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Finance Manager, Cost Planning & Analysis

Ref R-85286 Location Crewe, England

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About Assurant:

One of the biggest businesses you’ve probably never heard of has some very big finance opportunities for people with big ambition. We are Assurant. An innovative Fortune 500 company with 15,000 colleagues around the world, who protect what matters most to over 300 million customers. And whether it’s automotive support, mobile phone and gadget protection or house and business rental insurance, we are always ready to make sure small problems don’t become big issues.

The opportunity:

Our continued significant year on year growth means opportunity for everyone. As part of our finance transformation, following the merger of Assurant and The Warranty Group in May 2018, we need a range of entrepreneurial finance professionals who can harness the power of technology to develop the insights, the products and the strategies that will excite our customers, bring our people together and take our business forward. The investment we are making in automating our processes, including the use of AI now needs to be complimented by our investment in finance people with a questioning mind-set and a restless curiosity. Based in our European HQ in Crewe, every role will help us meet our growth targets and continue to expand our customer base.

About you:

You’ll be working with a team of very like-minded colleagues, you’ll be a decision maker and problem solver. And with access to senior leaders, your career opportunities will grow as you do. Most importantly you’ll be at the start of an ambitious growth period for Assurant across our European businesses. You might be part of a smaller business looking to step-up to the next level. Or, you might be part of a large organisation, but are looking for the next challenge. Whatever your background, this opportunity will help build all our futures.

Role specifics:

This role is responsible for the preparation, review and explanation of month end performance; delivery of the annual planning cycle; forecasting full year delivery for Costs and working with key functional business partners to identify and mitigate risk to the plan. 

This role acts as the glue in the Cost team, being the person who builds and maintains cost models, both for actuals and plan, and acts as the contact point for group level interactions on costs.

Other responsibilities include, but are not limited to;

  • Plays a key part in the month end close for Costs for the European Business, ensuring functional Costs are appropriately controlled, reported upon and understood by business stakeholders.

  • Working with business stakeholders to understand their management information requirements, provide robust and regular reporting to understand performance and track the impact of business changes.

  • Play a lead role in budget and reforecast process for key functional areas in the business, understanding key business risks and opportunities and challenging stakeholders appropriately to mitigate risks and deliver opportunities to the plan. 

  • Develop forecasting of full year outturn for key functional areas, highlighting risks and opportunities and supporting stakeholders in quantifying the impacts of these, as well as challenging on mitigation or over delivery respectively.

The ideal candidate will have the following skills, knowledge and expertise;

  • Has a Finance Qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or equivalent)
  • Extensive PQE experience of operational finance (month end / financial control),  financial planning and business partnering (FP&A)
  • Has a desire to understand, challenge, improve and simplify
  • Has a positive, can-do attitude, works on own initiative 
  • Is adaptable, can navigate ambiguity and help others do the same

To review the full list of responsibilities and requirements, please download the job description which can be found on our career’s website

The call to action:

At Assurant, we’re very big on supporting you to be the best you can be. And from flexible working to healthcare support, from training and development to a range of rewards, what matters to you, matters to us. If you’d like to talk about big finance opportunities with the biggest business you’ve probably never heard of -  apply today!

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Germany

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Netherlands

Located in the South East of Amsterdam, Assurant’s Netherlands office is convenient to public transport; just a 5-minute walk from the bus, train and Holendrecht Metro station.

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There is a reason that I am still loving life at Assurant after 15 years, thanks to the fast pace and constant support it always feels like you are learning. I have come to see those I work with as good friends and there is a real family vibe to the environment. Its definitely challenging at times but everyone contributes to making it a fun and rewarding environment no matter what role you are in. Joanna Marsh Operations Manager
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