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Team Leader GL Accounting Services

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 700 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 1700 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: agreement-based (Temporary jobs)

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Role
As team leader, you are responsible for the management, coordination of the Non-Technical Accounting team and you ensure that the respective services are provided in the quality and timeline agreed with the stakeholders. You provide hands-on support when required, seek possibilities to further develop, streamline and improve the team's processes and talent. Further, you ensure compliance with the risk and control framework and audit requirements.

Your job will include:
- Lead and develop a team of accounting professionals, involved in staffing topics, performance management feedback
- Ensure the completion of monthly/quarterly/annual accounts for assigned entities and branches- Manage payroll, compensation and related benefits accounting
- Own and approve balance sheet reconciliation processes where not controlled by other Finance teams
- Review VAT / equivalent reporting for VAT / equivalent managers (including reconciliations)
- Review reporting for the various jurisdictions served by Finance
- Manage end to end intercompany recharge processing and related activity, i.e. accounting for intercompany recharges in / out and International Assignee accounting / processes in conjunction with the Intragroup Service Model team.
- Act as focal point for audit activities and review requested information - Drive policy reviews / settings and process improvements
- Act as the interface between Finance team and rest of Group, e.g. Tax and Legal teams, Group Cost Management / Controlling, Group FP&A, wider business community for the respective branches / entities
- Participate and support Finance related projects and perform ad hoc tasks as required - Perform other position related tasks as instructed by Supervisor

- Provide cover for roles in other teams
- Any other ad hoc tasks as required from time to time

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.We provide feedback to all candidates via email. If you have not heard back from us, please check your spam folder.

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 - Advanced (C1)

Personality requirements and skills

About You
- University degree in the area of finance, accounting, economics or similar
- Minimum of five years of work experience in accounting / financial reporting
- Relevant experience as a Team leader of financial accountants or similar
- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills- Adherence to deadlines and ability to work on own initiative and time pressure is a must
- Ability to lead and develop a team of approximately 10 people
- Strong focus on performance, goals, and risk management activities
- Self-starter who is able to navigate with ambiguity - Fluent English written and spoken
- Experience in SAP is an advantage
- Very good comprehension of MS OfficeKey

ANALYTICAL Solves business problems using own initiative, within parameters of own role.

SEEING THE BIG PICTURE Should be able to see how own objectives fit in with the overall team/business objectives. Questions any areas, which do not fit. Appreciates that each function plays within the Company and related roles externally.

CLIENT SERVICE Aware of the importance of internal and external clients, understands their needs and works with them to meet these. Focuses on delivery, meeting deadlines and providing high quality service.

DECISION MAKING Ability to make decisions within the parameters of the role. Can explain the business rationale behind decisions and can demonstrate a methodical/rational process for decisions.

FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS ACUMEN Understands the underlying economics of the industry and the business to ensure the best financial interests of both are maximised.

INFLUENCE Willingness and ability to put forward a convincing point of view within the parameter of own job.


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 Management AG
Mill Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava


Kontaktná osoba: Sara Sanna