Press Tab to Move to Skip to Content Link Share this Job 101328 Planning & Performance Management Accountant-Hybrid Zurich Insurance Plc is looking for a Qualified Accountant to fill a position in the Planning and Performance Management (PPM) team. The Planning and Performance Management Accountant is a key resource for the business with responsibility for providing financial analysis and support, in order to drive the performance of the Ireland General Insurance Business Unit. In this role the successful candidate will report to the Head of Planning and Performance and have regular interaction with the Country CFO and wider senior Management. Your Role As a PPM Accountant your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following: Planning and Forecasting Annually produce a comprehensive 3-year Budget for the General Insurance business, explaining movements and providing commentary on movements from previous forecasts. Working with the business to update forecasts for inclusion in reporting pack on a quarterly basis. Reporting of results to European Group Senior Management including commentary and associated Packs. Management Reporting and Business Support Understanding the financial results and communicating these to business management teams and underwriting where required. Produce Monthly management information packs. Conduct variance analysis and provide business commentary. Providing the necessary financial support for production of Business unit reviews packs. Product and segment profitability analysis. Ad-hoc Management information reports. Respond to business queries and follow up on identified issues. Other Duties Act as a Finance point of contact on Project teams. Work closely with local Financial Accounting and Reporting (FAR) team to ensure correct booking of all accounting numbers and to ensure the integrity of the entity balance sheet. Continuous development of tools and automation of processes in reporting area. Performance Management Accountabilities Model behaviors that demonstrate commitment to corporate values. Participate fully as a team member and contribute to the improved performance of the team. Expand knowledge and exchange it with team members and business partners. Your Skills & Experience As Qualified Accountant your skills and qualifications will include: Qualifications: Qualified accountant ACA, ACCA or CIMA with at least 2+ year’s PQE. Strong academic background with relevant Bachelor’s degree. Experience within the Insurance industry would be beneficial. Good understanding of Insurance and Financial Services. Manage multiple concurrent tasks within strict timelines. Ability to work as part of team working to tight deadlines. Ability to operate effectively in business partner role. Advanced numerical & analytical skills. Advanced knowledge of accounting concepts. Advanced MS Office skills, with emphasis on MS Excel and Powerpoint. Take ownership for area of responsibility. Excellent organizational and planning skills, with the ability to prioritise key deliverables. Excellent attention to detail. Self-starter with ability to use own initiative. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels. Ability to establish and maintain constructive business relationships with all contacts inside and outside the Company. Customer focused approach. Integrity: Working at all times lawfully and in accordance with pre-defined regulatory, compliance and financial requirements e.g. Data Protection, Code of Conduct, Health & Safety and regulator standards. Working at all times in accordance with group/company policy and processes. At all times follow best practice. Additional Information Primary work location is Blackrock based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations. If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter Jemma Doran is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”. Who we are Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford. Zurich is a strong brand – with our 53,000 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 foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Join Zurich and be part of this culture. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!