Cost Operations Specialist

Place of work
Karadžičova 12, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

You will join a high-powered Cost Operations team that manages and executes service based cost management across Swiss Re. Candidate gets the opportunity to work with stakeholders across the global finance community, making sure that consistent, reliable and timely information is made available through the internal cost reporting tools. This capability provides Swiss Re's business units with transparency on their cost base and helps them streamline the value chain using a common service management framework. This team operates the management and accounting platform, facilitates the processes and drives on-going maturity of Group cost controlling at Swiss Re.

This role focuses on the administration, maintenance and reconciliation of internally developed cost reporting platforms, providing transparency on direct and indirect costs of the entire Swiss Re Group to legal carriers, Cost Centre owners, Department, Division & Function Heads, as well as Divisional Cost Controllers. Core reconciliation tasks include the comparison of costs out of the local accounting systems (BIS/Oracle) with the Group's cost reporting tool (Reveal) on a monthly basis. You will be responsible for running monthly cost reports for Business unit and Divisions, also owner of the process of creating/adjusting cost centres (via SADB).

• Month end reconciliation and analytics process - comparing cost from local accounting system (BIS/Oracle) with cost reported by group reporting management tool (Reveal/SR Cost)
• Global Accrual process ownership - coordination of the monthly booking of cost accruals to the local ledgers
• Cost centre opening/closing/amendment- responsibility for coordinating cost centre changes within in-house system (Signing authority DB)
• Ad-hoc reporting for business customers, esp. controlling and reconciliation analyses.
• Cost Plan/Projection booking manager - uploading the cost data for plan and projection to Swiss Re financial data store
• Participation on major finance transformation projects or initiatives at Swiss Re

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

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

Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

We are looking for a person that loves working in a fast paced environment and enjoys driving change.
You leverage your analytical strength and flair for numbers to support our internal service providers in their quest for more transparency and ultimately more productivity.
Your flair for data management and affection for quality is essential to provide reliable and timely information for our senior stakeholders.

- willingness to go the extra mile for our clients
- experience in financial reporting, accounting or planning/controlling (around 2 years of experience)
- good communicator and listener
- structured and analytical thinking
- high powered and self-motivated
- agile mind to interpret highly complex matters and grasp fuzzy information quickly
- strong with numbers and the extraction and representation of information
- university degree, preferable in a finance related field
- team player
- strong facility in written and spoken English
- able to work in turbulent environment based on various request from clients in time pressure


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.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynské Nivy 12
811 09 Bratislava

ID: 2826017   Dátum zverejnenia: 24.11.2016