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Sr. Budget Analyst

Company: Lincoln Financial Group
Location: Greensboro
Posted on: January 15, 2020

Job Description:

Alternate Locations:Greensboro, NC (North Carolina)Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.Requisition #60665About the CompanyLincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customers lifestyles and retirement outcomes.Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.The Role--As the Sr. Budget Analyst, you will develop and execute complex projects/initiatives for assigned area(s), including budgeting, forecasting, expense management, special initiatives support, budget guidance, and communication of financial data to key stakeholders. You will also serve as the liaison between assigned business area(s) and Finance and ensure transparency and adherence to guidelines.--Responsibilities--Technical Agility

Leads budget management for Life Operations, including, forecasting, tracking vendor bills, reporting and analytics related to business activity/initiativesAdvises senior leaders on development of budgets and financial plans in accordance with business objectives and corporate guidelinesEffectively collaborates with key stakeholders to understand financial deliverablesCollaborates closely with financial internal stakeholders to ensure budget is accurately assignedAnalyzes and monitors expenses on a monthly basis to identify complex expense trends and ensure accurate allocationDevelops detailed financial analysis, reports, and reviews so business owners can easily understand financial results and financial implications of key programs/initiativesDevelops and communicates monthly expense accruals, budget variance explanations, and headcount forecast to financial internal stakeholdersContributes to financial segment of the strategic planning process, including creation of business case and CBA documentation and alignment of budget with approved initiativesDevelops complex analytics and serves as a subject matter expert to senior management to optimize financial business requirementsDevelops metrics to monitor cost-benefit analyses and measure performance of projects/initiatives.Initiates, plans, and develops process improvements for budget management--Relationship Management
Collaborates with key stakeholders to develop monthly forecast updates, advises leadership on opportunities to leverage spend for optimal results, and monitors savings commitmentsProvides guidance to management concerning stewardship of expenditures aligned with the organization's prioritization--Business Acumen
Maintains knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends, assesses the impact, and collaborates with senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future solutionsDirects and enhances organizational initiatives by positively influencing and supporting change management and/or departmental/enterprise initiativesIdentifies and directs the implementation of process improvements that significantly improve quality across the team, department and/or business unitProvides subject matter expertise to team members and applicable internal/external stakeholders on complex assignments/projectsProvides direction on complex assignments, projects, and/or initiatives to build and enhance the capability of assigned area(s)Remains current in profession and industry trendsMakes a positive contribution as demonstrated by:-- - Making suggestions for improvement - Learning new skills, procedures and processes--Requirements--Education
4 Year/Bachelors degree or equivalent work experience (4 years of experience in lieu of Bachelors)--Experience
5 - 7+ Years of accounting/finance experience, including budget analysis directly related to the specific responsibilities of this roleAbility to read, analyze and interpret both internal and external documents such as general media/publications, professional journals, technical procedures, governmental regulations, policies, proposals, and standard operating proceduresConfident, comfortable communicator with strong written and verbal communication skillsStrong presentation skills with demonstrated ability to influence at all levels of management through clear, informed and logical discussions/presentationsApply concepts such as probability, statistics, modeling, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical solutionsWorks with mathematical concepts such as averages and/or variancesAbility to analyze complex information and to evaluate the implications of a course of action or solution.Ability to interpret and apply common sense understanding to carry out a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, or diagram formAbility to solve problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization existsDefine problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusionsEvaluate trends in data or informationAbility to perform under stress in cases of emergency, critical or hazardous situationsAbility to work with others in a team environmentDemonstrated ability to identify and recommend processes improvementsDemonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approachesDemonstrates strong interpersonal skills with a collaborative styleDemonstrates strong project management leadership skills including, critical ability to coordinate and balance multiple projects in a time-sensitive environment, under pressure, and meeting deadlinesFinds common ground and can gain collaboration among senior/executive management, colleagues and peers; can influence outcomes without directing or commandingProven experience working with Planview and Hyperion for resource management and financial planning preferredProficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook)#LI-JH1This position may be subject to Lincolns Political Contribution Policy. An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincolns current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.Any unsolicited resumes/candidate profiles submitted through our web site or to personal e-mail accounts of employees of Lincoln Financial Group are considered property of Lincoln Financial Group and are not subject to payment of agency fees.Lincoln Financial Group (LFG) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information. Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications. If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.#P4

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