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IT Product Owner - General Ledger

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 3 500 EUR/monthOur final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

This is an outstanding opportunity to work hands-on with the latest SAP S/4 HANA technology based on an Azure Cloud hosted environment.

The SAP General Ledger is part of the financial accounting and reporting platform introduced in a multi-year innovation program, redefining and harmonizing the technology and operating model for SwissRe group world-wide.

Your responsibilities will include:
• You will maintain, further enhance and operate the SAP General Ledger (GL) to enable the successful and timely execution of the global financial closing processes
• You will assume ownership for customer interactions and accurate reflection of requirements and priorities within the product backlog
• Act as main IT partner for the Financial Accounting and Reporting teams
• Communicate and build clarity on delivery timelines, dependencies and develop cross-functional solutions jointly with other squads

About the Team
• Diverse and dynamic team of IT specialists, IT business analysts, SAP FI/CO consultants, ABAP and HANA developers
• Team is operating as a squad within a fully agile DevOps operating model with end-to-end responsibility for the product.
• Globally distributed team (Germany, Switzerland, India, UK, Slovakia) working closely with internal finance colleagues located in Switzerland, India and significant finance community based out of Bratislava, Slovakia
• Our focus is to run, maintain, automate, further improve existing IT processes, functionalities and develop new ones.
• We are responsible for delivering the financial statements for both internal and external reporting requirements. In order to ensure that the General Ledger Product meets the expectations of the business, the team is collaborating closely with all partners to ensure short feedback cycles and continuous improvements of functionalities.

Employee perks, benefits

You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including:
- Attractive performance-based bonus
- Ultra flexible working time in hybrid setup, allowing you to work also from home
- Modern office spaces in attractive location
- 5 additional days of holiday
- Lunch allowance fully paid by Swiss Re
- Referral bonus
- Pension & risk insurance contribution
- Sick days and sick leave support
- Public transport benefit
- Multisport card

Information about the selection process

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

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)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

• Bachelor or master's degree in IT, Financial or Business field
• 6+ years of work experience in IT leadership role (e.g. Product Owner, IT lead, IT project coordinator)
• Business domain knowledge in the area of General Ledger
• Interest and willingness to learn SAP technology
• SAP FI hands-on experience including SAP customizing would be an asset but not a must
• Excellent leadership and communication skills
• Strong leadership skills with focus on content leadership (non-directive)
• Delivery oriented, independent working style with “hands-on” mentality
• Analytical and conceptional thinking capabilities
• Able to work under stress and ability to navigate ambiguity


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