Branch Controller for France

Place of work
Karadžičova 12, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

The Corporate Solutions Carrier Reporting Branch Controlling Team is responsible for supporting the European & Asian branches of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions Ltd and Swiss Re International SE with accounting, controlling, financial analysis and reporting according to local statutory, Luxembourg and US GAAP accounting policies and local tax requirements. As member of the team you support legal entity and branch accounting, controlling and reporting activities. You seek possibilities to further develop, streamline and improve the team's delivery processes. Further, you ensure compliance with the risk and control framework and audit requirements.

Main customers:
• Finance Corporate Solutions
• Group Finance
• Taxes
• Internal & External Audit

Main tasks:
1. Provide timely and accurate legal entity and branch accounting, controlling and reporting tasks according to local statutory, regulatory and Group requirements, including closing and reporting of defined entities
2. Support financial controlling of selected entities with focus on statutory and group requirements (payable/receivable signoffs, local statutory vs. group reporting reconciliations, reconciliations for the accounts under the ownership, closing notes and related tasks)
3. Provide accurate financial information to the management to enable timely and current decisions to be made
4. Financial reporting to local tax teams
5. Reconciliation process between local statutory and group accounting principles
6. Ensure compliance with the risk and control framework and the audit requirements
7. Support audit activities and prepare requested information
8. Participate and support Finance related projects and perform ad hoc tasks as required
9. Identify and evaluate process improvement possibilities

Requirements for the employee

Required education

University education (Bachelor's degree)
University education (Master's degree)

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Personality requirements and skills

1. Three to five years of work experience in accounting/financial reporting, preferably in insurance or reinsurance business
2. Qualification in Accounting, Audit, Finance and/or university degree in Economics, Science or Business Administration
3. CPA/ACCA certification or equivalent preferred
4. Profound knowledge regarding statutory accounting policies and regulatory frameworks
5. Understanding of financial reporting processes, risk and controls
6. Experience in USGAAP/IFRS desirable
7. Experience in the use of standard bookkeeping software for financial accounting
8. Proven PC skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
9. Team player with good communication skills
10. Engaged and motivated
11. Fluent English written and spoken
12. Intermediate command in French is an advantage


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading reinsurance company, Swiss Reinsurance Company, based in Zurich, Switzerland, we specialize in covering concepts in capital and risk management.
We combine financial strength with experience, knowledge and creative thought to exploit new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders. Opportunities for you. Opportunities for us.

Main focus of the company's activities

Management consultancy activities

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Karadžičova 12
821 08 Bratislava


Contact person: Zuzana Janostiakova

ID: 2242271   Dátum zverejnenia: 10.1.2017