Finance Solutions Manager - North America, Chicago

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

Lead and coordinate project activities for all large financial systems related initiatives on behalf of the CFO community, both regionally and globally. Represent Finance in cross-functional regional and global projects and initiatives and ensure Finance requirements are properly addressed. Lead a small team of Finance professionals and provide guidance and assistance for the regional Finance team members of the Production Steering and Closing Support team.

##Key contact for Finance providing strategic guidance for future development of the AGCS system landscape, in particular, working closely with the global Financial Solutions leadership team, global/regional IT Technical Directors, product managers, sponsors, other stakeholders and cross functional teams.~crlf~##Represent Finance and/or Finance North America in global and regional based projects, leading workstreams and entire projects on behalf of the global community.~crlf~##Support the Global Head of Finance Solution in setting strategy and priorities with an ability to solve complex problems. ~crlf~##Day-to-day management of a team of 2 professionals as well as matrix management of internal/external project resources of up to as many as 10 staff located globally (e.g., UK, Germany and India). ~crlf~##Ensure that business requirements fit to the Finance strategy, are documented and signed off by CFO community and that all CFO-related activities including development, testing, training and implementation of applications and processes are completed accurately and in a timely manner.~crlf~##Act as Business EPIC owner or Product Owner to lead and coordinate systems and process changes for all large financial systems initiatives impacting CFO.~crlf~##Support and drive the communication and resolution of closing issues that arise from the financial closing process and from interfaces between source systems, including mid-office (e.g., Global Genius, CIDS) and back-end (e.g., GRID, SAP FI/BW) systems.~crlf~##Lead and coordinate the system governance updates on behalf of the CFO community and work with global IT to ensure the updates are completed in a timely manner.~crlf~~crlf~

##Experience with agile project management and implementation of new processes in a global environment;~crlf~##Ability to directly lead global financial system related projects and workstreams;~crlf~##Ability to manage global and local demands and complexities of the diverse North American business;~crlf~##P&C Insurance know-how and experience;~crlf~##Significant Accounting/Finance experience;~crlf~##Strong negotiation skills with an ability to persuade and motivate others to act, without executive authority;~crlf~##Ability to analyze highly complex data, from multiple sources, in detail;~crlf~##Ability to identify and resolve issues before they transpire;~crlf~##Strong organizational and multi-tasking skills necessary to manage multiple deadlines and changing priorities in a fast-paced environment;~crlf~##Ability to express ideas and messages clearly both written and verbally with an ability to represent the Finance voice appropriately in various project committees;~crlf~##Ability to build and foster strong collaborative leadership skills to manage culturally and locally diverse teams;~crlf~##Entrepreneurial mindset;~crlf~##Bachelor’s degree in Accounting/Finance (MBA a plus); and~crlf~##CPA preferred.~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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