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Business Analyst
Zurich - Switzerland
Contract Role - 12 Months

Business Analyst

Zurich - Switzerland

Contract Role - 12 Months

Our client, a well known Swiss company, is currently looking for a Business Analyst to support their project in Zurich - Switzerland

The Project:

Our Client's Finance Transformation Programme is a multi-year program, which will significantly enhance the financial accounting and reporting operating model and platform for Finance Reinsurance, Corporate Solution and iptiQ Division. Within the program, the Accounting for Non-Standard Entities Product Area is configuring and implementing a new financial platform based on SAP Financial Products Sub-Ledger - FPSL, and FI-GL enabling local IFRS 17 reporting and steering for CorSo China.


  • Drive to the delivery of the end-to-end financial platform implementation in China using SAP FPSL and FI-GL to enable local IFRS 17 reporting
  • Techno-functional coordination of SAP solution delivery from external vendors
  • Ensure timely and high-quality delivery of user stories as prioritized in the backlog
  • Support re-planning of backlog based on progress and possibly changing project deadlines
  • Support any end-to-end integration and user testing of FPSL and FI-GL
  • Foster knowledge transfer to stakeholders and the run organisation in China

About you:

  • Business and accounting understanding
  • 7 years plus of experience in a similar role
  • Strong understanding of (re)insurance accounting business requirements and ability to document and communicate them effectively to other product owners, stakeholders and team members
  • Evaluates potential solutions to ensure requirements are compliant with the accounting standards and can be implemented/configured in the SAP FPSL and FI-GL landscape in China
  • Strong understanding of or willingness to dig into financial reporting (e.g. IFRS17)
  • System knowledge and project experience
  • Prior implementation of a sub-ledger preferred; experience with configuration of a standard accounting solution - preferably on an SAP platform (e.g. SAP Bank Analyzer, FPSL, Accounting for Insurance Contracts)
  • Active participation in the agile project delivery (sprint planning, JIRA, retrospective, etc.) following a DevOps approach
  • Understanding of end-to-end system landscape (source, master data, general ledger, consolidation) and how the data flows from source to produce the required bookings, reports and interfaces
  • Ability to understand implementation design for new solutions and to specify requirements to developers for change requests
  • Can formulate and document test cases to ensure we can meet specified business requirements
  • Can effectively execute tests, reconciliation and root cause analysis to understand why results are not as expected and communicate accordingly
  • Team player with a high degree of personal accountability
  • Experienced in working in a multi-cultural environment
  • Strong delivery focus as well as analytical capabilities
  • Ability to work under pressure and to cope with peak time
  • Experience in working in large scaled agile projects
  • Problem solving attitude: ability to break-down complex issues into relevant details and solvable actions
  • SQL language knowledge is a plus


Analytics accounting / SAP FPSLFI-GL / Financial reporting/ IFRS17 / Business in China /Accounting solution / Agile project / Project languages