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Specialist, Internal Audit

AT Nationwide Insurance
Nationwide Insurance

Specialist, Internal Audit

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: F3 | 4-6 years exp. | Remote: 50/50

Job ID: 72768 | #LI-JM3

Position Overview

This position will be on Internal Audit’s Corporate Services (CS) team. As a part of this team, you will have the opportunity to focus on audits pertaining to a variety of Nationwide’s corporate functions, including Investments, Finance/Controllership, Marketing, Legal & Compliance, Human Resources, Strategy and Corporate Development, and the Office of the Chief Customer Officer. Performing both assurance and advisory engagements, you will focus on the Nationwide’s corporate operations, governance, and related information technology platforms. Whether you’re an experienced auditor or have built a career in a corporate finance function, you can grow your current skills and stretch into new areas as a member of the Internal Audit CS team! 

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Job Description Summary

To enable Nationwide to serve customers with the extraordinary care they deserve, we use advanced analytics to get insights from big data to provide meaningful audit results that improves business effectiveness and efficiency. No two audits are ever the same and the variety of work assignments gives us visibility and exposure throughout the enterprise. If you have the desire to learn continuously, think critically and can see the big picture, we want to know more about you!

As a Specialist, you'll help drive continuous improvement to our processes and standards and execute assurance and advisory engagements. We'll count on you to help manage engagements from planning through reporting, including coaching and mentoring other associates, while navigating constantly evolving business environments and related risks.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Participates in and leads some aspects of planning activities, including conducting client interviews, identifying key risk and controls, developing the audit plan and effectively communicating expectations with the auditee/client. 

  • Tests multiple business and technology controls for multiple audits concurrently. Uses critical thinking to understand and independently execute control testing and document results according to professional and internal standards. Uses analytics and data visualization tools to perform full population testing. 

  • Identifies and documents issues and process improvement opportunities through control testing. Employs strong communication and persuasion skills to effectively partner with clients to vet issue details, discuss effective risk mitigation activities and follow up on mitigation activities through resolution. 

  • Demonstrates leadership by mentoring and coaching less experienced staff, reviewing work performed by other team members and providing valuable upward and downward feedback. 

  • Develops relationships across the enterprise to provide outstanding service to all customers and serve as a trusted business advisor to clients, internal risk partners and others. 

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Audit Director/Audit Officer

Typical Skills and Experiences: 

Education: Bachelor’s degree in business, technical, or related field preferred. 

License/Certification/Designation: Relevant certifications (e.g., CPA, CIA, CISA, CFE, PMP) or progress toward becoming certified desired. 

Experience: Typically, four to six years of experience in audit, risk management or a related field. Experience in the insurance and financial services industry is preferred. 

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Applied knowledge in audit, business and IT general concepts and theory. Must have an operational knowledge and application of audit practices to multiple functional areas. Must have knowledge of project management and motivational theory. Must have strong business insight. Must have critical thinking and decision-making skills for problem and/or enhancement identification and solution recommendation. Must have effective verbal and written communication skills. Ability to work in a team environment and work on multiple projects at a time. Strong organizational and time management skills. Must possess leadership skills to empower and influence. Must possess good coaching and consulting skills. 

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 HR Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions: 

Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. 

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. 

Credit/Background Check: Due to the fiduciary accountabilities within this job, a valid credit and/or background check will be required as part of the selection process. 

Client-provided location(s): Columbus Metropolitan Area, OH, USA
Job ID: 328d684da8a62bfa6291586bd030ca706b27e0e141eb5eb15bb0f69f43820add
Employment Type: Other