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Bratislava, SK

Accounting & Closing Specialist


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


Would you like to become a specialist in the specific area of accounting?

Do you want to have the financial insight into the core Swiss Re business?

If you already have some accounting experience and would like to broaden your knowledge, we have an outstanding opportunity for you. What we need is your curiosity and open mind!


We are looking for a new colleague to work with us on quarterly closing activities. This role is an opportunity to get closer to the business and to deepen your understanding of the Swiss Re's core business. You will have a possibility to develop your expertise in the various valuations, i.e. US GAAP, Swiss Statutory or IFRS. Furthermore you will interact in a broad network of the Reinsurance functions across various divisions thereby growing your visibility and exposure to the key partners.


Our main tasks are:

  • Review intercompany figures and ensure that our quarterly reporting is consistent and follows the accounting principles

  • Perform accounting and reporting entries in the various financial systems for Life & Health Ledgers

  • Support efficient and effective reconciliation process across all the valuations

  • Ensure integrity, accuracy and completeness of the system data

  • Development and production of the regular reports and analyses

  • Act as contact for any process or control related inquiries for different valuations and for different partners including internal and external audit

  • Support on any other close activities and ad hoc work or project


About the team


Accounting & Closing Life & Health team is responsible for the quarterly financial closing for the reinsurance entities across the world. Core mandate is the closing of the reinsurance sub ledger for all relevant valuations. We lead and participate in various finance projects and improvement initiatives. Our team is about 10 people, mainly based in Bratislava.


About You


  • University degree or equivalent in the Finance or Economics

  • Working experience in areas of Finance, Reporting or Accounting with basic understanding of financial statements

  • Self-motivated and able to work independently

  • Strong in organization, planning, process and analytical skills to enable delivery of the quality output within tight deadlines

  • Strong teammate with can do attitude

  • Good interpersonal and communication skills

  • Insurance or Reinsurance knowledge an advantage

  • Knowledge of the generally accepted accounting policies in Switzerland and US GAAP or IFRS an advantage

  • Ability to understand and adapt fast to complex work-flows and systems

  • Fluent in English


Minimum base salary for this job from 1100 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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