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Contributes to monthly, quarterly and annual financial close processes. Conducts analysis of the research and documentation of financial analysis, ad hoc requests and special projects. Prepares, reviews and verifies the accuracy of financial statements and data. Recommends and implements accounting methods and procedures.
Acts as a lead contact for IT Organization(s) on all expense and savings issues actuals, forecast and change.
Develop a detailed appreciation for expense drivers within areas(s) supported. Drive transparency and education where needed.
Communicate with management and customers on all forecast, actual and period over period expense variances.
Own the monthly close cycle for supported areas, maintaining backup and submitting journal entries to insure accurate expense recognition collaborating with peers and IT Organizations as needed.
Assist with managing expense submission process to financial reporting teams.
Assist with SOX control testing, audit requests, unit cost reporting, and bench-marking studies.
Monitors and analyzes expense allocation results to business lines and products be able to tell the story around how IT expenses impact the lines of business and why variances occur.
Prepares complex reports/analyses for management decision making information on expense allocations
Partner with IT, business and cost management team to identify and pursue cost savings opportunities.
Establishes, modifies, documents and implements best practice methods and control procedures on expense allocations. Collaborate and document standard work with other members of team.
Assist in ongoing process improvement initiatives as well as other ad-hoc reporting tasks and special projects.
Provide financial support and ad hoc analysis for various projects as needed.
Knowledge & Experience:
BA/BS in Finance/Accounting
CPA/MBA a plus
5-10 years in finance related area, budgeting, and expense.
PC Skills, including advanced Microsoft Excel required, MS ACCESS, PeopleSoft and Hyperion knowledge is a plus
Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
Sound fundamental knowledge of Finance and business processes and excellent problem solving skills. Participates along with other senior analysts and managers in advanced problem solving and complex analysis.
Shares technical expertise with others. Recommends process improvements.
Ability to lead and be a resource for other team members to go to.
Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Ability to work under pressure, manage multiple tasks at once and still meet deadlines.
Strong interpersonal skills to effectively work with other departments and customers.
A self-starter, self-motivated, self-disciplined and performance driven.
At Voya, we have identified the following critical skills which are key to success in our culture:
Customer Focused: Passionate drive to delight our customers and offer unique solutions that deliver on their expectations.
Critical Thinking: Thoughtful process of analyzing data and problem solving data to reach a well-reasoned solution.
Team Mentality: Partnering effectively to drive our culture and execute on our common goals.
Business Acumen: Appreciation and understanding of the financial services industry in order to make sound business decisions.
Learning Agility: Openness to new ways of thinking and acquiring new skills to retain a competitive advantage.
Learn more about Critical Skills.