Financial Analyst - London

Recruiter
Allianz Global Corporate & Specialty (AGCS)
Location
London
Salary
Competitive
Posted
20 Mar 2019
Closes
30 Mar 2019
Contract type
Permanent
Hours
Full time
JOB PURPOSE/ROLE
Based in London and reporting directly to the Head of Planning Performance Management Region London, you will be a partner to the Regional Unit London Lines of Business Heads, supporting their understanding of monthly results and providing quality and forward–thinking analyses to support business steering and monitoring in respect of Revenue and Costs. In addition you will be involved in planning cycles to adhere to local and global needs, highlighting risks or opportunities as they arise. You will support the business in steering their areas of responsibility.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES
•Provide analysis and presentation for own area of responsibility (e.g. Line of Business/ regional/ expense analysis, etc.), identify key drivers, risks and opportunities and provide recommendations
•Present conclusions in a transparent way with robust financial commentary to enable decision–making
•Consider both cash and P&L perspectives where applicable
•Manage regular reporting, forecasting and planning processes in own area of responsibility and in line with both customer and global requirements
•Manage "business as usual" tasks in own area of responsibility (e.g. customer requests, target achievement calculations)
•Drive best–practice sharing, efficiency increases, global standard setting and harmonization
–Aligning and coordinating own area of responsibility with other CFO colleagues
–Cross–functional collaboration across the business to enhance overall business understanding
–Find opportunities to improve and streamline processes
–Coordinate global processes
•Respect of revenue and costs. Be involved in planning cycles to adhere to local and global needs, highlighting risks or opportunities as they arise. Support the business in steering their areas of responsibility, with a strong focus on cost topics
•Participate in projects and implement initiatives as required
•Perform ad–hoc tasks as assigned

KEY REQUIREMENTS/SKILLS/EXPERIENCE
•Excellent tertiary qualification (ideally Masters), preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting, Mathematics. Ideally with a CIMA qualification
•2/3 years' previous experience in a highly analytical role with experience of cost reporting
•Understanding of insurance; sector–specific financial statements and performance measurement
•Advanced Excel and PowerPoint skills to analyze data effectively and convey messages in a winning fashion. Ideally knowledge about reporting tools (e.g. SAP and Cognos)
•Proven experience in planning and performance management of financial statements and respective analysis
•Proven experience in communicating results to a variety of stakeholders. Able to convey information clearly verbally and in writing according to the audience/ level of management
•Project and team work in an international and dynamic environment
•Analytical thinking, able to identify root causes in complex data and processes and to provide insight
•Problem–solving ability, able to initiate remediation actions and to follow them up effectively

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