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Senior Accountant

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Company Summary

Taking care of our customers, our communities and each other. That's the Travelers Promise. By honoring this commitment, we have maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty insurers in the industry for over 160 years. Join us to discover a culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration. Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.

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Job Description 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

  • Support the GAAP Consolidation process interacting with our Foreign Subsidiaries and Corporate Areas using the Oracle EPM suite, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM) and PeopleSoft Financials.
  • 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.
  • Exposure to Oracle EPM, Hyperion Financial Management (HFM), Essbase, and/or PeopleSoft Financials is a plus.

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.

Employment Practices

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. We value the unique abilities and talents each individual brings to our organization and recognize that we benefit in numerous ways from our differences. 

If you have questions regarding the physical requirements of this role, please send us an email so we may assist you.

Travelers reserves the right to fill this position at a level above or below the level included in this posting.

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.