Head of Financial Solutions Delivery - 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. Provide strategic guidance on future development of AGCS systems landscape for end to end applications. Ensure requirements pertaining to all system implementations, process improvements and other financial transformation activities are agreed in the new AGCS global strategy. Provide guidance and assistance over regional close support team and steer alignment with global production close strategy.

##Provide strategic guidance for all future development of the AGCS global systems landscape in cooperation with the global Financial Solutions strategy.~crlf~##Business EPIC owner or Product Owner to lead and coordinate systems and processes for all large financial systems initiatives impacting CFO. ~crlf~##Work together with global/regional IT Technical Directors, stakeholders/sponsors and cross functional teams to ensure development, testing and implementation of applications and processes for the CFO community.~crlf~##Day-to-day management of a team of 2 professionals.~crlf~##Key point person from Finance for the AGCS global systems transformations, sometimes requiring involvement with a large virtual team of professionals. ~crlf~##Act as the Global Finance Solutions delegate for running the Finance portion of the MidCorp Program, responsible for leading a team of internals and externals consisting of members from the US, UK, Germany and India. The management of this team is in addition to his/her line management role in the US.~crlf~##Help set strategy and solve complex problems. ~crlf~##Serve on several Steering Committees that support the Global Financial Solutions Head and the Global Financial Solutions teams set direction and priorities.~crlf~##Lead global (ITMP, DCI) and regional based (MidCorp Stabilization, Allianz Go) projects on behalf of the global community.~crlf~##Align with global systems strategy, ensuring that business requirements are documented and signed off by CFO community.~crlf~##Work with IT to make sure testing and training are provided for the CFO community.~crlf~##Lead internal/external project resources to ensure all CFO related activities are completed accurately and in a timely manner.~crlf~##Support and drive the communication and resolution of closing issues that arise from the financial closing process and interfaces between source systems, mid-office (GG & CIDS) and back-end (SAP FI/BW). ~crlf~##Communicate with North American CFO Community on downtime/updates of global systems that may affect them.~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~

##Experience with large-scale project management and implementation of new processes;~crlf~##Ability to directly lead large global financial systems projects;~crlf~##Ability to manage Global and local demands and complexities of the diverse North American business;~crlf~##P&C Insurance 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 www.agcs.allianz.com or follow us on Twitter @AGCS_Insurance and LinkedIn.~crlf~~crlf~


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