Manager, Accounting at Nationwide (Columbus, OH)

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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!

Primary responsibilities of a Manager on the Reconciliation team within Accounting & Finance Solutions (AFS) include:
  • Lead a team of skilled reconcilers who perform balance sheet reconciliations for all business units within Nationwide
  • Review reconciliations prepared by direct reports, with a focus on policy compliance and quality
  • Partner with other leaders and contacts throughout the business to drive resolution of aged items and other issues, leveraging technology and process changes to drive solutions that continuously improve end-to-end operational processes
  • Perform resource management and team planning tasks such as workload management and integration of new work
  • Foster relationships with each of the team members' business partners and manage interactions with them to provide the best possible customer experience
  • Provide subject matter expertise and support for the team and others where applicable
  • Foster an engaging environment by creating an inclusive atmosphere and encouraging the development of direct reports
  • Assist in process optimization projects to enhance controls and enable more efficient operations
We are looking for a highly engaged and adaptable team player. Ideal candidates will also have the following experience:
  • Cultivation an engaging environment by creating an inclusive atmosphere and encouraging the development of others
  • Analytic and continuous improvement mindset, with a history and passion for leveraging technology and process changes to solve business problems
  • Ability to foster relationships and communicate effectively with internal and external business partners
  • Proficiency in clearly summarizing complex problems and resolving issues with a sense of urgency
This manager role reports to the Director of the Reconciliation team within Accounting & Finance Solutions (AFS).

Internal Comp Grade is G3



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 Manager, you'll lead and coordinate the accumulating, recording, preparation and reporting of financial data required for regulatory and management purposes. We'll count on you to provide analysis and interpretation of accounting records and financial documents. In addition, you'll develop and propose change in accounting policy, procedures and systems support, and determine accounting practices for a product/functional area of responsibility.

Job Description
Key Responsibilities:
  • Leads the accurate accumulation, preparation and maintenance of financial accounting records for both internal and external reporting.
  • Leads the development of financial statements according to prescribed schedules.
  • Prepares, reviews and recommends improvements in accounting, and financial reporting systems.
  • Runs and/or participates in special projects/assignments as advised by senior management.
  • Reviews and analyzes statements and supplemental data for external and management reporting purposes.
  • Works closely with internal auditors, public accountants, federal tax examiners and others in performing assigned accounting functions.
  • Leads the preparation of special reports, analyses and financials as requested by management.
  • Represents the department director, as assigned, for both development and workflow assistance.
  • Manages associates, including performance, salary planning and administration, training and development, workflow planning, hiring and placement and disciplinary actions.
May perform other responsibilities as assigned

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Accounting Director/Officer; Manages a team of 4 or more accounting professionals.

Typical Skills and Experience:

Education: Undergraduate degree in accounting or finance preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: Progress towards CPA preferred.

Experience: At least six years related accounting experience; insurance experience preferred. People management experience preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: GAAP and/or STAT accounting principles, practices and procedures, and insurance/financial products regulatory requirements. Product specific knowledge also required, such as investments, tax, property/casualty, life and/or subsidiary accounting and financial analysis. Verbal and written communication skills for contact with all levels of associates including business unit leadership, external parties such as public accountants, state examiners, industry professionals, and other clients. Ability to analyze and solve accounting problems, interpret financial documents and data, analyze legal requirements, examine and monitor accounting cycles and flows, and review general ledger entries and audit work papers and schedules. Ability to lead and train associates in all aspects of assigned accounting record maintenance, and financial statement preparation. Other criteria, including leadership skills, competencies and experiences may take precedence.

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 Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not eligible)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. May require extended hours in periods of high volume. Must be able to handle a variety of work within strict deadlines and the related stress.

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.


We have an array of benefits to fit your needs, including: medical/dental, paid time off plus nine paid holidays, 401(k) with company match, company-paid pension plan, business casual attire, and more. To learn more about the benefits we offer, click here.

Nationwide is an equal opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone feels challenged, appreciated, respected and engaged. Nationwide prohibits discrimination and harassment and affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to any characteristic (or classification) protected by applicable law.
More Information on Nationwide
Nationwide operates in the Insurance industry. The company is located in Scottsdale, AZ and Columbus, OH. Nationwide was founded in 2022. 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 87 open jobs at Nationwide, click here.
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