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Head of Finance Technology (f/m/d)

Job Level:  Professional

Frankfurt, DE, 60323

Available until:  31.05.2023
Area of Expertise:  IT & Tech Engineering
Unit:  Allianz Global Investors
Employing Entity:  Allianz Global Investors GmbH
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Hybrid working
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  21559

Join us. Let’s care for tomorrow.


At Allianz Global Investors our people enjoy motivating, fulfilling careers. If you are looking for a fast-paced working environment, you are resolved to cultivate and expand your talents and relish a challenge, then join us now!


We are committed to giving our people – experienced and energetic professionals alike – the opportunities and experiences they seek to thrive and gain personal fulfilment. We will work with you to craft your own career, develop your personal growth, and align your achievements with your ambitions.

We are looking for you! We are currently hiring a forward-thinking and results-oriented Head of Finance Technology (f/m/d). The position is based in our Frankfurt office.


As Head of Finance Technology, you will be responsible for the Finance system landscape, data governance, Enterprise Architecture, and related processes.  You will lead a team of Finance Technology professionals and have day-to-day responsibility for managing a large outsourced IT function. Relocation support may be made available for new employees not presently residing in Frankfurt.


You will work closely with our application vendors, outsource providers, other service providers, Finance colleagues, and the wider business to:

  • Ensure the smooth day-to-day operation of key applications and processes
  • Deliver continuous improvement through change and project management
  • Resolve overall Finance Technology strategy and opportunities for innovation / transformation


Key responsibilities:


  • Ownership of a range of systems consistent with a leading Finance function, including SAP Ariba, SAP Concur, Beeline VMS
  • Overall management of IT outsourcing relationship, including co-ordination, mentor and challenge
  • Act as the data model authority for the SAP BW data model
  • Act as the Finance Data Steward and represent Finance in the AllianzGI Data Steward Forum
  • Act as Finance representative for AllianzGI IT Enterprise Architecture and provide business requirements for Enterprise Architectural decisions
  • Define and craft overall Finance Technology strategy, including opportunities for innovation
  • Determine Finance Technology change book, with focus on simplification and standardisation
  • Initiate and deliver improvements in close collaboration with the Finance Outsourcing providers, the global and regional Finance teams and other stakeholders
  • Improvement of reporting, forecasting and analysis capabilities with the SAP BI and PowerBI suites
  • Develop and maintain the global harmonized Finance data structure in close cooperation with Finance Data Champions
  • Project management for IT-related Finance projects


Key requirements/skills/experience:


  • University degree and equivalent corporate experience
  • Ideally at least 8+ years of meaningful professional experience, including experience of Finance
  • Good understanding of the Asset Management industry
  • Strong people leadership skills and experience
  • Strong project-management experience
  • Excellent communication and relationship-building skills
  • Experience with Finance and/or Procurement systems, e.g. SAP ERP, BW, Ariba, Concur
  • Experience in working in an outsourcing set-up is a plus
  • Ability to adapt and respond to challenging / fast-paced situations
  • Proficiency in English. Additional German language skills would be helpful


About Allianz Global Investors


Allianz Global Investors is a leading active asset manager with over 600 investment professionals in over 20 offices worldwide and managing EUR 521 billion in assets. Data as of 30 September 2022.


We invest for the long term and seek to generate value for clients every step of the way. We do this by being active – in how we partner with clients and anticipate their changing needs, and build solutions based on capabilities across public and private markets. Our focus on protecting and enhancing our clients’ assets leads naturally to a commitment to sustainability to drive positive change. Our goal is to elevate the investment experience for clients, whatever their location or objectives.


Putting our clients' needs first, behaving in an open and transparent way and treating people fairly means acting with integrity. We respect difference and diversity and reward individual performance as well as teamwork. We offer a collegial culture based on strong values, taking individual responsibility, and dedication to mastering challenging tasks. To harness the power of innovation, we invest in the development of our employees. We encourage you to make an impact in a diverse, international, technology-enabled, and increasingly agile environment. If you feel inspired to elevate the active asset management experience, this is the place for you.


We are committed to the principles of Equal Employment Opportunity and to providing assistance to applicants with physical and/or mental disabilities. If you need support to navigate our websites or to complete your application, please send an e-mail with your request to


Active is: Allianz Global Investors


AllianzGI completed the transfer of investment teams (including 87 Investment Professionals) and USD 101bn of assets they manage to Voya Investment Management as part of a strategic partnership. Two thirds of the assets continue to be managed on behalf of AllianzGI clients outside of the US.

21559 | IT & Tech Engineering | Professional | Allianz Global Investors | Full-Time | Permanent