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Business Analyst (SEAR)- 12 Month FTC


Business Analyst (SEAR) 12 month FTC


Zurich Insurance PLC is looking for a Business Analyst ( SEAR) to join the Zurich Insurance Plc (ZIP), Head Office Finance team in IFSC on an 12 Month FTC

The Individual Accountability Framework (IAF) (including the Senior Executive Accountability Regime (SEAR)) will put more emphasis on executives in Irish legal entities. This includes the clear definition and assignment of roles and responsibilities, taking reasonable steps to discharge of duties and enhanced fitness and probity requirements.
ZIP have commenced a project to prepare for the implementation of the Individual Accountability Framework requirements.

As a Governance Specialist you will support the business in reviewing existing Fitness & Probity processes, as well as assessing, documenting, and implementing the required processes for implementation of the IAF. You will work closely together with the Functions and Branches to define, assign, and document roles and responsibilities. 


Your Role

As a Business Analyst (SEAR) your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • To participate in and maintain the project structure which enables and supports the ZIP Individual Accountability Framework (IAF) to operate efficiently and effectively.  
  • To support and facilitate the development of and facilitating consistent execution of the project operating model gathering of information from stakeholders within the project operating model including the review and analysis of inputs from ZIP HO and all ZIP branches. 
  • To support the coordination of cross-functional processes, communication and deliverables.
  • Responsibility for the management and analysis of project data and the creation of relevant MI
  • Development  and maintenance of internal processes and systems, including SharePoint Sites, Workflow tools etc.


Main Accountabilities: 

  • Provision of timely and accurate information and services to support the IAF project team; 
  • Supports the ZIP IAF project by working closely with the core project team, together with representatives from other functions and local ZIP Branch management


This position will support the ZIP Programme Manager and the ZIP IAF project team. 

Your Skills & Experience


As a Business Analyst (SEAR) your skills and qualifications will include: 


  • Previous governance project experience (with regulatory projects specifically)
  • Advanced Microsoft Office skills in Excel, Visio, etc. mandatory
  • Relevant Degree (Business / IT) or equivalent commercial experience; 
  • At least 2 – 3 years’ experience in a business and or compliance role  within a regulated financial services or legal environment. 
  • Practical understanding of the Insurance Industry is preferable; 
  • Ability to help plan and manage (where a requirement arises) company policy and processes to incorporate regulatory compliance requirements;
  • Strong reporting and presentation skills 


Non Technical Competencies:

  • Excellent organisational and planning skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels;
  • Ability to think clearly and logically;
  • Ability to establish and maintain constructive business relationships with all contacts inside and outside the Company;
  • Ability to seek out and use all available sources of information to make informed decisions and to solve problems;
  • Positive and flexible attitude to change;
  • Constructive and supportive working style;
  • Structured and organised approach to problem solving
  • Excellent time management of task delivery
  • Ability to work independently using own initiative and to work with a team.
  • Ability to adhere to strict deadlines


Additional Information

Primary work location is IFSC 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!

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