Senior Accountant I

Swiss Re
May 16, 2024
Jun 13, 2024
Staff, Senior
Work Mode
Full Time
Organization Type
About the Role

Your job will include:
  • Account for and contribute to the production of Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly closing process for assigned entities and branches
  • Coordinate the SAP General ledger closing including the closing cockpit execution
  • Advise on relevant SAP General ledger topics for respective entity
  • Closely work with regional carrier team, tax & other relevant teams and provide high quality service
  • Support in reporting for the various jurisdictions
  • Manage balance sheet reconciliation processes
  • Ensure compliance with the risk and control framework and the audit requirements.
  • Transactional level reporting to the business assisting in policy setting and process improvement
  • Act as the interface between Finance team and rest of Group, e.g., Tax and Legal teams, Group Carrier Management, Group Cost, Group FP&A, wider business community for the respective entities
  • Involvement in key projects
  • Any other ad hoc tasks as required

About the Team

As a Senior Accountant I, you are responsible for General ledger accounting activities / tasks relating to assigned entities including providing information to other finance departments in Swiss Re, such as tax and regional reporting teams etc. This position will be involved in General ledger accounting and closing processes.

About you:
  • Qualified Chartered Accountant or Public Accountant / ICWA (Cost Accountant) / Postgraduate in Accounting & Finance is recommended.
  • 8+ years of work experience in General accounting, reconciliations monthly/Quarterly closing or financial reporting
  • Minimum three years of hands-on experience in SAP as a financial accountant or similar is recommended.
  • Candidate should have hands on experience in Monthly/Quarterly/Yearly close in SAP
  • IFRS knowledge is preferred
  • Excellent social and communication skills
  • Advanced level - Microsoft Office
  • Should be a self-starter and adhere to deadlines

Key competencies


Solves business problems using own initiative, within parameters of own role.

Seeing the big picture

Should be able to see how own objectives fit in with the overall team/business objectives. Questions any areas, which do not fit. Appreciates each function plays within the Company and related roles externally.

Client service

Strong stakeholder management skills. Aware of the importance of internal and external clients, understands their needs and works with them to meet these. Focuses on delivery, meeting deadlines and providing high quality service.

Decision making

Ability to make decisions within the parameters of the role. Can explain the business rationale behind decisions and can demonstrate a methodical/rational process for decisions.

Financial and business insight

Understands the underlying economics of the industry and the business to ensure the best financial interests of both are maximized.

About Swiss Re

Swiss Re is one of the world's leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer, working to make the world more resilient. We anticipate and manage a wide variety of risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime. We cover both Property & Casualty and Life & Health. Combining experience with creative thinking and cutting-edge expertise, we create new opportunities and solutions for our clients. This is possible thanks to the collaboration of more than 14,000 employees across the world.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. We embrace a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.


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