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Singapore, SG

FP&A Analyst


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


The Financial Analyst position provides you with the opportunity to become a key partner to the business by supporting our Client Markets function in managing and steering their respective portfolios. You will also be responsible for coordinating the business planning and performance measurement processes, as well as providing ad hoc support and analysis where required. You will be responsible for coordinating the quarterly EVM and US GAAP closing activities for both the P&C and L&H business with the cross-functional team in Swiss Re Asia. 

The successful candidate will be part of the Asia FP&A ("Financial Planning & Analysis") team and will work closely with other finance teams both locally and globally, sharing knowledge and actively collaborating to drive continuous improvement for the team.  Key tasks of the role include: presentation of results to key stakeholders; providing substantive and insightful analysis on variances to prior periods and to the budget; monitoring changes in the portfolio and updating stakeholders as appropriate; contributing to improvement and simplification initiatives for the team; and portfolio analysis on an ad-hoc basis.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Perform renewal analysis for major P&C renewal periods ensuring timely understanding of performance for the unit
  • Reviewing and subsequently presenting insightful analysis of the financials to Client Market/Solution/Transactions leaders; communicating key business trends, underlying performance, tactical financial initiatives to meet performance expectations, and the impact of specific investments.
  • Actively provide up-to-date information on the development of critical issues arising from the respective line of business to ensure timely steering
  • Propose and prepare new/ad hoc analysis to enhance effectiveness of business analytics and bring value-added analysis to our business partners
  • Review and challenge business assumptions used in the quarterly/annual business controlling process for the respective line of business and countries
  • Proactively identify and address relevant issues that may have financial and business implications with the local Market Heads and local Heads of Finance.  Where necessary, work closely with other key stakeholders from claims, underwriting, technical accounting and reserving actuaries
  • Drive the annual business plan, coordinate with region and global FP&A team on running through a top down plan process through
  • Setting targets based on revenue performance and future investments.
  • Developing budget packs designed to drive the clear communication of business plans and financial outcomes.
  • Consolidation and communication with senior leaders of country submissions and progress towards the overall Asia performance target.
  • Supporting country budget reviews to drive towards the Asia performance target through the communication and key trends within Revenue and capital.
  • Work closely with senior leaders to develop business cases surrounding structures solution/transaction review including M&A activities, IFRS17 and accounting standards.  Perform review and adapting Asia transaction review procedures. Provide finance and accounting assessment through linkage to P&L/B&S performance.
  • Contribute towards simplification initiatives through experience in process efficiency, quality and controls


About the Team


The successful candidate will be part of the Asia FP&A team and will work closely with other finance teams both locally and globally, sharing knowledge and actively collaborating to drive continuous improvement within Finance.  The financial analyst reports into the FP&A team, which operates within Finance Asia under the Asia CFO.  The team maintains strong links to other regions and to the Finance teams for the Reinsurance business unit in Europe.  The role is part of a community of FP&A Analysts, who are spread across five offices throughout the Asia region, making the ability to collaborate remotely an important skill for the position.


About You


At least five years of experience in controlling, accounting or similar experience, ideally in a Re/Insurance environment

Degree in Accounting, Actuarial, Business Management or Economics, preferably with a focus on Finance or Accounting

Good project management and presentation skills

Proven ability to work and communicate in a multicultural organization in a matrix environment

A strong record of client-centric behaviour and mind-set

Proficient in IT software (Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint; Access a plus)

Knowledge of financial reporting (USGAAP, IFRS, Economic valuation frameworks) will be preferred

Fluent in English; other languages a plus

Reference Code: 97663 


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