Senior Financial Analyst, Accounting Policy, Financial Instruments - Controllers
Allianz Life Controller’s organization is currently seeking an accounting policy professional with project management capabilities to join the financial instruments accounting policy team. The team is responsible for setting and evaluating accounting policies, interpreting and developing guidance on emerging accounting standards and providing consultation and advice on technical accounting issues affecting Allianz Life. As trusted business advisors, the team is highly valued for playing a critical role in driving the company’s strategy by advising on new business initiatives including new investment strategies and business combinations, as well as positioning the company for future accounting changes. These functions include responsibility for monitoring new accounting guidance, partnering with various business stakeholders, understanding underlying transactions, coordinating with external auditors and Allianz Group accounting policy on financial instrument and other accounting matters, researching technical accounting guidance and documenting conclusions in memos and accounting policies to ensure Allianz Life compliance. You’ll have the opportunity to drive change in a fast-paced setting, while learning about a variety of topics, innovating new ideas, developing relationships with colleagues on other teams and overseas, and presenting project status to senior and executive leadership of the Company.
Key Responsibilities:~crlf~* Establish and maintain strong, collaborative relationships with finance partners and other internal clients to understand the business and provide ongoing guidance on new business initiatives~crlf~* Research and analyze proposed and/or completed transactions, and author technical accounting memorandums documenting those transactions~crlf~* Take an active role in the implementation of new accounting standards and the development of accounting policies~crlf~* Monitor, assess and communicate the effects of proposed US GAAP, Statutory and IFRS accounting standard changes~crlf~* Work in a fast paced, challenging and collaborative team environment with multiple and competing priorities~crlf~* Work closely with external auditors to address the accounting for significant transactions~crlf~* Communicate with senior and executive leadership on technical accounting matters and other projects~crlf~* Deliver high customer satisfaction in responding to routine and ad hoc external auditor, regulator, examiner, Allianz SE and internal customer requests~crlf~* Execute projects timely by managing project teams and coordinating completion of documentation related to those projects with cross-functional teams~crlf~* Concisely communicate status and other information about projects or other responsibilities to manager, work team, project team, and Company leadership~crlf~~crlf~Leadership & Communication:~crlf~* Must be flexible and adaptable to an ever changing and demanding environment ~crlf~* Demonstrates resilience and composure under stress ~crlf~* Strong understanding of mission and vision of team, division and company and has the ability to help meet those goals and objectives~crlf~* Operates with a sense of urgency. Meets deadlines ~crlf~* High level of motivation. Takes ownership for ensuring that work is performed with a high degree of accuracy and timeliness ~crlf~* Assists with fostering an environment of collaboration in pursuit of common goals~crlf~* Able to identify problems, issues and potential solutions ~crlf~~crlf~Accounting Policy Team:~crlf~* Sets accounting policy for the entity and performs accounting research for projects, new investments, business combinations, and new IFRS, US GAAP and Statutory accounting standards~crlf~* Provides critical leadership within project team/working groups to facilitate understanding between multiple business areas and recognize upstream/downstream impacts of decisions, deliverables and results~crlf~* Support business partners and the Department on day-to-day accounting related issues~crlf~* Supports key financial relationships with regulators, examiners and auditors~crlf~* Reviews a variety of financial statements produced for IFRS, US GAAP and Statutory accounting for accurate representation of accounting standards or transactions~crlf~* Leads both small projects and large, cross-functional projects that impact accounting (i.e. project planning, scheduling, monitoring, implementation, documentation, and communication) ~crlf~
Required:~crlf~* 2-3 years of relevant work experience required~crlf~* Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or equivalent~crlf~* Strong written and verbal communication skills. Must be able to comfortably present to senior leadership. ~crlf~* Understanding of US GAAP accounting concepts and guidance~crlf~* Up-to-date knowledge of latest accounting and reporting standards or ability to gain knowledge quickly~crlf~* Knowledge of technical accounting for financial institutions~crlf~* Strong problem-solving, critical thinking and analytical skills, ability to work independently and self-motivated ~crlf~* Strong desire to learn new things~crlf~* Resolves inquiries, requests, and problems independently, or with some management supervision ~crlf~* Ability to effectively resolve conflicts ~crlf~* Basic understanding of internal controls~crlf~~crlf~Preferred:~crlf~* 4-5 years of relevant accounting work experience~crlf~* CPA certification, active or inactive ~crlf~* Basic understanding of IFRS and Statutory accounting concepts and guidance ~crlf~* Public accounting experience or experience in accounting consulting ~crlf~* Insurance industry experience~crlf~* Previous accounting policy experience~crlf~* Knowledge of technical accounting for financial instruments, consolidation, and business combinations.~crlf~* Certified Associate in Project Management (CAPM) or Project Management Professional (PMP) or experience in managing projects~crlf~* Experience with coordination of external audits~crlf~
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Allianz is the home for those who dare – a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people – both its 100 million private and corporate customers and more than 147,000 employees – Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers’ trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.~crlf~~crlf~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.
Retiring with financial security. Living life with confidence. At Allianz Life®, every employee knows these are the things that matter. To do what matters means giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to create innovative, industry-leading products, to discover and embrace new trends, and to strengthen the customer experience. As a company, it means creating a culture that is inclusive, where doing the right thing comes naturally, and promoting an environment that develops talent, seeks excellence, encourages smart risks, and recognizes and rewards people for their performance. Doing what matters for employees helps everyone focus on doing what matters most for our customers. Allianz Life. What you do here matters.
Why Allianz Life®? Because we hire people who are dedicated to doing what matters and we give you the quality training, support, and advancement opportunities you need to succeed. As a company known for its financial strength, we offer generous benefits, have a strong commitment to community involvement, a collaborative culture, and a unique level of energy. The result is engaged and more productive employees. From the very first day you join our team, you will know that your contributions are valued. We practice True Balance at our campus by providing a fun work environment, an on-site child development center, a fully staffed fitness center, and a variety of meal options in both our full-service cafe and bistro. And all medical, dental, and retirement benefits are effective the first day you join Allianz Life, so you can focus on what truly matters.~crlf~~crlf~An equal opportunity employer.~crlf~~crlf~
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