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Senior Financial Analyst

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 500 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 1500 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, agreement-based (Temporary jobs)

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Global Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - Global Product Controlling Team is looking for a highly motivated person who's interested in a dynamic and agile environment, performing business controlling, analysis and reporting (Nominal, USGAAP and Economic Value Management - EVM), as well as supporting the planning process.
This position offers an outstanding opportunity to get an overview of some of the most interesting corporate insurance products of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions! It also offers very close cooperation and business partnering with underwriting and origination teams.
Specifically, we lead all aspects of allocated product lines responsibilities in respect of controlling, budgeting and projections, preparation of management reports, performance reviews and leading the development of specific reporting, budgeting and projection routines.

About the Team
We support managing and steering the financial performance of Corporate Solutions and its regional and product management teams. Ensuring bound business and projections are being recognised in a complete and accurate manner!
We are further developing and strengthening financial steering capabilities to build a robust business plan supporting business growth and acting as a challenger to the business.

Key responsibilities include:
- Contribute to the bound business controlling and projection process for allocated product lines, liaising with underwriting, operations, reserving and IT functions
- Serve as global Finance Business Partner for your allocated product lines and their respective underwriting, claims and operational teams
- Ensure operational excellence by developing rigorous routines for quarterly closings/projections
- Provide insightful analytics for portfolio optimization and profitability reviews
- Drive alignment and optimization of closing processes both within FP&A and in cooperation with Operations
- Fully understand and challenge the financial performance (Nominals & USGAAP) of the business
- Drive performance management, business cases and general finance support to enable good decision-making
- Support all other specific closing (US GAAP & EVM filings), projection and planning requirements that will ensure a timely and accurate quarterly closing and annual planning
- Global ad-hoc requests support
- The ability to perform the above tasks with a high degree of autonomy, but leveraging on and working closely with, all relevant stakeholders to deliver on clearly attributed goals and objectives is key

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

- University graduate with a primary or higher degree (or equivalent), preferably in inance/accounting/economics
- 3-5 years of relevant working in FP&A or controlling activities is preferable
- Experience within the non-life insurance industry is an asset

Key skills and knowledge:
- Ability to gather requirements from stakeholders and translate them into reports/presentations and processes
- Strong ability to analyse and interpret financial data
- Excellent analytical skills, delivering quality output on short deadlines and manage details without losing site of the "big picture"
- Aptitude to swiftly understand and grasp sophisticated concepts and subjects
- Team player with strong communication skills to summarise technical issues to a non-expert audience.Flexibility to work in both a collaborative team environment as well as independently
- Capable of building trust with all areas of the business - with Underwriting, Client Markets and Finance colleagues
- Agile and flexible, ability to operate within a changing environment. Ability to simultaneously manage and prioritize multiple tasks
- Excellent command of English (spoken and written)
- Stress resilient, equally comfortable working in a team environment and also independently
- Demonstrate accountability for area of responsibility
- Experience in US GAAP / IFRS an asset


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