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Armonk, NY, US Fort Wayne, IN, US

Client Accounting Services Specialist

 

Client Accounting Services Specialist 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group is one of the world’s leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organized into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.

 

****This role can be located in Armonk, Fort Wayne or Toronto. ****

 

About You:

In this position, you are accountable for effectively managing a specific client portfolio, as well as building and maintaining professional client relationships. The main tasks of the position are reviewing technical aspects, quality management and portfolio analysis, alongside providing solutions to issues. You will be required to provide excellent external customer service, to understand client needs and concerns and actively seek to address them in developing solutions. You will perform client visits and reviews of client's administration processes alongside the Client Data Analysis & Review Expert team members. You will act as a Technical Accounting representative towards internal and external stakeholders by providing strategic advice, feedback and analysis. This occurs in close collaboration with the Operations teams. The incumbent requires a strong working knowledge of the L&H end-to-end processes and related dependencies. The role includes active contributions to the organization's value creation by simplifying processes, as well as being the Business Bound representative for Business Management Americas during the onboarding of new business. Support Business Management's core responsibility to enhance in force business and enable growth and innovation.

 

Your Role On The Team: 

  • Responsible for specific client portfolios.  Cultivate client relationships and expand client networks - with our clients and within the industry.  Ensures client understands and adheres to treaty terms and conditions. Identify/develop and share best practice recommendations and guidance with clients and internal stakeholders. Escalates portfolio analysis findings and recommended solutions to internal stakeholders.  Aligns organizational initiatives with strategic priorities. Provides innovative ideas to enhance business results. Maintain a solid understanding of Swiss Re Solutions, their application and the value they bring to the client. The incumbent collaborates across regions to maximize our global expertise.

 

  • Work with Technical Accounting colleagues (Operations and Quality Assurance) to develop data quality/reporting solutions for our clients and facilitate reporting to internal stakeholders. Serve as liaison between TA and Client Markets to address operational issues/concerns (e.g. data quality, collections, burdensome administrative practices).  Develop strategies to address issues identified through portfolio reviews.  Where appropriate, develop common, reusable approaches, recognizing global implications. 

 

  • As the Business Bound representative, ensuring proper onboarding of new business. Be a Business Management ambassador, representing Claims and Actuarial as well as Technical Accounting. Serve as both enabler and enforcer, as needed. Actively engage and influence Client Markets and various cross-functional teams to recommend and support client strategies. Coordinate with Client Markets to discuss minimum data requirements in compliance with Swiss Re's standards.  Coordinate with cross-functional team to assess risk and propose revised data requirements where clients are unable to satisfy agreed data standards.  Ensure contract reflects agreed data standards. 

 

 

  • Understand Swiss Re Client and Market strategies; work with stakeholders to define and deliver appropriate levels of TA/BM service – continually considering Right Client Right Service strategy, while keeping client buying behavior in mind and developing or adapting services accordingly. 

 

  • Support quarterly projection meetings with Client Markets and Finance. Be prepared to discuss client specific accounts in regards to timeliness of reporting of new business in particular for new treaty wins. Proactively reach out to clients for volume estimates if data is not yet in-house. 

 

  • Working in conjunction with the Client Data Analysis & Review team, conduct client administration reviews and deliver world class audit services Identify candidates, coordinate pre-review work, lead discussions with clients during/post review, produce and disseminate draft and final reports focusing on broader potential impact. Engage stakeholders to drive for timely resolution of issues. Address breakdown in client reporting and failure to adhere to treaty terms and recommended actions.  Engage cross-functional team to implement solutions and where appropriate, treaty remedies, for client reporting issues. 

 

 

About You:

  • Post-secondary education (diploma or Bachelor's degree) or related work experience in an insurance/reinsurance environment
  • Strong financial analysis skills; proven ability to monitor the development of a client portfolio including the ability to analyze individual performance drivers
  • Progression through LOMA exams to attainment of FLMI designation or equivalent work experience
  • Strong knowledge of insurance and reinsurance products and features
  • Inquisitive and analytical working style
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Entrepreneurial and self-motivated mindset
  • Strong solution and result oriented and pragmatic problem-solving approach
  • A positive attitude towards a dynamic and international environment
  • Effective written and oral communication skills
  • Other languages (French, Spanish) are an asset
  • Organizational and time management skills
  • Minimum of 3 years related experience in reinsurance/insurance environment
  • Possess a strong knowledge of computer fundamentals.  Takes full advantage of computer programs and office tools to maximize productivity and conduct data analysis and portfolio trending(e.g. PowerPoint, Word, Access, Excel, and BOXI)
  • Travel up to 3-4 times per year
  • Ability to lift boxes of paper ordered from record storage (10 to 20lbs)

 

Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.

 

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