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Finance Manager - Strategic & Business Initiatives - WSG00013

Hartford, CT 06103
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Prudentials Workplace Solutions Group (WSG), which comprises Prudentials Retirement and Group Insurance businesses serving over 23 million customers, is seeking a highly motivated, results driven FP&A Manager to lead the expense planning and analysis support of Full Service Retirement.  WSG Cost Optimization & Performance Measurement team is responsible for planning, forecasting, financial reporting, and business measurement for the Workplace Solution Group segment.   


Prudential Retirements Finance Team is seeking a highly analytical, strong collaborator for a Finance Manager Strategic & Business Initiatives role on their team.  The individual in this role will partner with leaders across the Full Service and Investment & Pension Solutions businesses, Finance, the Project Management Office and Technology to manage the strategic investments of Retirement.  It is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to partner with leaders in their day-to-day decision making, specifically as it relates to the portfolio of strategic and business initiatives.   

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Own the Retirement cost benefit analysis process, including assessing total project costs and benefits
  • Track and report the portfolio of Business and Strategic Initiatives to monitor project status and support cost/benefit analysis to facilitate decisions by Senior Leadership; partner closely with the PMO and Technology organizations to ensure alignment on strategic portfolio.
  • Provide Corporate level Reporting of Business and Strategic Initiatives to ensure transparency and alignment with overall Prudential initiative reporting
  • Lead the monthly process to create the SLT business and strategic initiative financial reporting materials; develop actionable recommendations for optimizing spend and benefits in line with the business strategy and priorities
  • Integrate initiative costs and benefits within the financial plan and forecasts.  Ensure the detail tracking of benefits across both the business led FSS 20/20 portfolio and strategic portfolios
  • Act as lead point of contact with business partners to ensure transparency between business led FSS 20/20 portfolio and strategic portfolios.
  • Create strong business partnerships while gaining a thorough understanding of the business being supported.
  • Produce actionable analytics and insightful financial metrics to facilitate transparency and drive portfolio decision making
  • Communicate and review monthly strategic portfolio results and analysis with business heads to facilitate decision making
  • Own the quarterly project-level capitalization/amortization review; partner with key stakeholders
  • Manage ad hoc requests for financial information and implement efficiencies around production
  • Participation in ad-hoc projects within Retirement and/or across Workplace Solutions Group (WSG) and Prudential




  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or Business, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in financial roles
  • Advanced degree, MBA or CPA preferred
  • Analytical and conceptual thinking skills, with the ability to problem solve. 
  • Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully analyze, assess, challenge and influence across internal business partners
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to foster relationships
  • Displays a Continuous improvement mindset.  Able to proactively identify, analyze, and improve upon existing processes for optimization and to meet new deadlines or standards of quality.
  • Innovation mindset with the willingness to challenge the status quo.
  • Uses appropriate applications and identifies opportunities to better leverage technology to complete tasks more efficiently and effectively.
  • Highly collaborative and team oriented leadership style
  • Self-motivated and proactive with exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Discretion to deal with confidential information
  • Agile and organized with the ability to prioritize and manage multiple demands.  Able to proactively anticipate issues, provide recommendations, and communicate key issues at the right level at the right time. 
  • Able to apply knowledge of company objectives, operations, and key business drivers and of finance to evaluate business performance and contribute to operational and strategic decision-making.
  • Proven ability to navigate matrixed organizations
  • Advanced PC skills required (Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Primary location is Hartford, CT, but open to other locations for well qualified candidates

@!*!Prudential is a multinational financial services leader with operations in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Leveraging its heritage of life insurance and asset management expertise, Prudential is focused on helping individual and institutional customers grow and protect their wealth. The company's well-known Rock symbol is an icon of strength, stability, expertise and innovation that has stood the test of time. Prudential's businesses offer a variety of products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, asset management, and real estate services.

We recognize that our strength and success are directly linked to the quality and skills of our diverse associates. We are proud to be a place where talented people who want to make a difference can grow as professionals, leaders, and as individuals. Visit www.prudential.com to learn more about our values, our history and our brand.

Prudential is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at staffingagencies@prudential.com for more information about doing business with Prudential.
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Posted: 2020-05-02 Expires: 2020-08-09
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