Financial Analyst at Swiss Re

Where: Zurich, Switzerland

Deadline: November 10, 2019

Type: Graduate

About the role:

Over an 18-month period, you’ll receive on-and-off-the-job training, including a job rotation that gives you the opportunity to work across different business units.

Are you striving to acquire knowledge across many aspects of Finance? Are you keen on analysing and assessing various accounting topics related to the Group's numerous external disclosures? Are you ready to contribute to the communication with investors, analysts and readers of the financial statements? Are you willing to engage, collaborate and liaise with the department's internal business partners, such as the Business Units, Asset Management, Treasury and Investor Relations? If yes, this Graduate position might be a great opportunity for you. In this role, you will support the US GAAP External Reporting team, part of Swiss Re's Group Reporting Department, where tasks are rotated on a regular basis.

In addition, you will:

  • Provide our management with relevant information for business steering
  • Analyse and evaluate the business drivers and the connections to the financials
  • Work in close cooperation and interaction within our team
  • Coordinate the resolution of reporting issues with the Group's entities worldwide
  • Produce ad hoc deliverables for our senior management including the CEO, CFO, Chief Accounting Officer and Head of Investor Relations


  • Successfully completed a university degree, preferably in a quantitative field like finance, accounting or equivalent
  • You have interest in international reporting and accounting matters with a flair for numbers
  • Strong interest in/passion to learn about insurance/reinsurance
  • Approaches problems with curiosity and flexibility, is a fast learner
  • Creative, showing a high degree of own initiative
  • Team-player, willingness to contribute actively to the overall team spirit
  • You have the ability and enthusiasm to work in a global and multicultural environment
  • Aptitude to express him-/herself effectively in one-on-one conversations and small groups
  • Mature & self-confident; Able to work with clients, business partners or senior colleagues
  • Capable to readily adapt to a changing and dynamic environment
  • Confirmed expertise to work independently and proactively
  • You have very good communication (in English) and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent analytical skills and can focus on details without losing track of the bigger picture
  • Proficiency in MS Office applications (Excel, PowerPoint, Word)

How to apply:

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