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Bratislava, SK

Team Leader TA


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

Team Leader (TL) is responsible for leading a team of technical accountants (8-15 people). TL supervises daily workflow, delivery of high-quality work within set deadlines and carries out personnel management and leadership.  Where appropriate TL reports ideas for improvement of processes. TL monitors achievement of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and takes action if needed, actively and regularly communicates with internal and external clients and stakeholders.

Key Accountabilities:


•    Ensures efficient use of resources by coaching, monitoring and assigning the work to team members and manages workload. Sets targets and monitors team's progress. Ensures high quality fulfillment of tasks within given deadlines
•    Reporting and development of team performance according to steering indicators (KPIs)
•    Assures quality and risk management activities
•    Makes significant contributions to internal and external process improvements and constantly builds up reinsurance and TA knowledge
•    Sets direction of the team to support the overall business strategy of the respective function and Swiss Re
•    Participates in project work and special tasks
•    Authorizes payments and special transactions



•    Hires, motivates, establishes employee development plans and manages performance through regular communication as well as the formal performance appraisal process
•    Identifies training needs for team members

Client relationships: 

•    Actively pursues relationships with clients through frequent verbal and written interactions and occasional client visits
•    Directs team members and coordinates activities with other functional areas to address client issues that cannot be resolved within the team
•    Assures professional communication with stakeholders / internal clients, ensures professional service provision and builds up a strong professional network with other locations
•    Solves ad-hoc business issues in cooperation with SR employees and others

About the Team 

Technical accounting department is a part of the core business operations within Swiss Re. Our people receive accounts from clients, analyse and process documents and bring cash in house. The quality of our work influences Swiss Re reputation and is instrumental in the company's growth in all markets around the world.

About you 

•    Bachelor´s degree or equivalent experience in Accounting/Finance related discipline.
•    At least 5 years of working experience
•    Language skills: English fluent written and spoken, French adavntageous

•    Ability to develop and lead a team
•    Effective written and verbal communication skills
•    Very good comprehension of MS Office (e.g. Excel, Word, Power Point)
•    Proven organizational and time management skills, ability to handle multiple priorities
•    Proven analytical skills and detail orientation
•    Proven interpersonal skills for work internally across departments as well as with clients
•    Strong decision-making skills
•    Willingness and ability to take personal ownership for day-to-day responsibilities and work without close supervision
•    Willingness and ability to put forward a convincing point of view within the parameter of own job
•    Ability to plan day-to-day work schedule and objectives, deals with any issues/conflicts arising and works with others to plan, organise and achieve goals
•    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 adapt to changes in objectives and priorities proactively in response to changing business needs

Other Activities/Accountabilities 


•    Initial training is obligatory
•    Perform other position related tasks as instructed by Supervisor / Executive Director(s)
•    Provide cover for roles in other teams
•    Any other ad hoc tasks as required from time to time
•    Some travel to Swiss Re locations may be required


Minimum base salary for this job from 1500 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, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Reference Code: 104284 


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