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Senior Financial Analyst

About Us:

General Re Corporation, a subsidiary of Berkshire Hathaway Inc., is a holding company for global reinsurance and related operations, with more than 2,000 employees worldwide. Its direct reinsurance companies conduct business as Gen Re.

Gen Re delivers reinsurance solutions to the Life/Health and Property/Casualty insurance industries. Represented in all major reinsurance markets through a network of more than 40 offices, we have earned superior financial strength ratings from each of the major rating agencies.

Gen Re currently offers an excellent opportunity for a Senior Financial Analyst in our Stamford, CT office.

Job Description:

The position is for a Senior Financial Analyst with public accounting experience. This individual will assist in the financial consolidation process, financial statement analysis for the consolidated group, US GAAP and management reporting, and rating agency modeling. In addition, they will execute financial accounting close requirements and assist in researching and analyzing FASB, U.S. GAAP and IFRS accounting standards and updates. This individual will work with the team in exploring ways to reengineer, streamline and/or harmonize the consolidation work flow through software and technology enhancements. As this position is in the Global Consolidation function, the candidate will require excellent communication and interpersonal skills to be able to effectively interact with finance teams in our domestic and international subsidiaries. The position will also require the ability to manage competing priorities to ensure adherence to reporting deadlines.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the end-to-end U.S. GAAP Global Financial Consolidation and Reporting process which will include the following:
    • Prepare and communicate quarterly financial closing timelines globally.
    • Perform quarterly close processes including creating journal entries, GL uploads, account reconciliations, coordination of financial information from subsidiaries, preparation of work papers, financial statement analysis and SOX compliance.
    • Assist in the creation of the various financial reporting packages to support U.S. GAAP reporting, Berkshire reporting and Management reporting.
    • Assist in preparation of rating agency materials and senior management requests.
    • Assist in streamlining workflow and IT process improvement projects
    • Ad hoc financial analysis.


  • Minimum of 3 to 4 years work experience with 2 or more in public accounting.
  • BS degree in accounting or finance.
  • CPA preferred, but not required.
  • Knowledge of SAP GL preferred, but not required
  • Reinsurance/Insurance/Financial Services experience is a plus
  • Expertise with Excel and MS Office products (Word, PowerPoint, Visio).
  • Strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Ability to handle multiple projects and prioritize accordingly.
  • Works well under tight reporting time frames.
  • Works well in a team environment.
  • Detailed oriented.
  • Analytical skills to understand root cause of issues and the ability to develop solutions.
  • Ability to see the bigger picture, patterns and trends.
  • Self-motivated; willingness to learn.


Linda Dalesio, Human Resources

Our Address:

120 Long Ridge Road
Stamford, CT 06902 (US)

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