The Travelers Companies, Inc.

FLDP Participant

Posted on Mar 31 94 views Hartford, CT

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.

Target Openings

Job Description Summary
Innovative thinking, creative problem-solving, and a determination to challenge the status-quo. These are some of the defining qualities for participants of our Finance Leadership Development Program (FLDP). This three-year rotational program is designed to grow and develop your finance, accounting, analytical, and self-leadership skills. Each rotation will consist of a combination of hands-on experience and access to a robust learning and development curriculum to prepare you for a dynamic career. You will have the opportunity to explore multiple functions across Accounting, Audit and Finance while working with different teams and leaders within Travelers.
As a FLDP participant, your rotational experience will provide the opportunity to make meaningful contributions by critically challenging processes and identifying new and innovative ways to get work done more effectively and efficiently. You will be expected to learn and adapt quickly, embrace change, take initiative, actively listen to and support diverse points of view and celebrate the success of others. If this is more than you imagined in a career in insurance, we encourage you to join us at Travelers.
In addition, your Accounting background and experience will provide you with a unique opportunity to get more from, and contribute more to, your three-year journey and give you a strong foundation for success within our program.

Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities
The program consists of a wide variety of diverse rotational opportunities across the Accounting, Audit and Finance disciplines, and span across our Business Units, Claim, Corporate, Technology and Operations organizations. As a program participant there are additional learning and development opportunities and expectations focused on accounting and controls, finance, insurance, leading self and influencing others. Other program components include mentoring, networking, community engagement and project lead opportunities.

FLDP participant duties will vary based on the specific rotation, but include opportunities in the following areas:

  • Accounting, Controllership
  • Auditing and Controls
  • Business Intelligence and Analytics
  • Financial planning & analysis
  • Financial reporting and modeling

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's or master’s degree in Accounting, Finance or business-related field required.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States now and in the future.

Education, Work Experience, & Knowledge
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater.
  • 2-3 years of Public Accounting experience.
  • Property & Casualty Industry knowledge.
  • 1 – 3 years relevant accounting experience.
  • CPA certified (or at least has passed 2 exams with plans to obtain CPA within a year).
  • Willingness to relocate to Hartford, CT or St. Paul, MN preferred.

Licensing or Certificates
  • CPA certified (or at least has passed 2 exams with plans to obtain CPA within a year).

Job Specific Technical Skills & Competencies
  • Accountability: Strong track record of taking ownership and responsibility for actions and outcomes, performance, and results.
  • Analytical and Critical Thinking: Demonstrated aptitude in identifying current or future problems or opportunities, analyzing data, synthesizing and comparing information to understand issues, identifying cause/effect relationships and exploring alternative solutions to support sound decision making.
  • Change Management/Resilience: Ability to remain energized and focused in the face of ambiguity, change or strenuous demands.
  • Customer Focus: Proven customer service skills with the ability to provide service excellence to internal or external clients.
  • Emotional Intelligence: Demonstrated track record of self and social awareness, empathy and balances confidence with humility.
  • Financial, Business and Technical Acumen – Understands and applies financial management and/or accounting principles and utilizes financial and analytical tools to enable efficient business decision making.
  • Interpersonal: Excellent communication skills with the ability to actively engage with others while maintaining a positive attitude.
  • Judgment/Decision Making: Capability of exercising sound judgment, making decisions and committing to a position.
  • Leveraging Differences: Proven capacity to works with and include people from different backgrounds, experiences, cultures, races, etc. and view those differences as assets to be leveraged to accomplish business goals and objectives.
  • Relationship Management: Strong relationship management skills including the ability to seek out, build, foster and maintain productive relationships, networks or alliances to meet goals and achieve results.
  • Teamwork: Ability to work together in situations when actions are interdependent, and a team is mutually responsible to produce a result.
  • Work Ethic: Possession of a strong drive to do what it takes to get the job done; inquisitive and demonstrates a strong willingness to learn.

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.