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MassMutual Strategic Finance Consultant in Springfield, Massachusetts

The Opportunity

As a Strategic Finance Consultant, you’ll have an opportunity to contribute to helping our businesses grow and become more profitable. You will learn about our businesses, challenges and priorities and use that information to help drive decision-making. You will partner across Finance to understand the financials, leveraging data platforms to identify key information that will help to tell the story. You will provide support to CFO customers on performance, opportunities for cost efficiencies, benchmarking comparisons, sales, profitability and results and considerations for decision-making. You will contribute to engagement for change, innovation and value creation.

The Team

In this role as a Strategic Finance Consultant, you will join our Strategic Finance Business Partner team primarily supporting our Worksite and MassMutual Financial Advisors (MMFA) businesses, which primarily sell life insurance, annuities, and disability income. The Strategic Finance Business Partner team is a collaborative team whose members demonstrate accountability, agility, a dedication to be inclusive, strong business acumen, and show courage, even in the most difficult situations. Effective communication skills are key to successful relationship-building and the ability to articulate the reasoning and bases for your recommendations and conclusions are imperative. Our team demonstrates an inquisitive approach, asking probing questions to identify issues with specificity.

The Impact:

As a Strategic Finance Consultant your work will impact strategic decisions made with your business partner; enabling better strategic decisions utilizing the financial data available. You will accomplish that through the responsibilities listed below:

  • Maintaining strong working relationships and collaboration with business partners and CFO co-workers

  • Analyses of sales, cash flows, AUM, unit costs, source of earnings, and other financial business drivers, used by business partners and the CFO organization

  • Ensuring key forecast business driver assumptions are developed in collaboration with business partners

  • Exercise stewardship of spend, influence direct unit costs

  • Demonstrates strong business and financial acumen through participation in initiatives to grow the business and increase efficiency

  • Perform and communicate analyses described above, collaborating with co-workers and clients in the business

  • Review forecast and initiative assumptions and cost-benefit analyses to contribute to decision making, including prioritization, in order to pursue the most beneficial initiatives and maximize benefits.

  • Analyze, develop and communicate the story behind the business results, drivers, standard ratios, unit costs, other metrics, etc.

  • Liaison regularly with Controller’s team to validate accuracy of monthly results by channel

  • Liaison regularly with FP&A on forecast process and management reporting

  • Build knowledge of business channels

  • Use strong business acumen and communication skills to draft and contribute to commentary which enables readers to quickly understand how performance is impacting financial results.

  • Use communication and collaboration skills to support the implementation of the SFBP target operating model, including tailoring change management efforts to CFO customer needs.

The Minimum Qualifications

  • At least a high school diploma or equivalent

  • Minimum of 5 years' experience working in large, sophisticated corporate environment providing financial support on business related matters.

  • Experience using data and information to analyze and communicate (in writing, orally and visually) the implications of business unit activity, ideally leveraging business intelligence applications (Alation, Microstrategy, SQL queries etc.).

  • Intellectual curiosity to continue learning and adding breadth and depth to understanding.

  • Ability to partner with and influence business leaders and peers in using financial information and tools to identify options and make decisions.

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree

  • Experience working with or supporting modeling of insurance products

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Strategic Finance Business Partner team

  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager

  • Access to mentorship opportunities

  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, Veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups

  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms

  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits

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About MassMutual

We’ve been around since 1851. During our history, we’ve helped millions of people find financial freedom, offer financial protection, and plan for the future.

Today, we continue to develop meaningful relationships with our customers by building their trust, being knowledge problem solvers and always prioritizing their needs. MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company owned by our policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to put customers first. It’s more than our company structure – it’s our way of life.

MassMutual was recognized as an Ethisphere 2020 World’s Most Ethical Company, a Top Place to Work in 2020 according to The Boston Globe and named among America’s Best Employers for Diversity according to Forbes 2020.

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

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