Wrocław, Lower Silesia, Poland
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As a Financial Analyst Will you will work within Global Technology & Platform to ensure solid understanding of the cost base and expense drivers. You will develop meaningful and insightful analysis and reporting to meet requirements of the Department and Platform leads. You will contribute to annual Operating Expense and headcount budgeting and forecasting processes, work closely with budget managers and other Platform Finance colleagues to ensure full awareness of variances and expenses for the function.
What will your essential responsibilities include?
Contribute to the annual budget and re-forecasting process for the function you are assigned to support in order that Platform Finance provide a robust budget against which expenses can be monitored, understood and controlled.
Develop and prepare monthly internal budgeting and reporting requirements to support management in understanding the cost base, therefore contributing to Group/Corporate Finance and Platform summary reporting and commentary.
Undertake detailed in-depth analysis of function-specific costs.
Develop reporting and analytics to track and quantify cost saving initiatives and develop and report on appropriate cost analytics and cost drivers for management to aid the decision making process.
Manage the production of ad-hoc reporting and analysis as required.
Help establish and monitor Allocation metrics to justify / explain costs to the Business. Focus should be on identifying cost drivers to enable the business to cost effectively utilize Platform service offerings.
Development and continuous improvement of finance reports to enhance functional expense forecasting, variance analysis and commentary, capital expenditure and project reporting.
Undertake review and evaluation of finance processes and systems and their integration and alignment with the Group’s procedures and expense framework.
Imbed Continuous Improvement mindset within our daily Platform Finance processes and operations in order to drive efficiencies and savings for our team and for Platform as a whole.
Develop and maintain excellent working relationships with functional management and key Group/Corporate Finance contacts and support business functions as appropriate in monitoring and controlling Platform functional expenses.
Develop and build strong relationships with budget holders and key stakeholders by developing communication and understanding through regular meetings. Build and sustain solid working relationships throughout Platform.
Collaborates effectively with technical resources across an International environment to ensure planning and forecasting deadlines are met. Plans thoroughly explained and all budget processes adhered to
Gain a basic understanding of the functional and operational responsibilities of the Platform function supported, ensuring awareness of and contribution towards achieving strategic objectives.
You will report to the Head of Global Technology Finance
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We’re looking for someone who has these abilities and skills:
University degree or recognized general management qualification in Finance or Accounting (e.g. US undergraduate degree, UK graduate, etc.)
ACCA/CIMA or CPA (or equivalent) qualified and/or actively studying towards achieving this qualification
Track record of effectively working within a team of similar size/dynamics
Experience in Insurance or a Financial Services environment
Track record of analysing problems, identifying & evaluating options, deploying sound analytical skills
Proven track record of first class customer service to internal customers
Demonstrable evidence of interpreting & manipulating data clearly and accurately with the ability to extract & clearly articulate key points
Solid writing skills, ability to develop and present ideas and reasoned arguments clearly and concisely to various audiences
Demonstrates solid communication skills, a confident and articulate presenter to internal audiences, exercising appropriate discretion in dealing with people from all levels of the enterprise
Ability to build effective working relationships, establishing credibility amongst client group
Excellent attention to detail and a meticulous eye for identifying inconsistencies or inaccuracies in data entry or outputs
Able to work independently with supervision/direction. Ability to organize self (e.g. effective scheduling, prioritization and time management skills). Able to complete tasks in tight deadlines.
Comfortable taking ownership for own work.
Displays a resilient and adaptable style, track record of remaining calm in demanding circumstances, adjusting comfortably to changing conditions / priorities
The role would suit highly driven self-starters, with a strong desire to challenge and deliver. Demonstrates a ‘can do’ attitude.
Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Office programs; Excel (including Pivot Tables), PowerPoint, Outlook, Word, Access. Excellent general ledger skills, preferably PeopleSoft.
Experience of expense reporting and analysis, budgeting and planning.
The XL Catlin group of companies is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
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XL Group plc (NYSE:XL), through its subsidiaries and under the XL Catlin brand, is a global insurance and reinsurance company providing property, casualty, professional, specialty and alternative capital products to industrial, commercial and professional firms, insurance companies and other enterprises across the world.
From insurance to reinsurance, we’re shaking up an ancient industry. A changing world needs new answers. We’re here to find them. With an incredible blend of people, products, services and technology, we’re looking beyond traditional solutions to our clients’ risks — from the most familiar to the most complex.
Learn more at www.xlcatlin.com