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Principal Business Financial Analyst | Hybrid

Job Level:  Professional

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:  1215

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:

Independently drives financial analysis, reporting, forecasting and strategic solutions in order to maximize the business unit(s) / company's financial position.  Monitors and manages expenses as well as other financial measures of a business unit(s).  Performs a critical function by creating the annual Plan and Budget for designated business unit(s) and ensuring they are consistent with the organizations goals and objectives.  Must be self-motivated and able to work independently in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment.


Reporting & analysis for expense management and financial results:
• Analyze financial results, trend, and performance metrics and provide variance and root cause analysis to support business decisions.  Identify key risks and / or opportunities and strategically influence possible solutions / outcomes
• Effectively communicate results and recommendations to senior leadership through presentations
• Consult with business unit(s) on business and financial matters, including FTE management, cost metrics, compensation, capital investments, etc.
• Drive EUM (expenses under management) budgeting, forecasting and analysis for business units
• Align hierarchies and related budgets as required to maintain accurate reporting


Annual Financial Plan and Expense Budget:
• Manage and drive the annual financial plan and budgeting process for designated for business unit(s) and ensure they are consistent with the organization's goals and objectives
• Manages team processes and serves as technical lead to team and business partners


• Consistently demonstrate success leading complex projects independently utilizing knowledge of company, industry and technical expertise
• Proactively identify and implement process improvements


• Guide and mentor less experienced teammates, potentially directing day-to-day work assignments
• Maintain and continuously develop in-depth knowledge of evolving business activities within multiple functional or business units
• Build and sustain strong, positive relationships across all levels of the organization
• Influence business partners' goals, priorities and strategies


What you bring:

  • 6+ years’ experience required: Accounting or financial experience; 7+ years’ experience preferred
  • Four-year degree required: Degree in Accounting, Finance or related business degree or a combination of education and experience providing equivalent knowledge; advanced Degree preferred: MBA or Masters in Finance, Business Administration or Accounting


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.