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Nationwide Insurance

Consultant, Financial Reporting Advisor (Acct Policy & Research Cnsltnt)

Columbus, OH

As a team member in the Finance and Internal Audit department at Nationwide, the opportunities are endless! You can grow and learn in diverse areas across many disciplines such as Advanced Analytics, Investments, Actuarial, Accounting, Risk Management, Critical Business Advisor and so much more. Let Nationwide help create your career journey!

Internal Compensation Grade: G3

Experience: 5+ yrs public accounting, equivalent industry/ relevant insurance exp.

Location: Columbus, OH (Hybrid) | Sponsorship: No

Job ID: 74418 | #LI-JM3

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Job Description Summary

Do you want to invest in yourself and thrive in an environment of innovation, problem solving, collaboration and learning? If you’re prepared to work in a technology-enabled, digitally-focused organization, where Controllership is a captivating and respected career, we want to hear from you!

As a Consultant, you'll plan, coordinate and performs the most complex functions associated with GAAP and statutory financial reporting, premium taxes, payroll taxes, and/or statistical and supplemental statutory reporting requirements, including researching and drafting new disclosures or reports. We'll count on you to help supervise staff and work closely with leaders within and across the department and other key executives throughout the organization.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Leads the planning, preparation and review of complex federal, state and local statutory financial statements and reports, supplemental and statistical forms and data calls, and/or employment, premium, sales/use and personal property tax returns as well as related journal entries in accordance with state and federal laws, regulations and/or instructions. These reports, forms, returns, and data calls are provided to various state and federal regulatory bodies, Fortune Magazine, various ratings agencies (S&P, Moody's, AM Best, etc.), debt-holders, the Nationwide Audit Committee, various state agencies and/or others.

  • Coordinates and actively participates in the development and design of new and enhanced systems and processes within the assigned area(s).

  • Manages and/or reviews and evaluates quarterly financial results and analyzes trends to ensure accurate reporting, integrity of data and to avoid fines and penalties.

  • Stays informed and analyzes the potential impact of pending legislation and proposed new or revised GAAP and statutory accounting policies, including the evaluation of the cost to the enterprise. Coordinates the research, analysis and implementation of new and/or revised accounting policies, procedures and disclosures with Accounting policy.

  • Leads financial pre-close and close discussions. Responsible for maintaining close task management and tracking through workflow tool to help achieve close and reporting deadlines.

  • Ensures timely initiation of high dollar amounts of related tax and fee payments as required by the state and federal laws, regulations and instructions.

  • Provides audit evidence and support to external audit firms and state departments of insurance. Also, responds to requests and inquiries from external auditors, IRS, state departments and examiners, statistical bureaus, and/or other regulatory agencies on analytical inquiries, compliance and/or data quality/integrity matters. Prepares and/or reviews information to be used in the administration and settlement of federal, state and local financial and tax audits.

  • Supervises the optimization of financial and regulatory reporting processes to produce high-quality results in an efficient and effective manner, while meeting all established timelines. Responsible for finding opportunities across the organization to streamline reporting processes.

  • Coordinates and reviews work performed by less experienced staff and offshore contractors.

  • Researches and counsels senior management on key competitor and industry financial reporting practices.

  • Prepares, reviews and maintains documentation and testing of controls over financial reporting. Assists in design, implementation and operation of internal controls over financial and regulatory reporting processes.

  • Leads initiatives to strengthen Controllership's analytic competencies.

  • Coordinates and leads multi-team efforts on selected projects.

  • Serves as a resource manager to support high-demand timeframes on the reporting and reconciliation teams.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Manager, Director or Associate Vice President. May serve as a lead to less experienced associates or, in special circumstances, lead up to two associates. 

Typical Skills and Experiences: 

Education: Undergraduate degree in business administration, accounting, finance, insurance or other relevant academic subject areas preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: CPA or relevant industry designation (e.g., CPCU, IIA, FLMI) preferred.

Experience: More than five years in public accounting, equivalent industry experience or relevant insurance experience.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: GAAP and/or Statutory accounting bases. Insurance regulatory requirements. Complex financial statement preparation including consolidation of companies/subsidiaries. Financial/statistical analysis. Principles of taxation and the related impact on financial statement preparation. Accounting and/or business operating systems. Project management concepts and techniques. Must have the ability to analyze financial or statistical results and trends and interpret complex financial reporting requirements. Must have verbal and written communication skills, with an ability to communicate professionally with regulators and business partners. Ability to interpret changes in financial or statistical reporting and legal/regulatory requirements relative to the impact on financial statement preparation, premium and payroll taxes, and supplemental or statistical filings and to the formulation of company or business area policies and procedures. Must possess decision-making skills for problem identification and appropriate solution recommendation. Must have the ability to operate and maintain efficient financial information networks, systems and software.

Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence. 

Staffing exceptions to the above must be approved by the hiring manager’s leader and Human Resources Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions: 

Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not eligible)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment; extended and/or non-standard work hours as needed.

ADA: The above statements cover what are generally believed to be principal and essential functions of this job. Specific circumstances may allow or require some people assigned to the job to perform a somewhat different combination of duties. 

Client-provided location(s): Columbus Metropolitan Area, OH, USA
Job ID: d8f6e990bad34af8eda29548f43e6469474ad5e83ba5f3053e620bb72e1253b8
Employment Type: Other