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Bratislava, SK

Finance Manager


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


In this new role, you will have the rare opportunity to help move FP&A Group Operations (FP&A GO) to the next level and support the transformation of Swiss Re's Group Operations into the digital age. It is a role with high visibility, where you can help set priorities and drive initiatives, connect the dots and the community, and build your personal leadership!

You will:
•    Coordinate across and contribute to high-priority initiatives, activities and projects across the team. They can be tactical in nature (addressing questions such as, "How should we?") as they are strategic asks (addressing "What should we?").
•    Orchestrate our management processes, and create representative business presentations and communications to Boards and senior executives 
•    Help evolve our operating model towards an agile set-up.  This means, you help gear up the way we work and communicate, and you connect and integrate the dots, to enable our journey towards an agile organisation.  
•    Act as a sounding board to the Head of FP&A GO. This means being able to communicate wants, needs, concerns, ideas from all stakeholders in an effective & efficient way
•    Act as the coach and face of the FP&A Bratislava team
•    Design & facilitate FP&A conferences, offsites, meetings, and meet-ups. You will foster team leadership and define cross-unit relevant content.
•    Facilitate and promote working in agile ways via channels like SharePoint Online and MS Teams.
•    This role will evolve over time, which means it will fit you perfectly if you handle ambiguity with ease and if you are a lifelong learner.


About the Team

The FP&A GO team is the port of call for all financial matters of the Group Operations organisation. The team is part of the Division Finance Group Operations which is directly reporting to the Group CFO and Group COO of Swiss Re Group. 
Our goal is to be a valued and trustworthy strategic advisor for our partners by providing actionable financial insights. To reach this goal we work in close cooperation with the Divisions and Departments, and we embrace and promote digitization and new ways of working. 
The FP&A GO team consists of 32 members plus an assistant who supports the Head FP&A GO.  We are based in Zurich, Bratislava and Armonk.
We're a diverse bunch who are passionate about making FP&A GO successful while having fun doing so. Are you up for an exciting journey? Come and join us!


About You

•    You have previous experience in either consultancy, strategy, or chief of staff.
•    You have a sound understanding of (corporate) finance principles
•    You are analytical and creative, able to break down complexity, organise yourself, tasks and people around you. You are comfortable with shifting priorities and keep calm under pressure.
•    You have strong interpersonal skills and a high level of emotional intelligence paired with being a good communicator.
•    You express complex business topics in simple and appealing presentations, documents and posts
•    You are an engaging personality, and a networker. You are used to different styles, preferences and cultures. In fact, you embrace an atmosphere of inclusion.
•    You are committed, dedicated and trustworthy. We count on your integrity in dealing with highly confidential information.
•    You don’t shy away from problems, contrary you speak up, have an opinion and a sociable can-do demeanor. You know you are only as good as your team & colleagues around you.


Your experience and education
•    University degree or higher education
•    Project management experience with the ability to steer and coordinate processes end-to-end
•    Strong cross-functional analytical skills, both quantitative and qualitative. Ability to capture and formulate sophisticated business issues, and to develop balanced business cases and proposals to provide creative perspectives and inspire change.
•    Ability to collaborate effectively with senior executives, and to develop networks of business relationships to facilitate consensus-building.
•    Excellent command of English
•    Highly skilled in the use of Excel and Powerpoint
•    Familiarity with Agile methodologies (SAFe, scrum, Kanban etc) is a plus


Minimum base salary for this job from 2500 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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