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Finance Systems Manager iptiQ

Swiss Re

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: From 1 700 EUR/monthThe minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 1700 EUR 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 iptiQ

iptiQ is a risk tech start-up within Swiss Re Group. Swiss Re is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

iptiQ provides digital, bespoke and transparent L&H and P&C protection products in a B2B2C manner. Founded in 2014, we're transforming the way consumers buy insurance with a unique digital insurance engine which incorporates the latest technology with world-class underwriting capabilities. We build strong partnerships to sell insurance via trusted brands.

About the Role

This is an opportunity for you to join a team in the early stages of its development. We are looking for a hardworking individual, who can bring knowledge and an enthusiastic 'can do' attitude to our team. The iptiQ Division, through its Operating Entities provide access to attractive and growing primary risk pools.

Following a significant development, we are now recruiting a Finance systems manager to look after the governance and management of the Oracle and SAP accounting ledger used by the iptiQ entities. This role is suited to a specialist with a reporting systems background, passionate about being involved in the growing division.

This role will require you to oversee the financial reporting systems and perform tasks related to both the reporting ledger governance and the closing processes. You will develop your knowledge of SAP and Oracle cloud based technical ledger as well as other governance and reporting processes.

In this role you will also, together with your team-mates, be responsible for successful migration from legacy accounting system onto SAP General ledger platform and be part of the building up team operating model at early stage.

Key accountabilities:

- Develop a solid understanding of data flow, system landscapes and system interactions impacting accounting transactions under relevant valuations
- Designing/or maintaining comprehensive timetables and running the close process to those timetables
- Testing of new system functionalities, owning the implementation
- Opening and closing the reporting periods
- Reviewing the interfaces into and out of Oracle/SAP
- Running the foreign currency revaluation process
- Ensuring all journals have been approved and posted
- Designing/maintaining working instructions for Finance systems
- Ensuring accurate control evidence

About the Team

The Finance Accounting & Reporting iptiQ team in Bratislava is responsible for the quarterly financial closing for US GAAP, EVM and statutory valuations for our legal entities.

We also contribute to a number of development projects. Our current challenge is migration of our iptiQ Life entity and branches on SAP General ledger within Olympus project.

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

Secondary with school-leaving examination
Follow-up/Higher Professional Education
University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

About You

- Accounting and Reporting systems including data entry and monthly close processes; basic knowledge of accounting required
- Ability to work within an appropriate control environment
- Effective communication at all levels, including written and oral presentation, engaging partners as appropriate
- Good organizational skills, with an analytical and structured approach to work
- Work well in a team or independently and involving others appropriately in the business
- Computer-literate with excel and operating systems knowledge
- Advanced experience on SAP


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