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PartnerRe Ltd. is a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies. It is a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding place to work. We are always looking for bright,…

Reinsurance Accountant

PartnerRe Ltd. is a leading global reinsurer, providing multi-line reinsurance to insurance companies. It is a dynamic, challenging, and rewarding place to work. We are always looking for bright, proactive people with expert knowledge skills, and integrity to join our international team. Our culture is based on trust, responsibility, openness, and initiative, and we pride ourselves on delivering the best possible reinsurance solutions for our clients.

This role is based in our Zurich office and will report to the Team Leader Reinsurance Accounting Non-Life based in Zurich. The Reinsurance Accounting Department is in charge of premium and claims account handling of reinsurance brokers and clients.

Being part of our Reinsurance Accounting team of 12 Accountants your mission will be to manage an assigned broker/cedent insurance/reinsurance facultative and treaty portfolio, which you will verify, process, monitor and analyse.

In more detail your responsibilities will include:

  • Identify, verify and process regular accounts, commutation accounts, cash losses, profit & loss calculations as well as year-end related documents against treaty terms and contractual conditions
  • Cedant premium and loss reserve handling, cedant statistic analysis and Letter of Credit & Pledged Securities handling
  • Monitoring and managing of cash statements including confirmation letters as well as active communication with brokers and cedants
  • Close collaboration with the Claims Department, Payments & Collections Department, Underwriting Administration Department and other functional areas
  • Electronic messaging management and archiving of accounting relevant documents in the DMS

About you

To be successful in this role, you should have the following background, skills and mindset:

  • Commercial apprenticeship or equivalent
  • 3-5 years working experience post qualification, ideally in the insurance or reinsurance field, where you could gain some general re/insurance knowledge
  • Advanced knowledge of Excel, good knowledge of Word and PowerPoint
  • Fluent in English (verbal and written), verbal German skills essential, other languages are an asset (especially Spanish)
  • Able to work on common goals both independently and as part of a team
  • Well-organized, attention to detail is critical, you like change and you like to be challenged, and your our openness to new ideas and your can-do attitude are part of your strengths
  • For permit reasons you are either Swiss or EU citizen, or you possess a Swiss work permit, which allows you to change employer without sponsorship

What can we offer you

An international environment, where you will be challenged, can learn from Senior Specialists and are exposed to multiple sections of our business. Our structure fosters collaboration with various partners in different locations.

A working place in the middle of Zurich Seefeld at the lake, with an inhouse restaurant and fitness as well as attractive insurance benefits, contribution to public transportation, are only a few of our benefits.

Address

PartnerRe
Frau Sonja Di Pizzo
HR Assistant
Bellerivestrasse 36
8034 Zürich
0443853785

Website http://www.partnerre.com/careers

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