Financial Reporting Accountant I
AFLAC - Columbus, GA

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Financial Reporting Accountant I (

Job Number: 00047254 )

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 the World’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

Columbus, GA

The Division

Financial Services

The Opportunity

Financial Reporting Accountant I

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Assist in the maintenance of the Financial Reporting Department’s system of internal control, including the documentation of material changes to the process including organizational changes, system modifications, and procedural changes; analysis of Internal Control Assessment documents to assess the relevancy of key processes, risks, and internal control structure for the reporting process; performs process control testing, validations and reconciliation’s; provides assurances and supporting evidence to aide in Aflac’s compliance with the Sarbanes-Oxley Section 302 regulations

Performs duties with limited latitude for independent action and decision-making within the framework of the job; interprets and applies laws and regulations; acts as an advisory to division management and/or designated representatives, providing guidance and direction on and clarifying the interpretation of the accounting procedures, policies, and practices of the company and various regulatory authorities

Collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates 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 to 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

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; 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
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Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, or a related field and two years of corporate-level accounting experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience
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Insurance accounting experience (preferred)
Job Knowledge & Skills
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Microsoft Word: Intermediate
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Microsoft Excel: Intermediate
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Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate
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Microsoft Outlook E-Mail & Calendar
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Microsoft Access: Intermediate
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SAP
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Crystal Reports
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Livelink
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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
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Broad knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and financial systems user applications (SAP preferred), including input/output processing and complex system concepts, and ability to understand and use computer systems and application tools for analyses
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Ability to perform financial analyses and related valuation methodologies, systems, and quantitative business-based analyses, metrics, and experimental designs
Core Competencies

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

Functional Competencies

Process Management, Problem Solving, Functional/Technical, Decision Quality, Timely Decision Making

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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