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Location: 

Bratislava, SK

 

Senior Financial 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:

 

Do you have accounting knowledge, full financial statements understanding and analytical skills, which enable you to explain financial data? Do you fluently speak English and are you passionate about driving complex transaction discussions?

Then you might be the right person our Accounting & Reporting team is passionate about.

You will assume responsibility for the end-to-end reporting process of assigned legal entities (e.g. service, investment, financing and holding companies), according to the relevant accounting principles. You will ensure compliance with local statutory and group reporting requirements and the internal control framework.

 

Main activities of the team are:

  • Reporting and variance analysis for assigned entities in coordination with various teams.
  • Quarterly Group Reporting in line with the corporate US GAAP as well as statutory accounting principles and internal Economic Valuation Method (EVM), including analysis and legal entity reporting preparation.
  • Presentation to senior finance management, incl. BoD and other stakeholders.
  • Participation and driving the accounting and reporting related projects and complex transactions as required
  • Key contact person for assigned entities for internal partners and both internal and external auditors where required
  • The position acts with a high degree of autonomy & discretion within the delegated authority

 

Key accountabilities are:

  • Ownership of the legal entity in Statutory, US GAAP and Economic reporting in compliance with relevant accounting principles including management reporting, annual accounts production, ad hoc reporting
  • Full Trial balance responsibility including closing related bookings, reconciliation and substantiation of accounts (Statutory / US GAAP)
  • Participation in an active management of the Balance Sheet e.g. Cash, Capital monitoring
  • Coordination with internal teams and with external partners
  • Ensure operational compliance with statutory and group policies and internal control framework

About the team:

We are a team based in Bratislava covering different locations within EMEA region with our main mandate to proceed with quarterly and annually closing activities including the preparation of the final reporting packages presented to senior management. Entities under our responsibility are mainly based in Switzerland, Luxembourg, Germany, Slovakia, and UK.

Our main partners are General Ledger Accounting team, Global Investment Reporting team, Real Estate team, Treasury, Tax and Global Service Operations.

 

Key skills, knowledge, qualifications & experience:

 

  • At least 3 years of experience in Accounting / Reporting or Audit
  • Previous experience with preparation, reporting, and analysis, or audit, of the full financial statements and disclosures, is a must
  • Experience with accounting and reporting closing activities, e.g. in SAP, is a strong advantage
  • Knowledge of at least one relevant statutory accounting and reporting principles e.g. IFRS, US GAAP, Slovak, Swiss, German HGB, Luxembourg, UK, Danish
  • Accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA) is preferred
  • Analytical skills with the ability to deliver quality output on short deadlines
  • Ability to work independently
  • Analytical and methodical work-style combined with good business discernment and high-quality output with an ability to communicate at the management level and lead meetings efficiently
  • Real teammate who is used to working in a highly professional and international environment
  • Fluent in English, any other European language especially German is a plus

 

Minimum salary from 1500 EUR gross/month/full time and other rewards. Our offer to you may be higher based on your experience.*

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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