Financial Planning & Analysis Reporting Consultant

Aflac   •  

Columbus, GA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 100 days ago

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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 19 consecutive years, one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials for the past two years and one of America's Most Admired Companies for 16 consecutive years.


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 Company



The Location

Columbus, GA


The Division

U.S. Financial Planning & Analysis/Sales Financial Operations


The Opportunity  

US Financial Planning & Analysis Reporting Consultant


Job Summary

As part of the U.S. Financial Planning and Analysis team, performs and leads analysis related to budgets and expense management; develops models, metrics and reports; ensures compliance with regulatory and operational procedures and guidelines; provides operational advice, guidance and mentorship to the team’s consultants and analysts


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

Analyzes data to assist with operational and strategic plans; collects and analyzes data to create and evaluate programs to assist with organizational and sales initiatives; continuously tracks and analyzes spend patterns to identify opportunities to reduce expenses, to identify best practices and to drive implementation of these best practices


Develops and provides appropriate models, reports and metrics to support informed decision making; identifies and highlights key trends and provides insight based on analysis; prepares updates, progress and variance reports, and other ad hoc reports for management; continuously reviews, recommends and implements improvements that will increase the value of reports for management


Serves as a subject matter expert related to budgets and expenses for business units, analysts and management; monitors developments related to the operations of the business; assists in the assessment and evaluation of emerging issues; works with management to provide and gather relevant information for the budget planning process; works with the Financial Planning and Analysis team to resolve issues


Recommends improvements to processes and procedures to streamline activities, enhance service turnaround time, improve productivity, and improve quality; leads or facilitates team-based improvement projects; serves as a subject matter expert for systems and reports; identifies, analyzes and recommends viable technological solutions, modifications and applications for Financial Planning and Analysis processes



Education & Experience

Bachelor’s Degree in business administration, accounting, finance, or a related field and six years of professional job-related work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Insurance industry experience preferred


Job Knowledge & Skills

Microsoft Excel: Intermediate to advanced


Microsoft Word: Intermediate to advanced


Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate to advanced


Microsoft Access: Intermediate to advanced


Strong ability to develop metrics and reports that support informed decision making


Strong knowledge of budgeting, forecasting and expense management


In depth knowledge of budget systems in order to assist business units and team members gather data for review and analysis


Knowledge and demonstrated experience performing financial analyses and quantitative businessbased analyses; ability to prepare trend analyses using internal and external information to demonstrate relevant changes and recommend improvements or solutions


Knowledge of accounting procedures and familiarity with IRS regulations


Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with managements and all levels of the organization


Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other federal regulations relative to Sales Financial issues, state insurance department statutes, and other state regulations


Demonstrated project management skills


Core Competencies

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


Functional Competencies

Business and Financial Acumen, Decision Quality, Drive for Results, Peer Relationships, Presentation Skills, Problem Solving, Process Management, Written Communications