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Sr US FP&A Analyst

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

Columbus, GA, US, 31999 Remote, US

The Division:  U.S. FP&A
Job Id:  2443

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

  • Minimum Required Bachelor's Degree Accounting, business administration, finance, or a related field 
  • Minimum Required Five years of professional job-related work experience
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Education & Experience Preferred

  • Preferred Financial services and/or insurance industry experience

 

Or an equivalent combination of education and 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 
  • 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 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.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA