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Financial Analyst (Suitable for Fresh Graduates)

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 1 300 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

Are you passionate about building on your financial knowledge? Do you enjoy financial analysis and seeing the bigger picture?
We are looking for a qualified and highly motivated Financial Analyst to join our Reinsurance Finance EMEA team.

This position in the Finance Reinsurance Accounting & Reporting and includes tasks and responsibilities in many areas of Financial Controlling within a highly fast-paced business environment. The role covers the global Property & Casualty Reinsurance business.

As a member of the Financial Controlling team you will ensure delivery of high-quality data and analysis, to enable effective business performance steering. In your role, you will also support the Business Controllers in Bratislava, Zurich and Munich in preparing quarterly financial reports in an accurate, timely and efficient manner, highlighting potential risks and opportunities.

Your main tasks include:

· Ensure complete and correct technical income statements in compliance with internal guidelines and control requirements.
· Provide support and guidance for efficient budgeting and disclosure through assigned system entries (Swiss Re proprietary PER tool).
· Ensure adequate clarity on financial developments in the region, ensuring documented audit trail in line with internal control standards
· Supporting preparation of quarterly reporting packages under various accounting valuations with underlying trends / issues identified for presentation to senior management, including preparation of presentations
· Find opportunities to improve productivity and/or simplify data validation/processes, take personal leadership to make a proposal and initiate implementation
· Undertake specific financial projects and ad hoc activities as required by the business
· Deputize other team members during their absences
· Establishes strong working relationship with our key business partners and act as a strong team member

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

Key skills, knowledge, qualifications & experience

· University graduate with a primary or higher degree (or equivalent), preferably in finance/accounting/economics
· You are willing to learn new concepts and grow own area of responsibility.
· Reinsurance knowledge is a plus, but is not mandatory
· Strong command of Microsoft Excel and Power Point.
· You have strong analytical, report writing and time management skills.
· English fluent written and spoken
· Self-motivated and able to perform tasks independently.

Key competencies

· Solves business problems using own initiative, within parameters of own role.
· Understands the underlying economics of the industry and the business to ensure the best financial interests of both are maximised.
· Strong analytical skills and comprehensive thinking and ability to work with complex details and apply good business judgement and deliver high-quality output independently.
· Capability to set priorities, work under tight deadlines and on your own initiative.
· Ability to make decisions within the parameters of the role. Can explain the business rationale behind decisions and can demonstrate a methodical/rational process for decisions.
· Strong teammate with excellent verbal and written communication skills.
· Strong customer focus.
· Intercultural competencies and the ability to understand complex processes. Keen to learn and quickly and expertly adapt to changes.
· Highly motivated individual used to work in a highly performance driven, professional and international environment

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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