Travelers Sr Financial Consultant in Hartford, Connecticut
Sr Financial Consultant
Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:
Multi-Year Planning & Annual Plan:
- Assist in managing and coordinating the consolidation process, provide guidance and support to the Divisional Financial Representative community, and implementing a control environment that ensures completeness and accuracy in financial deliverables and appropriate supporting documentation.
Monthly Close Reporting:
Manage and deliver monthly reports that add value and assist management in strategically managing the organization. Familiarity/understanding of the following is a plus:
Direct, Partially, Distributed expense concepts and/or inner workings (i.e. chargebacks/allocations).
Forecasting concept and/or process.
Prepare, evaluate, and validate complex internal and/or external financial and operational reports, both routine and ad-hoc. Presenting analyses that provide meaningful insight and “tell the story (written and verbally)” in business terms.
Perform analysis and interpretation of trends and variances holistically and across the Enterprise Operations & Technology segments. Interacting with cross functional peers on a frequent basis. Validate information and analyses.
Promote an expense culture and challenge assumptions and forecast through monthly expense reviews.
Identify and use appropriate tools (such as TM1) to obtain, compile and analyze more complex data necessary to support more advanced financial reports and analysis. Improve financial and control processes to enhance efficiency, provide new capabilities, and/or align with Enterprise Operations and Technology Strategy
Assist in tactical production of financial plan in support of the Enterprise Operations and Technology strategy and forecast for the organization (Multi-year and Annual Plan).
Synthesize and present exhibits, results, observations, recommendations to direct manager, team members, and/or cross functional peers.
Prepare complex and review routine financial activities including journal entries and account reconciliation
Perform financial controls in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
Job Opening ID:
Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:
Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:
General knowledge of the insurance business. Intermediate analytic skills. General knowledge of accounting practices and principles. Intermediate data utilization skills to access and gather data, including a basic understanding of what the data represents. Intermediate written and verbal communication skills. Intermediate time management/ prioritization skills. Intermediate ability to solve problems and suggest solutions to problems. Takes responsibility for decisions and actions. Intermediate working knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word, Outlook). Intermediate project management skills. Ability to identify customers needs and take appropriate action to meet those needs. Ability to work well in tight timeframes and deadlines. 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.
Finance & Accounting
The Enterprise Operations & Technology Controller Reporting team manages the enterprise reporting and analytics in support of the multi-year and annual planning process and monthly close cycles. This role plays an integral part in consolidating results across the Enterprise Operations & Technology segments in order to provide the Senior Leadership Team with financial and analytical support. The environment is fast paced, deadline oriented, and has a high-appetite for meaningful change.
The role values and rewards:
high-level of accountability, resourcefulness, and collaboration;
ability to balance both big picture & detail-oriented and strategic & tactical thinking;
continuous commitment and focus on process improvements including finding automated solutions;
motivated by a fast paced environment and change; and
acts with a sense of urgency and works well under tight-timelines.
Under Moderate Supervision, responsible for conducting and documenting complex financial analysis projects/assignments.
Position does not manage others, but may serve as a team lead.
Team Lead: Directs daily work activities of a small group of employees. Works with higher level manager to set goals/objectives and provides input regarding performance of employees being led.
Moderate Supervision: Incumbent performs standard and routine assignments independently to conclusion; unusual problems which may require exceptions to procedures or processes to set priorities and meet specific goals and objectives of the function or unit.
Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:
Bachelor's degree in finance or accounting preferred. Typically 3-4 years of related experience. General knowledge of Financial Analysis concepts and processes. General Knowledge: Possesses sufficient knowledge to perform most work in normal situations.
Operates standard office equipment (Frequently) Sitting (can stand at will) (Frequently)
Minimum of 2 years of related experience.
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.
Hartford - Connecticut - United States