Senior Financial Reporting Expert

Place of work
Contract type
Wage (gross)
From 2 500 EUR/monthMinimum base salary for this job from 2500 EUR gross/month/full-time. Our offer may be higher based on your skills and experience and will include additional rewards and benefits.*

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Do you have deep accounting or audit knowledge, full financial statements and reporting process experience as well as strong analytical skills to enable you to provide valuable input and advice to a finance team? Do you speak English fluently? Are you passionate about driving implementation of complex transactions?
……then you might be the person we are looking for.

Main tasks/ Activities:

• Provide expertise during the implementation of strategic transactions and initiatives including ownership of the accounting and reporting assessment and decision making support
• Actively represent the team or take the lead in global working groups around complex projects, such as transition to IFRS or implementation of new subledgers or systems
• Play a significant role in the external or internal audit strategy and scoping discussions, contribution to the resolution of complex audit questions
• Support the team leaders and accounting experts to ensure quality and accuracy of financial information as well as owning the agreed remediation plan
• Establish strong base of local standards knowledge and drive implementation of the changes into the internal processes and systems including necessary trainings for the team and other stakeholders
• Together with the team leaders develop and coach a strong team of experts

About the Team

We are a Financial Reporting team based in Bratislava with the mandate to report legal entity financial information of non-reinsurance entities within EMEA region. Our activities include quarterly and annual closing, variance analysis, and the presentation of reporting packages and annual reports to Senior Finance Management and Boards of Directors.

We are now looking for a subject matter expert to complement our team. You will provide technical accounting and reporting advice to the team for their assigned legal entities according to the relevant accounting principles.

Information about the selection process

*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.

We are an equal opportunity employer, and we value diversity at our company. Our aim is to live visible and invisible diversity – diversity of age, race, ethnicity, nationality, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, religious beliefs, physical abilities, personalities and experiences – at all levels and in all functions and regions. We also collaborate in a flexible working environment, providing you with a compelling degree of autonomy to decide how, when and where to carry out your tasks.

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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)

Personality requirements and skills

What are we looking for?
• 6+ years in Accounting or Audit with respective Accounting Qualification, ACCA or CPA
• Expert knowledge in relevant group and statutory accounting and reporting policies (US GAAP and /or IFRS required, other GAAPs an advantage)
• Proven experience with statutory reporting including the detailed knowledge of complex Annual Accounts, the audit process, and respective reporting to Committees and Boards
• Proven experience in decision support which includes development of proposals/solutions, stakeholder management and written & oral communication and presentations, with focus on accounting or reporting advisory and analysis
• Experience in coordinating teams and ability to influence in a complex, cross-functional and multi-location environment preferred
• Manages multiple priorities and competing demands. Acts resourcefully to ensure that work is completed within specified time and quality targets
• Ability to communicate adequately at the senior management level but equally to less experienced members of the team
• Analytical skills with the ability to deliver quality output under tight deadlines and manage details without losing sight of the big picture and underlying business
• Ability to work independently, in a target-oriented environment
• Fluent in English (written and spoken), any other European language is a plus


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
Mlynske Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava
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ID: 3426148  Dátum zverejnenia: 13.5.2021  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 500 EUR/month