Branch Chief Financial Officer - Canada

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

CFO Canada will be an active discussion partner for local CEO and business leaders. In addition, CFO Canada will:~crlf~##Manage core financial functions for Canada~crlf~##Ensure compliance with local regulatory needs while implement and adhering to Global Finance Processes & Standards~crlf~##Create best-practice Finance function for country~crlf~##Provide consistent & continuous improvement of structures and processes

##Lead and Manage Team (direct reports + matrix responsibility)~crlf~##Develop strategy for own area of responsibility in alignment with company goals~crlf~##Provide employees with guidance on overall strategic picture and how own functional area's targets are aligned to it~crlf~##Coach and develop employees in a continuously changing environment~crlf~##Foster behavior of team members as desired according to AGCS standards (e.g. behavioral goals, etc.) and live up to the matrix organization~crlf~##Support profitable business growth, evaluate new product business cases and new strategic direction with CEO in line with Global and Regional Strategy~crlf~##Manage Core Financial Functions for assigned country~crlf~##Manage financial exposure including Investment portfolio~crlf~##Proactively provide business steering relevant reports & analysis. Manage and report on overall financial performance of country~crlf~##Instill solid expense management taking into account business needs~crlf~##Steer financial reporting & closing processes (tax, regulatory, ratings, internal, reporting requirements)~crlf~##Proactively drive capital management and optimization~crlf~##Ensure effective risk management and proper reserving processes. 6 Owns task/topic + decision authority~crlf~##Governance & quality assurance~crlf~##Define and implement consistent and proper Finance processes in line with global and local standards~crlf~##Ensure proper data quality within closing processes (reconciliation of figures with feeder systems, effectiveness of controls, etc.)~crlf~##Ensure regulatory filings are completed accurately and as per deadlines~crlf~##Relationship Management ~crlf~##Interface for financial reporting to regulatory authorities~crlf~##Interface for external auditors~crlf~##Interface for ratings agencies~crlf~~crlf~

##Bachelor Degree: Excellent tertiary qualification (ideally Master), preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting or qualified by experience in related discipline~crlf~##Minimum 5 to 7 years: Experience in management position in an insurance company (preferably P&C) with deep understanding of business steering and financial concepts~crlf~##Minimum 3 to 5 years: Experience in leading and developing international and/or virtual teams within a complex global matrix environment~crlf~##Minimum 3 to 5 years: Experience of leading change in various business scenarios, including, e.g., restructuring, integration and mature growth markets~crlf~##Minimum 5 to 7 years: Proven experience in communication of results to a variety of stakeholders including senior management ~crlf~##Legal & Regulatory Framework: Comprehensive knowledge of local GAAP, IFRS, regulatory, capital, risk and tax as well to other requirements (such as Allianz Accounting policies) cost reporting, compliance and declaration~crlf~##Market & Product Knowledge: Deep understanding of corporate insurance product portfolio and macroeconomic trends~crlf~##Deep understanding of financials, business steering concepts and cost management~crlf~##Robust knowledge of principles and practices of other relevant functional areas including Claims, Underwriting, Reinsurance and Accounting (particularly local and international accounting rules as applied to reserving)~crlf~##Navigating Complexity: Ability to make sense of complex issues; respond to complex/ambiguous situations by identifying & initiating appropriate remediation & follow up. Anticipate and resolve issues before these transpire~crlf~##Communication and Presentation Skills: Ability to understand, elaborate and convey information clearly and effectively in respect to the audience / level of management (both verbal and in writing)~crlf~~crlf~

If you require accommodation at any stage during the recruitment process, upon request, we will work with you to meet your needs.

Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) is the Allianz Group's dedicated carrier for corporate and specialty insurance business. AGCS provides insurance and risk consultancy across the whole spectrum of specialty, alternative risk transfer and corporate business: Marine, Aviation (incl. Space), Energy, Engineering, Entertainment, Financial Lines (incl. D&O), Liability, Mid-Corporate and Property insurance (incl. International Insurance Programs).

Worldwide, AGCS operates in 30 countries with own units and in over 210 countries and territories through the Allianz Group network and partners. In 2016, it employed around 5,000 people and provided insurance solutions to more than three quarters of the 'Fortune Global 500' companies, writing a total of €7.6 billion gross premium worldwide.~crlf~~crlf~AGCS SE is rated AA by Standard & Poor’s and A+ by A.M. Best.~crlf~~crlf~More information about careers at Allianz Global Corporate Specialty can be found at

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