Planning and Performance Controller - Maternity Leave, 12-18 Months
Zurich Insurance Company
Swindon, GB-W, GB
12h ago

Planning and Performance Controller - Maternity Leave, 12-18 Months - (Part-Time, Job-Share and Full-Time)

Location : London / Remote

We're the #1 best place to work in the insurance industry!

We're delighted to have been awarded a Glassdoor Employees' Choice award, recognising us in the top 20 UK's Best Places to Work in 2022 and the only UK insurer to make the list.

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The opportunity :

A maternity cover opportunity for 12-18 months has arisen in the finance team of the Group Legacy solutions business (ZLS).

Reporting to the Financial Controller for Zurich Legacy Solutions (ZLS), the candidate will provide central assistance in all aspects of financial planning and performance management for the Group ZLS segment, to ensure timely, accurate and efficient reporting of all key deliverables internally and to Group.

The successful candidate will also advise on PPM requirements for all aspects of the portfolio life cycle, from onboarding into ZLS from other Zurich divisions, through the preparation of the portfolios to market and transaction assistance to enable an efficient transaction, at a commercially viable price.

The successful candidate will be responsible for the management of a small team.

Key Responsibilities :

  • Responsible for the timeliness and quality of all core planning and performance management (PPM) deliverables for the ZLS segment including consolidation of all portfolios across EMEA, APAC and the US of profit and loss reporting with variance and expense analysis
  • Responsible for local expense management including development of reporting and analysis and robust challenge to cost owners where required
  • Assist the Financial Controller in the management of the PPM process for the segment and coordination of the annual plan process both under IFRS4 and IFRS17
  • Provide high-quality financial analysis and insight on the business performance for the business, both to internal ZLS stakeholders and to Group
  • Manage key relationships, coordinating with Group finance and shared service teams utilised by ZLS across Zurich, in the preparation of planning and performance deliverables
  • Preparation of the annual financial business plan for ZLS, working closely with key internal stakeholders within ZLS, the ZLS Exec team and the Group planning team
  • Production and monitoring of key performance indicators used to measure the success of the division
  • Identification and implementation of process improvement opportunities to increase efficiencies for ZLS Finance and act as a catalyst to drive change and standardisation.
  • Provide relevant finance support and insight to ZLS stakeholders to assist in decision making
  • Manage people and direct reports within the team.
  • Manage the hiring and deployment process of direct reports.
  • Your skills and experience :

  • Qualified Accountant, preferably with three years post qualification experience
  • A minimum of three years of Insurance experience preferred
  • Strong knowledge of applying IFRS
  • Previous experience in people management preferred
  • Experience working with and influencing inter-departmental teams without direct supervisory authority
  • Strong Microsoft office experience particularly in Excel, PowerPoint and model development
  • The reward :

    The salary offered for this role is between (£60,000 - £70,000) depending on experience. As well as this we offer an excellent lifestyle benefits package which includes :

  • 12% pension
  • London Allowance of £3,200
  • 25 days holiday plus an additional 3 volunteering days
  • Annual company bonuses
  • Contribution to medical cover
  • Discounted technology offers
  • Virtual GP appointments
  • Discounted gym membership,
  • Free flu jab
  • Discounted gadget insurance
  • Who we are :

    With about 55,000 employees serving customers in more than 170 countries we aspire to become the best global insurer as measured by our shareholders, customers and employees.

    If you're interested in working in a dynamic and challenging environment for a company that recognises and rewards your creativity, initiatives and contributions - then Zurich could be just the place for you.

    The success of our business is built on the contributions of our highly talented employees - people who work every day to position us at the forefront of the insurance industry.

    We, therefore, look to hire great people and we encourage those people to give their best.

    You’ll feel the support of being part of a strong and stable company. A long-standing player in the insurance industry, we make every effort to address the career development needs and plans of our employees to ensure their success in the future.

    Further information :

    At Zurich, we are proud of our culture. We are passionate about Diversity and Inclusion. We want you to bring your whole self to work we have a diverse mix of customers and we want our employee base to reflect that.

    Our diversity and inclusion initiatives are creating an environment where everyone feels welcome regardless of protected characteristics.

    With the above in mind we accept applications from everyone regardless of their background, beliefs or culture however we especially welcome applications from women, people from ethnic minorities, people with a disability and people who are LGBT+ as these groups are currently under-represented in our organisation.

    We are committed to continuous improvement and we offer access to a comprehensive range of training and development opportunities.

    Zurich is passionate about supporting employees to help others by getting involved in volunteering, charitable and community activity through the Zurich Community Trust.

    So make a difference. Be challenged. Be inspired. Be supported, Love what you do. Work for us. #LI-Hybrid

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