Share this Job
Apply now »

IFRS 17 Senior Accounting Expert 80-100%


As part of a diverse Group Accounting Policy team, you will be involved in complex IFRS matters affecting the Group as part of the ongoing IFRS 17/9 implementation. You will drive and shape the way how IFRS 17/9 results are presented to external stakeholders and support colleagues across the Group with expert accounting advice. You will be actively engaging with other functions and support others through change to make change happen.



What you will do


  • Develop guidance and support local units on complex accounting issues arising with the implementation of IFRS 17 and 9
  • As part of cross-functional team develop the Group Disclosures under IFRS 17 and 9 and support validating the disclosures as part of parallel runs and review with the auditors.
  • Review existing Group processes and make them IFRS 17 ready (e.g., definition of cash generating units and goodwill impairment test)
  • Seize opportunities for alignment between different GAAPs to create value through a consistent reporting framework (Swiss Solvency Test, Swiss local statutory and IFRS, including IFRS 17 and IFRS 9)
  • Support new initiatives, including M&A transactions



What you bring


  • University degree in Finance or similar education
  • Profound understanding of IFRS framework and operational accounting under IFRS, including IFRS 17 Insurance Contracts, and at least 8 years of relevant experience preferably with an audit, insurance or other financial services company
  • Ability and experience communicating with senior management and influencing internal stakeholders
  • Willing to take ownership, able to work under pressure, collaborate and build alignment through partnership
  • Fluent spoken and written English, German would be an asset


Additional Information


We look forward to receiving your online application.

Zurich wants to attract the best talent and we acknowledge that talents might not always be available full-time. At Zurich we will consider requests for flexible working. Many of our employees work flexibly in a variety of ways. Please talk to us during the interview about the flexibility you may need.


Information for recruitment agencies


Zurich does not accept any applications from recruitment agencies for this position. We refuse any responsibility for unsolicited applications as well as any associated fees.




Are you interested in working for a company that values its people and put's its customers and employees at the heart of everything we do? Are you looking for growth opportunities beyond simply a career? Then Zurich could be just the place for you!


Our people are the heart & soul of Zurich. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together! 

Our ambition is to become one of the most responsible and impactful businesses in the world. To get there we hire and develop the best talent available. With Zurich, you can expect to work on challenges that will help you grow and to collaborate with a diverse and inclusive global team. 

People are Zurich’s most important asset. Their varied skills, perspectives and experiences drive innovation. And they reflect the breadth and diversity of our customers, suppliers, communities and investors around the world. We are committed to attracting and retaining talented individuals from a variety of backgrounds and experiences. Zurich does not discriminate based on race, ethnicity, religion, national origin, sex, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, age, disability, protected veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, pregnancy or other characteristics protected by applicable law. 



  • Location(s):  CH - Zürich 
  • Remote working: No
  • Schedule: Full Time
  • Recruiter name: Grace Cunningham

Apply now »