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Team Leader TA

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 900 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 1900 EUR gross/month/full time. *Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group. You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About the Role

Team Leader (TL) is responsible for leading a team of technical accountants (8-15 people). TL supervises daily workflow, delivery of high-quality work within set deadlines and carries out personnel management and leadership. Where appropriate TL reports ideas for improvement of processes. TL monitors achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and takes action if needed, actively and regularly communicates with internal and external clients and stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:

Management:

• Ensures efficient use of resources by coaching, monitoring and assigning the work to team members and manages workload. Sets targets and monitors team's progress. Ensures high quality fulfillment of tasks within given deadlines
• Reporting and development of team performance according to steering indicators (KPIs)
• Assures quality and risk management activities
• Makes significant contributions to internal and external process improvements and constantly builds up reinsurance and TA knowledge
• Sets direction of the team to support the overall business strategy of the respective function and Swiss Re
• Participates in project work and special tasks
• Authorizes payments and special transactions

Leadership:

• Hires, motivates, establishes employee development plans and manages performance through regular communication as well as the formal performance appraisal process
• Identifies training needs for team members


Client relationships:

• Actively pursues relationships with clients through frequent verbal and written interactions and occasional client visits
• Directs team members and coordinates activities with other functional areas to address client issues that cannot be resolved within the team
• Assures professional communication with stakeholders / internal clients, ensures professional service provision and builds up a strong professional network with other locations
• Solves ad-hoc business issues in cooperation with SR employees and others


About the Team

Technical accounting department is a part of the core business operations within Swiss Re. Our people receive accounts from clients, analyse and process documents and bring cash in house. The quality of our work influences Swiss Re reputation and is instrumental in the company's growth in all markets around the world.

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, 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 - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

About you

• Bachelor´s degree or equivalent experience in Accounting/Finance related discipline.
• At least 5 years of working experience
• Language skills: English fluent written and spoken, French adavntageous
• Ability to develop and lead a team
• Effective written and verbal communication skills
• Very good comprehension of MS Office (e.g. Excel, Word, Power Point)
• Proven organizational and time management skills, ability to handle multiple priorities
• Proven analytical skills and detail orientation
• Proven interpersonal skills for work internally across departments as well as with clients
• Strong decision-making skills
• Willingness and ability to take personal ownership for day-to-day responsibilities and work without close supervision
• Willingness and ability to put forward a convincing point of view within the parameter of own job
• Ability to plan day-to-day work schedule and objectives, deals with any issues/conflicts arising and works with others to plan, organise and achieve goals
• 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
• Ability to adapt to changes in objectives and priorities proactively in response to changing business needs

Other Activities/Accountabilities

• Initial training is obligatory
• Perform other position related tasks as instructed by Supervisor / Executive Director(s)
• Provide cover for roles in other teams
• Any other ad hoc tasks as required from time to time
• Some travel to Swiss Re locations may be required

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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