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Accounting & Closing Specialist (Ref. No.: 83112)

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: Minimum base salary for this job from 1000 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 role
Would you like to become an expert in very specific area of accounting?

Would you like to understand how Reinsurance accounting works?

Do you want to have financial insight into core Swiss Re business?

If you already have some accounting experience and would like to broaden your knowledge and become an expert for reinsurance accounting, this is the right opportunity for you.

We are looking for a new colleague to help the team in quarterly closing activities. This role is an opportunity to get closer to the business and to deepen your understanding of Swiss Re's core business. You will also witness how Swiss Re reacts to emerging global trends. You will have a possibility to develop your expertise in various valuations, i.e. US GAAP, Swiss Statutory and economic value management reporting. Furthermore you will interact in a broad network of Reinsurance functions across various divisions thereby growing your visibility and exposure to key partners.

Our main tasks are:
•Review intercompany figures and ensure that our quarterly reporting is consistent and follows the accounting principles
•Support efficient and effective reconciliation process across all valuations
•Ensure integrity, accuracy and completeness of system data
•Development and production of regular reports and analyses
•Act as contact for any process or control related inquiries for different valuations and for different partners including internal and external audit

About the team
The Accounting & Reporting Life & Health team is responsible for the quarterly financial closing for our reinsurance entities in Europe. We are a team of about 20 people with varied strengths located in Bratislava, Zurich and London. Our core mandate is the closing of our reinsurance sub ledger for all relevant valuations. We lead and participate in various finance projects and improvement initiatives.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

• University degree or equivalent in Finance or Economics
• Minimum 2 years working experience in areas of Finance, Reporting or Accounting
• Self-motivated and proven track record of working independently
• Strong in organization, planning, process and analytical skills to enable delivery of quality output within tight deadlines
• Strong computer skills – Advanced User knowledge of MS Office
• Strong team player with can do attitude
• Good interpersonal and communication skills
• Insurance or Reinsurance knowledge an advantage
• Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting policies in Switzerland and US GAAP an advantage
• Fluent in English

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*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.


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava