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Finance Director / Head of Investment Reporting

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: Minimum salary from 4000 EUR gross/month/full time and other rewards. Our offer to you may be higher based on your experience.*
  • Start date: 01.02.2019
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Job Purpose:

The position holder is responsible for all of the professional and administrative leadership of the Bratislava investment accounting team consisting of investment accounting and reporting professionals. This includes interactions with key stakeholders, service providers, and global partners.

Key Accountabilities:
•Reporting and financial control of the invested assets of a large number of entities within the Swiss Re group
•Lead all reporting areas within Global Investment Accounting (GIA) Bratislava including US GAAP, SII, local statutory rules, EVM (Swiss Re economic valuation method)
•Ensure compliance with relevant accounting policies
•Monitor the investment figures and ensure timely and accurate delivery by all GIA personnel
•Ensure the global alignment of all investment under the reporting scope
•Responsible for efficient resource planning and development and ensure that cost targets are achieved.
•Develop and retain the talent within the team to maintain a high performing team
•Ensure the organization and deputation of all positions within GIA Bratislava and availability of a pipeline of future leaders
•Ensure that there is an effective internal control environment in place that follows best practice principles and adheres to a proper monitoring framework
•Ensure that all procedures are properly documented and updated in a timely fashion
•Continue to improve the alignment of Global Investment Accounting processes
•Represent GIA in projects and initiatives in Bratislava in close collaboration with the Head Finance Reinsurance Bratislava Hub
•Advice senior management with interpretation and analysis of key investment figures
•Anticipate issues and develop appropriate and timely solutions independently .Provides decision relevant input
•Manage senior stakeholders at all levels and communicate effectively with stakeholders and partners to ensure common goals and expectations
•Actively drive projects and additional tasks relevant to the Accounting and Reporting function and engage in challenges related to the position
•Assume responsibility for issues across the department

Key Skills, Knowledge, Qualifications & Responsibilities:
•10+ years in Finance, Accounting or Audit with respective Accounting Qualification or CPA
•Significant experience in accounting and reporting with focus on investments or banking industry
•Proven leadership experience in managing international team(s)
•Strategic mindset with good communication skills at all levels
•Ability to drive initiatives and contribute to strategic projects effectively
•Ability to influence in a complex, cross-functional and multi-location environment
•Fluent in English (written and spoken)
•Strong focus on performance, targets
•Strong analytical and conceptual thinking
•Strong service and client orientated skills
•Time management skills and adherence to deadlines
•Flexible and open for new tasks/challenges,
•Supportive for change management
•Knowledge of investment products
•Ability to work under pressure, Multitasking of various responsibilities

Key Competencies:


Provides significant strategic contribution to the Finance Reinsurance organization and its goals through translating business strategy into required Global Investment Reporting processes and deliverables


Takes personal ownership for day-to-day responsibilities and work without close supervision.


Excellent analytical skills; develops, implements and owns methodology or policy/guidelines

Comercial awareness/business partnering

Demonstrates commercial awareness in a companywide context. Explains transactional information clearly to non-finance executives. Drives, and participates in, cross functional projects while influencing financial and business aspects of commercial decisions. Provides financial advice and counsel and fosters a cross-functional culture that enables Finance to support business goals and objectives

Financial and business insight

Understands the underlying economics of the industry and the business to ensure the best financial interests of both are maximised. Ensure the team is up to date with any changes in the investment industry.


The ability to think and act ahead, spotting problems or opportunities before they arise, in terms of delivery of tasks/projects and resource conflicts. Willing to initiate opportunities for improvement and also sharing those ideas within the broader team.


Ability to adapt to changes in objectives and priorities proactively and at speed in response to changing business needs. Courageous to express own ideas and defend the interest of the function under responsibility

Communication skills

Excellent communication (English) written and spoken, able to convey messages in a fluent manner and translate data in relevant information for making decision process.

Minimum salary from 4000 EUR gross/month/full time and other rewards. Our offer to you may be higher based on your experience.

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.

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Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)
Postgraduate (Doctorate)

Educational Specialization

Finance, Investments, Reporting

Language skills

English - Proficiency (C2)

Number of years of experience



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