Zurich NA Director of Life Accounting and Reporting Analysis in Schaumburg, Illinois

Director of Life Accounting and Reporting Analysis


Zurich is currently lookingfor a Director of Life Accounting and Reporting Analysis to work out of our NorthAmerican head-quarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

TheDirector of Life Accounting and Reporting Analysis develops monthly andquarterly financial closes as per the defined quality, time and budgetrequirements, through physical or virtual teams. Undertake career developmentand management responsibilities as appropriate.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Delivering financial close for Life legalentities and reporting units under the management of ZNA

  • Execute appropriate controls and analyticalreview over results

  • Liason with audit as appropriate, supportexecution and review of assigned SOX and Operational Key Controls over Lifeentities

  • Working with the Corporate Controller to ensureappropriate resourcing, scheduling and technical expertise for delivery ofassigned responsibilities

  • Leading continuous improvement over Lifefinancial close processes and analytics, bringing relevant efficiencies andimproved control

  • Contributing to the development and presentation ofthe quarterly variance analysis, SOE and relevant results for each close acrossall applicable accounting basis

  • Finalize monthly financials with alignment tomanagement stakeholders and manage corrective actions with stakeholders and drive execution, tracking andclosure of agreed actions

  • Performs periodic review of financial processesand controls to ensure teams are executing effectively and aspects of related controls,risks and governance are well defined and operating effectively across the Lifelegal entities and processes

  • Overseeing and managing Life Accounting andReporting for assigned legal entities and reporting units including maintenanceof relationships with key stakeholder and acting as the Life Accounting andReporting point of contact for localmanagement

  • Overseeing the performance of assigned teammembers and take necessary actions to support their development

  • Building technical/ commercial knowledge andbusiness awareness across multiple areas by accessing diverse resources andinteracting with a broad range of stakeholders

  • Supporting the development of Life Accounting andReporting through own professional skills and technical knowledge

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’sDegree and 10 or more years of experience in the Insurance Accounting, Audit orFinance areaOR

  • HighSchool Diploma or Equivalent and 12 or more years of experience in the InsuranceAccounting, Audit or Finance areaOR

  • ZurichCertified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 10 or moreyears of experience in the Insurance Accounting, Audit or Finance area

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA / CPCU

  • MBA

  • Strongwritten and oral communication skills

  • Stronganalytical skills

  • Strongproject management skills

  • Strongbusiness focus, and demonstrates a clear understanding of the insurancebusiness

  • StrongLeadership skills

  • Experiencewith Microsoft Office and data analysis software

  • Experiencewith ERP systems and financial reporting

  • Peoplemanagement experience

Imagine working for a companythat truly cares about their employees, customers, stakeholders, andcommunities they serve.

Imagine working for avalues-driven organization that has the ambition and desire to be the bestglobal insurance provider in the world.

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

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 20 % of the Time

Relocation Available Yes

Job Posting 06/27/18

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 180005FE

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.