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Senior Financial Analyst

Unum Group - Chattanooga, TN

Senior Financial Analyst




Job #672825300

Job Posting End Date: 06/05

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 33 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 is a senior level individual contributor position that performs moderately complex analysis and/or accounting specializing in the Global Services area of Finance. The position will provide financial analyses working individually or with others 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 various financial and business issues. Responsibilities may include the development of, implementation of, and adherence to financial policies and procedures that will improve operations, consistency, controls, process efficiency, and effectiveness of the functional area.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Mentor and oversee work of less experienced team members.

Reconcile and balance accounts related to the specific financial area to maintain control and accuracy by identifying discrepancies and their cause and recommendations for corrective action.

Use knowledge and skills to make appropriate recommendations for efficiencies and to enhance productivity.

Maintain integrity of data in various systems and data assets that support the specific financial areas (e.g. accounting, planning, and administrative systems).

Analyze financial data, provide recommendations for appropriate action, and prepare related reports in consultation with business partner

Conduct special studies and lead projects.

Demonstrate ability to utilize resources and produce results to solve problems or issues with minimal support.

Accept responsibility for outcome of his/her own efforts.

Partner effectively with business management (typically at an officer level) to provide solutions that deliver business value.

Communicate issues identified, proactively recommend the most appropriate/effective resolutions and present effectively to management.

Maintain a strong, specialized working knowledge of Unum’s products, services and business processes including, his/her specific business area, the issues and technical skills required to support the area.

Job Specifications

Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience at Unum that well prepares and qualifies the individual for the specific work to be performed. After September 2015 a Bachelor’s degree is required.

Three to six years comparable work experience.

Experience navigating change in a positive way.

CPA or equivalent preferred

Experience with portfolio management and budget/expense management

Has mastered solid customer service skills while working effectively with functional area, team and other resources to complete assigned work while broadening contacts in other functional areas.

Highly motivated individual able to take independent actions to solve problems/issues with limited involvement from manager.

Manage multiple projects simultaneously with minimal guidance from manager.

Strong communication, presentation, and negotiation skills with all levels of management. Adept at handling group dynamics.

Ability to link understanding of business processes, business drivers, and changes to other areas and financial results and trends.

Intermediate to advanced EXCEL Skills

General ledger systems and reporting tools experience preferred

Proficient in Word and PowerPoint


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.



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 it most.

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.

Updated 05/29/2018

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Senior Financial Analyst Unum Group - Chattanooga, TN, United States


Location: Chattanooga, TN

Company Profile:
Since our founding in 1848, Unum has been known for breaking new ground in the business of benefits. Integrity, determination, innovation and leadership were at the core of our company 165 years ago, and they are just as relevant to our business today.