JOB PURPOSE / ROLE
At AGCS our Finance department has an in-depth understanding of the business, to deliver a best-in-class finance service.
We work in close collaboration with other departments to drive profitability.
The holder of this position is a seasoned professional and contributes to the development and delivery of strategic projects within AGCS.
She / He identifies, proposes and executes by order autonomously development and implementation of best practices respectively harmonizing of processes in her / his area of responsibility.
He / she has to liaise with nearly all departments within AGCS and also with AZ Technology, Group Accounting, Group Risk, internal and external auditors.
In this role you will :
As Product Owner or global domain expert for Finance, further develop financial applications / architecture and process landscape in close collaboration with CFO pillars, OBT and IT, as in an agile release train.
Support the execution of the Closing process, Planning process and Payment processing by coordinating and monitoring associated activities on issue identification and resolution, and also by analyzing business related issues.
Execute or contribute to the execution of governance processes in the responsibility of Finance Solutions.
Drive change programs and solution development within Finance Solutions.
Harmonize, document and implement Finance related processes, work on change initiatives and solutions development within Finance Solutions.
Guide and mentor junior staff.
KEY REQUIREMENTS / SKILLS / EXPERIENCE
You have an excellent tertiary qualification (ideally Master), preferably in Business Administration, Economics, Finance, Accounting or Mathematics, or equivalent work experience.
You have proven work experience in the Finance and Insurance Area as well as understanding of complexities inherent in an insurance group allowing for cross-
departmental thinking and acting. IFRS 17 experience and knowledge is a strong plus.
You have successfully led or participated in projects, preferably in an agile set up as (certified) Product Owner or Proxy Product Owner.
In those projects you have successfully proven that you are able deal with complex stakeholder structures and conflicting requirements.
You have a strong IT background and experience, particularly in the area of SAP (FI, BW), planning or payment systems and processes.
You have a solid understanding of data modelling, operations and technical workflows with regards to financial reporting and closing operations.
You have an excellent analytical Thinking and Numeracy, you are able to identify patterns and root causes in complex data and processes to rapidly distil key issues and provide insight in various situations.
You have the ability to identify and initiate appropriate actions to remediate issues that can be abstract / ambiguous and follow through on their remediation.
Ability to understand, elaborate and convey information clearly and effectively in respect to the audience / level of management (both verbal and in writing).
You are comfortable working both in a team and independently, in an international and dynamic environment.
Fluent in English.