The holder of this position will lead a group of business analysis resources in gathering business information and requirements on behalf of CFO for various local/global projects within AGCS. She/He will liaise with various functions/locations to make sure requirements are understood and agreed, and also work with IT resources to translate those requirements into effective, working programs. They will also work with the CFO to assist in redefining work processes that result from changing or enhancing system changes. Finally, they will communicate frequently with stakeholders to ensure their needs are understood and executed within the project.
Lead the process of communicating with business users and defining/understanding business requirements for various projects. This may entail direct involvement in the process or the ability to drive a team of business analysts to gather requirements.
Effectively communicate and work with IT to ensure that requirements are understood, and also drive the testing/enhancement process to completion to ensure the business requirements are fully realized during the project.
Establish solid working relationships with CFO, IT, OBT functions in order to work efficiently together to realize project objectives.
Have the ability to work w the various CFO functions on redefining, documenting and implementing changes in daily processes that result from changes in business conditions, software or anything that would force adjustments in process.
Support local CFO ledger close processes by investigating issues that arise during the close, working with IT/CFO to ensure those issues are resolved quickly, and effectively communicating status to the CFO team throughout the process.
Excellent tertiary qualification (Master level ideally) preferred in Accounting, Finance
CPA and/or Project Management certification helpful; not required
5 to 7 years of Project and team work in an international and dynamic environment.
5 to 7 years professional experience in reinsurance or insurance, ideally P&C.
Proven experience in communication of results to a variety of stakeholders incl. senior management.
Proven experience in Accounting/Finance role
Finance and Insurance know-how (ideally P&C) as well as understanding of complexities inherent in an insurance group (consolidation processes, legal vs management view) allowing for cross-departmental thinking and acting.
Process understanding: Understanding of data modeling, operations and technical workflows with regards to financial reporting and closing operations.
Project management: Ability to manage projects (milestone and task planning, managing resources, project controlling, monitoring, and reporting, moderation techniques) and to develop solutions while considering complex stakeholder structures and requirements.
Advanced: Navigating complexity: Proactively and quickly making sense of complex issues; responding effectively to complex and ambiguous situations in global matrix scenarios by identifying and initiating appropriate actions for remediation and follow through on actions. Ability to anticipate and resolve issues before they transpire.
Intermediate: Decision making: Ability to secure and compare information from multiple sources in an efficient way to identify business issues; involving others with purpose in decision making processes; committing to an action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria / trust own judgment and exhibit the confidence to make decisions under pressure.
Solid communication and presentation skills and the ability to understand, elaborate and convey information clearly and effectively in respect to the audience / level of management (both verbal and in writing).
Many AGCS project are based in Munich, which requires willingness to travel as needed
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience
Internal Number: R2875
About Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty
Together with its customers and sales partners, Allianz is one of the strongest financial communities with a presence in over 70 countries. Around 83 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz's knowledge, global reach, capital strength and solidity to help them make the most of financial opportunities and to avoid and safeguard themselves against risks. Our ambition is to be the partner of choice - with excellent employees, top-notch operating performance and the necessary financial strength. Join us to be part of our community!Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz center for corporate and specialist risk, servicing clients worldwide across the whole spectrum of marine, aviation, corporate and industrial insurance.