Associate, Finance Management & Strategy

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

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Company policy requires all employees and visitors to the Hudson Yards, NY office to be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus.

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. Global Atlantic is a majority-owned subsidiary of KKR, a leading global investment firm that offers alternative asset management across multiple strategies and capital markets solutions.

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

We have a unique opportunity for an Associate to join the Office of the CFO team supporting the Finance COO. The person in this role will regularly engage with the Finance Leadership team to shape and drive the Finance department towards its long-term strategy. This role will be located in our New York office.

RESPONSIBILITIES WILL INCLUDE

  • Leadership Support:
    • Support the Chief Finance Officer and Chief Operating Officer of Finance with the management of the Company’s 240-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.
    • Develop a broad knowledge of the Company’s businesses and the key Finance clients, including retail sales, reinsurance, and the investment office.
    • Complete ad-hoc analyses and presentations for senior management.
  • Strategic Planning / Expense Management:
    • 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.
    • Build out and manage processes to track strategic business objectives for the Finance organization, including templates, reporting, metrics, and ongoing reviews
    • Deliver Quarterly Organizational Principles reports and scorecard to CFO and annual organizational health checks to Finance leadership team
    • Lead delivery of Finance’s intern program, from program strategy, sizing, model, and logistics to final full-time placement
  • Projects:
    • 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
    • Partner closely with the Finance Center of Excellence to drive efficiency and effectiveness across the Finance organization.
    • Partner with key stakeholders 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).
    • Drive and lead execution of organizational strategic projects, including peer benchmarking studies

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.
  • All candidates must have excellent verbal and written communication skills as well as strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Prior work experience must include two 2+ years:
    • Working independently to design and complete projects and communicating findings to senior audiences using written work product a s well as verbal presentations.
    • Using PowerPoint to create high-quality internal and stakeholder reports, with a level of detail and length that is appropriate to the audience.
    • Using Excel to analyze large datasets

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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.

Employees who require an accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job will participate in an interactive process which may include providing documentation. If you are hired and require an accommodation for any protected status, please email benefits@gafg.com.

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