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Tax Accountant I, Investments

The Company:  Aflac Incorporated
The Location: 

Columbus, GA, US, 31999 Remote, US

The Division:  CFO & Treasury
Job Id:  3332

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                 

Job Summary

Prepares investment tax accounting for federal, state, and local income tax returns; collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates financial data and other related information necessary for the accurate preparation of tax returns; prepares returns in accordance with established policies and procedures; ensures returns are filed by required deadlines.

 

 

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

• Researches investment tax technical issues, interprets and applies laws, regulations, and municipal ordinances; acts in an advisory capacity working with division management and/or designated representatives providing guidance and direction on and clarifying the interpretation of the investment tax accounting procedures, policies, and practices of the company and applicable regulatory authorities

 

• Collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates investment tax financial data and other related information; completes quantitative and qualitative reviews, and prepares required internal and external investment tax records, reports, statistics, financial statements, analysis, stockholder reports, etc.; develops and presents conclusions to management

 

• Identifies and resolves investment tax accounting and financial transaction discrepancies; ensures necessary general ledger account corrections are completed; maintains complete and accurate regulatory filings; assists with developing, analyzing, and implementing investment tax accounting procedures in a systems environment in conformance with GAAP, SSAP, federal, state, and local regulatory standards  

 

• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with business partners and with federal, state and municipal agencies; stays abreast of current investment tax trends and regulatory investment tax changes in the industry; assists senior team members in developing and implementing new applications and analytical models or enhancing existing systems

 

• Performs other duties as required

 

Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree in accounting, finance, or related field
  • CPA eligible
  • Zero to two years of corporate-level tax accounting experience in an organization of comparable size
  • Insurance industry accounting experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

 

Job Knowledge & Skills

• Knowledge of Internal Revenue Service (IRS) codes and regulations, Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Statutory Accounting Principles (SSAP), municipal ordinances, state insurance department statutes, and other state regulations, with an emphasis on tax accounting

 

• Knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and financial systems user applications (SAP preferred), including input/output processing and complex system concepts

 

• Experience and proficient in Microsoft Office with intermediate Excel skills

 

• Ability to understand and use computer systems and application tools for analysis

 

• Ability to perform financial analysis and related valuation methodologies, systems, and quantitative business-based analysis, metrics, and experimental designs     

 

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

 

 


Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA