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Business Analyst Finance

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

The Finance Operations Specialist gets the opportunity to work with the Finance and IT community worldwide, making sure that Reinsurance Finance is providing consistent, reliable and timely information to its clients. The role is to become an expert in the maintenance and coordination of updates to Types of Amounts (TOA) and several other financial attributes, while also developing skills and knowledge to be able to work with team members specialising in the other areas of master data management and reporting.

This is a senior expert role. It manages and coordinates requests from across the business that lead to additions and changes to a business code called Type of Amount used by the business. This code defines how a transaction is posted to subledger and general ledger. The role collects requests, analyses an impact to current accounting schemes, asks for stakeholder feedback, and coordinates implementation of the solution with Finance IT. Similar approach is used for the management of several additional financial attributes.

This role will suit a candidate with good communication and coordination skills, and deep knowledge of finance and accounting principles.

Key Accountabilities

· Ensure that data and attributes used by reporting systems are consistent and reliable
· In cooperation with Finance IT and other business units, ensure that the reporting system delivers information to internal clients that is reliable, consistent, and timely.
· Act as a single point of contact for client queries related to selected areas of master data management
· Independently and proactively look for and implement improvement activities
· Maintain documentation and knowledge database
· Lead and support training activities related to the area of expertise
· Perform other position related tasks as instructed by Supervisor
· Provide cover for roles in other teams
· Any other ad hoc tasks as required from time to time

Information about the selection process

This job offer is suitable for people who have been impacted by the invasion of Ukraine.

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

· Master's Degree in Finance or Accounting
· Minimum of 2 years' experience in a role relevant to Financial Reporting or Accounting in a large multinational organisation
· Experienced user of Reporting or BI tools (Oracle Discoverer, Business Objects, Crystal Reports…)
· Proficient in MS Excel, with experience in handling and manipulating large data volume
· Accurate and detail oriented team player
· Flexible and open minded - committed to a permanent learning experience
· Ability to fluently communicate in English across various groups of people is necessary

Key Competencies

FINANCIAL AND BUSINESS ACUMEN
Understands the underlying economics of the industry and the business to ensure the best financial interests of both are maximised.

SEEING THE BIG PICTURE
Should be able to see how own objectives fit in with the overall team/business objectives. Questions any areas, which do not fit. Appreciates the each function plays within the Company and related roles externally.

RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPMENT
Builds and maintains effective working relationships with peers both internally and externally. Initiates building up a network of contacts.

PROACTIVITY
The ability to think and act ahead, spotting problems or opportunities before they arise, in terms of delivery of tasks/projects and resource conflicts. Willing to initiate opportunities for improvement.

CONTINUOUS IMPROVEMENT
The inner drive to do things better, to meet and exceed goals and to keep improving things through creativity and innovation.

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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