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Senior Accounting Analyst

Zurich Insurance Group
Schaumburg, USA
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
Zurich North America is hiring an Senior Accounting Analyst to join our team! We are open to hiring talent in one of the following locations: Schaumburg, IL or Anoka, MN.

The role is for a Senior Accounting Analyst to support our Crop Authorized insurance provider Business unit performing accounting entries, analysis and reconciliation.

To perform general accounting operations relevant for Group and Statutory reporting, ensuring that accounting processes and procedures are followed and completed to support and reinforce key business objectives. Will communicate and document financial statement impacts to management.

In this role you will be responsible for:

  • Support various types of general and/or sub-ledger transactions relevant for Group reporting as well and local Globally Accepted Accounting Principles reporting
  • Maintain one or more ledger categories/chart of accounts as a regular part of daily work
  • Perform and review SOX controls in line with Group internal guidelines
  • Processes moderate to complex transactions and related activities and able to communicate/document financial statement impacts to management
  • Prepares and reviews complex reconciliations and clears all open items. Processes complex transactions and related activities, including complex collections and settlements
  • Prepares and reviews financial reports and finds and corrects errors
  • Analyzes financial statements, ledger accounts and prepares complex spreadsheets
  • Prepares and monitors budgets and trends, suggests solutions to issues
  • Performs complex accounting research and applies complex accounting theory to transactions
  • Identifies potential process improvements and efficiencies. Develops and presents action plans for process improvement to management
  • Communicates complex concepts and subject matter to supervisors and outside vendors or customers
  • Promotes teamwork and leads or participates in project work streams
  • May oversee analysis performed by less experienced staff
  • Leads or participates in inter-department group teams on complex projects, evaluates potential impact on local reporting units, performs local implementation of changes
  • Business Travel, as required
  • Extended Hours during Peak Periods, as required
  • Pass Applicable Exam/Licensing, as required
  • Regular Predictable Attendance

Basic Qualifications:

  • Bachelors Degree and 8 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 10 or more years of experience in the Accounting or Finance area
  • Experience using accounting and treasury principles

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA
  • Advanced knowledge and understanding of accounting principles
  • Insurance industry experience
  • Advanced general ledger transactional experience
  • Project management experience
  • Intermediate to advanced Microsoft Office experience
  • Technology experience related to one or more of the following areas: General ledger, financial reporting systems, Business Objects or other query tools
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to any COVID-related health and safety protocols in place at that time (

A future with Zurich. What can go right when you apply at 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 150 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 - Anoka
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Employment Sponsorship Offered: No

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