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Branch Controlling Financial Professional with German Language (80-100%)

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

 
Would you like to build on your financial knowledge? Are you passionate about accounting, analysing and reporting? Do you love seeing the bigger picture? Then we have a great opportunity just for you.
 
What does the role offer you?
 
This role provides you the chance to gain a deep understanding of our business and the multi-valuation and multi-dimensional reporting of a major legal entity of the Reinsurance industry leader. You will collaborate closely with experts in different functions that will support your professional and personnel development. You will work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment, and you will get the opportunity to help shaping the formation of a newly established team and optimize our processes.
 
As a member of the Carrier Reporting & Analysis Services team you will prepare and report financial information of the legal entity's branches for US-GAAP and local accounting standards to senior management as well as to tax, regulatory and other governing authorities.
 
Main tasks
• Complete the quarterly close of the US-GAAP and local financial statements by monitoring the closing process and performing quality assurance activities and provide accounting guidance
• Support external audit activities and prepare requested information in connection with internal audits
• Gather and review analytical information from other teams as well as perform analytical procedures for all valuation to understand the individual branch's story line
• Provide comprehensive financial and variance analysis and business commentaries with respect to reporting, monitoring and reconciliation activities according to management and client requirements
• Prepare on a quarterly or annually basis qualitative reporting to senior management or other internal clients on US-GAAP and local accounting standards as well as reporting to tax, regulatory and other governing authorities on local accounting standards, in particular interact with group tax & tax authority
• Ensure that we execute on high-quality, robust processes for all reporting deliverables, in line with existing Swiss Re processes and deliverables for our already well established carriers
• Contribute to improve processes and systems to ensure compliance with the risk and control framework and audit requirements, and also to meet internal management expectations
• Establish a network and closely collaborate with the respective professionals across the organization
 
About the team
We are looking for a qualified and highly motivated Branch Controlling Professional to join our Carrier Reporting & Analysis Services team. Jointly and in close collaboration with the Carrier team in Luxembourg, the team will play a pivotal Finance role in the preparation, analysis and reporting of financial information for all valuations of one of the biggest legal entity including its branches of Swiss Re Group.

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.



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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) and German - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

We would be happy to meet you if you have the following skills:
• Excellent command of the English and German language
• University degree, preferably in finance/accounting/economics and with a minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience
• Knowledge and experience in the preparation of complex financial statements, ideally in the financial industry
• Experience in financial reporting focused on timely delivery and high quality of output
• US-GAAP or IFRS as well as local valuation knowledge (German GAAP would be an advantage)
• Strong command of Microsoft Excel and Power Point, knowledge of SAP would be advantage
• Ability to work under tight deadlines and on your own initiative
• Keen to learn and quickly and efficiently adapt to changes
• Highly motivated individual used to working in a highly performance driven, professional and international environment
 
If you find this opportunity as a great step in your career, send your application and join our team!

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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