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Benefits Controller

Description The Company NFP is a leading insurance broker and consulting firm that provides Employee Benefits, Property & Casualty, Retirement, Individual Insurance and Wealth Management solutions for companies, individuals and independent financial advisors. NFP has more than 3,500 employees and global capabilities. The Company has become one of the largest Insurance Brokerage, Retirement Consulting and Wealth Management firms by building enduring relationships with our clients and helping them realize their goals. In 2017, NFP had an annual revenue of $1 billion. The company is headquartered in New York, New York, with corporate offices in Chicago, Illinois and Austin, Texas. For more information, please visit the Company's website: www.nfp.com Position Summary The Employee Benefits Controller ("Controller") will have oversight and responsibility for all financial and operational functions within the West Employee Benefits Region. This position requires the Controller to participate in the development of financial and accounting strategies, objectives and operating plans to meet business growth and profitability goals. Additionally, the Controller will be required to manage the financial forecast and budgets to support the attainment of those goals and objectives in a way that is consistent with all legal and regulatory requirements. The Controller will liaise with various departments within the NFP (accounting, legal, operations, finance, M&A, technology) to ensure proper implementation and integration of regional initiatives, strategy and systems and will work consultatively with Regional Leadership in providing financial guidance and analytics. Reporting Relationships The Controller will report directly to CFO of the West Region of NFP with a dotted line reporting into the Managing Directors of the region. The Controller, will have direct oversight and supervisory responsibility of all West Region Employee Benefits Finance and Operations personnel and will utilize NFP Corporate resources to support finance and accounting processes. Essential Duties and Responsibilities Plan, develop, organize, implement and evaluate the region's fiscal function and performance. Work in conjunction with region leadership in the development of regional programs and initiatives Provide strategic advisory to regional and corporate management on operational efficiencies, financial policies, and business strategy Be an advisor from the financial perspective on any contracts into which the Corporation may enter; Provide information and advise on or negotiate the financial aspects of any legal dispute or action Create annual budgets and forecasts, including identify major drivers and opportunities/risks; update as needed Provide regular financialreporting and analysis to both regional and corporate management Analyze, understand, and explain to relevant parties year-over-year variations of actual or projected financial result Analyze, understand, and explain to relevant parties any variations of actual results from budget/forecast Advise on compensation of new hires, formulate and periodically updatebudget for additional payroll and new hires Oversee policy creation and adaptation as it relates to Financial and Operational functions within the region, including but not limited to revenue tracking, client billing and invoicing, commission splits and producer payments, payables and expense processing and vendor agreements and contracts. Evaluate Finance and Operations team plan for continual improvement of the efficiency and effectiveness; Provide individuals with professional and personal growth with emphasis on opportunities of individuals Perform final payroll review and approval of bi-weekly paychecks; advise payroll as to monthly producer commission amounts Advise on and assist in resolving producer payout disputes or conflicts Plan and execution of financial and operational integration of any regional sub-acquisitions Oversee Corporate and Individual Licensing, in conjunction with Corporate Office Oversight of daily cash receipts and bank account management and reconciliation Qualifications Education Required Bachelors or better in Accounting or related field. Experience Required Must be able to accommodate up-to 10% overnight travel. Must possess personal and business integrity with an energetic style demonstrated by a positive attitude and a strong work ethic. Must be a well-organized, self-starter who can effectively articulate business plans and deliver results. Strong interpersonal, employee development, performance management and leadership skills. Must be able to develop and create excellent planning, budgeting and forecasting tools to drive the profitable growth agenda while leveraging internal and external resources. Demonstrated ability to identify and evaluate complex business problems and provide well thought out solutions. Ability to collaborate and develop strong relationships with all levels of personnel within the organization. Demonstrated ability to learn the business and have a business and customer centric approach to finance and accounting leadership. Ability to effectively and professionally present financial information to senior management and corporate executives. Must be able to develop, document and execute detailed budgets and forecasts and to provide financial support in the development of business plans. Strong understanding of the financial management, forecasting, budgeting process and business performance measurement systems. Experience working with Employee Benefits policy tracking and compensation management systems Experience with Employee Benefits is highly preferred but not required. Must have experience with business services, professional services, or consulting type firms. Experience in a continuous improvement, highly collaborative and matrixed organization with the ability to lead process improvement and affect change. A minimum of 10 years finance and accounting experience in a rapidly growing organization with at least 5 years in a senior managerial position. Must have prior experience with corporate or business unit financial leadership, P&L, and balance sheet responsibility. Bachelor's degree in Financing or Accounting required Preferred Experience in overseeing the financial aspects of corporate acquisitions is a plus but not required. MBA or CPA a plus.
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Minimum Qualification
11 - 15 years

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