Nationwide Sr Accountant - NRI in Columbus, Ohio

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The individual in this role will have primary responsibility for managing consolidation accounting for the Arena District & Grandview Yard.

Ideal candidates will have the following:

• Bachelor degree in Accounting

• Strong accounting experience

• At least 3 years of Public Accounting experience

• Strong communication & interpersonal skills

• Advanced Excel skills

• Ability to take initiative

• Strong analytical ability to complete consolidation work

• Nice to have: CPA

JOB SUMMARY: Performs complex accounting functions or responsibilities associated with advanced accounting. Utilizes advanced accounting principles and techniques to obtain, assemble, evaluate, interpret, record and analyze financial data of all types and sources ultimately utilized in the preparation of statements for the various regulatory and statutory authorities and for internal management at all levels. Prepare financial reports and performs analysis of financial statements as directed. Works with internal and external sources to assure proper understanding and reporting of financial data.

Job Description

Reports To: Accounting Supervisor or Manager.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Prepares and analyzes financial statements for the company(ies) and/or business areas as assigned and required.

  2. 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 financial statements, both internal and external.

  3. Responsible for maintaining the accounting records as needed for the coordination, preparation and submission of the various required reports.

  4. Responsible for the development and submission of complex accounting and financial transactions required to insure proper reporting.

  5. Corresponds with various field staff or outside sources concerning difficulties, discrepancies or other matters as directed and needed.

  6. Keeps informed of changes to GAAP and/or STAT requirements, which will ultimately impact the submission of required reports and financial statements.

  7. Participates in development of changes to area(s) of responsibility that would enhance, improve or facilitate job performance, processing or workflow.

  8. Participates in the development and design of new systems and processes.

  9. Assists in the preparation and analysis of complex pro-forma financial information required for compliance with new requirements, situations or reinsurance agreements.

  10. Completes, as assigned, reports or projects in an accurate manner including proper documentation.

  11. Prepares state and supplemental reporting requirements for the company(ies) and business areas as assigned and required.

  12. Assists in the preparation of complex financial information provided to external auditors, IRS and state examiners and responds to questions, as required.

  13. Prepares special reports and presentations as directed.

  14. Performs other related duties as assigned.


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

Licenses/Registration: N/A.

Experience: Four years related experience in insurance accounting.

Knowledge: GAAP and/or STAT knowledge, practices and procedures. Insurance and/or business area regulatory requirements. Financial statement preparation.

Skills/Competencies: 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.

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

Staffing Exceptions to the above minimum job requirements must be approved by the: Director and HR Consultant.


Overtime Eligibility: Not Eligible (Exempt).

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

Safety Sensitive (SS): N/A.

Job Evaluation Activity: Evaluated 02/04/2004 – OFF, SMP

Additional Job Description

Job ID: 53400