Zurich NA Financial Reporting Project Manager III in Schaumburg, Illinois
Financial Reporting Project Manager III
Zurich is currently looking for a Financial Reporting Project Manager III to work out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. In this highly visible role you will use your project management skills and will leverage your accounting and finance knowledge to support and manage key finance initiatives that will have an impact across the organization.
As the Financial Reporting Project Manager III you will be responsible for:
Leading financial projects to successful completion utilizing both staff and system resources efficiently and effectively
Documenting and reviewing complex procedures identifying opportunities for automation and working with Finance users to implement
Providing key support for the SAP General Ledger Transformation Initiative providing operational post go-live support, including developing operational support models, additional training and other support activities including procedure updates to key business processes due to newly introduced functionality
Working with Finance users, IT counterparts and other stakeholders to develop/review project plans, determine deliverables, support testing, provide training and oversee financial projects through completion
Communicating to key stakeholders regarding project updates and issues and escalating as needed
Eliminating roadblocks, resolving issues and aligning resources in support of the project
Bachelor Degree in Accounting or Finance and 8 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance areaOR
High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area
Insurance industry experience beneficial
Strong knowledge of accounting and financial reporting processes
International Financial Reporting Standards experience preferred
Project management experience
Experience with general ledger and financial reporting systems – SAP, Business Objects or other general ledgers, query tools
Financial reporting tool experience including report writing skills preferred
Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office experience including Microsoft Project
Strong verbal and written communication skills
Ability to lead and serve as a technical resource in a team environment
Demonstrated leadership skills
Ability to manage multiple projects at once
Receptive of change and ability to lead teams through change management as necessary
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-Illinois-Schaumburg
Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time
Relocation Available No
Job Posting 10/10/18
Unposting Date Ongoing
Req ID: 180007VM
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.