Manager Accounting Advisory Insurance

Do you have a passion for solving complex business problems within the insurance industry and do you thrive in an environment where you collaborate with other professionals and where you can bring about change?
Location: Zurich
Start date: Negotiable

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Responsibilities & Profile

Your responsibilities

  • Delivering accounting advisory projects at leading insurance companies
  • Providing expert advice on accounting issues, helping clients with the practical implementation of major process and IT change
  • Leading projects and/or key workstreams and be responsible for project management aspects of those projects
  • Keeping key client and internal stakeholders familiar with the status of the projects
  • Maintaining and developing a network of relationships with relevant industry contacts
  • Acquiring work through this network and in pitching for work through formal RFP-processes
  • Building multi-disciplinary teams and for sharing best practice within KPMG
  • Keeping up-to-date with current developments in insurance accounting and reporting internationally

Your profile

  • Successful candidates will hold a relevant degree and have completed the Swiss CPA education
  • Profound international Insurance accounting knowledge (IFRS, US GAAP, Swiss GAAP FER etc.) and ideally economic accounting knowledge (e.g. Solvency II, Embedded Value, SST)
  • 5 – 8 years of experience in the insurance industry and ideally with consultancy experience on a large consulting project with big insurers
  • Understanding of insurance and reinsurance accounting and the interaction between the Finance department and actuaries
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English and German
  • Ability to set priorities in order to accomplish work in a dynamic and demanding environment and a sound track record in handling different projects simultaneously
  • Experience in leading teams and projects
  • Dedication and motivation to achieve high standards of client service and the ability to think «outside the box» in order to find the best solution for our client


Targeted career development and internal and external attractive training and further education options
Possibilities for global and Switzerland-wide mobility across all sectors and locations
25-30 days of leave, option for paid overtime (with the exception of management staff); management staff receive an additional 4 to 6 days of leave
Maternity leave of 16 weeks, paternity leave of 5 days and free advice from the external family service
Ancillary benefits may apply to certain positions (e.g. fixed-contract positions).

KPMG as an employer

Your future team

At KPMG, the possibilities are as manifold as the people who work here! This is why the employees of our international network can count on receiving continuous training and a value-based corporate culture. KPMG is a great advocate for career development, always keeping in mind the person's needs and potential.

About KPMG

KPMG is one of the leading financial audit and advisory services firms in the world. Its international network makes it possible for KPMG to offer clients clear and consistent solutions locally thanks to cross-border know-how. KPMG Switzerland advises both internationally active firms and regionally active SMEs. In addition to quality and industry knowledge, one thing is key for us: client proximity. Together with our clients and organised around their needs, we develop tailor-made solutions in the audit, tax and advisory fields, within the framework of the rules of independence.

Contact person

Annina Scheidegger

Human Resources
+41 58 249 77 57
Annina Scheidegger
To apply for this vacancy, please provide your cover letter, CV and all relevant certificates. We look forward to receiving your application.

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