Overview

Job Locations:
Chattanooga Home Office
USA – ME – Portland

Job Posting End Date: November 28

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 36 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 also has significant US operations in Portland, Maine, – and 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 performs intermediate-level financial analysis and/or accounting specializing in Payroll. The position will provide financial analyses working individually or with others that serve to inform and ground business decisions. Responsibilities may include leadership and/or participation in the development of, implementation of, and adherence to financial procedures that will improve operations, consistency, controls, process efficiency, and effectiveness of the Payroll area.

At this time, due to COVID-19, this position will start remote (unless you request to be in office). Once we return to normal operations, you will have an onsite/work at home hybrid work arrangement.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Participate in regular monthly/quarterly/annual Payroll reporting.
  • Prepare, verify, reconcile, and balance accounts related to Payroll, to maintain control and accuracy over accounting and reporting by identifying discrepancies and their cause and recommendations for corrective action.
  • Prepare more complex financial analysis for Payroll and routine reports for manager.
  • Demonstrate understanding of analysis by applying knowledge and anticipating issues and demonstrate ownership of assigned tasks or processes.
  • Make recommendations regarding the process of creating the assigned complex analytics as well as recommendations regarding the results of the analytics.
  • Maintain various systems and data assets that support the Payroll areas (e.g. accounting, planning, and administrative systems). Assumes ownership of the data in the system or assets related to the assigned analysis.
  • Partner with business areas to provide requested analysis, information, and data.
  • Maintain a specialized working knowledge in assigned tasks and analysis 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. 
  • Zero to three years of comparable experience
  • Payroll experience preferred
  • Prior Workday Experience preferred
  • Ability to assist with payroll processing in a fast paced environment
  • Basic understanding of the components of multiple financial statements and how they interact with one other
  • Ability to respond quickly and positively to change.
  • Developing customer service/teamwork skills within job area.
  • Highly motivated individual able to take direction from managers and developing skills to solve problems with little guidance from managers.
  • Ability to prioritize work while working on multiple projects keeping track of and meeting due dates.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills related to job. 
  • Basic to intermediate EXCEL Skills
  • General ledger systems and reporting  tools experience preferred
  • Proficient in Word and PowerPoint
  • Exhibit customer service skills in working with functional area team and other resources to complete assigned work.
  • Ability to prioritize work while working on multiple projects keeping track of and meeting due dates.
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills related to job. 
  • Basic to intermediate EXCEL Skills
  • General ledger systems and reporting  tools experience preferred
  • Proficient in Word and PowerPoint
  • Exhibit customer service skills in working with functional area team and other resources to complete assigned work.

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 Our company is built on helping individuals and families, and this starts with our employees. We want employees to maintain a positive balance, which is why we provide access to the benefits and resources they need to invest in themselves. From our onsite fitness facilities and generous paid time off to employee professional development programs, we are committed to helping employees live and work their best – both inside and outside the office.

 

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.

Company:

Unum