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Zurich NA Technical Life Insurance Accounting Consultant in New York, New York

Technical Life Insurance Accounting Consultant


Zurich is currently looking for a Technical Life Insurance Accounting Consultant for our North America Life Business to work out of our New York City Office or our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. In this highly visible position, you will use your extensive knowledge of Life Insurance Accounting (IFRS, GAAP and Statutory) to play a key role in leading the IFRS 17 Implementation for the Life Insurance Business.

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  • Please note: If you are based in our New York City office there will be 2 weeks of travel (Monday-Thursday) required to the Schaumburg office during each quarter close.

Additional responsibilities for the Technical Life Insurance Accounting Consultant include:

  • Partnering with the Life Leadership and IFRS 17 Team to implement the new standards within Zurich

  • Managing/supporting all IFRS related changes pre and post implementation including Group Reporting FIP submissions

  • Participating in monthly and quarterly closes

  • As needed, support statutory reporting deliverables

  • Focusing on finding ways to stream line processes and procedures

  • Implementing other Finance strategic initiatives

If you are looking to leverage your strong financial close, technical insurance accounting knowledge (GAAP and Statutory) and your strong project management skills this might be a great fit for you.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting or Finance and 8 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA

  • CLU (Chartered Life Underwriter)

  • CFP (Certified Financial Planner)

  • ChFC (Chartered Financial Consultant)

  • Strong knowledge of Life Insurance products and accounting (IFRS, Statutory, GAAP)

  • Project management experience

  • General ledger experience and strong analytical and report writing capabilities

  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office experience in Excel, PowerPoint and Visio

  • Technology experience related to one or more of the following areas: SAP General ledger, financial reporting systems Business Objects or other query tools

  • Mindset /focus on process improvements, simplification and automation of processes

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Imagine working for a company that truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, and communities they serve.

Imagine working for a values-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the best global insurance provider in the world.

Zurich is that place where 55,000 employees across approximately 200 countries and territories are all focused on helping people and helping companies protect what is truly most important to them. We are a values-driven organization that takes pride in the work that we do every day and we have the ambition to be the best global insurer in the world.

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Primary Location: United States-New York-New York

Other Locations: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 15 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 07/09/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190002LS

It is the Policy of Zurich in North America, as an equal opportunity employer, to attract and retain the best-qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, color, religion, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, age, disability or protected veteran status.