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Technology Enablement (Guidewire) - Insurance - Manager - TOR000KQ

ERNST & YOUNG

Toronto, ON, CANADA
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Technology Enablement (Guidewire) - Insurance - Manager - TOR000KQ
CA-ON-Toronto

Ernst & Young's people in more than 140 countries are committed to operating with integrity, quality and professionalism in the provision of audit, tax and transaction advisory services. We strive to help all of our people achieve their professional and personal goals through an inclusive environment that values everyone's contributions, appreciates diversity of thought, fosters growth, and provides continuous opportunities for development. Recognized as one of Canada's top employers, Ernst & Young continually strives to be a great place to work.

We currently have a career opportunity for a Manager in our IT Advisory Services group specializing in Banking and/or Insurance. The individual will work directly with clients to transform their business challenges into technology solutions. The goal is to support our clients' efforts to make their business units more effective and efficient and, where required, provide services in connection with the development and implementation of technology solutions. Our experience is also important to the analysis of specific business requirements for alignment with technology architecture, technology infrastructure design, and vendor selection decisions that support the line of business IT organizations of our clients.
 
This position falls within our IT Advisory team, which helps our clients enhance the operating effectiveness of Operations functions by assisting them as they shift their emphasis from transaction-level control, processing and reporting to more value driven, decision support and analytics.
 
Responsibilities
 
Manage Guidewire project teams through all phases of the technology enablement life cycle. Lend specific subject matter knowledge to the design and integration phase of each project, helping to give specificity to the appropriate architecture, data model, and system design and interfacing requirements.
 
Advise clients on a variety of business process services that help identify, assess, manage and measure the organization's capabilities. Use business process, organizational and technology capabilities and knowledge across several of the following focus areas: 
  • Finance Strategy (Vision, Mission, Guiding Principles)
  • Enterprise Data Management/Reference Data Management
  • Financial Accounting and Reporting Operations/Technology
  • Reinsurance Accounting and Reporting Operations/Technology
  • Budgeting, Planning and Forecasting Operations/Technology
  • Performance Management and Measurement (KPIs, business driver-based metrics)
  • General Ledger/ERP Systems Features/Functionality
  • Data Warehousing Features/Functionality
  • Statutory Reporting Systems Features/Functionality
  • Enterprise Technology Expense Reduction 

Team with client technology professionals, and/or third-party strategic alliances to provide implementation of technology solutions.

 
Participate in engagement management, engagement execution and reporting, and client relationship building and management.
  
To qualify, candidates must have:
  • a bachelor's degree and approximately 5 years of related work experience; or a graduate degree and approximately 4 years of related work experience
  • a degree in computer science, engineering, accounting, finance or a related field; MBA or MS degree preferred
  • a minimum of 3+ years of relevant experience at a financial services company or comparable experience working as an advisor to a financial services company
  • demonstrated ability to manage and supervise a team of technology advisors through all phases of the technology life cycle, including requirements definition, architecture design, conversion and testing
  • strong written and verbal communication, presentation, client service and technical writing skills, coupled with a strong interest in further developing and integrating operations with technology skills
  • ability and comfort level researching client inquiries and emerging issues, including regulations, industry practices, and new technologies

Experience in the following areas:

  • Definition of business and technical requirements
  • Design of business and technology architecture
  • System selection and implementation support
  • Data mapping and conversion
  • Proof of concept
  • Quality assurance and testing
  • Business and IT process reengineering
  • Program/project management and implementation planning (PMO)
  • Previous Project experiences in:
  • Finance transformation and accelerated close
  • Sub-ledger/ledger redesign
  • Management reporting enhancement
  • Business intelligence/decision support
  • Traded products/front/back office package implementation
  • Data warehousing/enterprise data design and management
  • Enterprise application integration
  • Financial planning, budgeting and forecasting
  • Business/Merger Integration
  • Reconciliation redesign or improvement
Willingness and ability to travel approximately 50-70%.
 
The successful candidate should possess strong knowledge of and experience in supervising and executing all phases of the technology life cycle, based on proven project management and testing methodologies. It is essential that the successful candidate possess a deep knowledge of technical architecture design and have a good understanding of technology tools and components to reasonably argue for and against all components (middleware, database, reporting tools, etc.) in financial systems architecture.
 
Ernst & Young is committed to diversity and equity.

 
 


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