Travelers Dir, Financial Analysis in Hartford, Connecticut



Dir, Financial Analysis

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Establish work objectives and goals for employees, manage performance and make hiring and compensation decision recommendations. Synthesize and present exhibits, results, observations, recommendations to business partners and management, including formal presentations. Design, prepare, evaluate and validate more complex internal and/or external financial and operating reports, both routine and ad-hoc, to support tactical business objectives. In addition, review and approve less complex reports and analyses prepared by others. Perform, review and approve analysis and interpretation of trends and variances in business performance, interacting with business partners. Execute identified analyses in light of business objectives. Engage with business partners to develop and create overall financial plan in conjunction with business plan and forecast for the organization (annual, ongoing and long term). Engage with business partners to support overall strategic plan and incorporate competitor and market intelligence into analysis, including internal cost benefit analysis of investments (where appropriate). Apply complex accounting and financial concepts and controls to provide subject matter expertise in the development, implementation or enhancement of financial, operations and business application. Identify, use and/or assign others on the appropriate tools to obtain, compile and analyze complex data necessary to support robust financial reports and analysis, and initiate tool utilization enhancements. Review external financial statements including, but not limited to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), SEC and STAT (Statutory Accounting Principles). Develop, perform and certify financial controls in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements. Support supplier management by providing input to manager and business partners in assessing risk, reviewing contracts, and monitoring results. Review and approve more complex financial activities for various lines of business including journal entries and account reconciliations Other duties as assigned.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:

General knowledge of the insurance business. Advanced analytic skills. General knowledge of accounting practices and principles. Intermediate to advanced data utilization skills to access and gather data, including a basic understanding of what the data represents. Advanced written and verbal communication skills. Intermediate time management/ prioritization skills. Advanced ability to solve problems and suggest solutions. Advanced decision making skills. Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook). Intermediate influencing of business partners. Intermediate business perspective including some understanding of the political nature of the organization. Intermediate leadership skills, including delegation, employee development, hiring, and retaining talent. Advanced project management skills. Intermediate ability to think strategically. Ability to identify customers needs and take appropriate action to meet those needs. Ability to work well in tight timeframes and deadlines. Intermediate ability to present material concisely. Advanced Leadership Skills, including ability to: Leverage Differences Manage in participative manner Develop employees Manage change effectively Advanced skill/competency level: demonstrates advanced knowledge and ability; can apply the competency in new or complex situations. May guide other professionals.

Job Category:

Finance & Accounting

Job Summary:

The Small Commercial Finance team has an open position for a Director, Financial Analysis. Under general direction, the Director will report to the 2VP, Financial Analysis and be the finance lead for National Programs which includes responsibilities for management reporting, financial analysis, planning, and business unit leadership support. In addition, this role will have oversight for the Select commission agency enhancement program and will work with the Select field leadership on the execution of the program including financial analysis, cost-benefit analysis and controls. In addition, this role will assist with the Select production planning process, play a key role to understand the Small Commercial International Financial results, and, as the business continues to evolve, will work on building out the direct to business financial reporting package.

Position does manage others.

General Direction: Establishes procedures for attaining specific goals and objectives in a broad area of work. Generally final results are reviewed. (Typically applies to a manager or expert/top level professional.)

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Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting preferred. Typically 6+ years related experience. Thorough knowledge of Financial Analysis concepts, principles, processes and applications. Thorough Knowledge: Possesses advanced knowledge of subject matter in order to solve unusual as well as common work problems.

Physical Requirements:

Operates standard office equipment (Frequently) Sitting (can stand at will) (Frequently)

Minimum Qualifications:

Minimum of 4 years of related experience. Minimum 2 years of management experience.

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.

Primary Location:

Hartford - Connecticut - United States