Talent acquisition Team lead

October 10, 2018


Zurich North America






Schaumburg, IL


Zurich is currently looking for a Financial Governance Director to work out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois. In this highly visible role you will use your leadership skills, your strong accounting and financial background along with your life insurance knowledge to support the Financial Governance team to complete annual scoping, process walkthroughs, quality assurance reviews and the transition of the control environment as Zurich implements IFRS 17 for our Life Insurance Business. As the Financial Governance Director, you will support the Life Insurance team to implement and maintain an effective control framework and support management to ensure internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) are in place and operating effectively. You will also support the Head of Financial Governance to understand the root cause of financial reporting errors identified and develop remediation plans.

Additional Responsibilities Include:

  • Supporting the development and implementation of an efficient and effective financial control framework.
  • Actively participating in the creation and updating of Group and local ICFR policies and procedures.
  • Supporting the completion of financial risk and control assessments.
  • Performing quality assurance reviews to ensure high-quality risk and control execution.
  • Analyzing processes to identify risks and control weaknesses. 
  • Designing and implementing appropriate controls to strengthen the control environment and mitigate risks.
  • Bringing a systematic and disciplined approach to maintain the control environment.
  • Documenting processes from start to finish through the collaboration with subject matter experts.
  • Designing and executing the testing of internal controls and facilitate the related remediation for any control deficiencies identified.
  • Developing presentations tailored to audiences at various levels and business functions to communicate internal control findings.
  • Promoting and educating cross functional partners on the importance of internal controls.

If you have a strong accounting background, and life insurance experience and are looking for a highly visible position where you can help drive changes within the Governance Group this position might be a great fit for you. 


Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 7 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area or High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • 9 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area OR Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree
  • 7 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area AND Knowledge and experience using accounting principles
  • General ledger and transactional experience
  • Experience with General Ledger, software, financial reporting systems, Business Objects and financial query tools

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Life Insurance industry experience Public accounting experience
  • knowledge of accounting principles
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Office Suite and Visio skills IBM Open Pages MBA.
  • Project management experience preferred
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills CPA 

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Depends on experience

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Sarah Ball

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