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Tax Accountant I

The Company:  Aflac Incorporated
The Location: 

Columbus, GA, US, 31999 Remote, US

The Division:  Financial Services
Job Id:  2804

Job Summary

Prepares federal, state, and local income tax returns; prepares personal property 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 technical issues, and 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 accounting procedures, policies, and practices of the company and various regulatory authorities 
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates financial and statistical data and other related information; completes quantitative and qualitative reviews, and prepares required internal and external records, reports, statistics, financial statements, analysis, stockholder reports, etc.; develops and presents conclusions to management 
  • Identifies and resolves accounting and financial account and/or transaction discrepancies; ensures necessary general ledger account corrections are completed; maintains complete and accurate regulatory filings; assists with developing, analyzing, and implementing 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 municipal, state, and federal agencies; stays abreast of current trends and regulatory 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

  • Minimum Required Bachelor's Degree Accounting, finance, or a related field Minimum Required CPA eligible 
  • Minimum Required zero to two years of corporate-level tax accounting experience in an organization of comparable size


Education & Experience Preferred

  • Preferred Insurance industry accounting experience


Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.


Job Knowledge & Skills 

  • Strong 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



  • 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)



None Required


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