Michael Page Suisse

Accounting / Chartered


Senior financial accountant - reinsurance (m/f)

12 September Kanton Zürich, Zürich Perm

Our client is a large, non-life insurance company, and is engaged primarily in property and casualty reinsurance and in market solutions.

Prepare comprehensive group management financial information package outlining the analysis of monthly/quarterly results, including variance analysisPrepare consolidation entries as part of the quarterly financial closing processAssist with the review and consolidation of financial information of various branches and subsidiariesPrepare quarterly financial reporting package and other required reports for the parent company/ head officePrepare IFRS consolidated financial statements on a quarterly and annual basisPrepare internal and external presentations for management and rating agencies as requiredAssist with the management of the general ledger and associated reporting tools for the groupAssist with regulatory reporting across the Group when requiredLiaise with internal and external auditorsResearch pertinent accounting issues, including documenting conclusion in formal accounting memos in accordance with IFRSStay abreast of all IFRS accounting pronouncementsAny other duties, as required by management

Sr. Financial Accountant for Intl. Re-Insurance company

Office located in Zurich City Center

An internationally recognized accounting designation, such as CA, ACCA or CPAA minimum 3+ years post qualification experience in a comparable role in the reinsurance industry gained through a reinsurance company and/or public practicePrevious experience of producing financial statements and related note disclosures for a reinsurance company under IFRSPrevious experience in preparing statutory filingsPrevious experience of financial close processes including consolidationFull knowledge of relevant accounting standards as it relates to these mattersStrong computer skills, in particular excellent working knowledge of Excel (advanced), Word and other Microsoft Office suites, data warehouse and SequelPrevious experience of Great Plains Dynamics is an assetExcellent verbal and written communication skillsStrong work ethic, commitment to meeting deadlines and ability to work outside of normal working hours as required

Very competitive package