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Swiss Re
Singapore, Singapore
Closing date
Aug 4, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
About The Role

General Accountability:

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions provides broad, global insurance capabilities, including solutions for commercial insurance, large corporate risks, energy, aviation, engineering, professional liability and environmental and commodity markets. We offer structured, multi-line programs and can customize our offerings in order to help our clients mitigate their most complex risks. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions also offers innovative insurance-linked securities and catastrophe bonds, and has among the highest available capacity in the industry.

The Head FP&A Asia Pacific is responsible for all internal management reporting and group reporting. The person will lead the quarterly financial projections, review, analysis and annual planning processes for the region. This role is the key finance partner to senior leadership in APAC and the primary point of contact for various finance, business, group, and regional functions, providing financial analyses and insights as it relates to the underwriting results of Corporate Solutions APAC.

The role will lead, supervise and develop a team of 2 direct reports and 1 functional report. The regional FP&A team is lean and high performing, leveraging on central shared global functions.

Main customers / relationships:
  • CEO APAC Corporate Solutions
  • Regional Product Heads
  • Sub-region CEOs
  • Sub-region Finance Heads
  • Sub-region LOB Heads
  • Global Product Controlling
  • Global Financial Insights & Analysis
  • Global Financial Planning & Steering
  • Global Cost Management
  • Oversight of the quarterly bottom-up financial projection process, engaging closely with sub-region business leads to understand market development and track progress against Annual Plan targets
  • Responsible for the review and analysis of the quarterly Nominal financial results
  • Ensure timely and accurate submissions of all reporting requirements to the BU FP&A and Reporting teams
  • Present financial information and provide insightful analysis of the APAC region business performance, including historical developments, business trends as well as key drivers
  • Collaborate closely with the APAC Controlling & Reporting team, to provide business insights for the preparation of quarterly Group IFRS Results commentary for CorSo APAC
  • Develop and maintain rigorous routines around annual business planning, quarterly closing and forecasting, business reviews and performance reporting
  • Lead planning dialogues and challenge sessions and take responsibility for all plan related deliverables
  • Participate in business management meetings as the finance partner to senior leadership, drive discussions with business leaders, and connect business activities to impacts on financial results
  • Support the regional CEO, CFO and regional/sub-region heads in various business steering activities, strategic projects and business development initiatives
  • Develop strong relationships across finance and business functions, organisational levels and diverse cultures
  • Lead, supervise and develop direct and functional reports

About You

  • University degree (Accounting, Finance or Business) with CA, CPA, or CFA certification
  • More than 10 years' work experience in the insurance / reinsurance business
  • Proven track record of leading finance teams and related management experience
  • Excellent command of English, both spoken and written

Key skills and knowledge
  • Team leader with strong communication and leadership skills, as well as demonstrated ability to inspire and challenge others
  • Ability to think strategically and navigate ambiguity, with attention to details without losing sight of the big picture
  • Strong analytical skills, to distil and articulate complex issues clearly and concisely
  • Solid execution and problem-solving skills in order to deliver quality output within short deadlines
  • Good organizational skills, with ability to juggle multiple deliverables, competing priorities and moving timelines in a calm and structured manner
  • Effective collaborator, leveraging knowledge and optimizing flow of information between finance and business functions
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office applications
  • Knowledge of GAAP reporting concepts (IFRS 17, IFRS 4, US Gaap) desirable.

About Swiss Re Corporate Solutions

Swiss Re is one of the world's leading providers of reinsurance, insurance and other forms of insurance-based risk transfer. We anticipate and manage risks, from natural catastrophes and climate change to cybercrime.

Swiss Re Corporate Solutions is the commercial insurance arm of the Swiss Re Group. We offer innovative insurance solutions to large and midsized multinational corporations from our approximately 50 locations worldwide. We help clients mitigate their risk exposure, whilst our industry-leading claims service provides them with additional peace of mind.

Our success depends on our ability to build an inclusive culture encouraging fresh perspectives and innovative thinking. Swiss Re Corporate Solutions embraces a workplace where everyone has equal opportunities to thrive and develop professionally regardless of their age, gender, race, ethnicity, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, physical or mental ability, skillset, thought or other characteristics. In our inclusive and flexible environment everyone can bring their authentic selves to work and their passion for sustainability.

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