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Sydney CBD
$300000 per annum, Benefits: + Bonus
Job Type
Andrew McPherson
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9 months ago
Our client is one of Australia's leading Insurance Groups. They are an employer of choice offering outstanding work life balance and flexibility as well as superb long term career opportunities.

Due to an unprecedented level of business change and transformation including a core system implementation, they have a newly created GM, Finance Transformation role reporting directly to the CFO. As GM, Finance Transformation you will focus on the successful delivery of the core system implementation from a finance perspective, coordinating the contributions of a broad range of subject matter experts within the finance function and holding the transformation team accountable for the end to end delivery of the financial requirements.

Specific deliverables will include:

  • All financial transactions are accurately recorded in the new system and interfaced appropriately to general ledger (for example gross written premium, premium earnings, premium refunds, claims estimates and payments)
  • Key Financial Controls are designed, embedded and functioning effectively and efficiently in the system
  • All Duties, Taxes and levies are accurately calculated and recorded 
  • Customer payment and instalment billing systems are appropriate, effective and efficient
  • All regulatory reporting data requirements are appropriately recorded
  • Reliable and comprehensive Management Information is produced and delivered
  • Necessary controls are embedded to mitigate future Financial and Compliance risk.
  • Coordinating the contributions of a broad range of subject matter experts within the Finance function to the project whilst maintaining oversight of the programme delivery by the project team. 
  • Act as the Finance liaison for the Transformation programme and take full responsibility for holding the transformation team accountable for the end to end delivery of the financial requirements.
  • Identify, manage and mitigate material financial risks within the project
  • Provide regular project updates to the CFO and other key stakeholders to ensure strong alignment between the project requirements and financial Requirements.
  • Partner with leaders within both Finance & Transformation to understand and develop Financial Requirements for all processes and systems which need to be reviewed, improved, or created as part of the Transformation Project.  
  • Work collaboratively and build strong working relationships within the Finance and Transformation Teams.
  • Drive decisive high quality decision-making within the Project.

This is an outstanding opportunity to join one of Australia's leading insurance groups in a newly created role which is 100% finance transformation focused.  

Required skills and experience:

  • CA or CPA qualified (or equivalent)
  • Deep experience in Financial Systems and Controls
  • Experience in managing large scale financial transformation or IT system driven change.
  • Deep knowledge of the General Insurance Industry (life insurance, reinsurance or large financial services experience may also be considered)
  • Strong understanding of Australian requirements in respect of transaction taxes, charges and levies;
  • Strong understanding of financial reporting requirements in respect of the earning of premiums and treatment of associated reinsurance and other underwriting expenses.
  • Strong project management skills.
  • Strong leadership skills.
  • Previous experience influencing stakeholders without direct authority.
  • Strong relationship & stakeholder management skills.
  • Demonstrated experience in consulting.
  • Experience working with Senior Executives to influence and drive for positive outcomes.
  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

If this opportunity is of interest and you possess the relevant experience then please apply including a copy of your resume in Word or contact Andrew McPherson for a confidential discussion on 02 8227 9200 or