Policy Accounting & Control Expert (iptiQ)

Place of work
Mlynske Nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

This is a rare opportunity for you to join and help shape a new team in the early stages of its development. We are looking for a talented individual, who can bring expertise with an enthusiastic 'can do' attitude to our team. Are you passionate about helping to build a new, complete, Finance team in Bratislava?

You will be one of four people reporting to the Policy Accounting and Control Manager. Together with your team-mates, your responsibilities will relate to the provision of the technical accounting process, and assist with controlling the collation of other reporting teams into the trial balance. You will assist in all technical accounting processes to produce accurate and complete trial balances at a Legal Entity, and Branch level in the various reporting GAAPs for the iptiQ Life SA and iptiQ Holdings Ltd Legal entities.

You will also play a key role, liaising with External Third Party Administrators (TPA), to ensure Finance has the appropriate oversight and controls in place to ensure Policy Holder Data is correctly calculated and booked correctly in our ledger. Day to day liaison with TPA's for financial discussions will sit with you, owning key external relationships for the Company.

Further, you follow and develop processes effectively to ensure compliance with the risk and control framework and audit requirements across all valuations.

Main customers:
1. Group Finance and iptiQ Financial Reporting Luxembourg
2. TPA's and Distribution Partners

Main tasks/activities
1. Oversee, and directly liaise and manage the Third Party Policy Administrator finance and accounting activity, ensuring completeness, accuracy and timeliness of incoming data
2. Deliver high levels of customer services in dealings with stakeholders for both the Life and Holding company entities across the relevant accounting valuations (US GAAP, Lux stat and IFRS)
3. Assist team in performing quality and consistency checks on deliverables and outputs
4. Support comprehensive analysis and business commentaries with respect to the accounting policy, reporting, monitoring and reconciliation activities according to the management requirements
5. Support the accurate calculation and booking of internal and external retrocession agreements
6. Assist preparation of timely and accurate data for internal and external reporting
7. Ensure compliance with the risk and control framework and the audit requirements
8. Contribute and support Finance related projects as requested, including new deals
9. Perform ad-hoc tasks as required

About the team
iptiQ EMEA is in the final stages of setting up a new Finance Operations team in Bratislava. iptiQ EMEA is an operating entity within the Life Capital BU created 1 Jan 2016 to drive Swiss Re's direct to consumer propositions.

The team will have numerous responsibilities as you would expect; day-to-day operational finance activities as well as accounting, reporting, analytics and commentaries according to accounting policies for Group, Local Branch & Entities, Economic, and Solvency II valuation principles for the Life and Holdings companies where relevant.

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)

Personality requirements and skills

1. Five or more years of work experience in the financial services industry, two of which in the insurance sector
2. University degree in Economics, Science, Accounting or Business Administration
3. Qualification in Accounting and/or Audit desirable
4. Proven history of knowledge regarding statutory accounting policies and regulatory framework
5. Excellent analytical skills with holistic financial thinking
6. Strong communication skills - ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and concise fashion
7. Strong Evidence of managing external relationships and deliverables
8. Experience in USGAAP/IFRS desirable
9. Proven PC skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
10. Team player with good communication skills
11. Engaging and motivating
12. Excellent command of the English language and German/French as a plus


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.
Website: www.swissre.com

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske Nivy 12
821 09 Bratislava


Contact person: Michelle Skrucana

ID: 2928876   Dátum zverejnenia: 12.1.2018