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.
What Is the Opportunity?
We are currently recruiting for a Senior Accountant to join our Finance team based in London.
Travelers’ accounting team serves as the steward of our financial information and controls to ensure compliance with all internal policies and external requirements. The team creates transparency about the health of the company by providing timely, accurate, and actionable information to all stakeholders.
As a Senior Accountant, you will be responsible for timely and accurate books and records for reporting to both internal and external parties while maintaining a strong control environment.
Leveraging your accounting background, you will conduct financial activities such as preparing, evaluating, and completing financial activities including journal entries, payment requests, and reconciliations.
This role is eligible for a £3,000 new joiner referral bonus. You could be eligible for this bonus if you are successfully referred by a current employee of Travelers Europe. If so, both you and the person who referred you could be eligible for this bonus.
Travelers Europe currently offers flexibility to employees who wish to work on a hybrid basis in accordance with our Hybrid Work Arrangements Policy. This entails full time employees working three days a week in the office and two days at home (or pro rata for part-time employees). This policy may be changed at the Company’s discretion.
What will you do?
Financial Analysis: Compile, review, and analyse financial data for variance analysis, reporting, and accuracy.
Support the development of complex financial analyses by providing data and developing financial analyses for key performance metrics (i.e. production, profitability, expense management, staffing).
Financial Planning: Prepare and begin to create analyses to support financial/business plans, budget, and forecasts.
Internal Financial Reporting: Prepare and complete a review of assigned components for internal management based financial reporting, both routine and ad hoc, for complete and consistent results with corporate policies and standards.
External Financial Statements: Prepare external financial statements.
Financial Controls: Perform financial controls in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley requirements.
Audit Support: Prepare and review documentation to support internal and external audits.
What will our ideal candidate have?
Degree in finance, accounting and/or professional accounting qualification (ACCA / CIMA) or comparable advanced professional education.
Experience within Insurance accounting / Lloyd’s Reporting role.
Communication: Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to collaborate effectively with business partners.
Analytical: Ability to analyse data to interpret trends and provide insights to management.
Time Management: Strong organisational and time management skills with the ability to handle shifting priorities.
Problem Solving: Ability to foresee challenges and proactively look for ways to create more efficient processes for the business.
Technology: Experience using Microsoft Office (e.g., Excel, Word, Outlook, PowerPoint) and Financial Reporting Software (e.g., TM1, Essbase, Hyperion, etc.).
Licensing or Certificates
- Ideally ACA , ACCA, or CIMA qualified.
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/.