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Team Leader Subledger Closing L&H Bratislava

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 2 000 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

Is leadership your goal and you love numbers?

The Accounting & Closing L&H team is responsible for the quarterly financial closing for external US GAAP and Statutory valuation for our reinsurance entities in Europe and Asia. The core mandate is the closing of the technical L&H sub ledgers for all relevant valuations which includes external and intra-group (IGR) business. The team also contributes to the quarterly EVM (Economic Value Management) reporting.

We are now looking for a team leader interested in our core business activities L&H reinsurance. Your primary responsibility is to lead and support the team in the quarterly closing activities for US GAAP and Statutory with a focus on reconciliations between the different valuation layers and on completing all relevant controls to ensure accuracy of balance sheet and income statement. If people development combined with love for accounting is what defines you, we are looking for you!

Your main tasks:
• Lead and support efficient and effective reconciliation process across all valuations
• Review IGR figures and ensure that IGR accounting is consistent and compliant with the accounting principles (US GAAP and Local Statutory).
• Supervise the development and production of regular reports and analysis
• Supervise and maintain control environment by reviewing, performing checks, investigating and supervising the data clean up as required
• Act as contact for any process or control related inquiries for different valuations and for different stakeholders including internal and external audit
• Supervise, train and develop the local finance team
• Ensure trustful and open communication – lead by example

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 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)

Personality requirements and skills

• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience in an Accounting/Finance and 4+ years related experience
• Knowledge of insurance and reinsurance products and features
• Strong analytical skills
• Ability to work creatively and analytically in a problem solving environment
• Strong business sense with ability to offer solutions to streamlining and improving processes
• Good organizational and time management skills; ability to balance multiple priorities and delegate
• Strong interpersonal skills for work internally across departments, as well as with internal partners and team members
• IFRS17 knowledge an advantage
• Previous leadership experience an advantage
• Good decision making skills

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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

Contact

Contact person: Dominika Janeckova