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Senior Financial Reporting Consultant


Zurich is currently looking for a Senior Financial Reporting Consultant to work out of our North American headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois (preferred) and/or our New York City office.  If you have an accounting background and enjoy analyzing results, this might be a great opportunity for you.  If you have an accounting background and enjoy analyzing results, this might be a great opportunity for you.


The Senior Financial Reporting Consultant will be part of a dynamic, innovative, fast-paced Financial Reporting team.  The ZNA Financial Reporting team is responsible for the accurate, complete and timely preparation of a variety of financial reporting deliverables, including monthly management financial results to Business Unit leads and the CFO, quarterly IFRS reporting to Group for inclusion in the IFRS consolidated results, and quarterly/annual local statutory reporting to insurance regulatory bodies.   


Responsibilities of the Senior Financial Reporting Consultant include: 


  • Oversee and support in the completion of monthly/quarterly close tasks, including preparing/reviewing and recording journal entries and preparing/reviewing reconciliations and other supporting schedules.
  • Support in the preparation and review of monthly management financial statements and analysis of results.
  • Support in the preparation and review of quarterly IFRS FIP submissions to Group.
  • Preparation of quarterly/annual statutory filings, including separate accounts.
  • Demonstrate working knowledge of relevant IFRS and statutory accounting principles.
  • Drive process change and improvement, bringing automation into processes, as applicable.
  • Support in the implementation and maintenance of financial controls for high quality financial reporting deliverables.


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including Associate Degree and 6 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area
  • Experience with accounting and financial reporting, general ledger and reporting tools


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Insurance industry experience
  • Big 4 experience
  • Project management experience
  • Strong Microsoft Office experience
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (https://www.zurichna.com/careers/faq), including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or negative COVID test results when allowable, to a third-party vendor. These are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time. 


A future with Zurich

Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 148 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.


As a global company, Zurich recognizes the diversity of our workforce as an asset. We recruit talented people from a variety of backgrounds with unique perspectives that are truly welcome here. Taken together, diversity and inclusion bring us closer to our common goal: exceeding our customers’ expectations. Zurich does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender expression, national origin, disability, protected veteran status or any other legally protected status. EOE disability/vet 


Zurich does not accept unsolicited resumes from search firms or employment agencies. Any unsolicited resume will become the property of Zurich American Insurance. If you are a preferred vendor, please use our Recruiting Agency Portal for resume submission. 


Location(s): AM - Schaumburg, AM - New York

Remote Working: No

Schedule: Full Time


Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-SK1 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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