Mgr, Accounting

The Company:  Aflac Incorporated
The Location: 


The Division:  Financial Services
Job Id:  6344

Salary Range: $83,000 - $193,000

Job Posting End Date: July 22, 2024


We’ve Got You Under Our Wing

We are the duck. We develop and empower our people, cultivate relationships, give back to our community, and celebrate every success along the way. We do it all…The Aflac Way.


Aflac, a Fortune 500 company, is an industry leader in voluntary insurance products that pay cash directly to policyholders and one of America's best-known brands. Aflac has been recognized as Fortune’s 50 Best Workplaces for Diversity and as one of World’s Most Ethical Companies by


Our business is about being there for people in need. So, ask yourself, are you the duck? If so, there’s a home, and a flourishing career for you at Aflac.


Work Designation. Depending on your location within the continental US, this role may be hybrid or remote.

  • If you live within 50 miles of the Aflac offices located in Columbus, GA or Columbia, SC, this role will be hybrid. This means you will be expected to work in the office for at least 60% of the work week. You will work from your home (within the continental US) for the remaining portion of the work week. Details of this schedule will be discussed with your leadership. 
  • If you live more than 50 miles from the Aflac offices located in Columbus, GA or Columbia, SC, this role will be remote. This means you will be expected to work from your home, within the continental US. If the role is remote, there may be occasions that you are requested to come to the office based on business need. Any requests to come to the office would be communicated with you in advance.


What does it take to be successful at Aflac?

  • Acting as a Champion for Change
  • Acting with Integrity
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Demonstrating Initiative
  • Developing Talent
  • Managing Performance
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations


What does it take to be successful in this role?

• Extensive knowledge of accounting and financial reporting requirements


• Ability to direct and manage minor systems enhancements and SCR’s representing the user’s perspective and needs


• Knowledge of employee relations to deal with employee issues in a proactive manner


• Excellent presentation, oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills to effectively interact with Aflac’s senior management, internal and external business contacts


• Ability to exhibit and maintain professionalism in accordance with corporate standards


• Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel


Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's Degree Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • 6 years of professional job-related work experience
  • 4 years in a leadership/senior/supervisory capacity

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience


Education & Experience Preferred

  • Experience in the insurance industry
  • 4 years in a leadership/senior/supervisory capacity



Less than or equal to 10%


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

• Manages the daily operations of the accounting team supporting D&V, PLADS, and Tier One; leads, motivates and coaches employees; gathers and analyzes data and reports that pertain to the overall operation of the department and completes reports summarizing activities and trends; assists in strategic and tactical operational plans to ensure achievement of company and departmental goals; performs independent review of problem situations


• Ensures an accurate and timely monthly, quarterly and year end close; ensures the timely reporting of all monthly financial information; supports budget and forecasting activities; collaborates with Financial Services management to support overall department goals and objectives


• Coordinates and oversees the preparation of monthly reconciliations of various balance sheet and income statement accounts in the general ledger and supporting sub ledgers; reviews accounting entries in the general ledger through the appropriate systems


• Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with business partners; stays abreast of current trends and regulatory changes in the industry and recommends alternative business practices, procedures, solutions, and strategies based upon best practice research


• Develops solutions and implements actions to resolve problems and ensure customer satisfaction; reviews processes and procedures to streamline activities to enhance service turnaround time, productivity, and quality; coordinates overall workflow of the department and ensures that workflow processes facilitate effective and efficient use of corporate resources and enhance customer satisfaction


• Coordinates and monitors training efforts to ensure the necessary education tools are provided to department employees; identifies and communicates training needs and schedules with training department; projects staffing requirements for the business unit; provides direction for or performs coaching and counseling of employees; coordinates employee development and incentive initiatives


• Establishes and enforces environment of strong process controls and documentation (including Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) controls); adhere to accounting policies and procedures


• Performs other related duties as required


Total Rewards

This compensation range is specific to the job level and takes into account the wide range of factors that are considered in making compensation decisions including, but not limited to: education, experience, licensure, certifications, geographic location, and internal equity. The range has been created in good faith based on information known to Aflac at the time of the posting.  Compensation decisions are dependent on the circumstances of each case. This salary range does not include any potential incentive pay or benefits, however, such information will be provided separately when appropriate. The salary range for this position is $83,000 to $193,000.


In addition to the base salary, we offer an array of benefits to meet your needs including medical, dental, and vision coverage, prescription drug coverage, health care flexible spending, dependent care flexible spending, Aflac supplemental policies (Accident, Cancer, Critical Illness and Hospital Indemnity offered at no costs to employee), 401(k) plans, annual bonuses, and an opportunity to purchase company stock.  On an annual basis, you’ll also be offered 11 paid holidays, up to 20 days PTO to be used for any reason, and, if eligible, state mandated sick leave (Washington employees accrue 1 hour sick leave for every 40 hours worked) and other leaves of absence, if eligible, when needed to support your physical, financial, and emotional well-being. Aflac complies with all applicable leave laws, including, but not limited to sick and safe leave, and adoption and parental leave, in all states and localities.