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Financial Data Manager

Date: May 8, 2023

Location: Erie, PA, US, 16530

Company: Erie Insurance

Division or Field Office:

Controller Division

Department of Position: Cost Analysis & Controls Dept 

Work from:

Corporate Office in Erie, Pa
Salary Range:

$104,838.00 - $167,468.00 *

salary range is for this level and may vary based on actual level of role hired for

*This range represents a national range and the actual salary will depend on several factors including the scope and complexity of the role and the skills, education, training, credentials, location, and experience of an applicant, as well as level of role for which the successful candidate is hired.


At Erie Insurance, you’re not just part of a Fortune 500 company; you’re also a valued member of a diverse and inclusive team that includes more than 5,000 employees and over 2,200 independent agencies.  Our Employees work in the Home Office complex located in Erie, PA, and in our Field Offices that span 12 states and the District of Columbia. 

Benefits That Go Beyond The Basics

We strive to be Above all in Service® to our customers—and to our employees. That’s why Erie Insurance offers you an exceptional benefits package, including:

  • Premier health, prescription, dental, and vision benefits for you and your dependents. Coverage begins your first day of work.
  • Low contributions to medical and prescription premiums. We currently pay up to 97% of employees’ monthly premium costs.
  • Pension. We are one of only 13 Fortune 500 companies to offer a traditional pension plan. Full-time employees are vested after five years of service.
  • 401(k) with up to 4% contribution match. The 401(k) is offered in addition to the pension.
  • Paid time off. Paid vacation, personal days, sick days, bereavement days and parental leave.
  • Career development. Including a tuition reimbursement program for higher education and industry designations.

Additional benefits that include company-paid basic life insurance; short-and long-term disability insurance; orthodontic coverage for children and adults; adoption assistance; fertility and infertility coverage; well-being programs; paid volunteer hours for service to your community; and dollar-for-dollar matching of your charitable gifts each year.


Position Summary

Plans and manages data and analytics projects of high complexity and confidentiality.  Provides leadership regarding data related accounting and reporting requirements, including transfer of data between systems and the general ledger and data/analytic applications used in accounting and reporting.  Leads the team in data and related accounting functions to organize, analyze, track and report complex financial activities.  Represents and advocates for the division in data matters impacting accounting, reporting, and controls.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Manages overall operations of designated area of authority. Interviews, hires, trains, and directs personnel. Prepares and conducts performance assessments, coordinates discipline, and oversees Employee development as required.
  • Leads and manages data related projects including, planning, coordinating resources, developing accounting and reporting requirements, testing, and consulting on internal controls in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley and Model Audit Rule regulations, for authoritative guidance changes, new product offerings, technology implementations, and other initiatives.  Participates in discussion and decision-making processes for data related business matters to ensure that accounting, reporting, and associated internal controls are considered in all key decisions and enterprise projects.
  • Represents the division on data domain, governance, and interactions sub-councils by socializing and advocating for accounting, reporting, and control needs. Builds and maintains effective working relationships with internal and external partners in the data community.
  • Maintains current knowledge of programming languages, data analysis tools, and trends. Identifies gaps in current services, proposes solutions and implements changes as appropriate. Responsible for continuous improvement and development of standard data practices supporting financial reporting. 
  • Leads the financial statement close and/or internal controls testing processes for as applicable to data team responsibilities in support of internal and external financial statements and other key reports to senior leadership and the Board.
  • Performs technical reviews on journal entries, reports and schedules prepared by direct reports for completeness and accuracy using a strong knowledge of property and casualty operations and applicable GAAP or Statutory accounting principles (SAP).
  • Ensures that data processes supporting accounting and reporting are developed utilizing consistent, state-of-the-art techniques, tools, and technologies and in the most efficient and effective manner possible.
  • Oversees in-depth research and analysis related to assigned projects and issues.  Provides research recommendations and interprets relevant data.
  • Completes special projects as required.

The first six duties listed are the functions identified as essential to the job. Essential functions are those job duties that must be performed in order for the job to be accomplished.

This position description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the incumbent. Employees are required to follow any other job-related instruction and to perform any other duties as requested by their supervisor, or as become evident. 


Optimizes Work Processes (Leader)
Decision Quality (Leader)
Plans and Aligns (Leader)
Drives Vision and Purpose (Leader)
Ensures Accountability (Leader)
Cultivates Innovation (Leader)
Nimble Learning (Leader)
Self-Development (Leader)
Values Diversity (Leader)
Customer Focus (Leader)
Develops Talent (Leader)
Instills Trust (Leader)
Persuades (Leader)
Collaborates (Leader)


  • Bachelor's degree in finance, accounting, information systems or business-related field, required. Seven years of experience in accounting, financial reporting, information systems, data analysis, or financial analysis, required, or;
  • Associate degree in finance, accounting, information systems or business-related field, required and nine years of experience in accounting, financial reporting, information systems, data analysis, or financial analysis, required, or;
  • High school diploma or GED with eleven years of experience in accounting, financial reporting, information systems, data analysis, or financial analysis, required.
  • Experience with dataset, programming, querying, and reporting design required. Advanced knowledge of SAS (or comparable programming language) required. An understanding of analysis and research required.  Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, and presentation software required.
  • Insurance industry experience preferred. Working knowledge of SAP and NAIC reporting preferred. People management experience preferred. Project management experience preferred.
  • The position requires the incumbent to work weekends and restrict vacation during peak periods.  

Physical Requirements

Climbing; Never
Driving; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 0-20 lbs; Occasional (<20%)
Lifting 20-50 lbs; Never
Lifting Over 50 lbs; Never
Manual Keying/Data Entry; Frequent (50-80%)
Pushing/Pulling; Never

Nearest Major Market: Erie