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Reinsurance Controller 80-100%, Temporary until end of September 2023


Your Role


This is an IFRS 17 project-based role within Group Reinsurance Finance department. You will be supporting the Controlling and Analysis team for managing a complex reinsurance environment. This includes the accounting and analysis on the portfolio as well timely delivery of the reporting formats according the group deadlines.


As a (Senior) Reinsurance Controller your main responsibilities will involve:


  • Supporting the management of the reinsurance portfolio (Life but also P&C), including accounting, analytics and reporting
  • Claims and Cash management
  • Being involved in various Finance topics (Intercompany Differences, Currency Balance Sheet, IFRS 17 etc.)
  • Ensuring the quality and accuracy of the Income Statement and Balance Sheet for the reinsurance portfolio
  • Providing reinsurance accounting and finance support to Business Units and various stakeholders
  • Supporting the IFRS 17 project team
  • Embedding IFRS 17 into busines as usual
  • Assisting the Group Re Finance department in upcoming projects and ad hoc requests 
  • Work location is Zurich


Your Skills and Experience 


As a (Senior) Reinsurance Controller your skills and qualifications will ideally include:


  • Commercial or Bachelor degree (or equivalent) 
  • 2-5 years of reinsurance accounting (preferably Life business) / controlling experience 
  • Thorough understanding of the (re-)insurance industry and corresponding accounting standards
  • Solid understanding of balance sheet and income statement
  • High standard of management reporting
  • Knowledge of SAP and Microsoft Office 365
  • Team spirit and ability to multi-task
  • Collaboration and teamwork skills
  • Strong analytical skills and flair for numbers
  • Strong communication skills in German and English– written and spoken
  • Every further language an asset 


Additional Information


We look forward to receiving your online application. 


Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need.


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Information for recruitment agencies


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Our ambition is to become one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. To get there we hire and develop the best talent available. With Zurich, you can expect to work on challenges that will help you grow and to collaborate with a diverse and inclusive global team. 

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  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working:
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Garie Dale


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