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New York, NY, US

Accounting Advice - Financial Markets

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. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work.



This position is a part of the Accounting Advice - Finance Markets team located in Midtown Manhattan, New York


The primary focus of this position is to draft accounting policy under US GAAP and IFRS, provide assistance with the implementation of new accounting standards applicable to Swiss Re, and assist with the delivery of internal accounting trainings. The duties will also include providing accounting advice (including policy development) related to investments and perform accounting analysis of financial instruments, products and transactions. In addition to Asset Management and Treasury, the covered areas include Group Reporting and capital markets solutions with underlying insurance risk.

This position offers a unique growth opportunity to develop accounting expertise and understanding of a wide array of financial instruments and transactions, as well as hedging methodologies. It also offers exposure to various levels of management within Swiss Re.


The primary responsibilities are as follows:

  • Creating and formulating relevant accounting policies under US GAAP and IFRS
  • Assisting with the implementation of IFRS accounting guidance for the Group as well as affected legal entities and branches
  • Accounting analysis of products and transactions involving financial instruments
  • Monitoring new and emerging relevant US GAAP and IFRS requirements
  • Assisting in the preparation and delivery of internal training courses on accounting topics


The following background and skills are required:

  • Undergraduate degree in Accounting
  • Minimum three years of experience in public accounting or a strong financial services industry exposure
  • Strong command of US GAAP and IFRS accounting guidance related to consolidation, equity method of accounting, classification & measurement, impairment, hedging, and disclosures of financial instruments
  • Strong analytical, written and verbal communication skills and ability to work effectively in a team environment
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and remain flexible
  • Ability to work independently
  • High degree of self-motivation
  • CPA license a strong plus

Reference Code: 108870 


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