SR Accountant 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!

This is a position within Finance Customer Support. Candidate should have knowledge in PeopleSoft, Ariba, Concur, Travel, Customer Service and Problem Solving.

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-enable, digitally focused organization, where controllership is a captivating and respected career, we want to hear from you!

As a Senior Accountant, you'll perform complex and advanced accounting functions. You'll acquire, assemble, evaluate, interpret, record and analyze financial data of all types and sources ultimately used to prepare statements for the various regulatory and statutory authorities and for internal management at all levels.

Job Description
Key Responsibilities:
  • Prepares and analyzes financial documents for the company and/or business areas as assigned and required.
  • Reviews, as requested, for accuracy, proper documentation and completeness, all reports, forms and data provided for the proper and accurate submission of required reports and statements, both internal and external.
  • Maintains accounting records as needed for the coordination, preparation and submission of the various required reports.
  • Develops and submits complex accounting and financial transactions required to insure proper reporting.
  • Corresponds with various field staff or outside sources about difficulties, discrepancies or other matters as directed and needed.
  • Keeps informed of changes to GAAP and/or STAT requirements.
  • Participates in development of changes to area(s) of responsibility that would enhance, improve or facilitate job performance, processing or workflow.
  • Participates in the development and design of new systems and processes.
  • Assists in the preparation and analysis of complex pro forma financial information required for compliance with new requirements, situations or reinsurance agreements.
  • Completes, as assigned, reports or projects in an accurate manner including proper documentation.
  • Prepares state and supplemental reporting as assigned and required.
  • Assists in the preparation of complex financial information provided to external auditors, IRS and state examiners and responds to questions, as required.
  • Prepares special reports and presentations as directed.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Accounting Supervisor or Manager.

Typical Skills and Experience:

Education: Undergraduate studies in accounting or finance; accounting major and degree preferred.

License/Certification/Designation: Progress towards CPA preferred.

Experience: Two to four years of related accounting experience. Insurance experience preferred.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: GAAP and/or STAT knowledge, practices and procedures. Insurance and/or business area regulatory requirements. Financial statement preparation. Verbal and written communication skills for contact with all levels of management or external entities. Ability to analyze complex and advanced reporting requirements and financial data to determine proper compliance and disposition. Ability to effectively operate a personal computer and related accounting, financial analysis and business 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 HR Business Partner.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values.

Job Conditions:

Overtime Eligibility: Exempt (Not eligible)

Working Conditions: Normal office environment. May require extended hours in periods of high volume.

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.
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 113 open jobs at Nationwide, click here.
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