Job Title: Senior Financial Officer
Date Posted: 04-23-2007
Job Location: Washington-Seattle
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 7+ to 10 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: SAFECO Corporation
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Contact Information: SAFECO Corporation   SAFECO Corporation (
Job Description:
Safeco Corporation is actively recruiting for a Senior Financial Officer at the Seattle Home
Office location. This leadership position will report directly to the SVP of
Finance/Investments/Risk Mgmt with a dotted line reporting to the President of Distribution.
This newly created SFO role will be expected to apply financial and economic principles to
Distribution level problems and initiatives to allow Safeco to make decisions that maximize
shareholder value. The Distribution team forms Safeco's partnership strategies; which includes
the Sales and Marketing organization.

The primary responsibilities include being a liaison between Distribution and Finance
(including product SFOs). The SFO will drive fact-based decision making throughout the
Distribution organization; provide financial analysis to Distribution leadership; draw on
financial analysis resources across the organization as needed for Distribution. Will track
and explain financial performance by Distribution segment; represent Distribution needs to
Finance, IT and Field Planning. Will develop financial plans at a Distributor segment level,
including production and expense; lead budget development and goal development and rollout for
the Distribution organization and assure appropriate internal controls within the Distribution
organization. Will also perform various responsibilities as assigned by Distribution

In order to be considered for this position, candidates must possess strong understanding of
the business drivers  production, loss ratio and expenses. Will have sound business judgment
related to expenses; including how to analyze and negotiate. Must have a strong background in
financial discipline along with experience in distribution/sales management. The ideal
candidate will be flexible, creative, have an ability to influence direction and effectively
communicate with all levels within the organization. In addition, the candidate will be a true
advocate for sound financial decision making.

As a Safeco employee, you will enjoy benefits including health/dental/vision/life insurance;
retirement plans and 401(k); training and development; college tuition assistance; work/life
resources and more. We are an equal opportunity employer committed to employing a diverse

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