Senior Finance Specialist (Ref. No.: 86336)

Place of work
Mlynské nivy, Bratislava
Contract type

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Are you looking for an unconventional Senior Accountant position, crossing the border of Finance, Accounting and Reinsurance? Then we have the opportunity for you.

About the role:

While this role is primarily supporting Non-Traditional Business activities, you will get a wider exposure to our business supporting colleagues with other tasks and activities related to Financial Accounting and Reporting.

The role covers the recording of treaty details, determining of earning profiles, calculating cash flows according to pricing information and client agreement, as well as, accounting of client statements including invoicing. On a quarterly basis you would further assist in the analysis and commenting of these transactions.

Main tasks:
•Gain understanding of all Transaction details – contract review, discussions with Structurer, Portfolio Management, Actuaries, Claims, Legal, Group Accounting, etc.
•Ensure the transactions are entered in the Financial Ledger in accordance with the deal structure & the US GAAP accounting sign-off (quarterly closing activities including cash flow, earning patterns, reserves, etc)
•Provide information on Transactions to various interested parties (i.e. business unit controller, claims, actuaries, US GAAP accounting, etc.)
•Process reported statements, outgoing payments and receipts related to assigned deals (i.e. bookings, payment instructions, notifications to brokers and clients, follow up on overdue items, etc.) and perform closing activities on a quarterly basis
•Ensure control environment is adhered to
•Ad-hoc tasks such as project work, system enhancement, reports and analyses
•Support colleagues in Financial Accounting and Reporting Activities

About the team

We are a highly specialized team of experts, based in Zurich and Bratislava, taking the responsibility for the End-to-End process of structured reinsurance solutions, which require a personalized accounting treatment following the US GAAP, IFRS and Statutory valuations. Due to the global growth of our activities we are now looking for a new colleague to join us in Bratislava office.

Basic wage component (gross) and other rewards

Minimum base salary for this job from 1500 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.*

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

About You:
Master's degree in Finance, Accounting or Economics preferred
•Minimum of 2 years' experience in a role relevant to Accounting or Financial Reporting, with good understanding of Profit & Loss Statement and Balance Sheet
•US-GAAP and/or IFRS trained accountant, preferably with working experience in insurance and/or banking industry is a plus
•Ability to fluently communicate in English across various groups of people, additional knowledge of German, French, Spanish or Italian is an advantage
•Strong analytical and data management skills
•Ability to understand and adapt fast to complex work-flows and systems
•Ability to set priorities and keep set deadlines
•As this is a senior role, the candidate is expected to be able to work independently and proactively, while maintaining good working relationship with other team members and key stakeholders.

*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.

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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


Contact person: Zuzana Janostiakova

ID: 3772398   Dátum zverejnenia: 28.10.2019   Základná zložka mzdy (brutto) a ďalšie odmeny:   Minimum base salary for this job from 1500 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.*