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Technical Accountant I

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Swiss Re Fort Wayne , IN 46801

Posted 2 months ago

Technical Accountant I

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 cybercrime. The aim of the Swiss Re Group is to enable society to thrive and progress, creating new opportunities and solutions for its clients. Headquartered in Zurich, Switzerland, where it was founded in 1863, the Swiss Re Group operates through a network of around 80 offices globally. It is organized into three Business Units, each with a distinct strategy and set of objectives contributing to the Group's overall mission.

About the Role

This position is responsible for the accurate and timely administration of any assumed individual life or health products and related retrocession treaties for assigned client companies. With both ad hoc data analysis tools and Swiss Re reinsurance administration systems the incumbent performs reasonableness checks for both premium and policy data quality and manages cash allocations and disbursements. Where applicable, they are responsible for booking policy level data for use by Actuarial Management (AM), Inforce Management (IFM) and Finance for purposes of regulatory & financial reporting along with managing the overall inforce block of business. Incumbent creates and maintains policy master information, where applicable, and assures treaty compliance on all records and reports, including inputs to the management of Swiss Re's retention. Incumbent supports the Claim Process through building of claim skeleton records as needed. Incumbent will have contact with clients, and will work with other departments to assist in servicing client accounts. Incumbents at this level may get some exposure to working with the more complex and high profile accounts. Incumbent must be able to work within tight deadlines to meet cash close dates along with recency and key performance indicator targets.

  • Process client's files, electronic or otherwise, using Swiss Re's Message Management system or comparable Swiss Re system. Analyze output to resolve all exceptions. Work with stakeholders like Data Management (DM), Business Managers (BM) and Quality Assurance (QA), as needed, to identify and suggest needed changes to client's systems and data reported on client's files. Ensure the quality of financial and policy data contained in Swiss Re systems for use by all stakeholders. 50%
  • Accountable for thorough reconciliation and analysis of client's policy and financial data files ensuring, where applicable, Swiss Re's segmentation is in alignment with the client's file. Timely escalates material financial, policy volume/risk variances, or noticeable deviations to anticipated trends to QA, management and appropriate stakeholders. Often requires timely interfaces with client to review and resolve issues. 20%
  • Maintains strong relationships with external clients. 10%
  • Reviews reported claims to determine whether Swiss Re is on the risk for all applicable claims (examples include death, WOP and DI claims) and to determine that premiums are paid to a current date. Where applicable, builds skeletal records and establishes claim liability via building of claim records, under the correct treaty and pricing segment. 10%
  • Assists, where appropriate, with the preparatory account deep dives and client onsite reviews. Supports client reviews through timely premium validation investigations. Demonstrates the ability to rapidly gain an understanding of the client's systems and processes. 5%
  • Accountable for premium collection and cash flow management for assigned accounts. Escalates delinquencies in accordance with business guidelines. Ensure unallocated cash remains current within predetermined targets and promptly reports all outliers to management along with supporting documentation for actions taken to date. Manage assigned retrocession billing and collection duties. 5%

About You

  • Associate's degree or equivalent experience in an Accounting/Finance related discipline; or 1-2 years related experience, in a reinsurance/ insurance environment

  • General understanding of reinsurance terms and conditions; demonstrated knowledge of reinsurance types and risk transfer concepts.

  • Strong math skills

  • Proven analytical and problem-solving skills. Ability to look at problems or situations from a fresh perspective and suggest creative solutions

  • Possesses a strong knowledge of computer fundamentals. Takes full advantage of computer programs and automation.

  • Uses office tools to maximize productivity. (Word, Excel, Power Point and Access). Including the use of pivot tables, vlook-ups, etc. Skill level should be evident from experience and past projects.

  • Willing to learn new tools/applications and ability to apply knowledge to new situations.

  • Proven organizational and time management skills; ability to handle multiple priorities within tight deadlines

  • Self-motivated and willing to volunteer to assist others

  • Proven interpersonal skills for working internally across departments, as well as with clients.

  • Demonstrated ability to develop a professional cross functional network of colleagues

  • Change adaptable. Has an open mind and explores new ideas, different approaches and applying new methods to challenge the status quo.

  • After initial training period, ability to act independently. Ability to apply training to different situations.

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