Sr Accountant

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Company Information
Solid reputation, passionate people and endless opportunities. That's Travelers. Our superior financial strength and consistent record of strong operating returns mean security for our customers - and opportunities for our employees. You will find Travelers to be full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Job Summary
Under Moderate Supervision, performs professional accounting work to ensure current, accurate and complete financial information. Prepares and compiles complex analysis and reports and reviews routine financial activities. Position does not manage others. Moderate Supervision: Incumbent performs standard and routine assignments independently to conclusion; unusual problems which may require exceptions to procedures or processes are referred to the manager.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Prepare complex and review routine financial activities for various lines of business including journal entries and account reconciliation. Perform financial controls in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Prepare and complete a review of assigned components of internal management based financial reporting, both routine and ad hoc, for complete and consistent results with corporate policies and standards. Prepare external financial statements including, but not limited to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), SEC and STAT (Statutory Accounting Principles). Support complex financial analyses by providing data and developing financial analyses for key performance metrics (i.e. production, profitability, expense management, staffing). Validate analyses. Identify and maximize tools to obtain data necessary to support financial analysis and create financial transactions. Responsibilities may include extracting and analyzing data. Prepare complex documentation and review moderately complex documentation to support Internal and External Audits. May interact with internal auditors on more routine issues on supervised basis. Assist in analysis of business changes, performing more complex assignments. Create more complex analyses to support financial/business plans, budget and forecasts for the organization. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
Minimum 2 years of related work experience.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance or related field preferred. Typically 2-3 years related work experience. General knowledge of accounting theory and practice. General Knowledge: Possesses sufficient knowledge to perform most work in normal situations.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Intermediate time management skills. Basic project management skills. Demonstrated intermediate interpersonal skills. Demonstrated intermediate communication skills. Ability to work independently/as part of a team and to interact effectively with others across business area. Intermediate skill/competency level: demonstrates solid knowledge and ability; can apply the competency with minimal or no guidance, in the full range of typical situations. Requires guidance handling novel or more complex situations.

Physical Requirements
Operates standard office equipment (Frequently) Sitting (can stand at will) (Frequently) Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Frequently)

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
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About Travelers

The Travelers Companies, Inc. (NYSE: TRV) is a leading property casualty insurer selling primarily through independent agents and brokers. The company's diverse business lines offer its global customers a wide range of coverage in the auto, home and business settings. A component of the Dow Jones Industrial Average, Travelers has more than 30,000 employees and generated revenues of approximately $25 billion in 2010.