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Senior Accountant

Saint Paul, Minnesota

Who Are We?

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.

Compensation Overview

The annual base salary range provided for this position is a nationwide market range and represents a broad range of salaries for this role across the country. The actual salary for this position will be determined by a number of factors, including the scope, complexity and location of the role; the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; and other conditions of employment. As part of our comprehensive compensation and benefits program, employees are also eligible for performance-based cash incentive awards.

Salary Range

$69,900.00 - $115,400.00

Target Openings

1

What Is the Opportunity?

Corporate Accounting and Reporting (CAR) is the GAAP and SEC accounting group that creates the Company's quarterly and annual SEC filings. Under moderate supervision, assists in the preparation and review of the quarterly SEC filings as well as miscellaneous ad hoc reporting, including internal management reporting. Additionally, assists in performing Essbase system updates and maintenance. 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.

Travelers offers a hybrid work location model that is designed to support flexibility.

What Will You Do?

  • 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) and SEC.
  • 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.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?

  • 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.
  • 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.

What is a Must Have?

  • Minimum 2 years of related work experience.

What Is in It for You?

  • Health Insurance: Employees and their eligible family members - including spouses, domestic partners, and children - are eligible for coverage from the first day of employment.
  • Retirement: Travelers matches your 401(k) contributions dollar-for-dollar up to your first 5% of eligible pay, subject to an annual maximum. If you have student loan debt, you can enroll in the Paying it Forward Savings Program. When you make a payment toward your student loan, Travelers will make an annual contribution into your 401(k) account. You are also eligible for a Pension Plan that is 100% funded by Travelers.
  • Paid Time Off: Start your career at Travelers with a minimum of 20 days Paid Time Off annually, plus nine paid company Holidays.
  • Wellness Program: The Travelers wellness program is comprised of tools and resources that empower you to achieve your wellness goals. In addition, our Life Balance program provides access to professional counseling services, life coaching and other resources to support your daily life needs. Through Life Balance, you're eligible for five free counseling sessions with a licensed therapist.
  • Volunteer Encouragement: We have a deep commitment to the communities we serve and encourage our employees to get involved. Travelers has a Matching Gift and Volunteer Rewards program that enables you to give back to the charity of your choice.

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 are a candidate and have specific 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.

To learn more about our comprehensive benefit programs please visit http://careers.travelers.com/life-at-travelers/benefits/.


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.