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Manager, Finance Operations in Philadelphia, PA at Chubb Group of Insurance Companies

Date Posted: 11/27/2018

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Chubb is the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty insurer.  With operations in 54 countries, Chubb provides commercial and personal property and casualty insurance, personal accident and supplemental health insurance, reinsurance and life insurance to a diverse group of clients.

Relationship and Scope

This role is a key member of the Philadelphia Reconciliation Team in Global Financial Operations, requiring an experienced financial operations professional with proven track record of leading process improvements, a strong understanding of accounting, and experience managing a team of professionals.  The Finance Manager will ensure completion of monthly and quarterly account reconciliations, identification of issues and coordination of corrections across internal business groups, and ensure value add by the team for various Global Financial Operations projects.  This role requires communication of subject matter expertise effectively across all levels of management.  Additionally, this role requires strong leadership skills, of both projects and team members.

Critical factors to success include delivering results while maintaining a detailed focus, critical thinking, ability to take ownership and meet deadlines, effective team player with ability to lead a team through diverse projects, willingness and desire to learn and develop, flexibility, the ability to thrive in fast paced environment, and strong mentorship skills.

This position is responsible for the timeliness, accuracy and completeness of the duties listed below and is expected to interact effectively with other business and operational units across the organization.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Strong understanding of financial operations and the impact to accounting results
  • Review and sign off account reconciliations and ensure research of aged balances to resolution
  • Interact proficiently and professionally with various levels across the organization, including senior management
  • Identify solutions and coordinate corrections for errors within the financial operations flows
  • Critical review and approval of journal entries and supporting documentation.
  • Review and coordinate team responses to the Financial Controls Unit and external auditors to properly state account balances and impact on the balance sheet and income statement in addition to submitting a plan for remediation
  • Support departmental initiatives and play an active role with regard to special projects as identified by management
  • Enhancement of current operations and procedures, with a strong focus on continuous improvement of automation and evolution of best practices
  • Coordinate all front-end business needs and ensure internal customer service requests are addressed in a timely manner
  • Ad hoc projects, assignments or team needs

Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Business required, with a major in Accounting or Finance strongly preferred
  • CPA preferred
  • 8+ years of experience in a financial operations type role
  • 5+ years of experience managing a team of professionals
  • Mastery of end user applications (e.g. Microsoft Office products), with focus on Excel (including pivot tables and formulas), Word and Visio.
  • PeopleSoft experience a plus
  • Reconciliation software experience preferred
  • Proven problem solving skills
  • Strong reconciliation experience with an understanding of the systems and processes impacting general ledger clearing accounts
  • Strong time management and organization skills

Required Personal Skills:

  • Team player with customer service orientation
  • Professional attitude, appearance, and demeanor
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Enthusiastic self-starter
  • Demonstrates integrity and dedication
  • Proven leadership skills with leadership experience in a corporate environment

Chubb strives to offer a diverse and inclusive and rewarding work environment.  Teamwork and mutual respect are central to how Chubb operates and we believe the best solutions draw upon diverse perspectives, experiences and skills.  We operate in such a way where everyone, regardless of their singular background has the opportunity to contribute to our collective success.

Chubb offers a competitive compensation package and comprehensive benefits package including life, health and dental, vision, a generous retirement savings plan, disability coverage, stock purchase plan, flexible spending accounts, tuition reimbursement, and business casual dress.  At Chubb, we are committed to equal employment opportunity and compliance with all laws and regulations pertaining to it.  Our policy is to provide employment, training, compensation, promotion, and other conditions or opportunities of employment, without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, transgender, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran, or marital status, or any other characteristic protected by law.