Zurich, Zurich, CH

Finance Manager (Hybrid; m/f/x/d; 80-100%)


The Global Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - Global Product Controlling Team is looking for a highly motivated person who's interested in a demanding and changing environment, performing quarterly business controlling, financial analysis and reporting (Nominal and IFRS), as well as supporting the annual planning process.


We offer a unique opportunity to get an overview of some of the most complex and interesting corporate insurance products of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. This role also offers very close cooperation and business partnering with underwriting and origination teams.


About the Role


Specifically, you will be responsible for controlling, budgeting and projections, preparation of management reports, business performance reviews and leading the development of specific reporting, budgeting and projection routines for your designated product lines.


Key responsibilities include:


  • Lead the projection process for your client groups, liaising with underwriting, operations, reserving and IT functions
  • Serve as global Finance Business Partner for your product lines and their respective underwriting, claims and operational teams
  • Ensure operational excellence by developing rigorous routines for quarterly closings/projections
  • Provide insightful analytics for portfolio optimization and profitability reviews
  • Drive alignment and optimization of closing processes both within FP&A and in collaboration with Operations, Actuarial and other relevant functions
  • Fully understand and challenge the financial performance (Nominals & IFRS) of our business


This position works with a high degree of autonomy, but also in close collaboration with all relevant fellow team members and stakeholders to deliver on goals and objectives.


About the Team


Our team supports managing and steering the financial performance of Corporate Solutions and its regional and product management teams.  We are also developing and strengthening financial steering capabilities to build a robust business plan supporting business growth and act as a challenger to the business.


About you


You bring excellent analytical skills with the ability to deliver quality output on short deadlines and manage details without losing site of the "big picture."  A great teammate with strong communication skills, you are able to summarize complex technical issues to a non-expert audience.  You thrive working in both a collaborative team environment as well as independently and are able to manage multiple projects and prioritize effectively.


Key requirements include:


  • Bachelor's degree, preferably in finance/accounting/economics
  • Minimum 7 years of relevant working in financial planning & analysis or controlling activities preferably within a (Re)insurance environment
  • Ability to capture requirements from stakeholders and translate them into reports/presentations and processes
  • Strong ability to analyze and interpret financial data
  • Aptitude to swiftly understand and grasp sophisticated concepts and subjects
  • Capable of building trust with all areas of the business, in particular with the Underwriting, Client Markets and Finance colleagues
  • Demonstrate personal accountability for area of responsibility
  • Experience in IFRS desirable
  • Excellent command of English (spoken and written)


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. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. 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 and their passion for sustainability.

Swiss Re is an equal opportunity employer. It is our practice to recruit, hire and promote without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, pregnancy, sexual orientations, marital status, military status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Decisions on employment are solely based on an individual's qualifications for the position being filled.

During the recruitment process, reasonable accommodations for disabilities are available upon request. If contacted for an interview, please inform the Recruiter/HR Professional of the accommodation needed.


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