Travelers VP, Audit - Op/Fin in Hartford, Connecticut



VP, Audit - Op/Fin

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

  • This role has audit oversight accountability for Business Insurance, Personal Insurance, Claim, and Bond & Specialty in the US and in multiple international jurisdictions.

  • Works across business groups within Corporate Audit to develop standards and procedures, level set the audit teams, and other projects as needed.

  • Manages audit, business monitoring, Sarbanes-Oxley compliance and Assurance Initiatives being completed by each program, ensuring timely and quality deliverables, proper staffing, and coordination with other Corporate Audit resources as necessary.

  • Prepares the program's annual audit plan and executes the plan on time and within budget.

  • Ensures that all communications delivered by the program are of high, professional quality and meet Corporate Audit standards.

  • Champions continuous improvement of Corporate Audit and Travelers by mentoring and developing Corporate Audit talent, providing constructive feedback to improve individual performance within Corporate Audit and adding value to the business groups by acting as a risk consultant.

  • Develops and maintains confidentiality and positive/proactive business relationships with Business Group management, external auditors, Corporate Audit peers, and as appropriate, with business people outside Travelers.

  • Meets with Business Group Management regularly to discuss the status of the Audit Plan and any other key business and industry issues.

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Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Travelers is an equal opportunity employer.

Job Specific & Technical Skills & Competencies:

Technical Competencies:

  • Auditing subject matter expert

  • Travelers' Corporate Audit methodology expert

  • Property casualty insurance business subject matter expert

  • Advanced knowledge of Sarbanes-Oxley control validation

  • Reviews work papers and other documentation using electronic tools (TeamMate, ARCHER)

Leadership Skills:

  • Outstanding project management skills

  • Strong decision-making abilities; regularly structures solutions to complex problems;

  • Recognized leader and strong role model

  • Excellent ability to evaluate materiality of issues and see the big picture

  • Regularly works on multiple, diverse, concurrent projects

  • Develops and supports internal improvement initiatives

Professional Presence:

  • Often consulted by others for advice and opinions

  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards by producing and demanding high quality work

  • Presents oneself in a confident and professional manner

Relationship Building Skills:

  • Builds relationships with peers and management in the business, senior management, external auditors and peers in other departments and professional groups.

Communication and Writing Skills:

  • Strong public speaking skills, frequently articulating the Corporate Audit message to senior and executive management. Communicate confidently and concisely. Support our department position on issues with passion. Must demonstrate high energy and ability to collaborate.

  • Exceptional writing skills with the ability to edit and improve the writings of subordinates

Team Building Skills:

  • Trains and mentor staff on the audit methodology

  • Recruits, mentors, and develops talent for the team

  • Provides coaching on career development

‚ÄčInnovation Skills:

  • Adept at generating innovative ideas for audit process improvement and efficiencies

Job Category:

Finance & Accounting

Job Summary:

The mission of Corporate Audit is to provide objective, independent, risk-based internal control evaluations throughout the company, to support company Sarbanes-Oxley compliance initiatives through timely and professional advisory services and objective evaluation of key controls, and provide our personnel with the opportunity to enhance their personal and career development at Travelers while striving to continuously improve our quality and proficiency. The Vice President, Audit has an integral role in accomplishing this mission.

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Education, Work Experience & Knowledge:

  • BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience.

  • Big 4 Certified Public Accountant and Partner, preferred.

  • Willingness to travel 10-20% of the time, on average.

  • In-depth understanding of the property casualty business.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of risk assessment, accounting and auditing principles.

Minimum Qualifications:

10 years of specialized property casualty or auditing 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 collaborative, full of energy and a workplace in which you truly can make a difference.

Primary Location:

Hartford - Connecticut - United States

We are committed to valuing the diversity that exists among our workforce, our business partners, our customers and our communities. With respect to our workforce, we are committed to not only increasing diversity in our hiring at all levels but also fostering an inclusive environment where all employees, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other status or condition protected by law, can develop and thrive.