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Zurich NA Finance Business Process Analyst in Schaumburg, Illinois

Finance Business Process Analyst


Zurich is currently looking for a Finance Business Process Analyst to work out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The Finance Business Process Analyst leads the analysis of business requirements and translates them into technical solutions/requirements and ensures their implementation throughout the project life cycle as part of a small/medium independent project, or supports these activities under a Senior or Lead Business Analyst as part of larger projects. Maintains and enhances existing tools such as MS Access Databases, Alteryx Workflows, VBA Scripts, etc. Understands and is able to apply different technologies and delivery approaches (Waterfall, SCRUM, Zurich Lean) and perform, independently, business processes improvements in accordance with Zurich Project Management Framework and the Zurich Risk Policy.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Providing explanations and expertise regarding as-is / to-be models as part of the requirements elicitation process i.e.; process, data, work flow, application etc. to appropriate stake-holders

  • Adapting and applying different delivery methodologies including SCRUM, Waterfall and Zurich Lean determining the best methodology for the specific project

  • Planning, conducting / facilitating elicitation sessions for business requirements and ensures the deliverable's are met

  • Understanding customers´ objectives, processes, data, and products in order to make appropriate recommendations for customer-specific needs

  • Collaborating with process owner/project manager to build Business Case, including cost / benefit analysis, risk assessment, project scope and development of a high level plan

  • Producing requirement specifications and outline solution design documents throughout the project life cycle, incorporating change requests and finalization of requirements documentation

  • Analyzing and managing requirement risk, trace ability matrix and prioritizes requirements

  • Develop/enhance technical solutions leveraging MS Access, Alteryx, VBA, etc to increase automation, simplify processes, and efficiently satisfy business needs

  • Performing quality review checks on project deliverable's

  • Participating in development of test plan, testing, implementation and training activities

  • Participating in post implementation activities including problem solving and measurement of benefits achieved. In case expected benefits are not achieved, participates in the analysis to determine root cause

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaOR

  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaOR

  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Information Technology areaAND

  • Experience leading workstreams

  • Knowledge of process engineering

  • Experience with core process redesign, continuous improvement methodologies

  • Process modeling tools

  • Business Systems Integration

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Certified Business Analyst Professional (CBAP)

  • LEAN/Six Sigma Yellow Belt or Green Belt Certification

  • Experience in a key analytical role on large and complex enterprise projects

  • Consulting experience

  • Knowledge of insurance industry business processes and processing

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Experience with change management tools/methodologies

  • Advanced Microsoft Access experience

  • Advanced VBA experience

  • Alteryx Experience

A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here (https://www.zurichna.com/careers) to learn more.

As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet

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

Location(s): AM - Schaumburg

Schedule: Full Time