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Bangalore, KA, IN


Business Analyst II 

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

This is your opportunity to join our team of experts in SAP FICO and Business Processes that will actively take ownership of the SAP data, processes and business applications and run the governance framework to ensure the integrity of financial data assets. You will report to the Head SAP Governance Bangalore Hub and act as a trusted partner of key internal customers to advise on and effectively communicate changes, issues and improvements for SAP data & applications.

  • Lead all phases of requirement gathering; ensure sound and timely decision-making by validating and triaging new requirements.
  • Articulate change requests based on the new requirements; present the requests to a decision board composed of senior representatives of finance and IT departments.
  • Coordinate and contribute in user-acceptance testing of implemented change requests; develop and clearly document test cases, test plans, and test scripts.

Maintenance of master data and reporting templates

  • Enable timely and accurate financial reporting through changes in the operational Chart of Accounts, related attributes and mappings.
  • Actively maintain integrity of master data in SAP (e.g. company code details) to minimize reconciliation efforts.
  • Maintain a single source of truth for general ledger reporting through a change management process for reporting templates (changes in included attributes, filters, pre-selections, display, calculations).

Standard setting and communication

  • Define governance and metrics documentation standards for master data and reports.
  • Foster process governance, i.e. industrialize processes and ensure a strong and transparent control framework around the quality of deliverables
  • Engage the power user community through information exchange, regular dialogue and events.

About the team

We are the Accounting & Reporting Office, a team spread across Europe, Asia and the US that provides advice and acts as trusted partner to Finance Reinsurance teams globally in the management of the Finance Reinsurance governance framework. Beside the maintenance of an appropriate SAP governance, we advise on process and control design within the Group risk and control framework and we develop standards for closing and reporting processes to drive consistency and transparency in decision-making. We are part of the Accounting & Reporting department in Finance Reinsurance, which is responsible for the production financial numbers, the consolidation of financial views in Reinsurance for external reporting and ensuring consistency across US GAAP, local statutory and economic reporting bases.

About you

  • You hold a university degree in accounting, finance or a quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, engineering, or information technology).
  • You demonstrate a keen understanding of the Finance functional processes and how they can be realized in S4 Finance.
  • You hold a SAP Financial Accounting certification.
  • You have worked for 6+ years in the following areas: requirement gathering and analysis, documentation of functional specifications, Unit and Integration testing of IT solutions, master data management, financial accounting and reporting.
  • You know how to handle large amounts of data in MS Excel and present your findings in simple and visually appealing way.
  • You communicate clearly, speak and write eloquently in English; you can explain just about anything to anybody.
  • You are a problem solver and demonstrate a strong client centric attitude, embracing product ownership.
  • You build extensive networks of relationships in order to reach your objectives.
  • You anticipate future issues, drive progress despite uncertainty and handle conflicts effectively.
  • You are a self-starter who can handle multiple priorities, work independently and deliver high-quality products under pressure
  • You work hands-on, embracing virtual teams and partnering with people from different backgrounds and cultures.
  • You share our enthusiasm about working for Swiss Re and available for travel to other locations.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.