About Swiss Re
The Swiss Re Group 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.
It anticipates and manages risk from natural catastrophes to climate change, from ageing populations to cyber crime. The Swiss Re Group is organised into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group’s overall mission.
About the Team :
We are looking for a qualified and experienced CFO for Swiss Re Capital Markets Europe ("SRCME"). In your role as CFO for SRCME you will be responsible for the overall financial and capital management and reporting of the entity according to all relevant accounting valuations.
You will also be responsible for the financial reporting of Swiss Re Capital Markets Limited ("SRCML"). You will lead a small dedicated finance team.
The CFO for SRCME will be part of the Luxembourg carrier team. The Luxembourg carrier team has responsibility for the reporting and analysis of all the Reinsurance Business Unit regulated entities in Luxembourg.
About the role :
Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to the following :
Finance representative on the SRCME governance structures
Act as back-up for approval and execution of ILS and ECM transactions when CEO is not available
Together with the CEO, responsible for implementation of the internal governance strategies and guiding principles laid down by the SRCME board of directors
Responsible for high quality, accurate and timely statutory reporting and regulatory reporting
Responsible for high quality, accurate and timely group reporting (EVM and US GAAP)
Responsible for the preparation, delivery and presentation of required Board reporting
Responsible for maintaining / monitoring interactions between source systems and investment / general ledger systems
Oversee validity, accuracy & completeness of general ledger
Oversee and manage capital planning and capital management together with Group Treasury
Responsible for the overall financial planning for the legal entity
Oversight of local tax compliance and tax planning
Maintain and implement investment management guidelines for local statutory purposes; liaison with Asset Management
Responsible for ensuring relevant intergroup service agreements / outsourcing are in place and in compliance with local regulations
In cooperation with all involved Finance units, ensure that financial reporting risk are appropriately managed including documentation, assessment and monitoring of key controls
Monitor financial reporting control issues identified and make sure they are resolved appropriately and on a timely basis
Liaise with CRO and other legal entity key function holders on all Legal Entity & risk related matters
Communicates directly with various stakeholders (board members, executive management, regulators, internal clients)
Coordinate audit activities of Internal and External auditors
Engaging and communicating effectively with designated regulatory authorities and industry bodies
Concerning Projects, would be responsible for Finance oversight, impact study / analysis and implementation
Drives excellence in compliance and control environment activities which complies with best practice principles and adheres to a proper monitoring framework and established internal and external KPIs
Lead and manage a small dedicated finance team
Helps attract, train / develop, and retain top talent.
Motivates strong performance from staff including oversight of competencies required to deliver accounting and reporting responsibilities
About You :
Strong background in various types of financial instruments, including derivative product
Proven relationship builder and engaging and motivating individual with the ability to engage and inspire others and to influence in a complex, cross-
Strong level of collaboration skills, exceptional team player and ability to establish trust and credibility both within Finance and with the business
Very strong interpersonal and communication skills (verbal and written communication)
Strong leadership and people management capabilities and experience with proven ability to lead and engage teams in complex environments
Outstanding analytical, quantitative and problem solving skills
Holistic approach and ability to work with complex details and apply good business judgement and deliver high-quality, relevant, timely and actionable output independently
Strategic, creative thinking and a desire for continuous improvement
Ability to communicate complex issues in a clear and concise fashion
Independently minded and critical - capable of analysing numbers critically and drawing out relevant conclusions
Intercultural competencies and the ability to understand complex processes and quickly and efficiently adapt to changes and navigate through change effectively.
Highly motivated individual used to working in a highly performance driven, professional and international environment
Ability to adapt and lead in a fast changing and growing environment
CA, CFA or similar qualification.
10 years relevant working experience in financial services
Strong working knowledge of Local and International reporting standards (IFRS and US GAAP, Lux GAAP beneficial)
Strong working knowledge of CSSF and / or FCA reporting requirements
Proficient in Excel and PowerPoint