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Junior Financial Controller

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 200 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 1200 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Team

The Functional Management squad in Asset Management IT area is solely managing all financial related matters for the unit - from cost controlling, budgeting, reporting, communication with procurement and sourcing to administrative tasks vital for processing of invoices. We ensure the run of the department is smooth and efficient!

About Swiss Re Asset Management

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, crafting new opportunities and solutions for its clients.

With more than USD 120 bn of assets under management, Swiss Re Asset Management handles the assets generated through the core insurance and reinsurance business. With the advent of technologies such as cognitive computing, smart analytics or machine learning the reinsurance area will radically change in the next years in terms of distribution, underwriting and administration of insurance protection. As a recognized leader in the industry, Swiss Re is running numerous use cases and is building up research and development units utilizing state of the art digital analytics to offer meaningful research and transformational opportunities.

About The Role

You will focus on and be responsible for supporting all of the financial aspects of the Asset Management IT (AMIT) department! Your will perform cost controlling and be a key contact point for the financial topics.

In Particular, The Role Involves:
- Maintaining and coordinating the department's budget and supporting its preparation, with a focus on IT relevant items - software, outsourcing and IT contractors.
- Tracking actuals and reconciling the spend and budgeted amounts
- Creating purchase orders, processing and approving invoices - making sure they are correct before handing them over for processing
- Preparation of monthly accruals
- Preparing spending reports for various reporting needs
- Communication with Product Owners and management regarding their planned projects and items requiring financing.
- Collaboration with internal departments of Swiss Re to ensure timely processing of documentation.
- Coordination with vendors to ensure accurate administrative details.
- Other relevant tasks if and when required.

Information about the selection process

* We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

The position is suitable for a fresh graduate


Personality requirements and skills


About You

- Are you a 'number cruncher'? Do you like working with numbers and data?
- High School or university education in finance, economics or accounting
- Ideally a practical work experience in area of cost controlling
- You understand basic accounting principles, you know what accruals are
- Proficiency in MS Excel, attention to details, ability to analyze data and switch from a high level to a detailed view quickly
- You are interested in the area of IT and you want to explore this topic further - you don't shy away from terms like 'cloud', 'big data', 'technology', 'platforms', etc.
- Experience with automation or simplification is a plus - macros, workflow tools, etc.
- Ability to learn fast and understand new topics, adapt to new processes
- Strong communication and good command of English (both verbal and written),
- Flexible and open to new insights


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1000 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Business Services (Slovakia) s.r.o.
Mlynske nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava