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Risk and Control Specialist

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, organizačná zložka

Information about the position

  • Place of work: Remote work
  • Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards: 1 500 EUR/monthMinimal guaranteed bottom limit. Final salary offer depends on your experience and requirements.
  • Contract type: full-time

Job description, responsibilities and duties

  • Do you have some experience with IT risks or controls or are you interested to learn about them?
  • Do you see solutions where others don’t even see the problem yet?
  • Does interaction with other departments and control functions sound appealing? 
We can offer you a role where you can learn and use all of that! You will be a part of our team supporting us in making sure that our software development and processes are in line with all the controls requirements. You will work closely with our support team in Bratislava responsible for access management and infrastructure.Candidates from Ukraine are encouraged to apply.As a Risk and Control Specialist, your main responsibilities will involve: 
  • Ensure that internal controls are designed and implemented effectively in our team
  • Be our SME on Zurich’s Internal Controls Integrated Framework
  • Assist in assessing, monitoring, and documenting the controls relevant to our team
  • Be the point of contact with internal and external audit teams for controls-related discussions
  • Identify and evaluate opportunities to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of internal controls execution and audits
  • 50% Controls monitoring, execution, and assessment
  • 30% Communication with colleagues, internal and external auditors
  • 20% Innovating the internal processes

Employee perks, benefits

Working time benefits
Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leaveMonetary benefits
Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonusOther benefits
Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team eventsLearning/Development
Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP)Possibilities of development 
  • Cooperation with an experienced team of developers and business analysts
  • Opportunity to develop in the areas of IT controls standards, risk management techniques, coding skills, business knowledge
  • Learn about mathematical and actuarial techniques used in the insurance company
  • Rotation within Zurich Company to other projects, teams, and locations
  • Diverse spectrum of internal and external training for both technical and soft skills

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Bachelor's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

The position is suitable for a fresh graduate


Personality requirements and skills

As Risk and Control Specialist, your skills and experience will ideally include: 
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)
  • Analytical thinking, detail-oriented, disciplined
  • Ability to deal with ambiguity, make decisions promptly and independently
  • Strong communication and negotiations skills
  • Drive for continuous improvement and learning
  • Basic knowledge of the IT environment and interest to learn more about it
  • 0-3 years experience in IT, audit, controls management
  • Knowledge of internal control best practices is an asset
  • Understanding capital modelling, statistics, and software development is an asset


Brief description of the company

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Bratislava is a Slovakia-based Competence Center for highly specialized services in the areas of Life and non-life actuarial, risk management, business intelligence, IT application development and service management as well as insurance network. An international workforce of close to 300 colleagues is supporting Zurich’s Corporate Center and Business Units around the globe.

Number of employees

250-499 employees