Director, International Finance FP&A
Posted on: September 20, 2022
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maintained our reputation as one of the best property casualty
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culture that is rooted in innovation and thrives on collaboration.
Imagine loving what you do and where you do it.
Finance and Accounting
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.
$91,800.00 - $151,500.00
**What Is the Opportunity?**
This role is a leader on International's Financial Planning &
Analysis team, providing critical thought and analysis on
International's performance as well as finance process efficiency
This role will lead expense reporting, analysis, and forecasting
with most focus on the Canadian, International home office
operations, and insight on overall International expenses and
This role will have full exposure to International profit & loss as
they will own process & efficiency improvement in technology tools
that support monthly reporting and forward-looking projects as well
as serving as finance lead for International's Multinational
The ideal candidate will have strong financial skills with the
ability to dig into details and summarize findings as well as
effectively communicate with leaders across a variety of functions
to drive and achieve better insights and results. This position
will supervise one staff member and serve as a team leader across
**What Will You Do?**
Primary Duties and Responsibilities
+ Provide thought and analysis leadership across International
Financial Planning & Analysis.
+ Evaluate and assess expenses against internal and external
benchmarks, and provide high level analysis and recommendations for
corrective action as necessary.
+ Engage with business partners to develop and create annual
budget, monthly forecast, and multi-year plan.
+ Monthly and quarterly reporting & analysis of expenses. Review
and prepare reports & analysis to summarize and forecast expense
+ Contribute to the achievement of business objectives through the
accurate and timely identification and resolution of expense
+ Identify and act on opportunities to streamline any reporting and
analysis for effective delivery.
+ Lead monthly close efficiency improvement across International by
leveraging technology to reduce manual exhibit creation and open
capacity for improved analysis.
+ Drive enhancement of existing, and aide in development of, new
planning and forecasting tools across International.
+ Partner with Multinational practice leadership to support
business objectives, provide insight into production and
profitability results, and development of annual plan.
+ Establish work objectives and goals for employees, manage
performance and make hiring and compensation decision
+ Establish and maintain effective working relationships with
members of the financial/accounting and business communities across
+ Synthesize and present exhibits, results, observations,
recommendations to business partners and management, including
+ Design, prepare, evaluate and validate more complex internal
and/or external financial and operating reports, both routine and
ad-hoc, to support tactical business objectives. In addition,
review and approve less complex reports and analyses prepared by
+ Perform, review and approve analysis and interpretation of trends
and variances in business performance, interacting with business
partners. Execute identified analyses in light of business
+ Engage with business partners to develop and create overall
financial plan in conjunction with business plan and forecast for
the organization (annual, ongoing and long term).
+ Engage with business partners to support overall strategic plan
and incorporate competitor and market intelligence into analysis,
including internal cost benefit analysis of investments (where
+ Apply complex accounting and financial concepts and controls to
provide subject matter expertise in the development, implementation
or enhancement of financial, operations and business
+ Identify, use and/or assign others on the appropriate tools to
obtain, compile and analyze complex data necessary to support
robust financial reports and analysis, and initiate tool
+ Review external financial statements including, but not limited
to GAAP (Generally Accepted Accounting Principles), SEC and STAT
(Statutory Accounting Principles).
+ Develop, perform and certify financial controls in accordance
with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
+ Support supplier management by providing input to manager and
business partners in assessing risk, reviewing contracts, and
+ Review and approve more complex financial activities for various
lines of business including journal entries and account
+ Perform other duties as assigned.
**What Will Our Ideal Candidate Have?**
+ 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
+ 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
+ Advanced written and verbal communication skills.
+ Intermediate time management/ prioritization skills.
+ Advanced ability to solve problems and suggest solutions.
+ Advanced decision making skills.
+ Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (e.g. Excel, Word,
+ Intermediate influencing of business partners
+ Intermediate business perspective including some understanding of
the political nature of the organization.
+ Intermediate leadership skills, including delegation, employee
development, hiring, and retaining talent.
+ Advanced project management skills.
+ Intermediate ability to think strategically.
+ Ability to identify customers needs and take appropriate action
to meet those needs.
+ Ability to work well in tight timeframes and deadlines.
+ Intermediate ability to present material concisely.
+ Advanced Leadership Skills, including ability to:
+ Leverage Differences
+ Manage in participative manner
+ Develop employees
+ Manage change effectively
+ Advanced skill/competency level: demonstrates advanced knowledge
and ability; can apply the competency in new or complex situations.
May guide other professionals.
**What is a Must Have?**
+ Minimum of 4 years of related experience.
+ Minimum 2 years of management 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
+ **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
+ **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.
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
If you are a candidate and have specific questions regarding the
physical requirements of this role, please send us an email
(4-ESU@travelers.com) 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
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