Controlling Expert (iptiQ)

Place of work
Karadžičova 12, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

This is a rare opportunity to join an incredibly fast growing company, in the early years of its development. We are looking for talented individuals, who can bring expertise with an enthusiastic 'Can do' attitude to our team and help us build a new, complete, Finance team in Bratislava.

The person in role needs to challenge the status quo and identify improvements. The role holder needs to be a positive, energetic and forward looking individual who enjoys problem solving and is able to deliver results to agreed deadlines.

Main customers:
iptiQ EMEA Head Controlling
iptiQ EMEA Finance and Actuarial teams, including CFO
iptiQ EMEA business stakeholders e.g. Operations and Sales & Marketing

Main tasks:
• Monitoring the quarterly forecast process, ensuring actions to remain on plan are monitored and communicated to key stakeholders
• Supporting the annual three year planning process, monitoring development of the results during the planning period
• Support the design and build of a brand new Finance cockpit. Thereafter you will be responsible for the compilation of regular cockpit reporting
• You will be responsible for the aggregation, structuring, analysis and commentary of plan results for review with your manager and the CFO
• Perform quality and consistency checks to ensure a high quality of your deliverables and outputs
• Support the Head of Controlling and the controlling team by providing timely and accurate financial information and analysis to all relevant stakeholders
• Support in providing both standard and ad-hoc analysis and presentations

About the team:
iptiQ EMEA was setup by Swiss Re in January 2016, and is an integral part of the Life Capital group of entities. Being part of a large group, and benefiting from the backing and resources it offers we have grown quickly using Finance specialists based across Europe. Our size and growth are at a stage where we need a dedicated Finance hub for our company that works closely together in one location. We looked at our existing European Countries and identified Bratislava as the right place to grow our finance team. Being an entrepreneurial company, as with many aspects of our business, we are moving quickly and want to hear from you now if you are excited by such an opportunity.

The iptiQ EMEA Bratislava Controlling Team has numerous responsibilities for day-to-day financial controlling, such as forecasting, planning and reporting, analytics and commentaries for iptiQ EMEA. It will also be operating on new finance systems, with implementation taking place during 2017.

The need for the extension of the team is driven by the current and planned rapid growth of the business. The team will play a pivotal Controlling role in supporting the wider iptiQ EMEA business through its set up and growth phase.

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

• You should have at least three years of experience working in a financial services environment, one of which in the insurance sector.
• You will have a University degree in Economics, Science, Accounting or Business Administration
• You should have at least three years of work experience in a controlling/FP&A role.
• Experience of finance systems
• Strong in problem solving and analysis
• Structured working style and the attention to detail and good communications skills
• Excellent personal time management, prioritization and deadline adherence
• Strong communication skills - ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and concise fashion
• Proven PC skills, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access
• Team-player, willingness to contribute actively and showing a high degree of own initiative
• Engaging and motivating
• Excellent command of the English language and German 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.

Number of employees

1000 an more employees

Company address

Swiss Re Management AG
Mlynske Nivy 12
821 09 Bratislava

ID: 2981311   Dátum zverejnenia: 20.3.2017