Senior Analyst - Global Finance Systems

3 days left

QBE Insurance
Sun Prairie, Wisconsin
Jun 10, 2024
Jun 21, 2024
Staff, Senior
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Work from office
Full Time
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Primary Details
Time Type: Full time

Worker Type: Employee

The Opportunity

The Senior Analyst, Global Financial Systems will take a lead role in resolving any issues and changes that arise in QBE's end-to-end financial data flow to ensure it meets the requirements of the finance teams. These teams are dependent on accurate and timely data on which to report QBE's financial result to our internal stakeholders, our shareholders and to our various regulators. The Senior Analyst, Global Financial Systems will understand the issues in the current estate, and partner with the various teams across IT, Finance and the wider business to lead testing and ensure changes to the existing architecture meet the requirements of finance consumers and issues are rectified. This role will be responsible for ensuring accounting rules, mapping and designs within the Global FIAB Architecture adhere to global design principles. The role is part of the QBE's Global Finance Systems Support team which serves as the primary interface between IT and the Finance organisation, ensuring alignment between the Finance strategy and IT, and driving continuous operational improvement and efficiencies.

Primary Responsibilities
  • Bring a deep technical understanding to the financial data flow from source policy, claims and outwards reinsurance systems through to the calculated financial result. Deploy this knowledge to resolve issues and drive efficiencies in the current architecture.
  • Undertake investigations into complex problems and business change to assess risk and ensure delivery of projects/programs.
  • Drive the continuous improvement and development of processes and systems across finance and accounting aligned to strategic objectives.
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with key stakeholders across the Department and wider local and Global functions to determine requirements and understand issues.
  • Drive the measurable refinement of process, procedures, and systems to continuously improve the efficiency of activities within the Finance Department.
  • Engage with our stakeholders to understand what Finance need from their data and how it can be delivered through correcting and enhancing our data architecture and systems logic.
  • Work directly with members of the Finance Systems team, our third-party technology partners and other members of the IT and Data teams to perform root cause analysis of data errors, design appropriate solutions to resolve these errors and support delivery through to final deployment.
  • Look for opportunities to optimize how we run and deliver change to financial data and systems, to ensure we can offer the best possible service to our stakeholders.
  • Support Finance and IT in the management and closure of internal and external audit control findings.
  • Represent the Global Finance Systems team in engaging with key programs and projects looking to enhance the wider QBE estate by providing subject matter expertise in the design and delivery of these change initiatives. Where necessary, draw together plans and drive Finance Systems owned workstreams.
  • Model a culture of continuous improvement, motivation, collaboration, empowerment, and entrepreneurialism within the IT team and embrace our wider organization's efforts to adopt agile ways of working.
  • Liaise and, where relevant, manage key relationships across Finance, Actuarial and IT, notably: EO & APAC Financial Accountants, Finance Change Managers, IT Application Development Leads (ADLs), Data Governance SMEs, IT Risk Teams, Architecture and Operations Change Teams.
  • Contribute to developing awareness of data across the business in order to ensure the highest standards of compliance. This includes highlighting Data Quality issues & Data Governance best practice
  • Comply with all legal and regulatory requirements to ensure obligations are met.
  • Participate in all internal meetings, as required, to share and develop strategy, knowledge and best practice.
  • Create a structured environment for data element change management, centralized security and workflow administration, and limit customization to those approved by management.
  • Implement finance reporting tools to maximize functional usage and capabilities while balancing maintainability and optimal system performance.
  • Create training curriculum and reference documentation, align training with system access release for new users, and develop working sessions to ensure optimal ERP technology use.
  • Serve as a technical expert and resource to staff, department and division by providing research and interpretation of complex materials and performing user acceptance testing for system enhancements and modifications.
  • Maintain and provide, both internally and externally, ERP documentation materials for functional system design, business process flows and test scripts for new releases.
  • Contribute to a positive work environment by demonstrating cultural expectations and influencing others to reward performance and value can do" people, accountability, diversity and inclusion, flexibility, continuous improvement, collaboration, creativity and fun
  • Adopt QBE values in personal work behaviors, decision-making, contributions and interpersonal interactions; manage own career development by soliciting feedback and valuing other perspectives.
Required Education
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Required Experience
• 5 years relevant experience

Preferred Competencies/Skills
• Maintain integrity and quality of repository data
•Generate or adapt technology to serve user needs
•Use multiple resources to gather and analyze information and use logic to address work-related issues and problems
•Collaborate with people at different levels within the organization to accomplish a common goal
•Implement business-aligned databases in various formats
•Multi-task and handle competing priorities
•Communicate information in a clear, well-organized and professional manner
•Maintain composure by responding calmly, quickly and decisively to the unpredictable or unexpected
•Provide vision and think creatively
•Demonstrated ability to think critically

Preferred Education
• Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and work experience

Preferred Experience
• Finance, accounting and/or reporting experience
•IT experience

Preferred Licenses/Certifications
• Certified Public Accountant (CPA); Certified Management Accountant (CMA); and/or Associate in Insurance Accounting and Finance (AIAF)

Preferred Knowledge
• Finance and/or accounting background; technical experience with database design, functional and technical experience with finance ERP applications; increasing levels of responsibility
•Working knowledge of products and concepts relating to the financial services industry, including financial instruments, financial management, insurance principles and cash and capital principles
•Working knowledge of Economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data
•Advanced knowledge of finance technology processes, procedures, solutions and best practices
•Advanced knowledge of technology to control and safeguard the collection, organization, structure, processing and delivery of data

About QBE

We can never really predict what's around the corner, but at QBE we're asking the right questions to enable a more resilient future by helping those around us build strength and embrace change to their advantage.

We're an international insurer that's building momentum towards realizing our vision of becoming the most consistent and innovative risk partner.

And our people will be at the center of our success. We're proud to work together, and encourage each other to enable resilience for our customers, our environment, our economies and our communities.

With more than 12,000 people working across 27 countries, we're big enough to make a real impact, but small enough to provide a friendly workplace, where people are down-to-earth, passionate, and kind.

We believe this is our moment: What if it was yours too?

Your career at QBE - let's make it happen!

US Only - Travel Frequency
• Infrequent (approximately 1-4 trips annually)

US Only - Physical Demands
• General office jobs: Work is generally performed in an office environment in which there is not substantial exposure to adverse environmental conditions. Must have the ability to remain in a stationary position for extended periods of time. Must be able to operate basic office equipment including telephone, headset and computer. Incumbent must be able to lift basic office equipment up to 20 lbs.

US Only - Disclaimer
• To successfully perform this job, the individual must be able to perform each essential job responsibility satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential job responsibilities.

Job Type
• Individual Contributor

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