Global Finance Operations Specialist

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd, organizačná zložka

Place of work
Remote work
Contract type
Wage (gross)
2 500 EUR/monthMinimal guaranteed bottom limit. Final salary offer depends on your experience and requirements.

Information about the position

Job description, responsibilities and duties

Zurich Insurance group is looking for an experienced finance operations specialist to join global Software Asset Management function with an objective to improve quality and reliability of software cost management, budget planning, cost distribution and driving continuous service improvement for end-to-end finance operations within GTO-SAM. This is an individual contributor role with no direct reports, but extensive responsibility scope and exposure to a senior management. 

GTO SW Asset Management comprises of an international team of SAM experts in four countries, managing a multi-million-dollar software portfolio and helping other IT stakeholders to achieve their objectives. This is a perfect opportunity for someone who would like to work at a groupwide global level in defining and implementing 'Best Practice' finance and operations methodologies related to IT service delivery area.  

As a Global Finance Operations Specialist, your main responsibilities will include to: 
  • Communicate with members of software asset management function and gain an understanding of products and services being procured from software vendors, resellers and IT suppliers. Understanding of all financial implications to ordering, processing, invoicing, cost allocation, taxation, charging, inter-company budget transferring, etc.
  • Manage cost planning, transfers and budget processes through the fiscal year
  • Serve as a primary point of contact of the department to finance business partners and other stakeholders of various business units around the world
  • Develop, maintain and innovate new or existing financial reports, dashboards and cost allocation systems
  • Management and ownership of central financial database, financial tooling associated data and documentation for GTO-SAM
  • Raise purchase requests, purchase orders, process and manage invoices including internal or external disputes where applicable
  • Provide other ad hoc support and analyses as appropriate
  • Have responsibility for defining and establishing processes and procedures which ensure the quality and integrity of financial data and used data sources
  • Work cross-organizationally and functionally to identify key opportunities in process, technical, and human interfaces and develop and implement plans to capitalize on those opportunities and measure and monitor success and impacts
  • Identify opportunities, financial risks and gaps, propose and implement risk remediation strategies
  • Serve as primary point of contact for internal finance, budget or cost related questions, queries or information requests
  • Understand and conduct regular reviews for SW costs from internal IT Service Providers. Investigate and if necessary, dispute SW charges which are not in accordance with contract
  • Support stakeholders with queries related to contractual arrangement and costs for software managed by IT Service providers

Employee perks, benefits

Apart from the monthly salary offer and a yearly bonus we offer benefits package which includes: 

Working time benefits
Personal days off, Concentrated work week, Additional vacation, Home office, Extra days off at occasion of childbirth, Sabbatical leave 

Monetary benefits
Life insurance from Zurich Austria, Compensation for salary loss during sick leave, 3rd pension pillar contribution, Risk Life Insurance, Meal contribution on top of the legally required minimum, Years of service bonus, Wedding bonus, Baby bonus

Other benefits
Edenred electronic cafeteria, Public Transport contribution, Maternity leave benefits, Company and team events, Free parking at the office building, Massages in the office

Professional Certifications, Online Education Portals, Extensive Onboarding program, Strengths based culture (GALLUP) 
  • Location(s): Bratislava or hybrid or remote
  • Hybrid working: or we can offer a telework/ working from home within Slovakia
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Occasional travel to other Zurich locations may be required.

Requirements for the employee

Candidates with education suit the position

University education (Master's degree)

Educational Specialization


Language skills

English - Upper intermediate (B2)

Experience in the position/sector


Number of years of experience


Personality requirements and skills

As a Global Finance Operations Specialist, your skills and experience will ideally include:
  • 4+ years of relevant proven experience in a similar role with strong hard skills in general finance, finance operations, financial analysis and accounting.
  • Proven experience and high display effective and reliable work with complex structure of cost centers and charging units
  • Ability to deal with department escalations and organizational needs independently
  • Ability to adjust the message to the audience, communicate effectively
  • Excellent command in verbal and written English language
  • Finance certification is a strong plus (ACCA, CMA, CFA, CFA, CFP, …)
  • Proven experience as a cross departmental connector and facilitator, with a focus on the Finance area
  • analytical skills, financial and commercial acumen, superior attention to ultra-detail, ability to process data in a complex global organizational environment,
  • organizational, productivity, time and project management skills,
  • ability to interface, influence and network with managers, staff and stakeholders inside and outside of the organization,
  • Communication and negotiation skills.


Brief description of the company

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd is a leading multi-line insurer that serves its customers in global and local markets. With about 55,000 employees, it provides a wide range of property and casualty, and life insurance products and services in more than 215 countries and territories. Zurich’s customers include individuals, small businesses, and mid-sized and large companies, as well as multinational corporations. Zurich Bratislava is a Slovakia-based Competence Center for highly specialized services in the areas of Life and non-life actuarial, risk management, business intelligence, IT application development and service management as well as insurance network. An international workforce of close to 300 colleagues is supporting Zurich’s Corporate Center and Business Units around the globe.

Number of employees

250-499 employees
ID: 4694655  Dátum zverejnenia: 30.10.2023  Pracovná ponuka je prevzatá z inej stránky alebo zdroja. Základná zložka mzdy (brutto): 2 500 EUR/month