Applied Systems

Principal, Accounting Product Strategy

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Job Description
Applied Systems, Inc., a worldwide leader in insurance technology is currently searching for a Principal, Accounting Product Strategy, to join our Product Management team. This role works closely with the Chief Customer Officer and Chief Marketing Officer to translate client insights, business needs, and industry trends into product capabilities.
This role will focus on converting insurance accounting principles into product capabilities, and experience as a proven finance and account expert in the insurance industry will help you succeed. You will aid in setting a vision, overall strategy, and development of new products and solutions from ideas to launch.
What You'll Do

  • Product Strategy
    • Translate insurance accounting and financial reporting principles into strategic product capabilities, including market needs and product vision and strategy
    • Apply industry expertise to design products that solve for current and future gaps or opportunity areas
    • Liaise with market and industry leaders and internal product management team to bring industry insights into our product capabilities
    • Work closely with other product leaders and customers to understand product use cases, customer journeys, business applicability and impact of each use case
  • Customer Engagement
    • Engage directly with customers to ensure the product will help them reach their desired business outcomes
    • Present product to customer executives
  • Thought Leadership & Insurance Industry Expert
    • Contribute to thought leadership on the issues facing current and prospective customers
    • Write clear and concise briefs that translates strategy into the work we need to execute
    • Build trusted and collaborative relationships with key stakeholder and partner organizations including: Technology, Sales, Marketing, Customer Experience, and Marketing.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by immediate manager or management team.

What You'll Need to Succeed
We're looking for someone who:

  • Can work remotely or from an Applied Systems office

Your experience should include some or all of the following:

  • Strong collaboration skills and commitment to interdisciplinary thinking - ability to work across teams focused on strategy, technology, and data in service to new product solutions
  • Must be able to lead product transformation visioning, while at the same time being comfortable in rolling up sleeves and lead the day-to-day activities
  • Proven experience influencing a business or marketing strategy through the application and/or management of competitive information, market awareness and product positioning
  • Ability to think strategically and 'big picture', to formulate appropriate product solutions to solve customer business needs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills and adept at developing relationships across diverse teams; confident at presenting at conferences and liaising with external professionals
  • Highly motivated, collaborative, and innovative
  • Successful track record of working and thriving in a dynamic, fast-paced and changing environment that is results oriented and collaborative
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate with leaders
  • Skilled at simultaneously managing both strategic initiatives and the execution of day-to-day deliverables
  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience in the areas of Business Administration, Finance, or Accounting
    • We proudly support and encourage people with military experience, as well as military spouses, to apply

Additionally, you may have:

  • Accounting practice experience
  • SEC filing experience
  • Multi Entity/International Group experience
  • An advanced degree in Finance, Accounting, or Business Administration
  • Qualified Accountant (CPA or equivalent) certification

What You'll Gain
Benefits from Day One

  • Health insurance plans, dental, and vision
  • Wellness incentives
  • 401(k) and/or RRSP retirement savings plans with employer match

Work-Life Balance

  • Competitive paid vacation time and a free day for your birthday
  • Personal/sick time
  • Paid holidays
  • Flex Time
  • Paid parental leave (U.S. candidates)
  • Volunteer time off

Empowering Career Growth and Success - We invest in talent, care about our people and are empowered by the results of our work. We grow our teams from within and give our employees opportunities to advance.
What We Value
We strive for excellence at every turn to be the best at what we do. We invest in talent, care about our people and are empowered by the results of our work. We fulfil the promise of insurance - safeguarding and protecting what matters most in people's lives. And there is no more important job than that.
Our focus on the workforce, workplace and marketplace gives us a qualified individual in an environment in which they can be productive while we maintain our position in the industry. To help drive that change toward a vibrant, modern workplace, we have employee-driven networks with commonalities in ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation and military status.
Who We Are
For more than 35 years, Applied Systems has created innovative technology for the global insurance industry. Today, we are a rapidly growing software leader that is revolutionizing the way agencies and brokerages succeed.
We are smart and curious people in a tech-first environment that champions bold and powerful thinking. We are transforming a complex industry through digitization, automation, and innovative new partnerships. Together we are driving the industry fearlessly forward.
It's an exciting time at Applied. You can do big things here, in an environment that supports creative thinking and bold ideas. Visit for more information on how you can challenge what's possible.
EEO Statement
Applied Systems is proud to be an Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer. Diversity and Inclusion is a business imperative and is a part of building our brand and reputation. At Applied, we don't discriminate, and we are committed to recruit, develop, retain, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law.

More Information on Applied Systems
Applied Systems operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in University Park, IL, Atlanta, GA, Chicago, IL, Lincoln, NE, Milwaukee, WI and Windsor, CT. Applied Systems was founded in 1983. It has 2569 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Volunteer in local community, Partners with nonprofits, Open door policy, Team based strategic planning, Employee resource groups and Employee-led culture committees. To see all 34 open jobs at Applied Systems, click here.
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What are Applied Systems Perks + Benefits

Applied Systems Benefits Overview

At Applied, we offer our employees a Total Rewards Benefits package designed to enable you and your family to thrive, with coverage beginning on the first day of employment.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with nonprofits
Open door policy
Team based strategic planning
Employee resource groups
Employee-led culture committees
Day off for your birthday
Hybrid work model
In-person all-hands meetings
President's club
Employee awards
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
For Hiring Managers
Diversity employee resource groups
Hiring practices that promote diversity
Diversity recruitment program
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability insurance
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Mental health benefits
Abortion travel benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K) matching
Performance bonus
Charitable contribution matching
Situation dependent
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Childcare benefits
Generous parental leave
Applied offers six weeks paid parent leave to all parents welcoming a child into their home, either by birth or adoption
Family medical leave
Fertility benefits
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid volunteer time
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Flexible time off
Floating holidays
Bereavement leave benefits
Office Perks
Commuter benefits
Onsite office parking
Mother's room
Professional Development Benefits
Job training & conferences
Tuition reimbursement
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
Continuing education available during work hours
Paid industry certifications

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