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Unum Group

Portland, ME

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Job Posting End Date: 11/05

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 position will be responsible for establishing a Third Party Risk Management (“TPRM”) office for Unum. The office will oversee governance and policies while defining requirements for reporting, analytics, data management and training related to the management of third party risks. The office will support relationship owners to;

•Identify and eliminate an existing backlog of risk assessments

•Establish the necessary capabilities to meet future risk assessment needs, and

•Enable Unum to meet NY Dept. of Financial Services compliance for third party reviews.

Establishment of the office will be done under the oversight of the Corporate Operational Risk Committee with the support of an existing TPRM working group.

In addition to subject matter experience, this role will require the capacity to develop new structures and processes with limited guidance and the ability to collaborate with numerous cross-functional constituencies. The role will report to the US Risk Officer and will manage one to two direct reports at the financial analyst or senior financial analyst level.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

Seek out and maintain cooperative, productive cross-functional partnerships throughout the global enterprise.

Model positive change management, leading individuals and teams through new operating models and methodologies, creating opportunities for discussion and deliberation.

Build agility and resilience within teams and broader Finance organization to drive transformation.

Provide coaching and mentoring to assist individuals in achieving their full potential.  Build bench strength and core competencies for the organization.

Seek out opportunities to increase business knowledge and create visibility within the organization.

Maintain a comprehensive working knowledge of Unum Group’s finance functions, processes, reporting systems, and requirements.

Direct the team on accurate completion of all reporting, analysis, and manages the day to day activities of the team including the GAAP and statutory accounting, general ledger processes, and reporting for specified financial area.

Direct maintenance of various systems and data assets that support the specific financial area(s) of responsibility.

Act as an expert consultant providing financial support to business areas regarding conformance to corporate policies and procedures, technical inquiries, planning and forecasting process, and various tax and accounting issues.

Review existing accounting, financial reporting and administrative processes and procedures in an effort to streamline activities to increase productivity

Maintain compliance with corporate policies, procedures and controls and external regulatory requirements.

Lead business initiatives and projects.

Research, recommend, and implement new technical solutions to functional area(s) of responsibility.

Present reporting and analysis to senior management. Proactively identify and research unusual trends and make recommendations.  Lead detailed analyses and forecasts complex aspects of financial performance.

Monitor industry trends and issues in support of business needs and assesses impacts.

Job Specifications

Bachelor’s degree, required

Six years relevant work experience

Master’s degree or professional certification preferred.

Comprehensive knowledge of finance at practical and policy levels and the technical skills required to support it.

Proficient in technology necessary to carry out responsibilities.

In-depth understanding and application of financial services and/or insurance sector accounting preferred.

Strong negotiation and partnership skills, across all levels of management, with ability to influence and challenge decisions and processes.

Ability to frame up issues, options, and solutions using financial data for business decision-making.

Experience navigating change in a positive manner with both individuals and teams.

Experience working with all corporate levels including senior management and external contacts.

Proven ability to work in fast-paced, detailed, and deadline-oriented environment by balancing multiple priorities and resources simultaneously.

Excellent conflict resolution and facilitation skills.

Operates with strong conceptual thinking rather than strictly in a 'rules' framework.

Meets the standards for this position, as defined in the Talent Management framework.

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.



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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.

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