Auditor - Op/Fin

Hartford, Connecticut

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, participate in audits and compliance reviews of various company business functions. Identify risks and controls, execute specific testing procedures, and document results and conclusions reached. Follow department methodology and assist in development of written issues and recommendations for the business. This job does not manage others.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
Participates in audits and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance reviews of various company business functions, incorporating an understanding of business processes, risk assessment techniques, GAAP and statutory accounting principles, and generally accepted auditing standards. Identifies risks and tests controls associated with financial integrity, operational effectiveness, compliance with rules and regulations, and systems and data integrity. Develops and executes specific testing procedures and documents test results for assigned sections of audits/projects. Analyzes findings and test results and arrives at sound fact-based conclusions and appropriate recommendations for problem areas noted. Prepares documentation in adherence to internal audit professional standards, best practices and Corporate Audit's methodology. Contributes to the preparation of issues and findings including recommendations for improvement. Consistently adheres to internal audit professional standards, best practices and Corporate Audit's methodology. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications
BA/BS in business-related field.

Education, Work Experience & Knowledge
2+ years of work experience in either audit or property casualty business. Working knowledge of risk assessment, accounting, and auditing principles.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies
Technical Competence: Introductory understanding of the relationships between financial, operational and technology risks and controls, as well as the insurance industry. Basic knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Basic understanding of the audit cycle, universe, plan and schedule, including business monitoring and SOX validation. Advanced skills with commonly used office software including: MS Office, email and the internet. Ability to leverage CAATs to improve audit test efficiencies and effectiveness. Leadership: Ability to plan ahead and organize tasks, manage time well, be on time and be cost conscious. Ability to receive feedback, willingness to learn and ability to embrace continuous improvement. Communication: Ability to demonstrate effective verbal, written and listening communication skills. Ability to articulate messages to business management through formal and informal presentations. Ability to document clear and concise work papers. Build Relationships: Ability to build productive working relationships with co-workers, business management and external parties. Teamwork: Ability to collaborate in situations when actions are interdependent and a team is mutually responsible to produce a result. Maintains smooth, effective working relationships; promotes effective teamwork.

Environmental/Work Schedules/Other
1 Travel up to (15%)

Physical Requirements
1 Operates standard office equipment (Continuously) 1 Sitting (can stand at will) (Continuously) 1 Use of Keyboards, Sporadic 10-Key (Continuously)

Licensing or Certificates
Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor.

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.