Travelers Director Financial Specialist in Boston, Massachusetts02133



Director Financial Specialist

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Primary Job Duties & Responsibilities:

Accountable for the International annual financial plan and associated deliverables, including coordination across country and domestic segment partners.

Engage with business partners to support overall strategic plan, including internal cost benefit analysis of investments (where appropriate).

Accountable for International forecasting (annual, rolling, and multiyear), including advanced understanding of competitor, market and industry landscape and impact on International outlook.

Assist with continued partnership and coordination with domestic segment counterparts, including connectivity of planning and forecasting processes, tools and reporting needs.

Partner with International Strategic Development to monitor the competitive landscape to identify potential business opportunities.

Lead financial modeling to support potential M&A opportunities.

Lead the development and maintenance of financial models for International business and strategic forecasting/planning.

Synthesize and present exhibits, results, observations and recommendations to cross functional peers and management.

Identify, use and train others on appropriate tools to obtain, compile and analyze complex data necessary to support advanced financial reports and analysis. Provide input on potential tool utilization enhancements (namely TM1).

Provide project support for other strategic initiatives, as required.

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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. Advanced time management/ prioritization skills. Advanced ability to solve problems and suggest solutions. Advanced problem solving and 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. Advanced project management skills. Intermediate ability to think strategically. Ability to identify customers needs and takes appropriate action to meet those needs. Ability to work well in tight timeframes and deadlines. Intermediate ability to present material concisely. 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 Director, Financial Specialist will be a key member of the International Finance team. Reporting to the 2VP of International FP&A under general direction, the incumbent will work closely with core International businesses, the International Strategic Development team, and domestic finance counterparts to drive alignment of strategy, initiatives, and the financial plan for International. Main responsibilities will include leading the design, preparation, and execution of the financial plan and supporting the Strategic Development team in the evaluation and financial modeling of potential acquisition opportunities.

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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.

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

Secondary Location:

Boston - Massachusetts - United States