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Professional 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. 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.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Reinsurance Divisional Cost Partners support and drive the direct and full cost planning, reporting and projection processes within Reinsurance in close cooperation with the cost centre heads, Divisional Operations Officers and Division Heads / CFOs for his/her area of responsibility within the Cost Management Team.

Standard tasks include aggregation, structuring, analysis and commenting of cost data. Building on that, the role includes the constructive challenging of cost budgeting and cost management with Reinsurance Divisions as well as close partnering with the counterparts on a Group level. Cost Partners are expected to provide both standard and ad-hoc analyses and presentations for the management teams of the divisions within his/her responsibility.

As part of the Divisional Cost Partner role, the successful candidate is expected to ensure end-to-end alignment with regards to the usage of data originating from the cost management processes for the Division which he/she is covering. As required, he/she may support strategic initiatives and projects by analysing cost impact footprints and subsequently ensuring accurate allocation and transfer of funds. Analysis will require not only direct costs of the divisions he/she is covering, but full costs as well and ensuring accurate control and allocation of indirect costs. Ad hoc reporting and analysis is also a component of this role.

Cost Divisional Partner role will interact with DOOs and department heads and thus, ability to interact with senior managers across functions is a component of this role.

Your main responsibilities:

- Support annual direct and full cost planning and alignment processes for one RE Division
- Provide monthly direct cost actuals reports, run quarterly direct cost projection processes
- Provide services to internal customers (ad-hoc analyses, presentations, stakeholder consulting in cost planning and management)
- Manage and align cost relevant Master Data with a view to continuous optimization of processes and providing relevant information to support managerial decision-making
- Perform value added analysis to enhance transparency and to create productivity
- Become a specialist in the multiple systems being leveraged for cost transparency
- Participate in various projects as it relates to cost analysis, systems and processes, including analysis at the consolidated BU RE level as needed

About the Team

RE Cost Management is within the FP&A department within Finance Reinsurance. The team is a global team with staff in Hong Kong, Americas, Zurich and Bratislava. The team is organized into three distinct areas: Consolidated BU RE reporting and analysis, BU RE allocations and Divisional Cost Partners who are responsible for partnering with the divisional DOOs and department heads. The team mandate is to provide transparency and analysis on direct, indirect, full costs and US GAAP expenses to our stakeholders. We develop and execute expenses plans, forecasts, and performance assessments. We interact with a number of stakeholder teams in a cross functional environment.

Information about the selection process

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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

- University degree or diploma in controlling/finance or equivalent
- Minimum 5-10 years experience in related field
- Ability to deal with confidential and/or highly sensitive data
- Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment. Be flexible.
- Self-motivated, proactive and client focused mentality
- Ability to work in a virtual global team environment
- Analytical perfection
- Attention to detail and accuracy in delivery
- Stature and confidence to interact and partner at Senior Management level
- Excellent social skills (communication – both written and verbal, leadership, persuasiveness, team orientation)
- Strong influencing, interpersonal and intercultural skills
- Ability to work independently and make decisions/priorities in the face of complexity, conflicting pressures and ambiguous circumstances
- Very strong Powerpoint, Excel and Word skills
- Excellent command of the English language


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
Mlynské Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava