Senior Financial Analyst - Investment Accounting at CNA

| Chicago, IL
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Job Summary
The Senior Financial Analyst position is part of CNA's Investments & Treasury Division. This division is responsible for managing the firm's trade settlement, analysis, accounting and reporting for the firm's $45+ billion investment portfolio, as well as bank relationships and cash management activities. This role offers an opportunity to collaborate across the division, with various business units outside of Investments & Treasury and with asset managers in order to align strategic initiatives with daily activities.
Specifically, this individual will serve to ensure the integrity of financial information used in the company's external and internal investment-related reporting on a U.S. GAAP and Statutory basis. They will collaborate with management to develop procedures to enable timely and informative reporting of financial data and assist with the review and coordination of more junior staff during the monthly, quarterly, and annual close.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities may include:
1. Prepares and reviews support for financial schedules and disclosures. Performs analysis of financial results and prepares appropriate commentary or explanations for submission to management.
2. Provides advice on accounting matters such as the implications of new accounting pronouncements or classification of transactions for Balance Sheet or Income Statement presentation.
3. Participates in defining the issues and scope of assigned projects; suggests approach and methodology, and enhances analysis where applicable. Assists in the development and implementation of financial strategies or tactics.
4. Interacts and coordinates with other departments to address business issues and meet organizational objectives.
5. Participates in Sarbanes-Oxley reviews as needed. Completes audit requests, as required.
May perform additional duties as assigned.
Reporting Relationship
Director or Above
Skills, Knowledge & Abilities
1. Excellent organization, planning and time management skills. Proven ability to manage competing priorities and execute deliverables in a timely fashion.
2. Act like an owner by taking pride in your work and acting with a sense of urgency.
3. Strong analytical skills able to solve problems creatively by using your imagination, valuing diverse ideas, embracing change, and making processes as efficient as possible.
4. Ability to foster and maintain collaborative relationships with external and internal customers, peers, and management.
5. Good verbal and written communication and presentation skills.
6. Technical knowledge of U.S. GAAP and Statutory accounting principles and investment portfolio concepts.
Education & Experience
1. Bachelor's Degree in finance, accounting, or related field.
2. Typically three or more years of related experience.
3. Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation a plus.
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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
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
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401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
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Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
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