Manager Strategic Business Finance & Planning (H/F)

Location 75-PARIS, FRANCE
Experience level Experienced Hire
Job details sector Finance, Control and Strategy

AXA XL is the P&C and specialty risk division of AXA, known for solving even the most complex risks. For mid-sized companies to the world’s largest multinationals, we offer traditional and innovative insurance solutions and services in over 200 countries and territories. 
AXA XL France is a branch of AXA XL division, with ca. 600 FTE, generating around $1,5bn of revenues across diverse line of business.
The France Finance team is composed by 2 teams:
- Business controlling team [2 members] in charge of the controlling, analysis and reporting of the financial statement across the branch. 
- Accounting and regulatory reporting team [3 members] in charge of the cost controlling, local and regional regulatory requests, local accounting, controlling and monitoring of the Balance Sheet

The main activities of the position within the business controlling team are: 
- Management Analytics – Help to look at the business through an analytical lens.
- Planning, Budgeting, Financial Forecasting
- Variance analysis against budget
- Drive the increased analytical culture and mindset within the business and finance
- Proactive communication with business leadership is expected in order to create a sense of partnership and teamwork.
- Provide forward looking thinking in addition to gaining comfort with reporting of actual financial results
- Help business leaders understand their businesses from an integrated financial perspective, provide insight into potential improvements, and give candid perspective on the feasibility of various initiatives.
- Work with business leaders in development of broader Business Group goals, objectives and strategy
- Actively participate in quarterly Actuarial discussions and challenge assumptions/conclusions where necessary.
- Support the Head of Finance in preparing executive presentations to disclose the financial performance of the branch to the local leadership team, the regional finance function, and other leaders across the organisation
- In coordination with financial controllers, prepare and share expenses’ analysis and close monitoring of expenses initiatives
- Follow-up the competitor evolution, financial results, products and the trends of the market (For both, Corporate business and Commercial Lines) 
- The main stakeholders include:  Head of products/ line of business, Country Manager, Finance Operation and Controlling teams, Central Planning team, and Regional finance team 

Skills:
- Financial Strategy and Controlling experience 
- Analytical skills and synthesis capability
- Knowledge of insurance business, and accounting principles 
- Proficiency in Excel and PowerPoint, knowledge of VBA is a plus 
- Fluent in French or English

Profile:
- Autonomous, rigorous, persistent, curious, inter-personal skills 
- Ability to a work in a multicultural environment with people with diverse backgrounds and cultures 
- Ability to convince and challenge senior business correspondents
- Ability to quickly build an effective and trust-based relationship with all entities & Group correspondents 
- Curious, proactive, reactive with a good business sensitivity 
- Ability to influence various stakeholders without a direct hierarchical relationship 
- Ability to work under pressure, remaining effective at all times whilst maintaining excellent attention to quality 
 

AXA XL est la division d’AXA dédiée à l’assurance IARD des grandes entreprises et des risques de spécialités.

 

Nos équipes conçoivent des solutions ciblées pour couvrir les risques, des plus communs aux plus complexes, de nos clients. Quelle que soit l’activité de nos clients, nous sommes là pour les accompagner, dans un monde aussi incertain que fascinant.

 

Nous nous engageons à aider nos clients à anticiper, se préparer et à prévenir les sinistres ou en limiter l’impact, et à rebondir rapidement lorsqu’un sinistre survient. Nous continuerons à écouter nos clients, à nous adapter et à réinventer nos solutions pour les risques complexes et émergents, à une plus grande échelle, dans le cadre de l’intégration AXA XL .



AXA XL est la division d’AXA dédiée à l’assurance IARD des grandes entreprises et des risques de spécialités.
 
Nos équipes conçoivent des solutions ciblées pour couvrir les risques, des plus communs aux plus complexes, de nos clients. Quelle que soit l’activité de nos clients, nous sommes là pour les accompagner, dans un monde aussi incertain que fascinant.
 
Nous nous engageons à aider nos clients à anticiper, se préparer et à prévenir les sinistres ou en limiter l’impact, et à rebondir rapidement lorsqu’un sinistre survient. Nous continuerons à écouter nos clients, à nous adapter et à réinventer nos solutions pour les risques complexes et émergents, à une plus grande échelle, dans le cadre de l’intégration AXA XL.


XL Insurance


Pour les entreprises de taille intermédiaire et les multinationales, XL Insurance propose plus de 30 familles d’assurance : dommages aux biens, responsabilité civile, cyber, construction, lignes financières et risques professionnels, environnement et individuelle accident.

 

Nous sommes également un acteur majeur de l’assurance de spécialités, notamment l’aéronautique, , l’assurance transport, l’assurance auto, le risque politique et de crédit et la gestion de crise.