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Senior Group Quality Assurance Expert 80-100%

  • Competitive
  • Zurich, Switzerland
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
  • 06 Dec 17

As Senior Group Quality Assurance (QA) Expert you will be part of a new team which is responsible for performing QA procedures contributing to the overall effectiveness of Zurich internal control framework. The QA program is expected to cover a broad spectrum of activities including SOX testing with the objective to ensure quality over the financial information reported externally.

Your Role

As a Senior Group Quality Assurance Expert your main responsibilities will involve:

Responsibilities associated with SOX testing

  • In co-operation with SOX Testing Teams, responsible for performing quality assurance procedures in order to ensure that SOX testing activities are performed in compliance with Zurich SOX methodology.
  • Report issues identified as a result of QA procedures to local management and Group Stakeholders.
  • Responsible for reviewing/challenging the annual risk assessment submitted by the local business units.
  • Responsible for defining a testing approach and plan (for both OET and DET) to be executed by the SOX testing teams.
  • Provide enhancements based on learnings across the Group and from industry external best practices


Other key responsibilities

Areas of focus related to the other key responsibilities mentioned below may vary (e.g. SAP Convergence programs, M&A initiatives, major accounting projects such as IFRS 17, key technology changes and situation specific deep dive activity).

 

 

  • Co ntribute to the preparation of the annual QA plan in collaboration with Group, Regional and local stakeholders (such as Group Finance, Group Audit, Group Risk, Regional Finance teams, Country CFO's…) as well as external auditors.
  • Execute on the annual QA plan and report findings to local management and Group Stakeholders.
  • Develop,implement, and monitor QA KPI's in collaboration with Zurich SOX methodology and reporting team.
  • Responsible for regular reporting deliverables to Group CFO and Audit Committee.
  • Interact and partner with SOX coordinators in BU/Country as well as SOX testing teams to raise the capability, skills and knowledge to execute the Zurich SOX Methodology effectively.
  • Identify and drive quality improvement initiatives within the Group (such as control optimization initiatives in order to simplify and improve our internal control framework).
  • Conduct deep dives and root cause analysis based on heightened risk parameters and when incidents or events occur (prior period adjustment)


Your Skills and Experience

As a Senior Group Quality Assurance Expert your skills and qualifications will ideally include:

 

 

 

  • CPA or equivalent Accounting and Finance qualifications.
  • 10+ years of experience.
  • Solid knowledge of Insurance accounting and processes is required.
  • Previous experience gained working within a global audit team (such as a Big 4 firm) or internal controls engagements is preferred.
  • Prior experience within a business unit in Finance (within the insurance industry) would be an asset.
  • Fluent in English. Spanish or German would be an asset.


Additional Information

Primary work location is Zurich. The travel requirement is up to 50%.
If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Christina Wichmann is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button "Apply online".

You can find additional information about Zurich as an employer and about the candidate journey on our career site .

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Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 54,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.
At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents neither via our employees nor through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.

 


You can find additional information about Zurich as an employer and about the candidate journey on our career site.

Zurich Virtual Tour

Enter the fascinating World of Zurich! Learn more about our company and meet some of our employees personally in the Zurich Virtual Tour.

Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 55,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 170 countries to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee, you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents either via our employees or through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.