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

Basic Qualifications:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA

  • 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

Schedule Full-time

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.