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VP, Corporate Controller for a P&C Carrier

The Company/The Situation
  • U.S. subsidiary of Australian-based, global carrier that writes a diverse mix of P&C and specialty lines business.
  • Client has been acquisitive over the years and is in a post-acquisition integration and growth stage.
  • Finance team includes a recently appointed CFO and Deputy CFO, both of whom have strong track records of building out quality finance organizations.
  • Work environment is collaborative and the Client’s most successful executives have the ability to work in a mid-sized environment and have a desire to be impactful in their roles.
  • A need has developed for a strong Corporate Controller who can free up the Deputy CFO’s time to guide a number of strategic projects.
The Challenge
  • Carrier is anticipating growth and the Corporate Controller must be able to support this growth as well as bring to the table a strong mix of financial reporting, team-building and process-improvement skills.
  • Corporate Controller must have a combination of Big 4/private background backed up with international experience as well as experience working for a similarly sized P&C insurance carrier.
The Choice
  • Deputy CFO had a relationship with ARExecutiveSearch for a number of years and was confident in its ability to identify the right candidate, given ARExecutiveSearch’s focus in the insurance industry and track record of successful y completed search work.
The Approach
  • ARSearch was aware of a handful of quality candidates who met the skill and experience criteria above and who, because of recent changes in their organizations, were motivated to assess other opportunities.
  • Three candidates in particular had the depth that the client would be looking for and had strong reference points from contacts the Deputy CFO would know.
  • Short slate presented.
  • All three candidates placed into interview process.
  • Two invited back.
The Selection and Solution
  • Top candidate selected.
  • Salary negotiations wrapped up in five days.
  • Acceptance and start date set.

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