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Bratislava, SK

Team Leader General Ledger Accounting


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

Is leadership your goal and you love numbers? We offer you a great opportunity to combine your love for finance with leadership talent.


If you are a finance professional, experienced in general ledger operations and team coordination, then this may be your future job!


As Team Leader you will lead, coordinate and develop the global Non-Technical Accounting team. You will ensure that the respective services are provided in the quality and timeline cooperated 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 manage 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 the need arises


About You


  • University degree in the area of finance, accounting, economics or similar
  • 5+ years of work experience in accounting / financial reporting
  • Experience in general ledger operations is must
  • Experience as a Supervisor or Team Leader is advantage
  • Strong focus on performance, goals, and risk management activities
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-starter who is able to navigate with ambiguity
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Adherence to deadlines and ability to work on own initiative and time pressure is a must
  • Excellent command of English, written and spoken; additional languages would be a plus
  • Strong MS PowerPoint, Excel and Word skills
  • Experience in SAP is an advantage


We are looking forward to your application!


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 value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.  Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.

Reference Code: 95761 


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