Head Financial Reporting & Taxes 80-100% Head Financial Reporting & Taxes 80-100% …

Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
à Zurich, Zürich, Suisse
CDI, Plein-temps
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Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
à Zurich, Zürich, Suisse
CDI, Plein-temps
Soyez parmi les premiers à postuler
Competitive
Zurich Insurance Company Ltd
Head Financial Reporting & Taxes 80-100%


In your role as a Head Financial Reporting & Taxes / FAR Controller for Switzerland you will be part of the Finance Management Team and are accountable for the accuracy, completeness and correctness of financial statutory and IFRS reporting for BU CH and ZGEBS. You will also lead the Accounting Policy, Operational Tax and Governance & Controls activities for both our GI and Global Life businesses in Switzerland. Finally, you coordinate and facilitate FAR activities and discussions which are of shared relevance to all our insurance businesses in Switzerland. The role reports directly to the CFO BU Switzerland.

Your Role

As the Head of Financial Reporting & Taxes/ FAR Controller your main responsibilities will involve:

Statutory and Regulatory Reporting:

  • Accountable for the accuracy, completeness and correctness of financial statutory reporting for the RU's under the responsibility of the CFO Switzerland as well as of the CFO ZGEBS
  • Accountable and responsible for the preparation of the annual FINMA reporting for the business written in Switzerland of Zurich Insurance Company (including Orion) as well as of Zurich Life Insurance Company; Additionally accountable and responsible for the preparation of reporting to the regulators in Dubai and Hong Kong
  • Accountable and responsible for the reporting of the UVG book of business (UVG Betriebsrechnung) to BAG (Bundesamt für Gesundheit) in Switzerland and OUFL in Liechtenstein
  • Accountable and responsible for the reporting to the Swiss Insurance Industry Association (SVV) and the Swiss National Bank (SNB)
Group Reporting:
  • Accountable and responsible for the production of Group Reporting results based on IFRS for the RU's under the responsibility of the CFO Switzerland as well as of the CFO ZGEBS
  • Accountable and responsible towards the CFO as well as of the CFO ZGEBS for the accuracy of all balance sheet, P&L and statistical items required by Group and in line with Group instructions, guidelines and policies
  • Accountable and responsible for end to end production process (input/output control) including activities performed by service centers towards the CFO Switzerland as well as of the CFO ZGEBS

Accounting and Reporting for Swiss Pension Funds

  • Accountable for the accuracy, completeness and correctness of financial accounting and reporting of the Swiss Pension Funds according Swiss GAP FER 26
Accounting Policy Support:
  • Accountable for the correct application of IFRS and Statutory Accounting Standards in line with Group accounting policies
  • Accountable and responsible for training on accounting related matters
  • Accountable and responsible for the implementation of new and/or revised Accounting Standards based on Group instructions

Taxes:

  • Accountable and Responsible for appropriate processes, reporting, declaration and payments of all indirect taxes for the business written in Switzerland
  • Accountable and responsible of tax risks in close cooperation with Group Tax

Governance & Controls:

  • Accountable and Responsible for implementing, monitoring and managing governance processes, including SOX framework in line with Group standards

People Management:

  • Accountable and Responsible for managing and leading people and direct reports in the Financial Reporting area
  • Accountable and Responsible for hiring and deployment process of direct reports
Your Skills and Experience

As the Head of Financial Reporting & Taxes/ FAR Controller your skills and experience will ideally include:

  • University degree in economics and/or business administration and degree in finance (CPA or similar qualification)
  • 10+ years of practical accounting/controlling experience within the insurance industry, preferably in life insurance
  • In-depth knowledge in applying IFRS, Swiss GAAP FER and local statutory/regulatory guidelines and rules
  • Ability to deal effectively with ambiguity, resistance, and resignation in a group setting
  • In-depth experience managing enterprise-wide accounting function
  • Team leadership experience (managing people over multiple layers)
  • Accounting system knowledge (SAP)
  • Accounting rules (IFRS, Swiss GAAP FER)
  • Swiss statutory accounting rules
  • Fluent in German; advanced written and spoken English. The requirement to ensure language capability relative to your business stakeholder /customer base is a pre-requisite
  • Strong leadership skills
  • IFRS/GAAP/Swiss Statutory accounting knowledge
  • Strong computer skills (especially MS Office)
  • Presentation skills


Descriptif de l'entreprise

Who we are

Zurich is a strong brand - more than 1.4 million Swiss customers place their trust in our products and services. Our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 170 countries to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee, you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.

At Zurich we are an equal opportunity employer. We attract and retain the best qualified individuals available, without regard to race/ethnicity, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age or disability.

Information for recruitment agencies

Zurich accepts no unsolicited applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We therefore request that recruitment agencies do not submit any candidate documents either via our employees or through our online career portal.

We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees. Thank you for your understanding.

 

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