Zurich, Zurich, CH

Financial Accounting Reinsurance - Graduate (Hybrid, m/f/x/d)

We are looking for graduates with strong interpersonal skills, who are eager to learn, broaden their knowledge and expertise and want to make a difference. You have a Bachelor, Master, or PhD degree with up to 3 years professional experience – we invite you to apply to our graduates@swissre programme 2024.


The programme offers you the chance to join the dynamic, fast paced world of a leading risk knowledge organisation. Over an 18-month period, you will receive on- and off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across different lines of business and departments.


About the Team
The Global (Re)Insurance Accounting & Reporting P&C team in Group Finance has global ownership of P&C sub-ledger related accounting and closing activities covering all valuation bases (i.e. US GAAP, IFRS 17, EVM and Statutory). In addition to the sub-ledger responsibilities, the team is also responsible for ensuring financial reporting quality and consistency for all accounting bases.


We are a high-performing team with varied strengths of ca. 50 team members primarily located in Bangalore, Bratislava and Zurich. We work in a friendly, collaborative and lively team environment.


About the Role
If you already have a strong accounting/reinsurance interest and would like to broaden your knowledge, we have an outstanding opportunity for you. What we need is your curiosity and open mind!


As our Graduate and future accounting professional joining our team in Zurich you will have the opportunity to learn about Swiss Re's P&C business and develop your expertise in various accounting bases, i.e. US GAAP, Swiss Statutory and especially IFRS covering both IFRS 17 and IFRS 9. Furthermore, you will interact in a broad network of Reinsurance functions across various divisions involved in the financial closing process.


We truly believe in learning by doing and therefore you will spend most of your time in the business working with outstanding and experienced colleagues. You will have a mentor at your side helping to navigate through professional situations and exciting challenges.

Key responsibilities

  • Support the IFRS, US GAAP and Swiss Statutory quarterly closing and reporting process for the reinsurance P&C business, ensuring timely preparation of high-quality deliverables

  • Perform accounting and reporting entries in various financial systems

  • Ensure integrity, accuracy and completeness of sub-ledger data

  • Interpret and analyze quarterly financial results providing business insights and explanations to relevant partners

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


About You

We are looking for YOU- University graduate with degree in economics, finance, accounting or a quantitative field. Strong analytical and problem-solving skills, with the ability to interpret complex data and high attention to detail. Who is also fluent in English.



  • Relevant professional experience with Finance or Accounting qualification (e.g. CPA, CA, ACCA, CFA) preferred

  • Strong curiosity about/motivation to work in Reinsurance Accounting and Reporting

  • Strong communication and presentation skills

  • Approaches problems with curiosity and open-mindedness and is a fast learner

  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

  • Culture sensitive – ability to work with a multidisciplinary team across locations

  • Team spirit – great teammate with a can-do attitude


Nice to have

  • Self-motivated – able to work independently with a high degree of autonomy

  • Innovative, showing a high degree of own initiative, takes accountability.


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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 and their passion for sustainability.



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