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Bangalore, KA, IN

Head Global (Re)Insurance A&R Bangalore

About the role:

  • Continue leading the transition of offshore operations to the Accounting Hub in Bangalore and change management support as we evolve into the world of IFRS
  • Lead the responsibilities for the Global (Re)Insurance A&R teams in Bangalore (IGR, PER Controlling, Subledger Processing and Subledger Controlling); challenge teams to achieve a high-performance level. Provide leadership as well as content support to the team leads and team members as necessary
  • Willingness to challenge status quo processes and desire to implement process improvements, enforcing an environment with uncompromising controls
  • Responsible for day-to-day implementation of and ensuring that overarching control structure minimizes risk across team, challenging and leading team members for ongoing enhancements to control structure
  • Assumption of additional projected-related responsibilities as well as ad-hoc requests from internal clients
  • Serve as primary contact for the Global (Re)Insurance A&R Co-heads to handle cross-functional queries, quality control, escalation process, etc.
  • Fostering an environment of high collaboration and communication
  • Implementation and ongoing assessment of staffing model, ensuring balance in workload distribution across team
  • Continuous coaching (formal / informal) across team


About the team:

The Global (Re)Insurance Accounting & Reporting department in Group Finance is responsible for the close process and financial reporting of both Life & Health as well as Property and Casualty business. It covers all accounting bases - US GAAP, Statutory, Economic Value Management (EVM) as well as IFRS - and consists of units taking care of Intragroup retrocessions (IGR), external retrocessions, traditional business, subledger controlling and processing.


As Head Global (Re)Insurance A&R Bangalore Hub, you will have  direct reports each with a sizeable team. You will report directly to the Head Group Finance Bangalore Hub with dotted line to the Co-Heads Global (Re)Insurance A&R based in Zurich. Together with your team, you are responsible of ensuring both organizational support and content ownership of the activities in Global (Re)Insurance A&R carried out from Bangalore.  You will decide and act with a degree of autonomy in practice areas with the delegated authorities.


About you:

  • Post graduate in Finance/ Statistics / Mathematics / Actuarial / MBA is preferred
  • A minimum of 12+ years' work experience in a Finance, Actuarial or Controlling area with a main focus on Financial Reporting for valuations
  • Knowledge and working experience with IFRS a plus
  • Experience working with European companies and familiarity with European business practices and culture a plus
  • Knowledge of Insurance or Reinsurance industry a plus
  • Excellent leadership and analytical skills with the ability to deliver quality output with short deadlines and manages details without losing the sight of the big picture
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively at the management level and lead meetings efficiently; experience working in a highly professional and international environment
  • Ability to develop and cultivate relationships with local cross-functional business partners and global business partners
  • Strong coaching and mentoring skills
  • Strong relationship building skill set
  • Fluent in English (any other European language a plus)


About Swiss Re


Swiss Re 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. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



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