Bangalore, KA, IN


Senior Reporting Professional 

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 organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role

  • Responsible for statutory and regulatory filings in-line with the local country requirements.
  • Managing reporting deadlines / timetables to ensure accurate and timely delivery of tasks.
  • Co-ordinate meetings with key stakeholders like Finance Managers and Controllers, and drive them independently.
  • Worked closely with other functions located in Bangalore and other locations in resolving issues / open items.
  • Internal and External audit preparations and coordination.
  • Review internal controls of the process. Ensure proper governance.
  • Ensure Risk & Compliance with local and international requirements.
  • Bring about process improvements and automation to bring about greater productivity.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • Assist with transition and oversight of outsourced activities.
  • Contribute to building up central expertise in multiple accounting, valuation and reporting standards globally, including supporting documentation and knowledge transfer.
  • Contribute to on-boarding new team members and transferring knowledge as appropriate.
  • Support ATLAS programme activities, such as user acceptance testing, cut-over activities, data migration and reconciliations, data preparation and training.


About the Team

  • Finance Reinsurance teams of Asia are based in 8 different countries across Asia Pacific. The teams are primarily into Accounting & Reporting (A&R), Legal Carrier reporting, and Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A).
  • With Swiss Re's recent strategy to establish a holding company and operating entity domiciled in Singapore as a home office for all Asia branches, the Finance Reinsurance Asia team is growing its capability to fully cover the finance deliverables across all entities in the region.
  • This includes accurate and timely reporting across multiple valuations to the newly formed governance bodies, including the Swiss Re Asia Ltd. board of directors and management committees.
  • The vision is to grow the additional capacity in Bangalore as the hub for Asia. We are in the process of establishing a pool of reporting specialists who will take ownership and responsibility in making the new collaboration a success.
  • The mandate of the team will evolve in line with the build-up of knowledge within the team, effective integration between the on-shore regional teams and the local Hub


About You

  • Strong and relevant experience in handling an end-to-end close and reporting for legal entities across valuations US GAAP / Local GAAP / IFRS / EVM.
  • Chartered Accountant, Certified Management Accountant, CPA, M.Com, B.Com
  • Expertise in international accounting standards preferred (IFRS / US GAAP)
  • Insurance / Reinsurance of Financial Services knowledge preferred
  • Sound knowledge of Taxation will be an added advantage
  • 8-10 years of hands-on experience in doing monthly / quarterly / annual reporting of entities and working closely with Local Entity Accountants / Financial Controllers
  • Experience of working with external and internal auditors is desired
  • Work experience in auditing with global firms and project environments are strong assets
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Should be able to take ownership and accountability for the work performed
  • Result oriented with strong sense of urgency
  • Self-starter and ability to work under time pressure
  • Ability to perform independently with very minimal supervisory assistance
  • Strong communication (written and oral) and interpersonal skills
  • Strong ability to learn to handle different accounting systems within short time
  • Open minded team player and experience in working in virtual teams, under multiple-reporting lines and with people from different backgrounds and cultures
  • Adaptability to changing priorities and working environments 
  • Absolutely integer and reliable  
  • Hands-on experience with SAP is a plus
  • Team player with strong social and networking skills


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