Sr US FP&A Analyst

Aflac

Location: Columbus, Georgia

Job Type: Full time

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Job Summary

As part of the U.S. Financial Planning & Analysis team, serves as a key business partner by providing financial and analytical support services; performs analysis of spend patterns; aids in the formation of business/functional/budget strategies; collaborates with all levels of management and develops models, metrics and reports to provide financial analysis used for business decisions. Ensures compliance with regulatory and operational procedures and guidelines. Provides guidance to the division to help streamline and standardize processes in accordance with industry best practices; identifies continuous improvement and automation opportunities and drives implementation across the US FP&A team.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Serves as point of contact for business partners; acts as a department liaison and a financial liaison for internal departments; assists assigned groups with financial software and technical issues; provides system training for office staff as needed

  • Provides monthly reporting including key metrics (KPI’s) and financial results

  • Supports monthly financial analysis including commentary on significant variances to budgets and forecasts
  • Analyzes reports and raw data to provide insights, create presentations and provide support for business cases

  • Assists business partners in the development of “bottoms up” budgets and strategic long range forecasts

  • Identifies and prepares manual journal entries

  • Assists business partners in the preparation of monthly forecasts based on current business trends, economic and strategic factors

  • Routinely presents financial results and insights to senior executives

  • Performs ad-hoc financial modeling to support the strategic planning process and potential projects

  • Recommends improvements to processes and procedures to streamline activities, enhance service turnaround time, improve productivity, and improve quality; continuously improves internal financial reporting and analysis

  • Assists in training and mentoring less experienced staff

  • Performs other ad-hoc analysis and related duties as assigned

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, business administration or a related field
  • 5 years of professional job related experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

Education & Experience Preferred

  • Financial Services and/or insurance industry experience

Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Knowledge of financial analysis and planning

  • Advanced skills in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory accounting principles (STAT)

  • Diagnostic and creative problem solving skills

  • Strong data analytical skills used to research, interpret, and present findings

  • Understanding of business fundamentals and an understanding of qualitative and quantitative business-based analysis and metrics

  • Basic understanding of the P&L and Balance Sheet

  • Knowledge of accounting procedures and familiarity with IRS regulations

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

  • Ability to work independently under deadline pressure with competing priorities

Competencies

  • Acting with Integrity - Clearly states goals and beliefs; lets people know his/her true intentions; does what he she said they would do; follows through on commitments
  • Communicating Effectively - Expresses ideas and information in a clear and concise manner; tailors message to fit the interests and needs of the audience; delivers information in a manner that is interesting and compelling to the listener
  • Pursuing Self-Development - Demonstrates ambition and desire to move forward in his/her career; engages others in discussions about career development; seeks feedback on ways to increase his/her performance; takes advantage of opportunities to build new skills and capabilities
  • Serving Customers - Builds strong relationships with customers; stays aware of customer needs, concerns and satisfaction; responds promptly to customer questions and requests; effectively manages
  • Supporting Change - Enthusiastically participates in new change initiatives and programs; focuses on reasons why changes will work and how they will be beneficial
  • Supporting Organizational Goals - Actively supports organizational goals and values; demonstrates enthusiasm toward the company's goals and mission; aligns actions around organizational goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations - Shows respect for the beliefs and traditions of others; encourages and promotes practices that support cultural diversity; discourages behaviors or practices that may be perceived as unfair, biased, or critical toward people with certain backgrounds
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