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Bratislava, SK

Team Leader GL Accounting Services


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

As team leader, you are responsible for the management, coordination of the Non-Technical Accounting team and you ensure that the respective services are provided in the quality and timeline agreed with the stakeholders. You provide hands-on support when required, seek possibilities to further develop, streamline and improve the team's processes and talent.  Further, you ensure compliance with the risk and control framework and audit requirements.


Your job will include:

- Lead and develop a team of accounting professionals, involved in staffing topics, performance management feedback  

- Ensure the completion of monthly/quarterly/annual accounts for assigned entities and branches

- Manage payroll, compensation and related benefits accounting

- Own and approve balance sheet reconciliation processes where not controlled by other Finance teams

- Review VAT / equivalent reporting for VAT / equivalent managers (including reconciliations)

- Review reporting for the various jurisdictions served by Finance

- Manage end to end intercompany recharge processing and related activity, i.e. accounting for intercompany recharges in / out and International Assignee accounting / processes in conjunction with the Intragroup Service Model team.

- Act as focal point for audit activities and review requested information

- Drive policy reviews / settings and process improvements

- Act as the interface between Finance team and rest of Group, e.g. Tax and Legal teams, Group Cost Management / Controlling, Group FP&A, wider business community for the respective branches / entities

- Participate and support Finance related projects and perform ad hoc tasks as required  

- 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



About You

- University degree in the area of finance, accounting, economics or similar

- Minimum of five years of work experience in accounting / financial reporting

- Relevant experience as a Team leader of financial accountants or similar

- Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

- Adherence to deadlines and ability to work on own initiative and time pressure is a must

- Ability to lead and develop a team of approximately 10 people

- Strong focus on performance, goals, and risk management activities

- Self-starter who is able to navigate with ambiguity

- Fluent English written and spoken

- Experience in SAP is an advantage

- Very good comprehension of MS Office


Key Competencies:


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



Should be able to see how own objectives fit in with the overall team/business objectives.  Questions any areas, which do not fit.  Appreciates that each function plays within the Company and related roles externally.


CLIENT SERVICE            

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.



Ability to make decisions within the parameters of the role.  Can explain the business rationale behind decisions and can demonstrate a methodical/rational process for decisions.



Understands the underlying economics of the industry and the business to ensure the best financial interests of both are maximised.



Willingness and ability to put forward a convincing point of view within the parameter of own job.



Minimum base salary for this job from 1700 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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