Bratislava, SK


Business Analyst in Finance IT 

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 Team

You will be part of a team that has members in Zurich and Bratislava with significant interaction with Zurich, US, UK, India and Bratislava finance & IT colleagues.


About the Role

In this role you will support a unit responsible for the maintenance and enhancement of our Reinsurance Financial Data Store for Life & Health, which acts as an integration layer and connects the reinsurance contract management systems, technical accounting systems with the accounts payables/receivables modules, the general ledger and the closing and actuarial engines.

You are willing to grow into an important role in the business analysis team.

You will work in projects but also support production.

The project work will focus on the data integration, design and development of new database attributes, interfaces, functions, as well as the support and monitoring of data migration processes and the data reconciliation.

You will also be involved in the project which focuses on the movement of our iptiQ business towards the new platform.

This will require the support of the new setup in the Reinsurance Financial Data Store.

You will become a part of the iptiQ STEP Finance project team and do the testing around the new interface.

On the production side the main tasks will be to support the quarterly closing with special processes and to secure the daily data processing and error handling.


Key Accountabilities


Business support and production control

  • Monitoring and maintenance of interfaces, including error handling.
  • Error handling includes analysis, solution proposals and correction processes
  • Perform and coordinate data clean ups and migrations
  • Perform database updates and enhancement (mappings, functions, interfaces)
  • Perform System reconciliation and data quality checks
  • Support the quarterly closing by executing special processes
  • Provide consultancy to business users


Business analysis of new requirements for new IT implementations and change request for existing IT-solutions

  • Gather, discuss and analyse the requirements for new attributes, interfaces or functions in close cooperation with business experts and IT
  • Translate requirements into system specifications, covering all aspects of the new solution
  • Work closely with the programmers in the realisation phase and ensure correct understanding and implementation of business requirements
  • Perform and document interface and application tests
  • Document the solution, both for internal and external use
  • Manage assigned sub-task in above-mentioned fields independently
  • Perform system testing in regular UAT cycles


About You

  • University degree in business administration with specialization in information technology or equivalent
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • Good command of English
  • Very good knowledge of MS Office
  • Knowledge of SQL is a strong asset for this position
  • Knowledge of Jira and Confluence would be an asset
  • Experience as a business analyst would be an asset
  • Experience in insurance/reinsurance would be an asset
  • Previous knowledge in technical or financial accounting would be an asset
  • Good communication skills
  • Flexible and open for new tasks, willing to learn permanently
  • Self starter, independent and responsive in character and work
  • Stamina and the drive to get things done
  • Excellent team player attributes combined with a proactive approach and a 'can do' attitude



Solves business problems using own initiative, within parameters of own role.



Aware of the importance of internal and external clients, understands their needs and works with them to meet these.  Focuses on delivery, meeting deadlines and providing high quality service.



The ability to collaborate with others and contribute as part of a high performance team, as opposed to working independently or competitively, in order to achieve a common goal.



Ability to adapt to changes in objectives and priorities proactively in response to changing business needs.



The ability to think and act ahead, spotting problems or opportunities before they arise, in terms of delivery of tasks/projects and resource conflicts. Willing to initiate opportunities for improvement.



The selected candidate will be Contracted via our Personnel agency.


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.


Minimum base salary for this job from 1200 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits. We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.


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