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Director, Strategic Finance - Cost Optimization & Performance Measurement

About the position

This position will report to the Vice President of the ISG Expense Center of Excellence. This position is responsible for supporting the ISG consolidation, providing strategic expense management to senior leadership within ISG and leading the development and analysis of strategic initiative business cases.

This position also requires collaborating and working closely across the ISG Expense COE, Finance Shared Services, US Business Finance and Corporate Finance. Specific responsibilities also include directly and indirectly managing, motivating and influencing others, as well as, establishing processes and controls to insure accurate and timely consolidation, allocations and reporting of monthly results and forecasts. This will also involve preparation and delivery of executive level presentation materials This position will also lead efforts with other Finance Managers and key stakeholders to understand needs, gain insights, address issues and improve processes.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Development of consolidated reporting and analysis of ISG level expenses.
  • Lead ISG expense allocation reporting and analysis back to BU’s
  • Delivery of the financial reporting and analysis of the Departments’ results
  • Development of the multi-year financial plan and quarterly forecasting process
  • Communication of the results of these plans & forecasts directly to executive management including insights to facilitate strategic decision making
  • Preparation of internal management reporting documents and presentation to senior management
  • Leading and assisting with business case analysis for new initiatives within ISG and within the Annuities and Life Businesses, as well as interface for USB and Enterprise initiatives
  • Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance
  • MBA or CFA/CPA preferred
  • 10+ years of accounting / financial analysis experience
  • Strong executive presence and experience interacting with senior business leaders
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Ability to directly and indirectly manage, motivate and influence others
  • Ability to lead projects and initiatives
  • Ability to foster and build relationships across multiple departments
  • Superior analytical skills and financial modeling experience
  • Self-motivated and proactive, with attention to detail, due dates and deadlines
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever changing, and challenging environment
  • Ability to work effectively as a team member

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 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.

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