Accountant I - Chicago, IL

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

This position is responsible for supporting all accounting activities associated with outgoing payments for all systems, claims, billing and AP for the North American entities of the AGCS business unit. Monitors the ICOFR controls, reviews and ensures adherence to approval limits accounting policies and monitors processes in support of the Payment & Booking Authority Framework. Completes project work as assigned. Prepares detailed weekly and monthly reports, reviews and releases payments, and maintains monetary approval limits. Accountabilities also include regulatory filing requirements for Unclaimed Property.

##Perform accounting functions as assigned, including but not limited to, reporting out of SAP and other payment processing systems. ~crlf~##Maintain monetary authority approval limits for Accounts Payable systems. ~crlf~##Maintain the booking and release authority limits in Service Now FTM and SAP. ~crlf~##Liaison between other departments and Accounts Payable with regards to regulatory details for Unclaimed Property reporting.~crlf~##Contribute to department and organization on special projects assigned by Management.~crlf~##Prepare/analyze monthly expense bookings and reclass journal entries for the North American entities. ~crlf~##Monitor cash reconciliations for return payments.~crlf~##Monthly reconciliations and unclaimed property reporting and filing.~crlf~~crlf~

##Bachelor’s Degree with an emphasis in Accounting, Finance or Business;~crlf~##At least 1 year of related Insurance experience;~crlf~##Minimum of 1 year of experience with SAP;~crlf~##Excellent Excel skills including large files and multiple functions;~crlf~##Unclaimed Property Experience with state filings;~crlf~##Accounts Payable processing requirements, W-9, 1099 and expense allocations;~crlf~##Solid computer literacy, with advanced proficiency in Excel and knowledge of MS Office software (e.g., Word and PowerPoint);~crlf~##Accounting technical knowledge to accurately record accounting transactions;~crlf~##Advanced knowledge of Accounts Payable;~crlf~##Knowledge of Unclaimed Property/Escheat;~crlf~##Excellent verbal, written communication and interpersonal skills~crlf~##Ability to work independently and as part of a team;~crlf~##Ability to take on new tasks with a high level of difficulty;~crlf~##Ability to multi-task and meet deadlines;~crlf~##Ability to collaborate with others, adapt to change and accept challenging assignments; and~crlf~##Strong organizational and analytical skills.~crlf~~crlf~

Allianz Group is one of the most trusted insurance and asset management companies in the world. Caring for our employees, their ambitions, dreams and challenges, is what makes us a unique employer. Together we can build an environment where everyone feels empowered and has the confidence to explore, to grow and to shape a better future for our customers and the world around us. Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.~crlf~~crlf~We at Allianz believe in a diverse and inclusive workforce and are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We encourage you to bring your whole self to work, no matter where you are from, what you look like, who you love or what you believe in.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is a leading global corporate insurance carrier and a key business unit of Allianz Group. We provide risk consultancy, Property-Casualty insurance solutions and alternative risk transfer for a wide spectrum of commercial, corporate and specialty risks across 10 dedicated lines of business.~crlf~Our customers are as diverse as business can be, ranging from Fortune Global 500 companies to small businesses, and private individuals. Among them are not only the world’s largest consumer brands, tech companies and the global aviation and shipping industry, but also wineries, satellite operators or Hollywood film productions. They all look to AGCS for smart answers to their largest and most complex risks in a dynamic, multinational business environment and trust us to deliver an outstanding claims experience.

Worldwide, AGCS operates with its own teams in 32 countries and through the Allianz Group network and partners in over 200 countries and territories, employing over 4,300 people. As one of the largest Property-Casualty units of Allianz Group, we are backed by strong and stable financial ratings. In 2019, AGCS generated a total of €9.1 billion gross premium globally.~crlf~For more information, visit or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.~crlf~~crlf~

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