Sr Investment Accountant

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  • United States, Columbus, GA 31999 View on Map
  • Post Date : September 16, 2020
  • Apply Before : October 16, 2020
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Job Description

Position Summary:

The Company
Aflac Inc.


The Division
Accounting/Finance


The Location
Columbus, GA

Senior Investment Accountant supports the Investment Accounting leadership team with the development and execution of key initiatives within the team. Work includes a combination of higher level individual contributions and directing and assisting less experienced team members. Serves as a main point of contact for key stakeholders including Global Investments and other business units to support their needs and questions. Collaborates across teams and functions to achieve goals and ensure accurate and timely financial close.

Responsibilities:

Performs SOX testing and ensures SOX documentation is maintained and updated timely for the department in order to ensure compliance with Sarbanes Oxley

Analyzes and researches how to account for new investment vehicles

Ensures that the Investments general accounting activities are completed entirely, accurately and in a timely manner
Interprets, analyzes, and implements new FASB and SSAP regulations concerning their relevance to the Investment Department, along with collaborating with the Accounting Policy team to determine appropriate treatment
Acts in a senior capacity delegating assignments to, reviewing and approving the work of, and providing advice and direction to junior team members

Proactively identifies improvements and makes recommendations which may have an important bearing on management’s decisions and performance of the team

Assists the team and analyzes complex investment data and information; completes quantitative and qualitative reviews and prepares required internal and external records, reports, statistics, SEC and stockholders’ reports, etc.; develops and presents conclusions and recommendations to management

Leads or participates on project teams or committees assisting with the development, planning, and implementation of strategic long-range and short-range goals and objectives and continuous improvement

Identifies and resolves transaction discrepancies and provides detailed explanations for variances between actual and planned activity; maintains complete and accurate regulatory filings

Develops, analyzes and implements accounting procedures in a systems environment in conformance with applicable accounting requirements in collaboration with Japan Investment Accounting, Investment Tax, and system support IT teams to ensure processes and system set up are optimized and accurate for all bases of accounting needed

Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with business partners as their key point of contact in certain areas
Works with Investment Accounting leadership in tracking the progress made on departmental goals

Maintains and ensures a continuous improvement culture by developing and tracking KPIs with the team, as well as driving the effectiveness of daily huddle meetings

Develops and maintains reports to enhance reporting requirements

Performs other duties as required, such as, but not limited to, assisting other areas of investment accounting as a result of turnover/other project needs

Qualifications:


Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance. Or a related field

Six years of professional job–related work experience

Minimum four years corporate level or investment accounting experience in an organization of comparable size

Experience managing projects or implementation of continuous improvement initiatives

CFA, CPA, CMA, or equivalent training and certification (Preferred)

Or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Knowledge & Skills
Intermediate to advanced proficiency level using Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access software applications with VBA/macro experience preferred

Knowledge and experience with SAP, Treasury systems and/or Crystal Reports or similar accounting/financial software

Comprehensive knowledge of 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 analysis

Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience performing financial analysis, reporting, and/or process improvement

Demonstrated competencies in the areas of consulting, change management, quality and project management

Travel less than 10% of the time


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


Functional Competencies
Business and Financial Acumen, Decision Quality, Functional/Technical Skills, Peer Relationships Problem Solving, Process Management, Time Decision Making, Written Communications

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