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Zurich, Zurich, CH


Accountant in US GAAP External Reporting (80-100%) 

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 our 15,000 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

Are you striving to acquire knowledge across many aspects of Finance? 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.

Depending on your work experience this role could be a junior or senior position.

In addition, you will:

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

About the Team

We are the Group's provider of reliable 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

  • Interest in international reporting and accounting matters
  • Knowledge of US GAAP or IFRS
  • Successfully completed university degree or close equivalent
  • Strong analytical skills and ability to focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Interest in working towards an accounting qualification (e.g. ACCA) is an asset
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and open-mindedness, is a fast learner
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • Stress resilient, with the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrate personal accountability on required outcomes
  • Good command of English is important

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, including gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Swiss Re offers modern work models and attractive work places that allow all employees to adapt to changing work preferences and life phases.

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