Associate, Operations Strategist, Finance Management and Strategy

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
New York, New York, United States

**We are still hiring and interviewing for this position. We are conducting interviews over video. Our employees can voluntarily return to our office, some positions may be required to be in office (we will share that at the interview) and for most roles, we are fully supporting remote work throughout the end of 2020.*** 

COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic is one of the fastest growing companies in the Life and Annuity industry. We are focused on the U.S. retirement and life insurance markets with a broad range of annuities and life insurance options, as well as reinsurance solutions. Our success is driven by competitive, innovative product designs, leading investment management and integrated risk management, along with highly experienced leadership.

Global Atlantic is looking for a diverse team of talented individuals who reinforce our culture of collaboration and innovation. We are dedicated to the career development of our people because we know they are critical to our long-term success. Join our team and come grow with us. 

In July 2020, KKR & Co. signed a strategic transaction to acquire Global Atlantic.  The transaction is expected to close in early 2021, subject to required regulatory approvals and certain other customary closing conditions. 

POSITION OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Company is seeking a candidate for the position of Associate, Operations Strategist, Finance Management and Strategy.  Responsibilities include:

  • Support the Chief Finance Officer and COO of Finance with the management of the Company’s 180-person Finance Department. Work primarily with the CFO’s leadership team located in New York and Boston, as well as key functional leaders throughout the Finance complex.
  • Support organization with a focus on innovation and continuous improvement, including major initiatives such as: Finance data strategy, driving compliance with the FASB’s new Long Duration Targeted Improvements (LDTI) accounting standard; organizational analysis and reorganizations; Investment Accounting re-platforming; and automation of manual processes.
  • Build out and manage processes to track strategic business objectives for the Finance organization, including templates, reporting, metrics, and ongoing reviews.
  • Prepare materials in support of a range of deliverables, including for CFO townhalls, QBRs, weekly staff meetings, and to-all Finance communications.
  • Develop a broad knowledge of the Company’s businesses and the key Finance clients, including retail sales, reinsurance, and the investment office.
  • Partner with key support partners in HR (organizational design and strategy, recruiting, compensation and benefits, and headcount reporting), IT (data strategy, software ecosystem and expenses, general support), and Project Management Office (key strategic projects and process improvements).
  • Partner with and support the head of Strategic Sourcing to ensure narrative reporting, data, and strategy are aligned with the Finance and firmwide model.
  • Manage the budget for Finance, including annual planning, monthly and quarterly analysis of expense actuals vs. budget, quarterly reforecasting, allocation management, and headcount/comp analytics.
  • Complete ad-hoc analyses and presentations for senior management.

 QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Economics, Finance, or a related field, plus four (4) years of experience in a strategic or business development role at a consulting firm, accounting firm, financial services company or similar capacity.

Prior work experience must include three (3) years:

  • Working independently to design and complete projects.
  • Collaborating with and supporting senior management, with the ability to work to and manage deadlines.
  • Using PowerPoint to create high-quality internal and stakeholder reports, with a level of detail and length that is appropriate to the audience.
  • Using PowerPoint to create templates and scorecards to track initiatives.
  • Using Excel to track data sets, data mine via pivot tables and VB, integrate data sets and produce summary outputs using VLookup/similar.
  • Using Tableau to create visual analyses of disparate data sets.

Prior work experience must include two (2) years:

  • Building out and managing processes to track strategic business objectives, including analytics to show impact and graphical presentation of status and business case.
  • Operating in an environment with partners such as HR, IT, Legal, Compliance, driving joint deliverables that depend on partner in put.
  • Delivering analyses that utilize data to develop a strategic narrative.
  • Communicating findings to senior audiences using written work product (in email, Excel, Tableau, and/or PowerPoint) as well as verbal presentations.

Global Atlantic is an equal opportunity employer, does not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.

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TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

At Global Atlantic, enjoy a highly competitive compensation and benefits package, with a focus on pay equity and flexibility. We are proud to support work/life balance with flexible work arrangements that meet individual and business needs. A casual dress code, above-average paid time off, parental and military leave, adoption assistance and tuition reimbursement are just a few of the extra perks that make Global Atlantic a great place to work. We strive to foster a culture of total well-being through community outreach and charitable giving programs.  

We are active in our communities-

  • New York: Red Hook Conservancy, Girls Who Invest and The Bowery Mission
  • Boston: Cradles to Crayons, Project Bread, Let’s Get Ready, Rise Against Hunger, Salvation Army and many other local volunteer organizations in around the Boston area
  • Hartford: Habitat for Humanity, Foodshare, Humane Society, Hands on Hartford, Mercy Shelter and Dog Star Rescue
  • Indianapolis: Elevate Indianapolis, Gleaners Food Bank and the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation
  • Batesville: American Cancer Society Relay for Life, Angels of Giving, Margaret Mary Health Foundation, Ripley County Community Foundation, Safe Passage, Batesville High School Sponsorships, local area youth sports and food pantries, as well as many others
  • Des Moines: United Way, Central Iowa Shelter & Services, Junior Achievement of Central Iowa and Make a Wish Foundation
  • Berwyn: Food drive and will be planning an event to help a local family over the holidays
  • Atlanta: Packaged Good Organization, which helps the most vulnerable community members with providing personalized care packages for people in need including the elderly, our armed forces, the homeless and hospitalized kids
  • Bermuda: Sponsor of a weekly feeding program operated by The Hamilton Seventh-Day Adventist Church

Social platforms provide an environment to collaborate with others and participate in friendly competitions towards achieving physical, emotional and financial well-being. Our highly competitive health, retirement, life and disability plans can be tailored to best suit your needs and those of your whole family.

Global Atlantic is committed to creating an inclusive environment where everyone can meaningfully contribute to our success. We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer and we do not discriminate in employment on any basis that is prohibited by federal, state or local laws.  More than that, we strive to be inclusive of all backgrounds and experiences, which we feel gives us a competitive advantage in the market and within our firm.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, disability, age, or veteran status. 

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