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Senior Financial Reporting Professional

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 700 EUR/monthOur 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

Do you have accounting knowledge, full financial statements understanding and analytical skills, which enable you to explain financial data? Do you fluently speak English and are you passionate about driving complex transaction discussions?
Then you might be the right person for our Accounting & Reporting team - this is what we are passionate about!
You will assume responsibility for the end-to-end reporting process of assigned legal entities (e.g. service, investment, financing and holding companies), according to the relevant accounting principles. You will ensure compliance with local statutory and group reporting requirements and the internal control framework.

Main activities of the team are:
• Reporting and variance analysis for assigned entities in coordination with various teams.
• Quarterly Group Reporting in line with the corporate US GAAP (soon to be replaced by IFRS) as well as statutory accounting principles and internal Economic Valuation Method (EVM), including analysis and legal entity reporting preparation.
• Presentation to senior finance management, incl. Board of Directors and other partners.
• Participation and driving the accounting and reporting related projects and complex transactions as required
• Key contact person for assigned entities for internal partners and both internal and external auditors where required
• The position acts with a high degree of autonomy & discretion within the delegated authority

 
Your Key accountabilities are:
• Ownership of the legal entity in Statutory, Group, and Economic reporting in compliance with relevant accounting principles including management reporting, annual accounts production, ad hoc reporting
• Full Trial balance responsibility including closing related bookings, reconciliation and substantiation of accounts (Statutory / Group)
• Participation in management of the Balance Sheet e.g. Cash, Capital monitoring, and of the Income Statement profitability, e.g. Revenue from third parties and related cost
• Coordination with internal teams and with external partners
• Ensure operational compliance with statutory and group policies and internal control framework
 
About the Team:
We are a team based in Bratislava covering different locations within EMEA region with our main mandate to proceed with quarterly and annually closing activities including the preparation of the final reporting packages presented to senior management. Entities under our responsibility are mainly based in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Slovakia, and UK.
Our main partners are General Ledger Accounting team, Global Investment Reporting team, Real Estate team, Treasury, Tax and Global Service Operations.

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

• At least 3 years of experience in Accounting / Reporting or Audit
• Previous experience with preparation, reporting, and analysis, or audit, of the full financial statements and disclosures, is a must
• Experience with accounting and reporting closing activities, e.g. in SAP, is a strong advantage
• Knowledge of at least one relevant statutory accounting and reporting principles e.g. IFRS, US GAAP, Slovak, Swiss, German HGB, Luxembourg, UK, Danish
• Accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA) is preferred
• Analytical and methodical work-style combined with good business discernment and high-quality output with an ability to communicate at the management level and lead meetings efficiently
• Fluent in English, any other European language especially German is a plus

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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