Sr. US FP&A Analyst

Aflac   •  

Columbus, GA

Industry: Accounting, Finance & Insurance


5 - 7 years

Posted 122 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 20 consecutive years, one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials for the past two years and one of America's Most Admired Companies for 17 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
US Financial Planning & Analysis

The Opportunity
Sr. US FP&A Analyst

Job Summary
As part of the U.S. Financial Planning and Analysis team, creates, reviews, and analyzes budgets for assigned business units; ensures expenses are managed within their approved budgets; advises assigned groups on compliance, regulatory policies and requirements related to budgets.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities
Serves as point of contact for business units; acts as a department liaison and a financial liaison for internal departments; assists assigned groups with budget software and technical issues; provides system training for staff as needed

Monitors actual expenses and provides variance explanations for significant differences between actual expenses and the budget/forecast; reviews and analyzes budget expenses for compliance and regulatory issues; corrects account and budget center postings; prepares, reviews, and reconciles expenses; advises about availability of funds and proper usage of funds

Assists in the development of budgets and reviews for completeness, accuracy, and conformance with established procedures, regulations, and organizational objectives

Prepares monthly forecasts; prepares month to date, quarter to date, and year to
date variance explanations; conducts meetings with leaders of assigned groups to discuss and review budget reports; provides recommendations for reclassification of expenses and variances

Develops and provides appropriate reports and metrics to support informed decision making; continuously reviews, recommends and implements improvements that will increase the value of reports for management

Orients, trains, and provides guidance to lower level analysts

Travels as needed

Recommends improvements to processes and procedures to streamline activities, enhance service turnaround time, improve productivity, and improve quality

Performs other related duties as assigned


Education & Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration, finance, or a related field

Five years of professional job-related work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Insurance industry experience (preferred)

Job Knowledge & Skills
Strong knowledge of budgeting and expense management

Proficient in Microsoft Office with intermediate skills in Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

In depth knowledge of budget system in order to assist assigned groups and other analysts

Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP)

Excellent analytical skills
Understanding of business fundamentals and an understanding of quantitative business-based analysis and metrics

Knowledge of accounting procedures and familiarity with IRS regulations

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills to effectively interact with management, internal, and external customers

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

Functional Competencies
Business and Financial Acumen, Composure, Decision Quality, Functional/Technical Skills, Presentation Skills, Time Management, Written Communications

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), stock purchase plans, and many more.