Head of Global Cost Accounting (m/f/d)

Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty

We are looking for an Head of Global Cost Accounting to join the Financial Reporting & Non-Technical Closing Department at Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS) in Munich.~crlf~ ~crlf~Reporting directly to the Global Head of Financial Reporting & Non-Technical Closing, you be responsible for leading and overseeing respective team. This also includes the reporting (local / regional/functional) along with governance in relevant area. In addition, you will be the key contact for inquiries related to the deliverables prepared by respective team.

##Develop strategy for own area of responsibility in alignment with functional /regional goals. Provide employees with guidance on overall strategic picture and how team's targets are aligned to it. Define clear and challenging targets, monitor progress and address performance issues appropriately and effectively. Set Priorities.~crlf~##Drive organizational set up for own area of responsibility including personnel selection and manage budget within plan.~crlf~##Coach and develop employees in a continuously changing environment. Empower employees to execute tasks independently. Foster behavior of team members as desired according to AGCS standards (e.g. behavioral goals, etc...) and live up to the matrix organization.~crlf~##Ensure that all IFRS, GAAP and Statutory closing and reporting tasks (e.g. annual report, reporting to regulatory authorities) related to own area of responsibility are accurate and timely on a global basis.~crlf~##Complete assigned postings, Journal Entries and Account reconciliations on a periodic basis~crlf~##Coordination, transfer and reconciliation of data from interfaces of front-end systems.~crlf~##Take care of monthly timely execution and fulfillment of internal and external reporting requirements.~crlf~##Align & coordinate own area of responsibility with other CFO Colleagues. Foster cross-functional collaboration across the business to enhance overall business understanding.~crlf~##Document application of policies, procedures and workflow for assigned areas of responsibility.~crlf~##Archive records to satisfy audit and statutory requirements. ~crlf~##Develop and implement standards to improve quality as well as active contribution in improving and implementing global operation cycles, processes and workflows as well as the implementation of global policies and procedures.~crlf~##Interface with internal and external auditors, Local Regulator, Group Center and other 3rd parties~crlf~##Project work as assigned~crlf~

##Excellent tertiary qualification (ideally Master), preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting or qualified by experience in related discipline~crlf~##Deep and relevant professional experience (min. 5+ years) in accounting in particular within area of responsibility~crlf~##Experience and developing and leading teams within a complex global / matrix environment.~crlf~##Experience of leading change in various business scenarios~crlf~##Comprehensive knowledge of local GAAP (i.e. HGB), IAS / IFRS, Regulatory, Tax and other relevant requirements (such as Allianz Accounting policies) wrt reporting, compliance and declaration.~crlf~##Excellent written and verbal communication skills with ability to explain complex matters in a simple way to understand the terminology.~crlf~##Sound knowledge of SAP FI and CO as well as BW/BI; expert knowledge in Excel~crlf~##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~##Effectively evaluate information from multiple sources to identify business issues; involve stakeholders in the decision making; commit to action after weighing alternative solutions against important decision criteria.~crlf~##Fluency in Business English (written and spoken), good command of German is a plus~crlf~

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 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 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~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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