Director, Expense Management and Initiatives
City : Toronto
Category : Full-time
Industry : Finance
Employer : Sun Life Financial
You are as unique as your background, experience and point of view. Here, you’ll be encouraged, empowered and challenged to be your best self. You'll work with dynamic colleagues - experts in their fields - who are eager to share their knowledge with you. Your leaders will inspire and help you reach your potential and soar to new heights. Every day, you'll have new and exciting opportunities to make life brighter for our Clients - who are at the heart of everything we do. Discover how you can make a difference in the lives of individuals, families and communities around the world.
The Client Experience Office (CXO) is a strategic support unit within Sun Life Canada accountable for delivering caring, easy and confidence building ‘One Sun Life’ client experiences for the Canadian Businesses. With approximately 500 FTEs in Canada and an annual budget of $200 million it creates value for the enterprise by employing experts in client experience, engagement, marketing, and digital, data and analytics to deliver personalized, proactive, and relevant experiences across a multitude of communication channels.
The Director, Expense Management, CXO is key contributor on the broader CXO & Operations Finance team, leading the expense management function for the CXO. This includes overseeing the completion of the monthly/quarterly expense reporting deliverables, leading the expense planning/forecast process, coordinating the yearly budget, providing ad-hoc expense related analysis, and supporting financial analysis and reporting related to CXO initiatives. The role will also provide expense insight to inform decisions made by the CXO leadership team and market segment leaders and is a key liaison with the Canadian Finance team. The Director also proactively engages and works with Finance teams across Sun Life Canada to meet all deliverables.
What you'll be doing
Investigate and effectively communicate expense variances to all levels of management.
Actively seek out expense savings opportunities and presenting action plans
Maintain and refresh as required the principles-based Expense allocation methodology used to distribute CXO expenses across Sun Life Canada
Attest to the accuracy of reports/information produced by ensuring the proper reviews have been completed.
Ensure all deliverables and deadlines are met. Effectively communicate any delays to all required parties
Lead expense & initiative components of Planning (Strategic and Final), Budgeting, and forecasting including Technology Finance cycles by providing expense components including initiatives, and timely, clear communication of expense information and roll-forwards to both the CXO and Sun Life stakeholders (the CXO Segment owners, the CXO Leaders, BU partners, Operations, Canadian Finance, etc.)
Completion of ad-hoc expense-related analysis
Manage and lead the CXO Expense team.
Build strong relationships both within and outside of the CXO
Demonstrate solid project-management and problem-solving skills,
Delegate effectively and proactively work with staff members to resolve issues, as well as handle numerous operational tasks and other ad hoc requests concurrently, with minimal to no supervision.
Present to senior management and BU partners where required.
What you'll need to succeed
4-year University degree with a focus on business (Commerce, Accounting, Economics, preferred)
CPA, MBA, or other Finance designation, preferred.
6-8 years leadership experience
Excellent PC skills (Role currently utilizes tools such as: MSOffice Suite, Hyperion, SAP, Tableau)
Experience with expense allocation methodologies, agile project delivery methodology and familiarity with cost benefit analysis models
Ability to lead through change and ambiguity and influence without formal authority.
Strong financial analysis and model development skills
Proven ability to partner and build relationships.
Strong interpersonal and communication skills (oral and written)
Strong business acumen - big picture understanding of business as well as ability to dive deep into details and understand nuances, interrelationships, priorities.
Proven flexibility/adaptability/creativity to meet deadlines and manage competing priorities.
Strong teamwork and collaboration skills
Strong relationship management skills with a focus on client orientation
Highly motivated with the ability to consistently seek out improvements to current processes.
What’s in it for you?
An environment of continuous learning, development, and improvement
Anchored to our Purpose, our Sustainability Plan has three pillars which represent the areas where we have the greatest opportunity to drive positive impact in society: increasing financial security, fostering healthier lives, and advancing sustainable investing.
We’re committed to creating an inclusive and respectful environment. Our goal is to make sure all our employees have the chance to live up to their full potential.
Our unique Sabbatical Program gives you the opportunity to take up to 6 weeks off, every five years.
Live virtual group fitness, stretch break and meditation classes.
We’re honoured to be recognized as a 2023 Best Workplaces in Ontario by Great Place to Work® Canada
Sun Life ranked one of the 2023 Global 100 Most Sustainable Corporations in the World on the Corporate Knights’ 2023
The Base Pay range is for the primary location for which the job is posted. It may vary depending on the work location of the successful candidate or other factors. In addition to Base Pay, eligible Sun Life employees participate in various incentive plans, payment under which is discretionary and subject to individual and company performance. Certain sales focused roles have sales incentive plans based on individual or group sales results.
Diversity and inclusion have always been at the core of our values at Sun Life. A diverse workforce with wide perspectives and creative ideas benefits our clients, the communities where we operate and all of us as colleagues. We welcome applications from qualified individuals from all backgrounds.
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At Sun Life we strive to create a flexible work environment where our employees are empowered to do their best work. Several flexible work options are available and can be discussed throughout the selection process depending on the role requirements and individual needs.
We thank all applicants for showing an interest in this position. Only those selected for an interview will be contacted.
Salary Range:105,000/105 000 - 175,000/175 000
Posting End Date:25/02/2024