Assistant Vice President FP&A, Small Commercial

The Hartford Financial Services Group, Inc
Jul 01, 2017
Jul 28, 2017
Employer Type
Direct Employer
Employment Type
Full Time
The Assistant Vice President of FP&A for Small Commercial will report directly to the Chief Financial Officer of Small Commercial and act as a strategic partner and trusted advisor. He/she will play a key role in the operation of Small Commercial working directly with the CFO and the Small Commercial business team. This role will work closely with the segment CFO and Small Commercial leadership to develop a financial and operating plan that is fully integrated and aligned with the company's strategic objectives. Critical to success is a deep understanding of the Small Commercial strategy, operations, initiatives, business drivers and environmental factors that impact the business's financials. Specific responsibilities will include: * Analyze, monitor, measure and effectively report Small Commercial business results; responsible for the accuracy, timeliness, and relevance of financial and management reporting. * Working with the CFO and Small Commercial leadership, develop financial outlooks, operating plans and other financial analyses to support the segment's operations and strategy. * Ensure the effective integration of Maxum into Small Commercial management reporting and forecasting. * Drive continuous improvement in management reporting, metrics and forecasting (both core Small Commercial and Maxum). * Provide financial leadership and analysis in the development and ongoing monitoring of CBAs for all SC initiatives. Ensure appropriate inclusion of benefits in forecasted financials as well as ongoing reporting after implementation. * Provides input and counsel to the CFO regarding risks and opportunities and serves as a critical voice in helping the CFO shape the financial strategy and vision for the organization. * Ability to step-in and backfill CFO responsibilities when needed * Support line of business leaders including monthly detail analysis of financial results. * Advise and assist business leaders, evaluating and assisting with financial plans and models (e.g. expanded definition). * Ensure the adequacy of controls including financial planning and forecasting, financial analysis, and provision of appropriate controls and reports as well as accounting * Support broader Finance activities and initiatives, including Harvest, SEC reporting, expense management and capital planning. Serve as the primary point of contact for Expense COE staff. * Develop strong working relationships throughout Small Commercial and the broader HIG enterprise and be a valuable contributor in the development and execution of the overall strategy of Small Commercial and The Hartford. The successful candidate will have a strong record of accomplishment as a finance leader in the financial services industry with a minimum of 15+ years of progressive experience. Property and Casualty insurance industry experience is strongly preferred. The candidate must have expertise in regulatory and financial reporting activities, a strong knowledge of U.S. GAAP and STAT accounting. An undergraduate degree in finance or accounting is required and a CPA or MBA is a plus. Must have excellent communication and presentation skills and must be comfortable and confident in frequently interacting with senior leaders on a variety of complex business and financial issues. Candidate must be highly motivated and inquisitive, accepting of a great deal of accountability and able to work in a team environment. Leadership Profile + Deliver Outcomes. Demonstrates accountability and a clear bias for action that drives exceptional performance. Thinks like an owner and makes/advocates for decisions that move Small Commercial forward. Accountable for the team and the business' successes and failures. Understands and anticipates customer needs - creatively develops value-added solutions. Perseveres and overcomes challenges to deliver results. + Work as a Team. Respects teammates and works inclusively to achieve optimal results. Values, promotes and rewards performance achieved through teamwork and collaboration. Positively influences and inspires others beyond the Small Commercial Finance team. Gives and receives constructive and candid feedback on performance. Works inclusively, respects individual differences and inspires others beyond one's team to do same. Helps team members meet their goals. Demonstrates awareness of how his/her actions and interactions impact others. Listens effectively and remains open to other's ideas. Translates functional and business vision and strategy for team members into actionable goals and objectives (make complex problems simply understood.) Promotes diversity of background and personal style + Build Strong Partnerships. Forges trusted relationships and delivers customer value with integrity. Builds Small Commercial, Commercial Markets and Finance partnerships as well as external relationships. Understands and supports each area to achieve overall business success. Supports others to build strong working relationships. + Strive for Excellence. Continuously improve to reach the highest standards and inspire others to do the same. Thinks strategically and develops recommendations/proposals to improve financial performance. Actively seeks opportunities to learn and grow professionally, i.e. become a "student of the business". Continuously seeks feedback and leverages it to improve performance. Challenges the status quo to identify ways to do things more effectively and encourages others to do the same. Demonstrates the courage to stand alone on ideas and opinions which may differ from others including senior leaders. Effectively leads change and manages teammates' resistance.