Zurich, Zurich, CH


Junior Accounting Analyst in External Reporting 

About Swiss Re

The Swiss Re Group 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. It anticipates and manages risk – from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.


About the Role

Are you keen on analysing and assessing various accounting topics related to the Group's numerous external disclosures? Are you ready to contribute to the communication with investors, analysts and readers of the financial statements? Are you willing to engage, collaborate and liaise with the department's internal business partners, such as the Business Units, Asset Management, Treasury and Investor Relations? If yes, this position might be a great opportunity for you. In this role, you will support the US GAAP External Reporting team, part of Swiss Re's Group Reporting Department, where tasks are rotated on a regular basis, offering you the possibility to acquire knowledge across many aspects of finance and accounting.


This is an ideal starting position for a university graduate.


In addition, you will:

  • Provide our management with relevant information for business steering
  • Analyse and evaluate the business drivers and the connections to the financials
  • Work in close cooperation and interaction within our team
  • Coordinate the resolution of reporting issues with the Group's entities worldwide
  • Produce ad hoc deliverables for our senior management including the CEO, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer and Head of Investor Relations 


About the Team

We are the Group's reliable provider of consolidated financial information, supporting both internal and external stakeholders in making well-informed decisions. We act as the centre of competence for financial reporting across Swiss Re. We are a professional, engaged and dedicated team, based in Zurich, consisting of a group of open-minded personalities with various backgrounds, all thriving in a hectic, fast-paced environment that requires focus, interest in the business, and, most importantly, team spirit. 


About You

  • You have interest in international reporting and accounting matters with a flair for numbers
  • Successfully completed a university degree, preferably in a field like finance, accounting or equivalent
  • Interest in working towards an accounting qualification (ACCA or CPA) is an asset
  • Strong interest in/passion to learn about insurance/reinsurance
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and flexibility, is a fast learner
  • Creative, showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • You have the ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment
  • Good command of English is required
  • Excellent analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)


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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