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Financial Manager I - GAAP & Sustainability Reporting | Hybrid

Job Level:  Management
Location: 

Minneapolis, MN, US, 55416-1297

Due Date:  N/A
Area of Expertise:  Finance & Accounting
Unit:  Allianz US Life
Job Type:  Full-Time
Remote Job:  Not applicable
Employment Type:  Permanent
ID:  1591

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:

This position is responsible for managing financial projects, deliverables and staff within the GAAP & Sustainability Reporting area of finance.  This position is a leader within the area, and acts as mentor to others on the team.  This individual will ensure that all reporting deliverables are met, lead complex projects, and help finance achieve its goals and objectives.

 

Financial Accounting and Reporting:

  • Oversees/reviews the preparation of internal and external reporting in accordance with the company’s accounting policies and related accounting principles and practices.
  • Prepares complex standard and non-standard, periodic reports and analysis.
  • Continuously seeks new methods of analyzing and reporting on financial or management information.
  • Works closely with other areas to understand financial results or operational trends.
  • Works independently to resolve complex inquiries, requests or issues.

Projects:

  • Acts as the lead on key projects.
  • Identifies problems and develops creative solutions.
  • Manages multiple tasks related to the project, establishes clear roles and responsibilities and keeps to a deadline.
  • Collaborates with other departments to solve complex issues and complete strategic directives.

Internal Control Environment:

  • Excellent understanding of the importance of internal controls to a top-tier financial team with meticulous adherence to the controls in place.
  • Excellent understanding of internal controls in place relevant to self and team including overall process documentation and testing as well as performing the control.
  • Recommends improvements to controls or need for future controls.                                                                                       

Leadership and communication:

  • Manages and serves as a role model, coach, and mentor to the team; helps to influence team member's career development.
  • Demonstrates resilience and composure under stress.
  • Strong understanding of mission and vision of team, division and company and has the ability to help meet those goals and objectives.
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  • Is recognized as a "go-to" resource for team and division. Can take the lead on increasingly complex issues or projects. 
  • Operates with a sense of urgency. Meets deadlines. 
  • High level of motivation. Takes ownership for ensuring that the teams/divisions work is performed with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness.
  • Influences environment by promoting a culture of diversity and inclusion.
  • Helps to influence team member's career development
  • Able to identify problems, issues and potential solutions.

 

What you bring:

Required:

  • 4+ years’ experience required
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or related field

Preferred:

  • 6+ years’ experience preferred: Related functional or industry experience, finance/accounting related professional designations, knowledge of financial computer systems (e.g., Excel, Essbase, SAP, wDesk, Wings)               
  • People management experience              
  • Public accounting experience    

 

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.