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Zurich NA Sr. Finance Performance Analyst in Schaumburg, Illinois

Sr. Finance Performance Analyst


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

The Sr. Finance Performance Analyst is responsible for building key financial models and presentations for Zurich North America Corporate Real Estate and Facilities Management units as well as other strategic support units. The role spans across several finance functions including expense management and financial accounting and reporting.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Acting as first point of contact for all strategic initiatives for a region/segment, provide advanced financial analysis and modelling

  • Serving as a point of contact for any external consultancy support when required to support business performance reviews including deep dives on specific areas

  • Leading the preparation of key messages, reporting and financial analysis to brief leadership teams on projected outcome of specific initiatives

  • Leading the production of all regular benefit tracking for key initiatives within the relevant region/segment to ensure delivery of financial targets

  • Developing and maintaining governance framework to ensure that all business initiatives are subject to a consistent high level of financial challenge

  • Preparing analysis and commentary for all group project reporting requirements and be a first point of contact for all queries relating to financial projections to ensure all project deliverables are met

  • Leading the production of profitability reporting on behalf of the region/segment, monitoring performance trends by product/line of business to highlight any material under or over performances

  • Leading the development of new reporting initiatives for the region/segment in order to provide additional, deeper insight on performance trends to facilitate enhanced decision making

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s 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 / CPCU / CFA / CTP

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Strong knowledge of accounting or treasury principles

  • Project management experience

  • General ledger or treasury transactional experience

  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office experience

  • Technology experience related to one or more of the following areas: General ledger, financial reporting systems, treasury workstation, Business Objects or other query tools

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

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.

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 02/14/20

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 2000001F

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.