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Location: 

Bratislava, SK

 

Junior Accountant 


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.

At Swiss Re we combine experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise to create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of our 15,000 employees across the world.

We offer a flexible working environment where curious and adaptable people thrive. Are you interested in joining us?

 

About the Role

This role offers a rare opportunity to combine your love for numbers with project work and provides great chance to improve your communication and business interaction skills.

 

You will be primarily working with our Senior Accountant responsible for Real Estate accounting and partial reporting related to our Swiss portfolio, however also supporting the entire Real Estate team with relevant requests. Your role will also include provision of information to other areas of Swiss Re Group for tax and regulatory purposes. Additionally, you will also assist with policy setting, process improvement, identification and implementation.

 

What does the role offer?

 

Accounting tasks:

In your role you will support/assist with the following tasks:

  • Accounting for real estate investments and own used properties / offices

  • Monthly and quarterly preparation of balance sheet reconciliations

  • Accounting of acquisitions/sales/transfers of properties

  • Reconciliation of construction projects

  • Compilation of depreciation analysis for statutory accounting (compilation, discussion with Tax, Finance and eventually PWC)

  • Compilation of file for cantonal tax filing

  • Compilation of analysis of allocations-/withdrawals of refurbishment fund (compilation, discussion with Tax)

  • Compilation of reports (annual real estate report, property insurance values, acquisitions/sales, appraisal overview)

  • Support of external & internal audit (data delivery, explanation of business cases)

  • Support on preparation of quarterly VAT-filings

  • Support of tax in case of audits

  • Performing reconciliation of intercompany balances

  • Booking of rents of own used properties (debit position / billing)

  • Other key projects

 

Project tasks:

  • Assisting and supporting on assigned projects primarily focusing on globalization, standardization and automation of the processes and target operating model

  • Having an open mind to new ideas, plan B's, suggestions to overcome difficulties as well as areas for improvements

 

About the Team

 

In 2019, our centralized accounting team was formed in Bratislava to fulfill multi-valuation accounting processes and standardized processing. Our team is responsible for real estate accounting activities for most of Swiss Re's worldwide real estate portfolio represented by investment properties held to generate rental income.

 

We are also involved in number of projects with aim to achieve a target architecture that incorporates all real estates into a single system in the future.

Our team is rather small, enabling close and informal cooperation fostering trust among team members, with family-like atmosphere.

 

About You

 

  • You have an university degree in the area of finance, accounting, economics

  • You possess relevant experience as a Financial accountant or similar

  • You bringing experience in Real Estate accounting is an advantage

  • You have great social and communication skills

  • Experience in SAP is beneficial

  • Fluent English written and spoken

  • Adherence to deadlines to work on own initiative is your strength

  • Flexible working attitude, being able to easily adapt to changing environment and priorities

  • Advanced level on Microsoft Office (Excel – Pivot Tables, Word and PowerPoint)

 

If our job opening caught your attention, we are happy to meet you!

 

Minimum base salary for this job is from 1100 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. 

 

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

 

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