Project Management and Entities Coordination Expert - (F/H)

Location 75-PARIS, France
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Finance, Control and Strategy
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Location: Paris or Madrid
General Mission:
The mission of the Project Management and Transversal & Entities Coordination Expert  consists, in one side, in performing the operational management of the project with rest of the PMO team with the objective of ensuring the right delivery according to the agreed timeline and budget and in making the adequate reporting to the governance bodies of the project and in the other side, in contributing to the coordination of the transversal activities of the project, including change management, and the interactions with local entities, ensuring local projects are progressing as expected.
The PBRC Department within the Group Finance Department is responsible for accounting consolidation and financial and actuarial reporting of the Group. These missions are performed for regular closings, forecasts and strategic plan exercises. PBRC works with local PBR units within the Finance Departments of Group subsidiaries.
Within PBRC, the recently created IFRS17 program team is in charge, from a Group perspective, of the monitoring of the implementation of the IFRS17 norm.
The IFRS 17 norm was issued in May 2017 and applies to annual reporting periods beginning on or after 1 January 2021.
IFRS 17 represents the biggest accounting change for insurers in many years. The consequences of that new standard are not limited to a change in the measurement approach of technical reserves, the timing of P&L recognition and in the presentation of insurance companies’ financial statements. IFRS 17 requires also important changes in core systems and processes used in financial reporting; in operating models with higher interaction (or convergence) between actuarial and financial resources, in performance measurement and in financial communication. Once in place it will have also consequences in capital management, product design and investment strategies.
The implementation of IFRS 17 is seen as much challenging as Solvency II and much more complex from accountings systems and processes point of view, the whole with a shorter implementation timeline and a lower preparation.
The program team includes 4 sub-teams, organized by domain of focus:
  • Actuarial methods, modelling & systems
  • Accounting data, systems & processes
  • Finance, Accounting, Reporting & Governance
  • Project management and transversal & entities coordination

Core Activities:

The holder of the position will have to:
  • Contribute, to develop and update work plans in line with the roadmap of the project
  • Organize with the rest of the PMO team the management of the governance of the program and coordinate the validation process
  • Support with the rest of the PMO team the leaders of each work stream in the operational monitoring of the tasks of the program
  • Follow-up the progression of the sub-projects assigned to the holder of the position and ensure a transversal and optimized coordination
  • Interact with local entities ensuring local projects are progressing as expected and the animation of appropriate coordination committees, taking the responsibility of a defined list of entities
  • Share with entities best practices, issues and progresses in order to have everyone participating constructively to the implementation of a shared solution,
  • Drive the ongoing communication of the program towards the governance bodies and the Management at Group and entities levels
  • Organize the meetings of the different bodies of the project and coordinate the presentation decks
  • Contribute, with the support of the other teams, to organize the on-boarding of the Management and of Finance teams in order to get them familiar with IFRS 17 and all the consequence in the monitoring of the business
  • Apply risk management approach
  • Maintain up to date the timetable and the budget
  • Prepare and facilitate key program meetings, supporting responsible of technical work streams

Technical and professional skills:
  • Good knowledge of Finance
  • Familiar with actuarial and financial reporting as Solvency II, Embedded Value and IFRS
  • Good understanding of the insurance business (financial reporting, organization, risks, processes and) and transversal functions (IT, PBR, RM)
  • Familiar with Finance systems and processes within AXA
  • Proven experience in project management
  • Mature knowledge of transformation projects impacting several stakeholders
  • Proven experience in an international environment
  • Effective communication and writing in English and French
  • Expert in PowerPoint presentations
Soft skills and competencies:
  • Excellent communication skills to maintain good relationship with the various stakeholders
  • Ability to influence in decision making to reach project / team objectives
  • Ability to successfully negotiate and influence multiple stakeholders to build consensus and achieve desired outcomes
  • Result-oriented with strong leadership and execution skills
  • Promoter of a collaborative way of working with open and transparent communication building trustful relationships.
  • Ability to work with diverse organizational, cultural environments and with geographically dispersed teams
  • Ability to anticipate problems and to take mitigating actions in advance of the problem being realized
  • Open minded, ability to explore new solutions
  • Ability to integrate large multi-disciplinary teams
  • Fluent level of operational English
Management Skills:
  • Good management skills from a functional point of view (the team will be including external resources, contributors from other departments and other AXA entities) 
Professional experience:
  • More than 6 years of successful experience in a Finance division of an Insurance company including the management of large projects in relation with Finance
  • Good knowledge of AXA Finance from a system and process point of view
  • Experience in the management of projects onboarding several contributors within a multi-cultural environment
Academic background:
  • Master degree in finance, Economics or in Business Administration with a specialty in finance

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