Finance Application Analyst

at Global Atlantic Financial Group
Des Moines, Iowa, United States

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COMPANY OVERVIEW

Global Atlantic Financial Group is a leader in the U.S. life insurance and annuity industry, serving the needs of individuals and institutions. With differentiated investment and risk management capabilities, deep client relationships, and a strong financial foundation, the company has established a track record of delivering proven, value-added solutions and long-term growth. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers asset management and capital markets solutions across multiple strategies.

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. 

POSITION OVERVIEW

The Finance Application Analyst role partners with users, vendors, and IT team to provide support and administration for various Finance Applications. This position will be accountable for identifying how key business changes may impact the implementation and supported technical solutions across the organization.

Key responsibilities will include the following:

  • New Requests/Builds
  • Collaborating on solutions with Solution Architects and other supporting IT areas
  • Implementing new solution under the direction of the Solution Architects
  • Participate in testing and verification of technical solutions

General Support

  • Become a subject matter expert in assigned Finance Applications by maintaining a thorough and in-depth knowledge and understanding of the applications.
  • Is primary administrator of applications and appropriately manages required administrative tasks
  • Responsible for the regular maintenance, updates, fixes and upgrades. This could include executing on the upgrade, testing after upgrade or facilitating UAT.
  • Ensures systems are running at optimal performance and levels
  • Maintain application run books as needed
  • Provide training to new and existing users on current and future functionality

Incident Manager

  • Manage and facilitate all incidents from Priority 1 to Priority 4, which includes, but not limited to, providing support to users of applications, responding to user-based questions, tickets and assists with troubleshooting issues within applications.
  • Manage day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple projects or requests.
  • Provides on-call assistance as requested, for after-hours issues and support needs
  • Resolve incidents if able to, otherwise escalate as needed to various application vendors (provide tier-2 incident response)

Requirements:

  • An undergraduate degree in an IT related field or similar combination or education and experience.
  • A quick learner of software and information technology, and motivated to learn new applications and business operations
  • General development skills with proven experience across 2+ programming languages
  • Proven experience working with technology vendors
  • Demonstrates excellent interpersonal communication skills and documentation skills
  • Proficient with word processing, spreadsheet and email software applications
  • Self-disciplined, able to work independently, but also able to take direction when necessary
  • Self-motivated to identity and resolve issues and in advancing personal knowledge
  • 1+ years experience in financial industry.
  • 1+ year experience supporting a Finance Department.
  • 1+ year experience working with a mature software development lifecycle

Desirable, but not mandatory

  • Experience working with Actuary applications
  • Experience in a Virtual Desktop Environment
  • Experience with Agile principles

TOTAL REWARDS STATEMENT  

Global Atlantic’s total rewards package is reflective of our corporate values, particularly diversity, excellence and innovation, with a focus on inclusion, pay equity, and flexibility. We are proud to support your personal and professional growth and well-being through programs such as educational assistance, virtual physical therapy, remote/onsite fitness reimbursement, a medical second opinion program, pet insurance, military leave, parental leave, adoption assistance, fertility and family planning coverage. 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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