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Zurich NA Sr. Financial Business Analyst in Schaumburg, Illinois

Sr. Financial Business Analyst


Zurich is currently looking for a Sr. Financial Business Analyst to work out of our North American head-quarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

The Sr. Financial Business Analyst role sits within the Finance Organization’s Business Performance and Insights Reporting/SSU Business Partnering team. This role supports the development of corporate vision and strategies for designated business unit(s). This individual should possess technical skills in SAS, SQL, robotics and automation . The Sr. Financial Business Analyst executes multiple assigned projects to support strategic initiatives and operational planning, including: frame strategic approach for business unit(s), independently conducts support by collecting data and input from other parts of the organization. The role also supports data to feed reporting and PowerBI, as well as supporting ad hoc data requests. In addition, this role looks to find ways to automate processes across Business Performance Insights.

Additional responsibilities will include:

  • Globally Accepted Accounting Principles/statutory and quarterly International Finance Reporting Standards financial statements

  • Ensuring the quality assurance of the quarterly variance analysis supporting the Group & International Finance Reporting Standards & reporting

  • Resolving operational day-to-day finance related issues and support other functions within the business unit

  • Monitoring, assessing and evaluating finance business processes in order to identify opportunities for improvement

  • Identifying gaps in analysis and additional analysis that should be conducted

  • Identifying possible issues/opportunities of strategy and recommend solutions

  • Applying industry knowledge to own work and bringing knowledge to bear with other analysts

  • Defining data requirements and identifying appropriate sources

  • Proposing potential new initiatives or areas for improvement

  • Support of other associates on day to day activities

  • Participating in training and development of new hires.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 4 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 7 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance areaAND

  • Knowledge and experience using accounting principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s Degree

  • Insurance industry experience

  • General ledger transactional experience

  • Technical skills in SAS, SQL, robotics and automation

  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office 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.

EOE Disability / Vets

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Primary Location: United States-Illinois-Schaumburg

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Relocation Available No

Job Posting 09/11/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190004Q9

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.