Zurich NA AVP, Financial Governance Director in Schaumburg, Illinois

AVP, Financial Governance Director


Zurich is currently looking for a Financial Governance Director to work out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Primary responsibilities include supporting the Financial Governance team to complete annual scoping, process walkthroughs, key control testing, and quality assurance reviews. Support the team to implement and maintain an effective control framework and support management to ensure internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) are in place and operating effectively. Support the Head of Financial Governance to understand the root cause of financial reporting errors identified and develop remediation plans.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Support the development and implementation of an efficient and effective financial control framework.

  • Actively participate in the creation and updating of Group and local ICFR policies and procedures.

  • Support completion of financial risk and control assessments.

  • Perform quality assurance reviews to ensure high-quality risk and control execution.

  • Analyze processes to identify risks and control weaknesses.

  • Design and implement appropriate controls to strengthen the control environment and mitigate risks.

  • Bring a systematic and disciplined approach to maintain the control environment.

  • Ability to document processes from start to finish through the collaboration with subject matter experts.

  • Ability to design and execute the testing of internal controls and facilitate the related remediation for any control deficiencies identified.

  • Develop presentations tailored to audiences at various levels and business functions to communicate internal control findings.

  • Ability to promote and educate cross functional partners on the importance of internal controls.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance

  • 10 or more years of experience related to Finance, Accounting, Internal Controls Over Financial Reporting (ICFR)

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required

Preferred Qualifications

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Public accounting experience

  • Knowledge of accounting principles

  • Intermediate level Microsoft Office Suite and Visio experience

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 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.

Zurich in North America is an Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Females/Disability/Veterans

Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance Company. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission.

Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 10 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 08/08/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180005FF

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.