Financial Business Advisor



Accounting & Finance
Columbus, OH, USA
Posted on Monday, June 24, 2024
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! At Nationwide®, “on your side” goes beyond just words. Our customers are at the center of everything we do and we’re looking for associates who are passionate about delivering extraordinary care.

Internal Compensation Grade: G3
Location: This position can be filled as Hybrid or Remote

This position will be supporting Security Infrastructure CTO

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 an Advisor, you'll provide financial consultation, planning and analysis for a major business operations (state, product, business unit, etc.). This includes coordinating the development of operational forecasts and budgets and reporting on financial income, loss and expense measures. You'll serve as a key member of leadership team.

Job Description

Key Responsibilities:

  • Makes effective decisions in a timely manner within the context of own objectives with a view to seeking opportunities outside normal objective boundaries; seeks to understand how decisions can have an effect on other areas.

  • Searches for ways to make existing processes more efficient while driving quality outcomes

  • Communicates a logical view of own work streams effectively, in a way that helps others understand and feel how business outcomes will be different as a result of the project/decision; seeks to develop business options into recommendations

  • Helps others to think about their work from a different angle; brings insights to team members based on expertise in areas they support.

  • Asks the right questions to gain an understanding of the topic and attempts to get at root problems; weighs relevance and accuracy of information; shows ability to generate and evaluate alternatives

  • Supports changes being employed to move organization toward the use of new technologies or into new endeavors; seeks to influence team members to understand and accept changes; offers to be part of the new changes within the organization.

  • Keeps informed of new methods and technologies that will affect and improve own work and the work of team members; advocates for these new ideas that will move the team forward.

  • Able to recognize team members' emotions around change; willing to modulate your own response as well as help others on the team to accept changes with a positive outlook.

  • Works to build knowledge of organizational structure and products to drive superior results; shares knowledge with team members and encourages others to branch out of their organizational silo.

May perform other responsibilities assigned.

Reporting Relationships: Reports to the Director/Officer. This is an individual contributor role.

Typical Skills and Experiences:

Education: Undergraduate studies in finance, economics, accounting or statistics; advanced degree in financial field is desirable.

License/Certification/Designation: CPA preferred.

Experience: Typically, eight or more years financial experience including financial analysis, planning, forecasting, actuarial or auditing. Insurance industry background desirable. Prefer at least three years project leadership, management or supervisor experience.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skills: In-depth knowledge of statistical/financial analysis, financial statement and budget preparation. Knowledge of GAAP and statutory accounting practices and insurance/financial services business requirements. Project management concepts and techniques. Prefer familiarity with specific state, product or business unit operations.

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.

We currently anticipate accepting applications until 07/07/2024. However, we encourage early submissions, as the posting may close sooner if a strong candidate slate is identified before the deadline.


We have an array of benefits to fit your needs, including: medical/dental/vision, life insurance, short and long term disability coverage, paid time off with newly hired associates receiving a minimum of 18 days paid time off each full calendar year pro-rated quarterly based on hire date, nine paid holidays, 8 hours of Lifetime paid time off, 8 hours of Unity Day paid time off, 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.

This position could be filled within any of the lower 48 U.S. states.Smoke-Free Iowa Statement: Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, its affiliates and subsidiaries comply with the Iowa Smokefree Air Act. Smoking is prohibited in all enclosed areas on or around company premises as well as company issued vehicles. The company offers designated smoking areas in which smoking is permitted at each individual location. The Act prohibits retaliation for reporting complaints or violations. For more information on the Iowa Smokefree Air Act, individuals may contact the Smokefree Air Act Helpline at 888-944-2247.
For NY residents please review the following state law information: Notice of Employee Rights, Protections, and Obligations LS740 (ny.gov) https://dol.ny.gov/system/files/documents/2022/02/ls740_1.pdfNationwide pays on a geographic-specific salary structure and placement within the actual starting salary range for this position will be determined by a number of factors including the skills, education, training, credentials and experience of the candidate; the scope, complexity and location of the role as well as the cost of labor in the market; and other conditions of employment. If a Sales job, Sales Incentives, based on performance goals are possible in addition to this range.The national salary range for Financial Business Advisor : $84,000.00-$173,000.00The expected starting salary range for Financial Business Advisor : $93,000.00 - $139,000.00