MINNEAPOLIS--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Aline Schellhas was recently promoted to director of the Financial Compliance and Control Team at Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America (Allianz Life). In this role, Schellhas is responsible for financial projects, surveys, controls, and exams, accounting policy, and the company’s external audit relationship. She will also provide counsel on and oversee the financial operations for Allianz Life Financial Services, LLC, the company’s wholesale broker/dealer. Schellhas reports to Niki Scanlon, Allianz Life vice president and controller.
“I am confident she will continue to be a strong asset to the Controllers team,” commented Scanlon. “Aline has the keen ability to understand the big picture, while being able to get into the details to ensure nothing is being missed. She brings the right amount of experience, energy and commitment to this role and will be an important contributor in our efforts to drive continued results for our customers.”
Schellhas has held several positions within the Allianz Life Financial Compliance Team. She joined the company in 2011, first as a principal analyst and then as the manager of the team. In her roles, Schellhas has demonstrated her strong knowledge of accounting as well as her leadership, especially in interpreting accounting pronouncements. Prior to joining Allianz, she gained audit experience at Target Corporation and with KPMG in Sao Paulo, Brazil and Minneapolis.
Schellhas has a Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting from the Carlson School of Management, Minneapolis, Minn. She also holds her Certified Public Accountant license and Series 6, 26, and 27 securities registrations.
About Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America
Allianz Life Insurance Company of North America, one of FORTUNE’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2014, has been keeping its promises since 1896. Today, it carries on that tradition, helping Americans achieve their retirement income and protection goals with a variety of annuities and life insurance products. As a leading provider of fixed index annuities, Allianz Life is part of Allianz SE, a global leader in the financial services industry with 142,000 employees worldwide. More than 78 million private and corporate customers rely on Allianz knowledge, global reach, and capital strength to help them make the most of financial opportunities.