Combined Insurance Careers

Finance Business Partner - Operations

Chicago, Illinois

Job Description

Combined Insurance, is seeking a Finance Business Partner - Operations to join our fast-paced, high energy, growing company. For nearly 100 years in the insurance industry, our company has been passionate about serving our customers and providing them peace of mind and protection when they need it the most. Come build your career here, along with other positive, hard-working, talented professionals—just like you



The Finance Business Partner - Operations is responsible for influencing business decisions by providing financial transparency through forecasting, planning, strategic planning, measurement, business case development, capital management and internal controls.   The Finance Manager manages end-to-end Strategic Planning, Annual Planning and Forecasting processes and activities, in addition to managing monthly and quarterly actual reporting.



  • Act as a Finance Business Partner working with Officers/Senior Leadership in the identification and execution of strategic approaches towards financial processes and methodologies (e.g., planning, reporting), as well as proactive financial results management and communications
  • Analyze long-term impact of new or anticipated strategies and decisions and consider ramifications to the business
  • Supervise junior team members to ensure team efficiency and effectiveness
  • Act as a point of contact for segmental deliverables and ad-hoc requests
  • Provide support for management presentations
  • Enhance and maintain management reporting standards
  • Set up and perform control processes to ensure tight financial controls and proper mitigations are in place
  • Lead and assist various department and company projects

Forecast and Planning

  • Get full and deep understanding of our business, processes, systems and products
  • For each forecast and plan, discuss with segment leaders to obtain key assumptions, including changes and initiatives as well as their impacts
  • Update models and assumptions to be in line with business trend and strategies
  • Submit forecasting on a timely basis
  • Analyze and provide commentary on variances and trends
  • Put together forecasting analysis package
  • Work with actuarial department, segment leaders and management to conduct annual field comp deferral study
  • Responsible for other day-to-day planning and forecasting activities

Actual reporting

  • Review actual results, explain variances compared to forecast and plan, and provide analytical opinions to the management
  • Conduct and analyze deferral calculations and amortization quarterly
  • Analyze results and provide accrual input
  • Generate actual analytics and reporting package monthly and quarterly
  • Respond to auditors’ requests


      • 7+ years of FP&A experience in Insurance – including planning & forecasting, monthly MI production
      • Strong Microsoft Office skills and excellent excel skills
      • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
      • Outstanding communication skills

EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in Finance or related fields


As a Combined corporate employee, you have access to one of the most comprehensive benefit plans in the business, designed to meet your needs and help you reach your financial goals. Our Company is committed to supporting its employees with a comprehensive compensation package that is appropriate in the market where they work. Below are several of the many benefits we offer our employees:


Health insurance

Dental insurance

Tuition reimbursement

Study hours for actuarial exams

A company-match 401(k) plan

Disability insurance

Life insurance

Employee referral bonuses



Combined Insurance is a leading provider of individual supplemental accident, disability, health and life insurance products. With a field sales force and corporate staff in excess of 5,000 people worldwide, Combined Insurance meets the growing coverage needs of policyholders around the globe. We pride ourselves on being customer-centric, people-driven, accountable, performance-minded, and ethical. We invest in our employees and take the time to focus on their development, needs and career aspirations.

Our parent company is one of the world’s largest multiline property and casualty insurers. With operations in 54 countries, the Company provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.

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Job Posting - Jul 13, 2018, 10:03:53 AM