(Senior) Manager Finance Excellence (m/f/d) @ Allianz Direct

Job Level:  Professional

München, DE, 81677

Area of Expertise:  Finance & Accounting
Unit:  Allianz Direct
Employing Entity:  Allianz Direct Versicherungs AG
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  34120
Position Cluster: 


About us:

The world around us is changing rapidly and so is the insurance industry. Now’s the right time to make a bold move and shape the future of insurance – this is Allianz Direct! As a pan-European online insurer of the Allianz Group, launched in 2019, Allianz Direct is on its mission to become “digitally unbeatable” and the most efficient insurer on the market. Allianz Direct is truly changing the face of insurance, in customer experience, and in technology, processes, people and culture.

An international team of business experts and engineers who live and breathe an agile way of working, we are seeking to improve and change the way you do insurance. Driven by a customer-oriented approach and love for data, Allianz Direct strives for delivering an exceptional experience with a personal touch.

So, what makes Allianz Direct so unique? We believe in the power of simplicity and convenience and by doing so we have managed to set new standards when it comes to online insurance.    


Job Purpose/Role:


You will be part of the Finance Excellence team (FinEx) at Allianz Direct. You will support the development and maintenance of the FinEx framework (processes, tools, governance, reporting) and provide key stakeholders with appropriate information, analyses, and recommendations.

Key responsibilities:



  • Monthly expense closing for insurance business and revenues/expense closing for IT platform.
  • Monthly and quarterly expense reporting for insurance business and revenues/expense reporting for IT platform.
  • With platform business owners, planning and ongoing forecasting of spend /IT revenues and its reflection in the financial statements of the organization.
  • Be cost controller for one or more Allianz Direct areas (e.g. transformation office).
  • Provide governance, analyses, and reports to ensure company-wide spend discipline.
  • Maintenance / Optimization of Cost Controlling model in SAP CO (cost allocations, cost center structures, recharging,…).
  • Support and steer business functions in understanding and managing their budget.
  • Active participation in the ongoing development of the FinEx function of Allianz Direct.
  • Go-to department for transactional and operational VAT topics, with focus Germany.
  • Implement and document inter and intracompany (re-)charging, incl. support transfer pricing documentation.
  • Take a close look at our transactional finance processes to identify potential for optimization (outsourcing and/or end-to-end digitalization).


Qualifications/Key skills:


  • Higher education degree in finance, business administration, mathematics, engineering, or another quantitative field.
  • Strong analytical skills, a good grasp of quantitative methods.
  • Experience with SAP CO and/or SAS, proficiency with MS Office suite
  • English skills (written and spoken), additional languages a plus.
  • Minimum 6 years relevant professional experience in financial controlling, investment, actuarial or risk, preferably in an operational unit.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to translate financial topics for a non-finance audience.
  • Highly self-driven and proactive mindset.
  • Business maturity and ability to interact effectively with senior stakeholders.
  • Strong sense of cooperation and ability to work toward team success.
  • Willingness to continuously learn and curiosity.
  • Willingness to challenge oneself and counterparties to strive for continuous improvement.



Additional information 
We offer: Career development programs, Workwell@Allianz, Flexible working arrangements 
Please submit your applications only via our online tool.

34120 | Finance & Accounting | Professional | Allianz Direct | Full-Time | Permanent


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. 

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. We therefore welcome applications regardless of ethnicity or cultural background, age, gender, nationality, religion, disability or sexual orientation.

Great to have you on board. Let's care for tomorrow.

Note: Diversity of minds is an integral part of Allianz’ company culture. One means to achieve diverse teams is a regular rotation of Allianz Executive employees across functions, Allianz entities and geographies. Therefore, the company encourages its employees to have motivation in gaining varied skills from different positions and to collect experiences from across Allianz Group.