Budget Accountant II, Aflac Group Insurance
AFLAC - Columbia, SC

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Budget Accountant II, Aflac Group Insurance (

Job Number: 00047420 )

Description
Spread Your Wings

We are the duck. We inspire and are inspired, listen and respond, empower our people, give back to our community, and most importantly, celebrate every success along the way. We do it all ... The Aflac Way .

Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, is an industry leader in voluntary insurance products that pay cash directly to policyholders and one of America's best known brands. Aflac has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for the fifteenth consecutive year in January 2013 and as one of America's Most Admired Companies for the twelfth year in March 2013.

Our business is about being there for people in need. So, ask yourself—are you the duck? If so, there’s a home—and a flourishing career—for you at Aflac.

The Location

Columbia, SC

The Division

Aflac Group Financial Services

The Opportunity

Budget Accountant II

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Under minimal supervision, and in accordance with established policies and procedures, interprets and applies laws and regulations; acts in an advisory capacity working with division management and/or designated representatives providing guidance and direction on and clarifying interpretation of the accounting procedures, policies, and practices of the company and various regulatory authorities

Collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates moderately complex financial and statistical data and other related information; completes quantitative and qualitative reviews and prepares required internal and external records, reports, statistics, financial statements, analyses, stockholders’ reports, etc; develops and presents conclusions and recommendations to management; participates on project teams or committees assisting with the development and implementation of goals and objectives aimed at enhancing customer service, process improvement, and resource management

Identifies and resolves accounting and financial account and/or transaction discrepancies, and provides detailed explanations for variances between actual and planned activities; maintains complete and accurate regulatory filings; assists with developing, analyzing, and implementing accounting procedures in a systems environment in conformance with GAAP, SSAP, SEC, IRS, and other regulatory standards; audits and evaluates systems’ and procedures effectiveness, and confirms the consistent application of accounting pronouncements and policies

Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with business partners, and state and federal agencies; stays abreast of current trends and regulatory changes in the industry; conducts benchmarking activities with other companies and organizations within and outside the industry and recommends alternative business practices, procedures, solutions and strategies based on best practice research; assists senior team members in developing and implementing new applications and analytical models, or enhancing existing systems

Performs other duties as required

Qualifications
Education & Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and three years of corporate-level accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Accounting experience in the insurance industry is preferred

Job Knowledge & Skills:

Knowledge of the functions and use of the Microsoft office suite of products and their application

Knowledge of the functions and use of SAP and its application

Broad knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), SEC, and other federal regulations, Statutory Accounting Principles (SSAP), state insurance department statutes, and other state regulations, with an emphasis on insurance and/or investment accounting

Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and financial systems user applications (SAP preferred), including input/output processing and complex system concepts

Ability to understand and use computer systems and application tools for analysis

Knowledge and demonstrated experience performing moderately complex financial analysis and related valuation methodologies, systems and quantitative business-based analysis, metrics, and experimental designs

Ability to prepare statistical studies and trend analysis using internal and external information to demonstrate relevant changes and recommend improvements or solutions

Core Organizational Competencies:

Action Oriented, Customer Focus, Adaptability, Listening, Ethics and Values, Integrity and Trust

The Benefits

Aflac is known for treating our employees exceptionally well. As one of the leaders in the insurance industry, we’re able to offer one of the most comprehensive health benefits packages available in corporate America, including free coverage from one of our pioneering insurance products, the Aflac Cancer policy. Our employees also enjoy a host of other benefits, including advancement opportunities, opportunities for continued education and professional development, merit increases and performance bonuses, profit-sharing 401(k), pension, stock purchase plans, and many more.

About this company
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