Group Cost Operations Specialist

Place of work
Mlynské nivy 12, Bratislava
Contract type
Start date
By agreement
Wage (gross)
From 1 100 EUR/month*Minimum base salary for this job from 1 100 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.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

This role focuses on the administration, maintenance and reconciliation of internally developed cost reporting platforms. You will deliver transparency on direct and indirect costs of the entire Swiss Re Group to legal entities, Cost Centre owners and Divisional Cost Controllers. Core task is reconciliation ownership of costs out of the local accounting systems with the Group's cost reporting tools on a monthly basis. You will be responsible for running regular cost reports for Business unit and Divisions. Main responsibilities:

• Month end closing process – analytical reconciliation of cost from local accounting system (SAP/BIS/Oracle) with Group reporting management tools (Reveal/SR DEX) and other closing activities
• Tools maintenance – business ownership and Master data management
• Global Accrual process ownership – coordination of the monthly booking of cost accruals to the local ledgers
• Cost centre management– responsibility for cost centre changes within in-house system (SADB)
• Ad-hoc analysis and reporting for business customers, especially controlling and reconciliation
• Participation on major finance transformation projects or initiatives at Swiss Re

About the team
You will join an ambitious Group Cost Operations team that runs and executes cost management across Swiss Re. Candidate gets the opportunity to work with partners across the global finance community, making sure that reliable information is made available in the internal cost reporting tools. This capability provides Swiss Re Divisions with transparency on their cost base and helps them streamline the value chain using a common service management framework. Team operates the management and accounting platform, facilitates the processes and drives ongoing development of Group cost controlling at Swiss Re!

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

We are looking for a person that enjoys working in a dynamic environment and can inspire change. You will demonstrate your analytical strength to support our internal clients in their quest for more clarity and ultimately more efficiency. Your interest in data management and affection for quality is essential to provide reliable and timely information for our senior clients.

Ideal candidate's characteristics are:
• willingness to commit to our clients
• experience in financial accounting or planning/controlling
• collaborative, good communicator
• structured and analytical thinking
• high powered and self-motivated
• agile mind to interpret highly complex matters and grasp fuzzy information
• strong with numbers and the extraction of information
• university degree, preferable in a finance related field
• strong facility in written and spoken English
• able to work in turbulent and demanding environment

This is your opportunity to join Swiss Re Group - one of the world's leading wholesale providers of reinsurance, insurance and other innovative forms of insurance-based risk transfer. Our business at Swiss Re is about understanding and analyzing the major risks that concern the world - from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cybercrime. We combine experience with expertise and innovative thinking to build new opportunities and solutions for our clients. And we enable the risk-taking crucial to enterprise and progress. This is only possible with around 15.000 truly outstanding Swiss Re people across our group worldwide.

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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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 Management AG
Mlynské Nivy 12
821 08 Bratislava
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Kontaktná osoba: Lucia Vargova

ID: 3994413  Dátum zverejnenia: 2.11.2020  Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 1 100 EUR/month