Accounting Rotational Business Associate 8/25/2016

CNA Chicago, IL

Company
CNA
Job Classification
Full Time
Company Ref #
FIN00017T
AJE Ref #
575979600
Location
Chicago, IL
Experience
Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Job Type
Regular
Education
Bachelors Degree

JOB DESCRIPTION

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THE ACCOUNTING ROTATIONAL BUSINESS ASSOCIATE (ARBA) PROGRAM IS A TWO-YEAR ROTATIONAL PROGRAM DESIGNED TO PREPARE HIGHLY TALENTED ACCOUNTING AND FINANCE GRADUATES FOR LEADERSHIP ROLES IN CORPORATE FINANCE. THE PROGRAM OFFERS HANDS-ON TRAINING IN A VARIETY OF FINANCIAL DISCIPLINES. THE ARBA PROGRAM HAS BEEN AN INTEGRAL PART OF CNA FOR OVER 30 YEARS. GRADUATES OF THE PROGRAM HOLD A VARIETY OF POSITIONS THROUGHOUT THE ORGANIZATION, INCLUDING NUMEROUS SENIOR LEADERSHIP ROLES.

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

THIS PROGRAM IS APPROXIMATELY TWO YEARS IN DURATION AND INCLUDES TWO TO FOUR ROTATIONS IN AREAS SUCH AS:

FINANCIAL REPORTING

INSURANCE ACCOUNTING

INVESTMENT ACCOUNTING

MANAGEMENT INFORMATION REPORTING

INTERNAL AUDIT

ACTUARIAL

UNDERWRITING

ACCOUNTING CONTROLS

FINANCIAL PLANNING & ANALYSIS

TAX

EACH ONE OF THE ASSIGNMENTS WILL BE AN INTEGRAL PART OF THAT AREAS FUNCTION AND ACTIVITIES. THE EMPLOYEE WILL REPORT TO AN EXPERIENCED MANAGER AND WORK IN A TEAM OF OTHER CNA FINANCE STAFF, MANY OF WHOM HAVE PREVIOUSLY BEEN PART OF THE ARBA PROGRAM. CNA HAS AN ESTABLISHED ARBA PROGRAM COMMITTEE TO OVERSEE DEVELOPMENT PLANS AND THE MENTOR PROGRAM AS WELL AS SETTING THE EXPECTATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS FOR THE EMPLOYEES. EACH ARBA WILL GAIN A BROAD PORTFOLIO OF SKILLS, COMPETENCIES, AND KNOWLEDGE.

IN ADDITION TO THE ON-THE-JOB TRAINING RECEIVED DURING EACH ASSIGNMENT, EACH ARBA PARTICIPATES IN CLASSROOM TRAINING SPECIFICALLY DEVELOPED FOR THE PROGRAM ON INSURANCE ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING AND CNAS SPECIFIC ACCOUNTING AND REPORTING METHODOLOGIES.

ARBAS ARE PROVIDED WITH FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TO PURSUE THE CPA DESIGNATION, AS WELL AS PROFESSIONAL INSURANCE DESIGNATIONS. IN ADDITION, CNA OFFERS SUPPORT TO EMPLOYEES INVOLVED IN PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION AND DEGREE PROGRAMS.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE:

DEGREE IN ACCOUNTING OR FINANCE WITH A MINIMUM OF 12 HOURS OF ACCOUNTING CREDITS PREFERRED

A MINIMUM 3.2 GPA IS REQUIRED (OVERALL AND MAJOR)

CPA ELIGIBLE PREFERRED

EXCELLENT WRITTEN AND VERBAL COMMUNICATION SKILLS

DEMONSTRATED LEADERSHIP ABILITY

STRONG PROBLEM-SOLVING AND PROJECT MANAGEMENT SKILLS

THE ABILITY TO INFLUENCE AND DEVELOP COLLABORATIVE RELATIONSHIPS

INTEREST IN THE INSURANCE INDUSTRY

INTEREST IN CNA AS A LONG-TERM CAREER OPPORTUNITY

MUST BE LEGALLY AUTHORIZED TO WORK IN THE UNITED STATES WITHOUT SPONSORSHIP NOW OR IN THE FUTURE

TRAINEE PROGRAM LOCATION:

CNA CORPORATE HEADQUARTERS IS LOCATED IN THE HEART OF DOWNTOWN CHICAGO AT 333 S. WABASH AVE, JUST ONE BLOCK WEST OF MICHIGAN AVENUE.

APPLICANTS MUST RESIDE IN THE LOCAL AREA AND HAVE MEANS TO COMMUTE DAILY TO THE OFFICE LOCATION.

CNA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, SEX, NATIONAL ORIGIN, AGE, DISABILITY,

MARITAL STATUS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION OR VETERAN STATUS IN EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES
Job: Finance and Accounting
Primary Location: United States
Other Locations: United States
Organization: FIN (Finance)
Job Posting: Aug 24, 2016
Unposting Date: Ongoing.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.