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Senior Staff Auditor April 2011

Senior Staff Auditor April 2011

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Senior/Staff Auditor

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Committed. Competitive. Constructing our Future. That's Travelers. We are one of the leading insurance companies in the United States. 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. SUMMARY: The mission of Corporate Audit is to provide objective, independent, risk-based internal control evaluations throughout the company, to support the company's 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 Auditor has an integral role in accomplishing this mission. PRIMARY DUTIES: Participates in audits and Sarbanes-Oxley compliance reviews of various company business functions, incorporating an understanding of business processes, risk assessment techniques, GAAP and statutory accounting principles, and generally accepted auditing standards. Assists the lead reviewer in identifying risks and testing controls associated with financial integrity, operational effectiveness, compliance with rules and regulations, and systems and data integrity. Assists in developing audit plans, programs and specific tests to evaluate control areas. Analyzes findings and test results and arrives at sound fact-based conclusions and appropriate recommendations for problem areas noted. Prepares documentation in adherence to internal audit professional standards, best practices and Corporate Audit's methodology. Contributes to the preparation of issues and findings including recommendations for improvement. WORK EXPERIENCE: BA/BS in Accounting or Finance or equivalent work experience Willingness to travel 15% of the time, on average Certified Public Accountant or Certified Internal Auditor a plus 1-3 years work experience for staff, 3-6 years for senior in either audit or property casualty business preferred Basic understanding of risk assessment, accounting, and auditing principles preferred OTHER: Technical Competence Understand the relationships between financial, technical and operational risks and controls as well as the insurance industry Understand the audit universe and plan Hold advanced skills with commonly used office software including: MS Office, email and the internet

Leadership Skills Maintain a big-picture perspective and embrace change Plan ahead and organize tasks. etc) Use diplomacy in all interactions with customers Take ownership of work. following through Produce high quality work using standard electronic tools (TeamMate and SOA Director) Sensitivity to cultural diversity Continuously develop skills and knowledge base through continuing education Communication and Writing Skills Write and edit clear and concise work papers and reports Articulate messages to customer base through formal and informal presentations Build Relationships Build relationships with business unit peers. be on time and be cost conscious Maintain a 'no-surprises' approach when communicating internally Be receptive to feedback. doing what is needed without being asked. We actively promote a drug-free workplace . external auditors. manage time well. willing to learn and embrace continuous improvement Professional Presence Demonstrate integrity and ethical standards in all work Display professional image (conduct. attire. Travelers is an equal opportunity employer. peers in other departments and professional groups Salary and pay band may vary depending on experience.

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