Financial Project Manager

  • Competitive
  • Northbrook, IL, États-Unis Northbrook IL US
  • CDI, Plein-temps
  • Allstate Insurance
  • 05 juin 18 2018-06-05

The role of the Financial Project Manager is to manage a wide range of projects and programs that include, but are not limited to: planning and monthly forecasting, report automation, expansion of analytic capabilities, process improvements. The Financial Project Manager is responsible for managing and providing regular reporting on project status, key milestones and obstacles serving as the main liaison with project members and leads in the implementation of key business initiatives. The ideal candidate in this role will have an MBA and/or CPA/CMA/PMP certification, along with 5 years of experience.


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Key Responsibilities

  • Act as project manager for medium to large scale projects within Protection Finance
  • Manage assigned programs from end-to-end, including oversight and tracking of budget and issues for related projects and recommendations for program-level risk management
  • Work with technology and operations partners to resolve execution issues, analyzing the long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies
  • Lead discussions with project leads, SMEs and team members and provide recommendations for resolution of business issues that impact project scope, cost or quality
  • Directs implementation of new programs and/or initiatives, including implementation scheduling and sequencing, budget and resource oversight.
  • Participate as a member of functional senior leadership teams, demonstrating deep subject matter expertise in project/program design principles and business strategy
  • Adhere to established project management standards for issue and risk management, project status communication and project close-out activities
  • Determine key stakeholders and determine appropriate communication plan based on project need and stakeholder requests; develop and communicate project details re: cost, scope, quality to all impacted areas (i.e. regions, agencies, customers).
  • Provide regular reporting on project activities, progress against timeline and budget
  • Responsible for on-boarding and training specific leaders on project management best practices.
  • Make recommendations and implement enhancements to best practices for requirements gathering and documentation to improve overall project quality
  • Analyze implementation options to meet business needs, including pros/cons of each option and provide recommendations to leadership and implement selected options in easily understood, non-technical terms, with consideration for impacts to related initiatives
  • Integration with broader project management community in Allstate to ensure knowledge sharing and best practices


Job Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in project planning, forecasting and expense budgeting; prior insurance industry experience preferred
  • Proven ability to lead and manage complex projects and programs. Must be able to research and recommend new programs, coordinate necessary resources for programs/projects, and manage timing and implementation.
  • Strong leadership ability including communication and negotiation skills to interact and influence various functions of the organization. Must be able to quickly identify risks and plan appropriate action.
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience; CPA, CMA and/or project management certification preferred
  • Computer skills and experience with project management software/tools, in addition to proficiency in Microsoft Office suite.
  • The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

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