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Financial Business Director

Nationwide Insurance


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!

Internal Compensation Grade: H3
Required Experience: Typically 10+ years of relevant accounting, finance, insurance or administrative business functions, with at least 5+ years of management level experience.
Location: Columbus, OH (Hybrid Remote Role)
Job ID: 74986 | #LI-JM3

Job Description Summary

Do you have a big picture point of view as well as a keen eye for details? Our success depends on staying ahead of the curve, making sure our businesses and leaders are on top of financial trends and changes. If you are a highly skilled business professional, who can develop and communicate financial information and forecasts, we want to hear from you!

As a Director, you’ll contribute to the effective management of Nationwide’s portfolio investment through results, people and personal performance categories. We’ll count on you to provide financial, informational, administrative, advisory and analytical services to senior leaders relative to the coordination and management of the transformation project/program portfolio. You’ll develop and implement functional portfolio performance measures, track, analyze and communicate portfolio risk and performance.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Makes effective decisions in a timely manner with a view toward how these decisions fit into a broader framework across the organization; seeks to make decisions with clear understanding of overall impact to the organization.

  • Communicates a logical view of different business options in a way that helps others understand and feel how business outcomes will be different as a result of the project/decision. Seeks to present alternative options to highlight the thought process employed to arrive at selected recommendation.

  • Helps others think about their work from a different angle; sets the bar high and challenges everyone he/she works with to take their efforts to the next level.

  • Reaches out across functional areas and teams to cultivate collaboration and sharing of viewpoints; encourages team members to seek opportunities to engage with each other to improve their learning across the team.

  • Pushes for answers to solve for the root cause of a problem; weighs relevance and accuracy of information while challenging the team to seek out new sources of information to use in decision-making.

  • Shows ability to generate and evaluate alternatives to get to a recommended solution for the organization; offers suggestions to senior leaders that highlight new methods for approaching problems.

  • Shows consideration for future consequences and trends; demonstrates forward thinking point of view in discussions.

  • Keeps informed of new methods and technologies that will impact and improve the work of the team; uses new techniques/tools to uplift the team’s skills. 

  • Navigates change effectively and makes logical recommendations to tackle problems even with partial or imperfect information; maintains productivity and poise even during times of uncertainty.

  • Works to build knowledge of organizational depth (understanding where specialized talent exists) and breadth (able to work with teams with varied strengths and skillsets across the organization) to drive outstanding results.

May perform other responsibilities as assigned

Reporting Relationships: Reports to Vice President/Officer. Manages at team of four or more financial professionals.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: Undergraduate studies in finance, economics, accounting or statistics; advanced degree in financial field desired. Technical insurance coursework desirable. 

License/Certification/Designation: CPA preferred.

Experience: Typically, ten or more years of relevant experience related to accounting, finance, insurance or administrative business functions, with at least five years of management level experience.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: Advanced knowledge of statistical analysis, financial statement preparation, budgeting and financial analysis techniques, and related business operations. Facility with GAAP and statutory accounting practices and insurance/financial service business requirements. Thorough knowledge of administrative policies and procedures required.

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: Not Eligible (Exempt)

Working Conditions: Normal working conditions.

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.

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