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Finance Manager, Strategic & Business Initiatives


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Position Title: Finance Manager, Strategic & Business Initiatives
Job Code: 462878
Job Location: Connecticut-Hartford

Prudential Retirement delivers retirement plan solutions for public, private, and non-profit organizations.  Services include state-of-the-art record keeping, administrative services, investment management, comprehensive employee investment education and communications, and trustee services.  With over 85 years of retirement experience, Prudential Retirement helps meet the needs of over 3 million participants and annuitants.  For more information, please visit


Prudential Retirement’s Finance Team is seeking a highly analytical, strong collaborator for a Manager of Business and Strategic Initiatives role on their team.  The individual in this role will partner with leaders across the Full Service and Investment & Pension Solutions businesses, Finance, the Project Management Office and Technology to manage the strategic investments of Retirement.  It is an exciting opportunity for a highly organized and motivated individual to partner with leaders in their day-to-day decision making, specifically as it relates to the portfolio of strategic and business initiatives.   


Primary responsibilities include:

  • Own the Retirement cost benefit analysis process, including assessing total project costs and benefits
  • Track and report the portfolio of Business and Strategic Initiatives to monitor project status and support cost/benefit analysis to facilitate decisions by Senior Leadership; partner closely with the PMO and Technology organizations to ensure alignment on strategic portfolio.
  • Provide Corporate level Reporting of Business and Strategic Initiatives to ensure transparency and alignment with overall Prudential initiative reporting
  • Lead the monthly process to create the SLT business and strategic initiative financial reporting materials; develop actionable recommendations for optimizing spend and benefits in line with the business strategy and priorities
  • Integrate initiative costs and benefits with the financial plan and forecasts
  • Create strong business partnerships while gaining a thorough understanding of the business being supported
  • Produce actionable analytics and insightful financial metrics to facilitate transparency and drive portfolio decision making
  • Communicate and review monthly portfolio results and analysis with business heads to facilitate decision making
  • Own the quarterly project-level capitalization/amortization review; partner with key stakeholders
  • Manage ad hoc requests for financial information and implement efficiencies around production
  • Participation in ad-hoc projects within Retirement and/or across Workplace Solutions Group (WSG) and Prudential


  • Bachelors degree in Finance, Accounting or Business, with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience, preferably in financial roles
  • Advanced degree, MBA or CPA preferred
  • Excellent communication skills and ability to foster relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully analyze, assess, challenge and influence across internal business partners
  • Highly collaborative and team oriented leadership style
  • Self-motivated and proactive with exceptional time management and organizational skills
  • Advanced PC skills required (Microsoft Excel, Word, Powerpoint)
  • Discretion to deal with confidential information
  • Ability to work productively in a fast-paced, matrixed environment
  • Proven ability to navigate matrixed organizations
  • Primary location is Hartford, CT, but open to other locations for well qualified candidates

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.

Note that this posting is intended for individual applicants. Search firms or agencies should email Staffing at for more information about doing business with Prudential.
Job Function: Accounting/Finance/Treasury/Tax
Schedule: Full-time
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