Investment Accountant III

Aflac

Location: Georgia

Job Type: Full time

Posted


Job Summary

Supports the accounting operations team to ensure the accurate accounting of investment activity as it relates to US GAAP and statutory requirements. Coordinates activities with the Global Investments division for resolving discrepancies or issues regarding Investment transactions and/or data.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyzes and reconciles complex investment transactions on a daily basis to various data sources and subsequently updates the investment accounting sub-ledger (FAM)
  • Assists with the training and development of junior team members
  • Assists junior team members in resolving complex issues that may arise during daily processing
  • Coordinates activities with the Global Investments Division for resolving discrepancies or issues regarding investment transactions and investment, and ensures resolution is effective
  • Independently coordinates and maintains effective working relationships with business partners, including Accounting Policy, Tax, Financial Reporting, Global Investments, and internal and external auditors
  • Assists in developing and implementing new applications and analytical models, or enhancing existing systems and processes
  • Maintains a continuous improvement culture by looking for ways to eliminate manual processes and enhance processes and developing recommendations for improvement
  • Provides direct support to the investment accounting management team
  • Performs other duties as required

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's Degree accounting, finance or a related field
  • four years of professional job-related work experience in investments or related accounting/reporting

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Advanced proficiency level using Microsoft Office suite software, VBA/macro experience preferred
  • Excellent problem solving, critical thinking and time management skills
  • Advanced user of SAP, BW or similar software preferred
  • Comprehensive knowledge of generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP) and the accounting standards codification (ASC)
  • Knowledge of specific insurance/investment accounting principles preferred
  • Strong knowledge and demonstrated experience performing financial analysis, reporting, and/or process improvement
  • General understanding of investment products preferred

Competencies

  • Acting with Integrity
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations

Working Conditions

The statements below describe the general nature and level of the work and are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required.

Normal office environment (virtual and/or in-person)

Travel

≤ 10% Career Progression Acknowledgement

Career Progression Acknowledgement

Normal Career Progression - This is a normal career progression (NCP) position and incumbent may progress to the next level in the job family without further competition when there is an existing business need, qualifications identified in the job profile are met, advancement recommended by management, with human resources approval, and in accordance with company guidelines.

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