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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 1 700 EUR/monthThe minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 1700EUR 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. 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

About the role

The Global Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - Global Product Controlling Team is looking for a highly motivated person who's interested to work in a fast paced and changing environment, performing quarterly business controlling, financial analysis and reporting tasks (Nominal, USGAAP and Economic Value Management - EVM); furthermore, also supporting the annual planning process and the transition from US GAAP to IFRS which is currently underway.

This position offers an outstanding opportunity to get an overview of some of the most complex and interesting insurance products of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. It also offers close collaboration with underwriting and origination teams.

Specifically, you will be responsible for certain allocated product lines 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

The team supports leading and steering the financial performance of the business unit Corporate Solutions and its regional and product management teams.

We are further developing and strengthening our financial controlling and performance reporting capabilities, to build a robust performance reporting and monitoring process, acting as a value-adding business partner towards the business.

Working within the Finance Corporate Solution team, you will join a highly motivated and dynamic team within an interesting and complex environment and will get the opportunity to build up reporting, consolidation & analytical capabilities.

Key responsibilities include:

Lead the bound business controlling and projection process for allocated product lines, collaborating closely 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 detailed 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 collaboration 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 demonstrating on and working closely with, all relevant partners to deliver on clearly attributed goals and objectives is key

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


University graduate with a primary or higher degree (or equivalent), preferably in finance/accounting/economics and with minimum 3 years of relevant working in financial planning & analysis or controlling activities preferably within a (Re)insurance environment

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 with the ability to deliver quality output on short deadlines and manage details without losing site of the "big picture"

Aptitude to swiftly understand and grasp complex concepts and subjects

Team player with strong communication skills to summarize complex 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, including Underwriting, Client Markets, Reserving and Finance colleagues

Agile and flexible, ability to operate within a changing environment. Ability to simultaneously handle multiple projects and prioritize

Excellent command of English (spoken and written)

Demonstrate personal accountability for area of responsibility

Experience in accounting frameworks (i.e. US GAAP /, IFRS) desirable


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


Contact person: Natalia Zemkova