates agility in leveraging technology tools for nimble financial modeling and scenario analysis. Strong knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite. Experience with Tableau, Alteryx, Workday, Adaptive Insights, Thoughtspot, and Looker a plus.

Education & Experience
  1. Bachelor's Degree, preferably in accounting or finance, or equivalent.
  2. Typically a minimum two to four years of related 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.

Zach Jones

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.

Josie Lee

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.

Volunteer in local community
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Friends outside of work
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Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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Generous Parental Leave
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Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
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Commuter Benefits
Some Meals Provided
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
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Cross functional training encouraged
Online course subscriptions available
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