Financial Reporting Advisor at Nationwide (Columbus, OH)

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Primary Responsibilities:
  • Creates data/technical solutions to fit business requirements for gathering and reporting data and user interface on various projects. Functions as the expert in data extraction from databases, tables, data warehouses, and other sources. Develops, produces, and maintains ad hoc and custom reports. Figures out the level of information analysis needed based on customer needs and data availability. Uses various data access tools to pull information for reports and analysis.
  • Maintains the integrity of information in internal databases. Using statistical analysis, identifies gaps in the data presented and makes recommendations for data maintenance.
  • Retrieves data from internal and external sources and data files in order to keep internal databases current and usable. Exports information to external sources.
  • Identifies appropriate information and analysis to be shared with customers. Shares reports and information with appropriate area of the company as assigned.
  • Supports the research, analysis and presentation of information by monitoring external sources, creating custom reports, compiling and summarizing information, producing supporting documentation and exhibits, and verification of information received from external sources.
  • Designs automated reporting processes which increase associate productivity. Consults with IT data warehouse team on potential improvements to various data sources and reporting tools.
  • Serves as department expert on querying tools, data flow and continuous process improvement. Assists other associates with preparation of reports and use of information systems, software, and related sources of information. Trains other users on report preparation and database access.
  • Presents meaningful recommendations, presentations, reports, and documents to help with the use of the information. Monitors, reviews, and analyzes the external environment to support the research and analysis done with data extracted from internal sources. Presents and discusses these findings with customers.
  • May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
  • In-depth knowledge of data analysis concepts, data mining, various data sources, and finance terminology and processes.
  • Strong quantitative, analytical, data-intuition, and problem-solving skills.
  • Proficiency in data processing and reporting creation techniques and tools.
  • Strong knowledge and proficiency in extraction and analysis of data from a wide variety of systems.
  • Strong communication and relationship building skills for interaction within the functional area, information documentation, and report formulation.
  • Ability to understand business and finance needs and to analyze data and fulfill reporting requests.
  • Ability to work under tight time constraints.
  • Ability to effectively leverage software applications for data import/export, manipulation, reporting and analysis.
  • Applications/languages that may be utilized include: SQL, Microsoft Office Tools, ETL tools, and data visualization tools.

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.

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

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.
More Information on Nationwide
Nationwide operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Scottsdale, AZ and Columbus, OH. It has 29597 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Flexible Spending Account (FSA), Disability Insurance, Dental Benefits, Vision Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits and Life Insurance. To see all 68 open jobs at Nationwide, click here.
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