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Sr. Director, Data Management

Company: A.M. Best
Location: Oldwick
Posted on: June 7, 2021

Job Description:

Overview

The Senior Director oversees the Data Management function, which is a combination of financial and non-financial data origination and processing, accounting standards review, financial and non-financial analytics and regulatory analysis -- all applied within a production environment with urgency and very strong customer service. This is a position with global responsibility.

Responsibilities

  • Oversee the daily data production environment, assuring that deadlines are met and data quality standards are maintained on a consistent basis at all times.
  • Maintain and continue to develop financial data reporting process, understanding financial reporting standards and regulatory requirements, and with the primary objective of assuring accuracy, completeness and transparency of the data for both Ratings analytical and Product purposes.
  • Assist in design and development of analytics from the standpoint of understanding what the reported data means, the goals of the analytics and the various manners in which it has been reported.
  • Maintain and continue to develop non-financial data collection and reporting, including ongoing redevelopment of the Attributes inventory.
  • Oversee the convergence of data operations in Oldwick and London, with the goals of increasing accuracy, timeliness and efficiency, while also reducing data production costs.
  • Foster and maintain relationships with key stakeholders, both internal at AM Best and also external Ratings clients and Product customers, via Ratings analysts and Product staff.
  • Provide a positive, professional and collegial work environment for all Data Management staff.

Qualifications

  • 10 plus years managing insurance industry financial reporting, with exposure to both NAIC statutory and US GAAP financial reporting standards. Exposure also to IFRS and/or OSFI (Canadian statutory) requirements preferred.
  • Bachelor's Degree or Advanced Degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Leadership and Management experience, including demonstrable experience of developing processes and staff and building teams and structures to meet business needs.

Skills

  • Significant accounting and financial reporting experience utilizing NAIC statutory and US GAAP financial reporting standards. Exposure to IFRS and OSFI (Canadian statutory) reporting standards is preferred. Exceptional analytical skills -- with respect to financial metrics and their suitability to specific situations, as well as in relation to the development of data processes and structures. Strong background in the insurance industry, with a fundamental understanding of insurance industry business models and strategic / operational concerns. Strong interpersonal skills adept at building and developing trusting relationships. Desire and capability to dig into the details on a routine basis -- both to resolve issues and as the basis for development of improved processes and analytics. Excellent written and verbal communication skills. Ability to take a leading and subject matter expert role in coordination with the technology group and production support group to further enhance our system capabilities.

Keywords: A.M. Best, Newark , Sr. Director, Data Management, Other , Oldwick, New Jersey

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