Product Controller

Place of work
Contract type
Wage (gross)
2 500 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 2500 EUR gross/month/full time. Our offer to you may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.* *We are required by law to disclose basic wage component (minimum salary) for the advertised positions. We carefully consider your professional competencies, qualifications and experience in our compensation package and/or when offering you other positions. Our compensation philosophy is to pay fairly, also considering market situation and the value employees may bring to Swiss Re.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

About The Role

The Global Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) - Global Product Controlling Team is looking for a highly motivated person who's interested to work in a demanding and changing environment, performing quarterly business controlling, financial analysis and reporting (Nominal, USGAAP and Economic Value Management - EVM), as well as supporting the annual planning process.

This position offers a unique opportunity to get an overview of some of the most complex and interesting corporate insurance products of Swiss Re Corporate Solutions. It also offers very close cooperation and business partnering with underwriting and origination teams. Furthermore, this position will act as senior lead to other team members and provide the opportunity to enhance people development skills.

Specifically, you will be responsible for certain allocated product lines in respect of controlling, budgeting and projections, preparation of management reports, performance reviews and leading the development of specific reporting, budgeting and projection routines.

About The Team

The team supports managing and steering the financial performance of the business unit Corporate Solutions and its regional and product management teams.

We are further developing and strengthening financial steering capabilities to build a robust business plan supporting business growth and acting as a challenger to the business.

Key responsibilities include:

-Lead the bound business controlling and projection process for allocated product lines, liaising with underwriting, operations, reserving and IT functions
-Serve as global Finance Business Partner for your allocated product lines and their respective underwriting, claims and operational teams
-Ensure operational excellence by developing rigorous routines for quarterly closings/projections
-Provide insightful analytics for portfolio optimization and profitability reviews
-Drive alignment and optimization of closing processes both within FP&A and in cooperation with Operations
-Fully understand and challenge the financial performance (Nominals & USGAAP) of the business
-Drive performance management, business cases and general finance support to enable good decision-making
-Support all other specific closing (US GAAP & EVM filings), projection and planning requirements that will ensure a timely and accurate quarterly closing and annual planning
-Global ad-hoc requests support
-The ability to perform the above tasks with a high degree of autonomy, but leveraging on and working closely with, all relevant stakeholders to deliver on clearly attributed goals and objectives is key

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Other knowledge

Microsoft Excel - advanced
Microsoft PowerPoint - advanced

Personality requirements and skills

About You

- University graduate with a primary or higher degree (or equivalent), preferably in finance/accounting/economics and with at least 7 years of relevant working in financial planning & analysis or controlling activities preferably within a (Re)insurance environment
-Ability to gather requirements from stakeholders and translate them into reports/presentations and processes
-Strong ability to analyze and interpret financial data
-Excellent analytical skills with the ability to deliver quality output on short deadlines and manage details without losing site of the "big picture"
-Aptitude to swiftly understand and grasp complex concepts and subjects
-Team player with strong communication skills to summarize complex technical issues to a non-expert audience. Flexibility to work in both a collaborative team environment as well as independently
-Capable of building trust with all areas of the business, in particular with the Underwriting, Client Markets and -Finance colleagues
-Agile and flexible, ability to operate within a changing environment. Ability to simultaneously manage multiple projects and prioritize
-Excellent command of English (spoken and written)
-Stress resilient, with the ability to work independently
-Demonstrate personal accountability for area of responsibility
-Experience in US GAAP /, IFRS and EVM desirable


Brief description of the company

As the world's leading and most diversified global reinsurer, we offer as our core business financial services products that enable risk taking essential to enterprise and progress. Our company was founded in Zurich, Switzerland in 1863, and operates in more than 25 countries and provides its expertise and services to clients throughout the world. We combine financial strengths with experience, knowledge and creative thought to explore new opportunities in the interests of our clients, staff and shareholders.

Number of employees

1700 and more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynské Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava
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ID: 4028299  Posting date: 2.2.2021  Basic salary component (gross): 2 500 EUR/month