Zurich, Zurich, CH

Reinsurance Reporting (for Financial Product Subledger) - Business Product Owner

Swiss Re is looking for an experienced Reinsurance Liabilities Reporting Product Owner (Senior Business Analyst) to join our international Reporting Solutions team. We are seeking a candidate who demonstrates exceptional expertise in both the insurance accounting, functional and technical aspects across multiple external and internal reporting domains and is familiar with IFRS Accounting Valuation.  


About the Role


The Product owner has two main responsibilities: running the Reinsurance Liabilities reporting team and acting as Senior Business Analyst. 
The successful candidate will use their skills to provide the business unit with analysis of all the reporting needs for external Financial Reporting and internal Analytics. This position will interact with all levels of the business and gain a deep understanding of the Finance Reinsurance reporting processes. In addition, the candidate will be responsible for on-going reporting accuracy/quality and ensuring the integrity of the standard reporting product. 
You will enable and implement the Reinsurance Finance Reporting vision and ensure best practice standards are met. You will translate requirements for Reporting acting as a conduit between the teams and the implementation service delivery partners. 
Accountabilities will include:  

  • Drive the Delivery Roadmap for Reinsurance Liabilities Reporting based on prioritization high value product increments (new developments and improvements) and manage the backlog of the team. 
  • Act as subject matter expert for Reinsurance Liabilities Reporting around IFRS Valuation (especially IFRS 17 and its disclosures) and mentor junior team members. 
  • Manage the reporting aspects of the quarterly financial close in the subledger. 
  • Liaise and coordinate with the team members to make sure all implementations follow guiding principles, aligned with the target architecture and standardization concept. 
  • Define and ensure consistent reporting capabilities based on SAP S/4HANA Financial Products Subledger and Analysis for Office (AfO), as well as for Microsoft Azure and PowerBI. 
  • Partner closely with IT stakeholders to follow their guidance on reporting architecture, data modelling, report design and performance related topics. 
  • Provide business prototypes leading to end-to-end solutions. 
  • Ensure best practice methods are adhered to, reports are well documented, training and support documentation are provided. 
  • Build stakeholder understanding and engagement on the reporting vision. 
  • Ensure communication within the team and across the organization (travelling occasionally required). 

About the Team


We are a diverse team based out of Zürich, Bratislava and Bangalore, committed to bring alive the Finance of the Future within the Group Finance Operations & Transformation (GFO&T) organization.  We transform our Finance operating model by standardizing, automating and integrating our Reporting & Processes along the Value Chain. 
We foster innovation by driving Business Use Cases in the areas of User Experience and Data Management.  
We work cross functionally with our colleagues in Finance, IT, and all other departments to eliminate silos. We therefore value effective communication skills on top of technical skills.  
The Reinsurance Liabilities Reporting team, within the Finance Reporting Solutions product area, delivers performant, scalable, and maintainable solutions that enable our stakeholders to quickly extract knowledge from large and disparate financial datasets. Our solutions support financial reconciliation, steering and auditing based primarily from subledger data on the SAP S/4 HANA and Microsoft Azure Data platforms. You will act as a business lead within this team, with end-to-end responsibility, such as development & maintenance as well as operations along the full life cycle, for our team's solutions. This includes the design and implementation of functionalities that enable fast and reliable reporting of data. Specifically, you will need to understand the best use of SAP S/4 HANA and Microsoft Azure as a platform, collaborating with customers as well as contributing to and fostering best practices and standards for your area of expertise. 


About You



  • Experience as Product Owner and Senior Business Analyst for Reinsurance Subledger Reporting with a proven delivery track record as a business analyst (in SAP landscape). 
  • Insurance / Reinsurance Finance expertise and reporting and accounting knowledge, focused on IFRS, Financial Statements and Disclosure (for legal entities localization) 

  • Proven expert knowledge in various Reporting & Analytics technologies with a focus on SAP and Microsoft. 
  • Hands-on experience with designing and implementing reporting and advanced analytics solutions for IFRS. 
  • Show well-structured, analytical thinking and the ability to explain process clearly and understandably to a non-technical audience. 
  • Basic functional knowledge of SAP S/4 modules, preferably Financials Product Subledger (FPSL) or Bank Analyzer. 
  • Strong experience in all phases of the Analytics solution development process including requirements gathering, architecture design, implementation, testing and documentation. 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills and experience working in an agile environment. 
  • Able to deal with ambiguity and influence positive outcomes. 
  • Pro-active, forward-looking mind set and exceptional delivery focus. 
  • A bachelor’s degree in either Accounting, business or computer/IT science is required. 
  • Experience in Finance at Swiss Re or with other major players in the re/-insurance/ financial services industry, ideally with consulting background. 
  • Excellent command of English, and any other language is a plus. 


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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