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Financial Reporting Analyst


Reporting Analyst

Zurich Insurance Plc is looking for a Reporting Analyst to act as a liaison between business units and finance by providing detailed financial analysis to support decision making for the EEA business.


Your Role 

As a Reporting Analyst your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:

  • Support the development of the business strategy for EEA business and other initiatives through provision of regular, accurate and detailed financial analysis and insight.
  • Deliver robust, timely information relating to all aspects of financial performance in order to enhance business decision making.
  • Act as a point of contact for reporting matters, acting as a conduit between finance, the business units and the support functions as required.
  • Ensure outputs are robust and completed in a timely manner.
  • Provide detailed financial analysis and support for business initiatives including new business opportunities.
  • Develop a good working knowledge of relevant business segments, and act as a subject matter expert for queries relating to financial performance.
  • Develop a detailed understanding of local and regional market trends.
  • Produce reporting presentations for biannual and quarterly governance forums including all relevant metrics across financial and operational controls.


Additional Job Functions / Business Accountabilities

  • Assist in the delivery of robust, timely, regular and ad hoc business insights/information to key stakeholders in order to support the financial performance of the Business Unit.
  • Contribute to the annual budget/plan and regular forecast process through close work with the business by ensuring outputs are accurate and completed in a timely manner.
  • Deliver thorough and timely information relating to all aspects of financial performance in order to enhance business decision making.
  • Act as a point of contact for business for all matters financial, acting as a conduit between finance and the business units and support functions as required.
  • Support local business management by attending regular performance reviews in order to communicate key financial data and analysis.
  • Develop relationships in order to create effective channels for communicating performance issues.


Performance Management Accountabilities

  • Model behaviours that demonstrate commitment to Zurich Behaviour and Values.
  • Coach and provide technical advice and counsel within and outside operating unit.
  • Take action to manage own personal development and encourage others to do the same.


Your Skills and Experience 

As a Reporting Analyst your skills and qualifications will include: 

  • Degree in finance, accounting, or related field.
  • At least 3+ years’ experience in reporting
  • Experience within the insurance / financial services industry an advantage
  • Displays strong analytical skills to enable the extraction, analysis and interpretation of data
  • Experience developing, maintaining and analysing scorecards, dashboards and key performance indicators utilising data from multiple sources


Knowledge / Skills

  • Self-starter with strong analytical skills and decision-making capabilities.
  • Attention to detail, problem-solving skills and ability to work effectively on cross-functional team.
  • Proficient in Excel, PowerPoint and Word; familiarity with financial systems such as SAP, Cognos, TM1 preferred.
  • Excellent communication and organisation skills.


Additional Information

Primary work location is Ballsbridge, Dublin 4. Position is Dublin-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 Marie Byrne 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. Zurich in Ireland is part of Zurich Insurance Group, a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. Our 55,000 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 a competitive compensation package 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.

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