Senior Financial Analyst at Unum

| Portland, ME
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Unum is a company of people serving people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits help protect more than 36 million working people and their families from the financial impact of illness or injury.

Unum's two distinct, but similarly focused US businesses - Unum US and Colonial Life - are each a market leader in making disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision insurance accessible in the workplace.

Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum also has significant US operations in Portland, Maine and Baton Rouge, Louisiana - and over 35 field offices nationwide. Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with over 40 field offices nationwide.

General Summary:
This is a senior level individual contributor position that performs moderately complex analysis and/or accounting specializing in Finance. The Senior Financial Analyst will work closely with our Digital Transformation Organization, giving you a chance to demonstrate a unique blend of technical skills, strategy mindset, and process thinking. This position will provide financial analysis working individually or with others that serve to inform and ground business decisions, will collaborate with subject matter experts, provide quality financial analytics, and exercise judgment to drive optimum solutions for various financial and business issues. Responsibilities may include the development of, implementation of, and adherence to financial policies and procedures that will improve operations, consistency, controls, process efficiency, and effectiveness of the functional area. This position will offer high visibility & impact by working with a variety of senior leaders to implement lasting changes in how we reinvest in our business to drive value for customers and shareholders.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities
  • On the team responsible for conceiving, building and analyzing the Enterprise transformation metrics in support of the operating model
  • Produces data through SQL/other programming to develop automated dashboards for executive and operational leadership
  • Use knowledge and skills to make appropriate recommendations for efficiencies and to enhance productivity.
    • Build data integrations to create efficient processes across data sources
  • Maintain integrity of data in various systems and data assets that support the specific financial areas (e.g. accounting, planning, and administrative systems).
  • Analyze financial data, provide recommendations for appropriate action, and prepare related reports in consultation with business and Transformation Management Office (TMO) partners
    • Partner with Journey change leadership to ensure integrity of all Journey and sub-journey metrics
    • Perform analysis regarding metrics in red/yellow/green status
  • Conduct special studies, lead projects, and develop/own financial models.
  • Demonstrate ability to utilize resources and produce results to solve problems or issues with minimal support.
  • Accept responsibility for outcome of his/her own efforts.
  • Partner effectively with business management (typically at an officer level) to provide solutions that deliver business value.
  • Communicate issues identified, proactively recommend the most appropriate/effective resolutions and present effectively to management.
  • Mentor and oversee work of less experienced team members.
  • Reconcile and balance accounts related to the specific financial area to maintain control and accuracy by identifying discrepancies and their cause and recommendations for corrective action
  • Maintain a strong, specialized working knowledge of Unum's products, services and business processes including, his/her specific business area, the issues and technical skills required to support the area.

Job Specifications
  • Bachelor's degree or comparable work experience at Unum that well prepares and qualifies the individual for the specific work to be performed. After September 2015 a Bachelor's degree is required.
  • CPA, CMA or CFA certification preferred.
  • Three to six years comparable work experience.
  • Strong understanding of the components of multiple financial statements and how they interact with one another
  • Experience navigating change in a positive way.
  • Has mastered solid customer service skills while working effectively with functional area, team and other resources to complete assigned work while broadening contacts in other functional areas.
  • Highly motivated individual able to take independent actions to solve problems/issues with limited involvement from manager.
  • Manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal guidance from manager.
  • Strong communication, presentation, and negotiation skills with all levels of management. Adept at handling group dynamics.
  • Ability to link understanding of business processes, business drivers, and changes to other areas and financial results and trends.
  • Intermediate to advanced EXCEL Skills
  • Current with new tools utilized to display and analyze data (e.g. Tableau)
  • Strong data sourcing and manipulation capabilities
  • Proficient in Word and PowerPoint



Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best - both inside and outside the office.

Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement, without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or protected veteran status.

More Information on Unum
Unum operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Chattanooga, TN, Portland, ME, Baton Rouge, LA and Glendale, CA. Unum was founded in 2022. It has 9536 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 31 open jobs at Unum, click here.
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