Chicago, Illinois

The world isn’t standing still, and neither is Allstate. We’re moving quickly, looking across our businesses and brands and taking bold steps to better serve customers’ evolving needs. That’s why now is an exciting time to join our team. You’ll have opportunities to take risks, challenge the status quo and shape the future for the greater good.

You’ll do all this in an environment of excellence and the highest ethical standards - a place where values such as integrity, inclusive diversity and accountability are paramount. We empower every employee to lead, drive change and give back where they work and live. Our people are our greatest strength, and we work as one team in service of our customers and communities.

Everything we do at Allstate is driven by a shared purpose: to protect people from life’s uncertainties so they can realize their hopes and dreams. For more than 89 years we’ve thrived by staying a step ahead of whatever’s coming next - to give customers peace of mind no matter what changes they face. We acted with conviction to advocate for seat belts, air bags and graduated driving laws. We help give survivors of domestic violence a voice through financial empowerment. We’ve been an industry leader in pricing sophistication, telematics, digital photo claims and, more recently, device and identity protection. We are the Good Hands. We don’t follow the trends. We set them.

Job Summary

Job Family Summary
The Investments External Reporting team is responsible for providing timely and accurate investment information to support external filings made by The Allstate Corporation.

Job Summary
The primary responsibilities of this role are the coordination of monthly close processes and the preparation or review of disclosures that go into internal and external financial reports, such as the 10K and 10Q. This requires an understanding of reporting requirements and strong attention to detail, as well as an ability to independently prioritize multiple complex tasks within established deadlines. This role is a leader, communicating status to department leadership and coordinating tasks and projects that can include members from multiple teams.

Key Responsibilities

Functional
  • Review investment disclosure schedules/exhibits/work papers that support external filings made by the Allstate Corporation and provide review comments back to preparer. Ensure schedules are prepared consistent with requirements, on time, and with a high degree of accuracy
  • Review journal entries to support the monthly and quarterly close; validate that all postings appropriate post to G/L and data warehouse systems.
  • Coordinate, participate in, and lead projects for process and technology development, accounting research, and other areas as needed.
  • Accurately apply guidance and policy to classify investment holdings and transactions.
  • Own and be accountable for execution of schedule preparation and review responsibilities
  • Identify and execute process improvements (e.g., schedule preparation, work paper documentation, data retrievals, report formatting for suppliers and customers, etc.)
  • Work collaboratively within the team and across the department
  • Build strong internal relationships with leadership in other departments such as Investment Finance, Front Office Traders, Corporate Accounting, Operational Accounting and Compliance to effectively troubleshoot issues and questions that arise during close and reporting
  • Anticipates operational issues (such as changes to data fields with investment data warehouse or information timing changes from key suppliers) and develops suggestions for preventive measures


Communication
  • Provide clear and timely status on team deliverables
  • Build cross-functional partnerships
  • Clearly articulate issues and recommendations, taking into account the perspective of all related parties
  • Foster a team environment


Job Qualifications

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities/Experience
  • 5+ years of professional accounting/reporting experience
  • Accounting/Finance degree required
  • CPA or CPA candidate strongly preferred
  • Flexible and able to adapt to changing circumstances
  • Advanced problem solving and decision-making skills
  • Advanced organizational and time management skills, ability to meet deadlines, handle multiple projects
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills
  • Intermediate database and SAP skills are a plus
  • Good oral and written communication skills to all levels of staff and management
  • Good analytical and issue resolution skills


The candidate(s) offered this position will be required to submit to a background investigation, which includes a drug screen.

Good Work. Good Life. Good Hands®.

As a Fortune 100 company and industry leader, we provide a competitive salary - but that’s just the beginning. Our Total Rewards package also offers benefits like tuition assistance, medical and dental insurance, as well as a robust pension and 401(k). Plus, you’ll have access to a wide variety of programs to help you balance your work and personal life -- including a generous paid time off policy. For a full description of Allstate’s benefits, visit allstate.jobs/benefits/

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Chicago, Illinois

Allstate Work Environment Allstate is a great place to work! Allstate is a place of advanced technology, innovative products and unlimited opportunity. With more than 20 million customers, Allstate is the largest publicly held property and casualty insurance company in the nation. We have tremendous opportunities for those self-starting people who are looking for challenge, and ready for change. Diversity Our Diversity and Work/Life Strategy is an integrated approach to attract, retain and motivate our workforce. Some of the processes encompass: Affirmative Action,Work/Life and Wellness Initiatives, Diversity Education, Recruitment, Career Advancement and Development Leadership, Accountability Measurement, Mentoring Programs, Support Networks and Community Involvement. Culture Our business is one that is built on caring - a value that has been at the core of our relationship with customers, employees and agents for more than 70 years. Allstate has built its reputation on promising to be there when customers need help to protect their lives, families, property and communities. Our long heritage of caring and commitment is expressed through partnerships, volunteerism, grants, investments, safety and market initiatives. Our history is a testament to our culture: Allstate is a company of people who care.

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