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Zurich NA Financial Analyst, Business Performance in Toronto, Ontario

Financial Analyst, Business Performance


Job Summary

Zurich is currently looking for an Finance Analyst, Business Performance and Insights in Toronto, to join a high performing team with responsibility for performance management analysis and reporting. This role requires an analytical thinker with strong business acumen.

Key accountabilities

  • Develop and deliver detailed financial analysis to support decision making for the Business Unit.

  • Work closely with Business Performance & Insights team to provide advanced financial analysis and modelling, including supporting business performance reviews and deep dives on specific areas.

  • Support preparation of key messages, reporting and financial analysis to brief business, using visualization strategies to convey analyses and insights in a cohesive story.

  • Leverage data to analyze key themes from a wide range of financial data sources in order to identify how different scenarios may impact performance.

  • Assist in the preparation and related analysis of the annual budget/plan, quarterly forecast process and profitability reviews through close work with the business in order to ensure outputs are robust and completed timely.

  • Assist in production of standard monthly financial reporting packages including insightful commentary on results, monitoring of financial issues and highlighting patterns for senior management.

  • Participation in identified Financial or Canada Business projects focusing on innovation, simplification and customer focus, as directed.

  • Help resolve operational day-to-day issues referred from other functions of the business, ensuring an efficient and high-quality service when providing procedural advice, information, producing reports or providing comments on them

  • Coordinate with other areas within Finance to ensure delivery of objectives including planning, internal financial reporting, reinsurance and actuarial insights.

  • Develop and manage relationships with key stakeholders including business leadership and local finance teams to create smooth channels for communicating. Act as a point of contact for business for all matters financial, acting as a conduit between finance and the business units and support functions as required.

  • Extended hours during peak periods, as required.

Job Qualifications

  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting or Finance and 5 or more years of experience in the Planning/Budgeting or Finance areas

  • Insurance industry knowledge

  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

  • Project management skills

  • Strong knowledge of accounting principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Insurance industry experience

  • Strong knowledge of accounting or treasury principles

  • Project management experience

  • General ledger or treasury transactional experience

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills

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

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills

Additional Information

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.

Zurich is committed to providing a diverse, inclusive and barrier-free environment resulting in an accessible organization for employees, customers, and other parties who interact with, or on behalf of, Zurich. We strive to achieve a workplace free of discrimination of all forms, including discrimination on the basis of physical or mental disability, or medical condition. If you are interested in a job opportunity, please advise if you require an accommodation, so we can work with you to provide a more accessible process.

Primary Location: Canada-Ontario-Toronto

Schedule Full-time

Travel Yes, 5 % of the Time

Job Posting 05/14/19

Unposting Date Ongoing

Req ID: 190003C1

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.