AZ55313320 - AIM VP - Head of Backoffice

Allianz in Belle Plaine, MN

  • Industry: Executive Management - Accounting/Finance
  • Type: Full Time
  • Compensation: $133,980.00 - 133,980.00 / Year*
position filled

Reporting to the Chief Operating Officer for Allianz Investment Management in the United States, this position is responsible for the enablement of all Hedging, Investment Strategy and Portfolio Management activities. This position will lead the functions responsible for middle and back office accounting and operations support. This position will build and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, including: Hedging, Investment Strategy, Portfolio Management, Compliance, Corporate Risk Management, Finance and IT.

A key priority for this role is to help the push towards Digitalization by driving key automation projects through RPA, internal IT development or business-owned improvements.

Key Responsibilities

  • Leads the functions responsible for the daily middle & back-office
  • Manages operational and financial controls, including reporting, planning, and security valuation
  • Manages counterparty and vendor relationships
  • Manages client interaction and issue resolution
  • Supports accounting/operations across the value chain
  • Oversees the pre-and post-trade compliance & risk management
  • Ensures operational coordination and integration with clients, global partners and vendors
  • Responsible for Investment data, including interface to IT and key vendors
  • Actively manages, designs, and optimizes operations processes

    "Relationship Management
  • Manages counterparty and vendor relationships
  • Manages client interaction and issue resolution
  • Supports accounting/operations across the value chain
  • Closely cooperates with key stakeholders (Hedging department, Investment Strategy department, Investement Accounting as well as the Fund board)
  • Interacts closely with the counterparts in other HUBs within AIM
  • Is the relationship manager for various providers / key vendors

    "Project Management
  • Oversees the pre-and post-trade compliance & risk management
  • Ensures operational coordination and integration with clients, global partners and vendors
  • Responsible for remediation of current shortcomings and key actor in the Operational Risk Management Program
  • Actively manages, designs, and optimizes operations processes
  • Acts as a sponsor for various initiatives, including operational excellence and is the business owner for their progress







































  • Bachelors degree required in Finance, accounting, business, technology or investment-related degree
    Work Experience required: 11+ years of relevant experience within Investment Operations

    - Demonstrated ability to effectively lead and manage people
    - Well-developed communication and presentation skills, including senior management
    - Exceptional judgment, critical thinking and problem-solving skills
    - Exceptional drive towards Excellency through strong program/project management expertise
    - Ability to effectively challenge the status quo
    - Strong knowledge of compliance and risk disciplines
    - Strong knowledge of industry best practices for Investments
    - Apply business and financial thinking to drive results
    - Ability to align priorities and actions to strategic goals
    - Provide sound, proactive fact-based advice and drive strategy
    - Build relationships and collaborate well with others
    - Work in a fast paced, results-oriented business environment
    - Experience working in a global environment

    Preferred qualifications:
    Advanced degree: MBA, CFA, CPA or equivalent
    Experience in Investment Accounting applications (PAM for Investments, Precision LM)

    At Allianz, we foster a workplace where every person feels welcome, connected, and valued.

    Allianz is the home for those who dare a supportive place where you can take the initiative to grow and to actively strengthen our global leadership position. By truly caring about people both its 85 million private and corporate customers and more than 142,000 employees Allianz fosters a culture where its employees are empowered to collaborate, perform, embrace trends and challenge the industry. Our main ambition is to be our customers trusted partner, instilling them with the confidence to grow. If you dare, join us at Allianz Group.

    Allianz is an equal opportunity employer. Everybody is welcome, regardless of other characteristics such as gender, age, origin, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, or sexual orientation.

    Retiring with financial security. Living life with confidence. At Allianz Life, every employee knows these are the things that matter. To do what matters means giving employees the tools and opportunities they need to create innovative, industry-leading products, to discover and embrace new trends, and to strengthen the customer experience. As a company, it means creating a culture that is inclusive, where doing the right thing comes naturally, and promoting an environment that develops talent, seeks excellence, encourages smart risks, and recognizes and rewards people for their performance. Doing what matters for employees helps everyone focus on doing what matters most for our customers. Allianz Life. What you do here matters.

    Why Allianz Life? Because we hire people who are dedicated to doing what matters and we give you the quality training, support, and advancement opportunities you need to succeed. As a company known for its financial strength, we offer generous benefits, have a strong commitment to community involvement, a collaborative culture, and a unique level of energy. The result is engaged and more productive employees. From the very first day you join our team, you will know that your contributions are valued. We practice True Balance at our campus by providing a fun work environment, an on-site child development center, a fully staffed fitness center, and a variety of meal options in both our full-service cafe and bistro. And all medical, dental, and retirement benefits are effective the first day you join Allianz Life, so you can focus on what truly matters.

    An equal opportunity employer.


    Associated topics: bank, cfa, director finance, expense, finance director, investment banking, investor, kpmg, pay, risk

    * Estimated salary


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