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SAP and improvement specialist in GL team

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava, Slovakia (Job with occasional home office)
  • 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

About the Team
The team consists of General Ledger Professionals who make sure that accounting of Swiss Re's Legal entities is accurate and fulfill all regulatory requirements. GL team has full ownership for non-technical accounting and GL activities in multi-valuation, including closing activities and ensures high quality of data delivered to the FSA managers. GL team is also first contact for internal and external audit for activities within its mandate.

About the Role
The position is designed for an experienced SAP General Ledger (GL) accountant with solid knowledge of SAP S/4 HANA. Ideal candidate should have experience with execution of accounting transactions in SAP for Fixed assets, AR, AP. You will be leading and participating in various projects and initiatives in the area of the general ledger. This role offers an outstanding opportunity to work with experts from GL accounting as well as IT teams.

Your responsibilities will include:
• Standardization and automation of accounting processes based on SAP GL functionalities and process harmonization
• Support the GLAS team during Quarterly Financial Closing Activities within SAP GL
• Lead and participate in various projects in the area of the GL
• Help to identify any potential gaps in controls and areas for improvement while ensuring consistency between the regions and teams (globally)
• Work together with IT to implement new accounting requirements
• Coordinate, organize and support UAT testing
• Create, conduct, and facilitate trainings/knowledge exchange sessions to increase the knowledge of the team for existing and new features/processes in SAP

Information about the selection process

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 in the area of finance, accounting, economics or similar
• Experience as a General Ledger accountant or similar
• SAP S/4 Hana (including FIORI) advance user
• Delivery oriented and independent working style
• Ability to prioritize tasks
• Project Management skills
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
• Innovative approach
• Proficient English written and spoken
• Adherence to deadlines
• IFRS knowledge is advantage

Does this describe you? Do not hesitate to apply, we are looking to your application!


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