Job Posting End Date: 09/24 Unum is a company of people serving
people. As one of the world's leading employee benefits providers
and a Fortune 500 company, Unum's financial protection benefits
help protect more than 36 million working people and their families
from the financial impact of illness or injury. Unum's three
distinct, but similarly focused US businesses – Unum US, Colonial
Life, and Starmount Life – are each a market leader in making
disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental, and vision
insurance accessible in the workplace.
Headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, Unum has significant US
operations in Portland, Maine, Worcester, Massachusetts, and
Glendale, California with over 35 field offices nationwide.
Colonial Life is headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina with
over 40 field offices nationwide. Starmount Life is based in Baton
Rouge, Louisiana, and is the dental and vision center of excellence
for Unum in the US.
General Summary: This position provides strategic leadership to
business partners across Unum Group and directs activities and
influences business decisions/outcomes. The incumbent may have
direct or indirect management responsibility for professional
staff. The position will lead financial analyses with team members
that serve to inform and ground business decisions and will
collaborate with subject matter experts, provide quality financial
analytics, and exercise judgment to drive optimum solutions for
Responsibilities will include financial analysis and accounting
specializing in Tax. Specifically, the position assists in the tax
provision (ASC 740 and SSAP 101) process for both quarterly and
annual GAAP and Statutory financial statements, collaborating with
our Financial Reporting team to convey amounts and disclosures to
stakeholders. Candidate will coordinate with other business areas
to identify GAAP and Statutory treatment of transactions in order
to apply the correct federal, international, and state tax
treatment. Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Seek out and maintain cooperative, productive cross-functional
partnerships throughout the global enterprise.
Model positive change management, leading individuals and teams
through new operating models and methodologies, creating
opportunities for discussion and deliberation.
Build agility and resilience within teams and broader Finance
organization to drive transformation.
Provide coaching and mentoring to assist individuals in
achieving their full potential. Build bench strength and core
competencies for the organization.
Seek out opportunities to increase business knowledge and create
visibility within the organization.
Maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of Unum Group’s
finance functions, processes, reporting systems, and
Directly or indirectly lead a team on accurate completion of all
reporting, analysis, and manages the day to day activities of the
team including the GAAP and statutory accounting, general ledger
processes, and reporting for specified financial area.
Direct maintenance of various systems and data assets that
support the specific financial area(s) of responsibility.
Act as an expert consultant providing financial support to
business areas regarding conformance to corporate policies and
procedures, technical inquiries, planning and forecasting process,
and various tax and accounting issues.
Review existing accounting, financial reporting and
administrative processes and procedures in an effort to streamline
activities to increase productivity;
Maintain compliance with corporate policies, procedures and
controls and external regulatory requirements.
Lead business initiatives and projects.
Research, recommend, and implement new technical solutions to
functional area(s) of responsibility.
Present reporting and analysis to senior management. Proactively
identify and research unusual trends and make recommendations. Lead
detailed analyses and forecasts complex aspects of financial
Monitor industry trends and issues in support of business needs
and assesses impacts.
Bachelor’s degree, required
At least seven years relevant work experience in the finance
department of large corporation.
Master’s degree, CPA, CMA or CFA certification preferred.
Comprehensive knowledge of finance at practical and policy
levels and the technical skills required to support it.
Proficient in technology necessary to carry out
In-depth understanding and application of financial services
and/or insurance sector accounting preferred.
Strong negotiation and partnership skills, across all levels of
management, with ability to influence and challenge decisions and
Ability to frame up issues, options, and solutions using
financial data for business decision-making.
Experience navigating change in a positive manner with both
individuals and teams.
Experience working with all corporate levels including senior
management and external contacts.
Proven ability to work in fast-paced, detailed, and
deadline-oriented environment by balancing multiple priorities and
Excellent conflict resolution and facilitation skills.
Operates with strong conceptual thinking rather than strictly in
a 'rules' framework.
Unum and its family of businesses offer world-class training and
development, generous compensation and benefits packages, and a
culture built on employee ideas.
Unum is an equal opportunity employer, considering all qualified
applicants and employees for hiring, placement, and advancement,
without regard to a person's race, color, religion, national
origin, age, genetic information, military status, gender, sexual
orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, or
protected veteran status.
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About Us A Fortune 500 company, Unum’s family of 10,000
employees spans three countries and dozens of office locations. Our
employees focus each day on delivering financial protection
benefits to millions of workers and their families when they need
The Unum enterprise includes Unum in the U.S. and U.K., Colonial
Life and Starmount Life Insurance – each a market leader in making
disability, life, accident, critical illness, dental and vision
insurance accessible in the workplace.
Unum is committed to working with and providing reasonable
accommodations for any applicant with a disability. If you are
disabled and need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the
application or hiring process please contact us by submitting a
request here .
As we continue to operate our business during the coronavirus
pandemic, we have modified the way we recruit, interview, and
onboard talent to keep employees and candidates safe and healthy.
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