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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 is 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

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the role

We are looking for financial professional to join our global team of Divisional Cost Partners based in Bratislava.

As Financial Analyst you will be supporting and driving 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 your 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.

If you are looking for exciting position within finance area, this might be great opportunity for you!

Your main responsibilities:

- Support annual direct and full cost planning and alignment processes for two Reinsurance Divisions
- 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 Business Unit Reinsurance level as needed

About the Team

Reinsurance 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 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 - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

- University degree or diploma in controlling/finance or equivalent
- At least 5 of experience in related field
- Ability to work in a fast paced and changing environment. Be flexible.
- Self-motivated, proactive and client focused mentality
- Ability to deal with confidential and/or highly sensitive data
- Ability to work in a virtual global team environment
- 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)
- 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