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Bratislava, SK

Professional Financial Analyst


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 more than 13,000 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


You will join a high-powered Group Cost Management team that maintains and administers tools, reporting engines and processes that underpin the Swiss Re Group Cost consolidation.  This role will require intensive collaboration within the Cost Data Management team in Group Cost Management and will have significant interactions with IT as well as stakeholder exposure across the divisional cost controlling community, with a large focus on the process governance, tool maintenance and production support for global cost management.  Support with standard and ad hoc cost reporting can also be offered within this role.


This position will report to the Head Cost Data Management in Bratislava and will have significant involvement with the Finance Transformation activities across the Group.

This is a rare opportunity to get a broad understanding of the operational management of a financial services firm. It will allow and require you to build a wide network across all Business Units and Group Functions not only within Finance, but across Swiss Re. The combination of data-centric and people-centric process work is a unique platform from which to develop your management skills.


Main responsibilities:

•    Cost process management / tools / production support:
- Actuals Cost Process management: daily, monthly, quarterly management of interfaces, reports and ad hoc requests, reconciliations, collaboration with accounting teams
- Accrual process management: tool, questions, timeline, sign offs
- Organizational changes: incorporation of structural changes to the business (cost center changes, budget shifts/moves) 
- Cost Projection process management: preparation of timelines, tools, collaboration with key stakeholders (divisional cost controllers, finance managers) to identify and manage dependencies across the business 
- End to end Cost Plan process management
- Production support: General point of contact for divisional cost controllers and divisional operating officers to deliver timely and accurate cost data for Actuals, Projections and Plan
- Service Cost allocation Master data management

•    Reporting production: Assistance in production management reports and execution of ad hoc reconciliations and analyses
•    On-boarding / training: Introduction and support of new finance colleagues across the Business Units and Group Functions on cost management and tools
•    Project work related to introduction of new software tools aimed at streamlining and simplifying all Cost Processes.

About the Team

The Cost Data Management team consists of 7 colleagues including yourself, located in Bratislava and Zurich and is housed within a highly integrated Group Cost Management unit of 25 colleagues based in Bratislava and Zurich. We are part of Finance Group Operations, which in total has 220 colleagues.
Our main goal is to be the central point of contact for the divisions on any Cost or Service cost allocation related topic where we ensure close collaboration with the Division Heads, Divisional Executive Offices and Cost representatives such as Department and Cost Centre Heads.


About You

•    University degree, preferable in a finance related field
•    Minimum 3 years of relevant experience
•    Fluency in written and spoken English
•    Excellent MS Excel, and other Microsoft Office suite programs
•    Familiarity with accounting terminology
•    Ability to achieve precision alongside balancing multiple topics under time pressure 
•    Ability to assess, understand and manage complex dependencies
•    Cross-functional stakeholder management; stature and confidence to interact with staff across all levels of the organization
•    Excellent communication skills and team player
•    Ability to convey complicated information in a structured way

Other activities/accountabilities that may be required from Employee:
•    Perform other position related tasks as instructed by Supervisor
•    Provide cover for roles in other teams
•    Any other ad hoc tasks as required from time to time 
•    Some travel to Swiss Re locations may be required


The minimum gross monthly base salary for this role is 1700 EUR full time.
Our final offer to you will be set up fairly, considering the skills and experience that you bring to the Swiss Re Group.
You can look forward to extra rewards and benefits including an attractive performance-based bonus.


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.

Reference Code: 105267 


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