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Senior Financial Analyst

Pacific Life Insurance Company

Senior Financial Analyst

Aliso Viejo, CA
Full Time
Paid
  • Responsibilities

    Pacific Life is looking to invest in bright, agile new talent to ensure we continue to innovate and strengthen relationships with our policyholders. It’s in this spirit that we are currently looking to add a skilled Senior Financial Analyst to our team in Aliso Viejo, CA.<br /><br />As Sr. Financial Analyst, you’ll play a key role in Pacific Life’s growth and long-term success, serving as the central contact and key resource for business stakeholders during budget season, performing business report analysis, variance analysis, and other ad hoc business requests. You’ll also work with the Director of Expense Management, managing the annual budget process, driving strategic business decisions within the Life division through data-driven insights into key expenses and expanding analysis around profitability and performance.<br /><br />If you have an aptitude for seeing the broader picture and the impacts to downstream processes, as well as excellent organizational, analytical and communication and skills, and you’re able to effectively interpret and analyze data in order to identify trends, you’re exactly who we’re seeking.<br /><br />What You’ll Do<br />Prepare annual budget of operating expenses for Life division (50%)<br />?Act as central contact for key stakeholders and their delegates<br />Perform cross departmental coordination between budget stakeholders, payroll, financial systems team, financial controls team, human resources, and other divisions<br />Prepare reports for key stakeholders of annual expense budget, budget targets, expense drivers and expense trends<br />Work proactively with key stakeholders to capture all planned expenses and capital expenditures within Hyperion<br />Review and analyze corporate allocations<br /><br />Identify emerging trends through analytics associated with expense drivers and other key metrics (25%)<br />Gather data and analyze trends and relationships with expense drivers<br />Identify areas of cost savings opportunities, develop key performance indicators, and set benchmarks and goals with key stakeholders<br />Present results and findings to senior Leadership<br /><br />Month End Close (15%)<br />Work with key stakeholders to estimate accruals needed at month end<br />Act as central contact for key stakeholders and their delegates<br />Advocate and champion continuous improvement within the functional area as well as throughout the organization<br /><br />Ad Hoc Analysis and Reporting (10%)<br />Work with key stakeholders in giving visibility to expenses and budget<br />Help develop improved reporting using new Oracle products<br /><br />Tech & Tools You’ll Use<br /><br />Hyperion Planning, PeopleSoft<br /><br />Factors for Success<br />Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics, or Mathematics. CPA preferred<br />? 7+ years finance experience; 5+ years in cross functional finance positions covering both Product and Business decision support roles<br />Demonstrate high attention to detail, accountability and responsiveness to requests<br />Ability to connect the dots and see downstream impact on decisions and actions made upstream<br />Ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with all levels of employees to maximize performance, creativity, problem solving and results<br />Excellent written and verbal communication skills<br />A career at Pacific Life is more than a job. You’ll find those who work passionately each day to drive our company forward enjoy job security, flexible scheduling and great opportunities for career growth. If you’re seeking a thriving career doing the type of meaningful work that’s all too rare at a Fortune 500 Company, you’re the perfect cultural fit for our team. See how we harness the Power of Pacific to fulfill our shared purpose – apply for one of our positions and grow your career with Pacific Life today!<br />At Pacific Life, we know we’re better when you can be your whole self – both in and out of the office. That’s why we also allow employees to build flexibility into their work schedules, provided they consistently achieve their goals and provide demonstrable value for our policyholders.<br /><br />In addition to the value we provide for our employees and policyholders, we are also renowned for our philanthropic work, having donated over $109M to nonprofits over the past 33 years. All this considered, it’s no wonder we were named one of America’s Best Mid-Size Employers by Forbes in 2019. Simply put, if you want to find fulfillment in both your career and your life, join our team at Pacific Life, where power meets purpose.For more than 150 years, Pacific Life has offered our clients innovative products and services that help them to reach their financial goals and safeguard their futures. To ensure our next 150 years are as prosperous as our first 150, we’re fostering a culture of shared values across our company by providing generous compensation and comprehensive benefits that allow our employees to find fulfillment and security in personal life and career alike. These include:<br /><br /><ul><li>Competitive salary and bonus program</li><li>Medical, dental, and vision as part our commitment to investing in the health and wellbeing of our employees</li><li>Two retirement savings plans: 401k savings plan with company match and Company Retirement Contribution (company-paid)</li><li>Generous vacation time and holiday pay</li></ul>For additional information about open positions and other opportunities to join our team, visit www.pacificlife.com/home/Careers.html.Pacific Life Insurance Company is an Equal Opportunity /Affirmative Action Employer, M/F/D/V. If you are a qualified individual with a disability or a disabled veteran, you have the right to request an accommodation if you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our career center as a result of your disability. To request an accommodation, contact a Human Resources Representative at Pacific Life Insurance Company.