Technical Director Accounting

Nationwide Columbus , OH 43216

Posted 2 months ago

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!

Positions reports to Associate Vice President, FSSC

Job Description Summary

JOB SUMMARY: Develops and maintains product/business unit accounting policies, practices and standards to meet regulatory and management requirements.

Directs the recording, consolidation, arrangement, reporting and preservation of all financial data. Provides accounting consultation, assistance and service to leadership and other internal customers.

Job Description

RELATIONSHIP: Reports to Accounting Officer/Executive. May have up to 3 direct reports.

1.Directs the accounting, preparation, analysis and required filing of all relative financial statements and related data and exhibits.
2.Directs the preparation, analysis and filing of financial statements and other reports for internal and external sources.
3.Reviews, advises, counsels and participates actively concerning new systems developments and other systems related matters to ensure accuracy of all financial data.
4.Manages special projects/assignments as directed by senior management.
5.Provides advise, counsel and assistance concerning accounting policies and practices.
6.Responds to applicable inquiries from State Insurance Departments, internal and external auditors and other regulatory agencies. Provides financial information to various Nationwide offices to be used in the support of other filing, analysis and reporting requirements.
7.Directs the preparation of special reports, analyses and financials as requested by management and external agencies.
8.Represents officer/executive as assigned. May attend trade association meetings as Company representative.
9.Performs other related duties as assigned.


Education: Undergraduate studies in accounting or finance. Post graduate level studies desirable.

Licenses/Registration: Progress towards CPA preferred.

Experience: Ten years accounting experience in insurance or financial services industry.

GAAP and/or STAT accounting, tax and systems principles.

Insurance accounting principles, practices and procedures. Insurance regulatory requirements. Management policies, practices and procedures.

Skills/Competencies: Advanced 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 statements 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 direct associates in all aspects of assigned accounting record maintenance, financial statement preparation, and special projects.

Values: Regularly and consistently demonstrates the Nationwide Values and Guiding Behaviors.

Staffing Exceptions to the above Minimum Job Requirements must be approved by the: hiring manager's leader and HRBP.

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