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CAO Expense Management Analyst Principal | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Due Date:  NA
Area of Expertise:  Operations
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  9048

At Allianz Life, we are driven by our mission – we secure your future – and by our common goal of caring for tomorrow. We care for our employees by promoting an inclusive culture where everyone has the opportunity to grow and be rewarded for their success. We care for our customers by creating new products that help them protect their families and pursue their retirement goals. We care for our community by giving time, resources, and donations. And we care for the future by supporting sustainability, protecting the local environment, and promoting societal equity.


What you do:

Drives financial analysis, reporting, forecasting and strategic solutions in order to maximize the financial position of the CAO – IT Function.   Monitors and manages expenses as well as other financial measures of the CAO. This role is a key member of the team focused on the financial operation, analysis, and transformation of the CAO financial analysis and reporting functions.   This position reports to the CAO Finance Director.


  • Analyzes and interprets complex performance data and compiles reports and recommendations to CAO management for meeting financial targets. Meets regularly with CAO Management and Corporate Finance for budget and spend analysis. Proposes opportunities for financial changes. Drives expenses under management, budgeting, forecasting and analysis for CAO.
  • Assesses complex business cases and cost benefit analysis including benefit tracking.  Provides variance and root cause analysis to support business decisions. Identifies key risks and/or opportunities and strategically influences possible solutions. Builds strong, positive relationships across all levels of the organization and influences business partners’ goals, priorities and strategies solutions/outcomes.
  • Prepares, consolidates and distributes CAO department budgets and related reports for more complex cost centers in partnership with Finance ensuring consistent results and messaging.   Provides guidance to others on areas to scrutinize during budget preparation.
  • Consolidate and analyzes monthly performance metrics for more complex areas of CAO activities. Prepares monthly trend reports for leadership review.
  • Presents and communicates results of financial modeling & analysis within CAO.
  • Review and improve team processes and collaborate with other divisions to ensure processes intersecting CAO financials are effective.  Identifies financial areas for improvement in team
  • Lead benchmarking initiatives for CAO and Allianz SE financial reporting and requests.


What you bring:

  • 8-10 years’ experience required: 8 + years of Information Technology experience required.
  • Four-year degree required: Bachelor’s or Master's degree in Accounting, Finance, Business, Computer Science, Engineering or other related field.
  • Advanced degree preferred: Experience with IT in a Financial Services Organization
  • Experience in using complex MS Excel models


What we offer:

At Allianz Life, we’re proud to provide a benefits package that supports the True Balance of our employees and their families. We offer a choice of comprehensive medical and dental plan options, a generous time off plan and an outstanding 401(k) company match. Plus, our employees enjoy an award-winning campus with an array of discounted amenities, including an onsite health center, child development center, fitness facility, convenience store and two cafeterias. Our employees and leaders take an active role in shaping our culture through our Employee Resource Groups, whose activities and advocacy contribute to an environment that welcomes, includes and celebrates diversity. Our generous benefits, campus amenities and inclusive, engaged culture are among the many reasons we’re routinely recognized as a top workplace employer.


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.


Join us.  Let’s care for tomorrow.