SVP, Chief Financial Officer- National Lloyds

US-TX-Waco | US-TX-Dallas
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Accounting & Finance
(NLC) Waco, TX - National Lloyds

Job Summary

The SVP, Chief Financial Officer is responsible for leadership and oversight of the full financial operations of a $200 million insurance company. Responsibilities include development of financial management strategy, implementing and managing utilization and cost controls, performing financial analysis and analytics to support appropriate strategic and business decisions. In addition, this position will contribute to the development and implementation of organizational strategic goals and objectives. This position reports directly to the CEO with a dotted line to the Hilltop Holdings CFO.

Essential Functions

  • Drive and review the short and long range financial planning, forecasting and budgeting process, assess the feasibility of plans, identify key risks and link these processes to the strategic direction of the business
  • Identify the vision and develop mid to long term plans for the infrastructure, processes, systems and people needed to support fast growth environment and diversification into new insurance lines, distribution channels, products, structures, technologies, and geographies
  • Ensure company initiatives are implemented to achieve optimum financial results
  • Drive performance and initiate business and financial analytics to ensure performance within the strategic plans of the organization
  • Oversee financial and cost analysis of planned financial objectives, identify corrective actions and partner with key stakeholders to ensure implementation of corrective actions
  • Participate in and provide strategic direction on potential business and new product development opportunities
  • Ensure optimal revenues and identify areas for cost/productivity improvements
  • Manage, coordinate and oversee financial analysis of insurance costs
  • Review the accuracy and timeliness of the preparation of monthly financial statements
  • Plan, conduct and direct work on complex projects, business development opportunities necessitating the origination and application of new and unique financial planning models
  • Evaluate and champion opportunities that improve cost structure and competitiveness
  • Build credible and effective relationships across the organization to implement best practices, strong financial capabilities and efficient operations
  • Evaluate and give guidance to staff on an ongoing basis as to their abilities and duties and make optimum use of team talent.
  • Responsible for all aspects of team's talent development including coaching, performance and salary reviews, assessment, workforce planning, etc.
  • Manage the day to day billing and collections functions
  • Provide ad-hoc, regular financial performance reporting, and variance analysis to executive team
  • Other duties as assigned

Job Requirements

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business or related field
  • Minimum 10 years’ experience in insurance accounting including both GAAP and Statutory disciplines
  • Minimum 5 years’ of corporate leadership roles including responsibility for insurance financial planning, operations and analysis
  • Strong team leadership experience and ability to lead large groups of employees
  • Demonstrated track record in providing financial leadership in a complex business, serving as a strategic business partner
  • Ability to understand and assess complex market conditions and cost improvements
  • Exhibit strong understanding of business strategies and financial planning
  • Progressive staff management experience
  • A good educator who is willing to share information and serve as a mentor
  • An articulate individual who can relate to people at all levels of an organization and possesses excellent communication skills
  • A strategic planner with sound technical skills, analytical ability, good judgment and strong operational focus
  • Ability to consistently demonstrate integrity, prudence, high energy, initiative, and self-confidence
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and industry related software programs
  • Matrix environment experience preferred

About the Company

National Lloyds Corporation, which traces its origins to 1948, is a niche property and casualty underwriter that is a leader in underserved markets in Texas and other Southern states. National Lloyds Corporation specializes in writing fire and homeowners’ insurance coverage for low value dwellings and manufactured homes. Insurance policies are sold by more than 4,200 independent agencies through two wholly owned subsidiaries of National Lloyds Corporation: National Lloyds Insurance Company and American Summit Insurance Corporation. The companies are licensed to sell insurance in over 30 states. National Lloyds Corporation is a subsidiary of Hilltop Holdings, Inc. Hilltop Holdings Inc. (NYSE:HTH) is a Texas-based diversified financial holding company specializing in banking, mortgage origination, financial advisory and insurance through its wholly owned subsidiaries, PlainsCapital Corporation, National Lloyds Corporation, and Hilltop Securities Holdings. 



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