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Internal Controls Manager


Zurich is currently looking for an Internal Controls Manager to work out of our North American Headquarters in Schaumburg, Illinois.

Primary responsibilities include supporting management to ensure internal controls are in place and operating effectively in accordance with the Group Internal Control Integrated Framework (ICIF), with the main area of focus being financial controls.  Work with an experienced team to bring innovative solutions to management to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the control environment.  Support the business in understanding the root cause of errors identified and help develop remediation plans. 



  • Ability to analyze processes to identify risks and control weaknesses
  • Ability to design and implement appropriate controls to strengthen the control environment and mitigate company risks
  • Recognize the impact of major external or internal changes to the control environment
  • Participate in cross functional groups to implement or enhance controls based on organizational transformations
  • Bring a systematic and disciplined approach to maintain the control environment
  • Ability to document processes from start to finish through the collaboration with subject matter experts
  • Ability to design and execute the testing of internal controls and facilitate the related remediation for any control deficiencies identified
  • Develop presentations tailored to audiences at various levels and business functions to communicate internal control findings
  • Ability to promote and educate cross functional partners on the importance of internal controls
  • Support the business and Internal Controls team in automating controls and testing where appropriate
  • Build relationships within the business to stay current on focus areas and trends and consider where additional support may be required
  • Support the business as ICIF is rolled out and moves to business as usual
  • Identify opportunities to improve customer facing reporting and coordination and bring them to action


Basic Qualifications:


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or Finance and 6 or more years of experience in Accounting OR Finance area OR
  • High School Diploma or Equivalent and 8 or more years of experience in Accounting OR Finance area OR
  • Zurich Certified Insurance Apprentice including an Associate Degree in Accounting or Finance and 6 or more years of experience in Accounting OR Finance area AND
  • Knowledge and experience using accounting principles
  • General ledger or transactional experience
  • Experience with General Ledger, software, financial reporting systems, Business Objects and financial query tools


Preferred Qualifications:


  • Insurance industry experience
  • 1 or more years’ experience related to internal / external audit
  • Knowledge of accounting principles
  • Intermediate level Microsoft Office Suite and Visio experience


As a condition of employment at Zurich, employees must adhere to our COVID-related health and safety protocols (, including, without limitation, a requirement that employees attest as to their vaccination status with a YES/NO, and upload proof of vaccination status, or a negative COVID test result when applicable, to a third-party vendor. These protocols are continuously re-evaluated and the requirements may change at any time.
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Now is the time to move forward and make a difference. At Zurich, we want you to share your unique perspectives, experiences and ideas so we can grow and drive sustainable change together. As part of a leading global organization, Zurich North America has over 150 years of experience managing risk and supporting resilience. Today, Zurich North America is a leading provider of commercial property-casualty insurance solutions and a wide range of risk management products and services for businesses and individuals. We serve more than 25 industries, from agriculture to technology, and we insure 90% of the Fortune 500®. Our growth strategy is not limited to our business. As an employer, we strive to provide ongoing career development opportunities, and we foster an environment where voices are diverse, behaviors are inclusive, actions drive equity, and our people feel a sense of belonging. Be a part of the next evolution of the insurance industry. Join us in building a brighter future for our colleagues, our customers and the communities we serve. Zurich maintains a comprehensive employee benefits package for employees as well as eligible dependents and competitive compensation. Please click here to learn more.
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Location(s): AM - Schaumburg
Remote Working: Hybrid
Schedule: Full Time
Linkedin Recruiter Tag: #LI-MG1 

Nearest Major Market: Chicago

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