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Tax Accountant II, Investmnts

The Company:  Aflac Incorporated
The Location: 

Remote, US, 31999 GA, US

The Division:  CFO & Treasury
Job Id:  3908

Job Summary

Prepares investment tax accounting for federal, state, and local income tax returns and tax provisions; collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates investment data and other related financial information necessary for the accurate preparation of tax returns and tax provisions; prepares returns in accordance with established policies and procedures; ensures timely completion of investment responsibilities so 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 tax department 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 
  • Assists with the compilation and calculation of investment deferred taxes pursuant to ASC740, FAS 109 and SSAP 101; applies GAAP, STAT and income tax accounting principles to analysis of financial transactions for accurate reporting in financial statements 
  • Acts as a resource to other departments with respect to Investment tax accounting issues 
  • Collects, organizes, analyzes, and evaluates moderately complex 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; participates on project teams or committees assisting with the development and implementation of tax department goals and objectives aimed at enhancing customer service, process improvement, and resource management 
  • Identifies and resolves investment tax accounting and financial transaction discrepancies and provides detailed explanations for variances between actual and planned investment activities; 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; assists with audits and evaluations of systems’ and procedures’ effectiveness, and confirms the consistent application of accounting pronouncements and policies 
  • 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 accounting, finance, or a related field
  • two years of corporate-level tax accounting experience in an organization of comparable size

 

Education & Experience Preferred

  • Designation Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
  • Insurance industry accounting with some investment tax 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), SEC, and other federal regulations, Statutory Accounting Principles (SSAP), state insurance department statutes, federal and other state regulations, with an emphasis on tax accounting and investments 
  • Strong knowledge of the principles and practices of accounting and financial systems user applications (SAP), and tax research services and software (Thompson Reuters Checkpoint and OneSource preferred), including input/output processing and complex system concepts, and the ability to understand and use computer systems and application tools for analysis 
  • Experience and proficient in Microsoft Office with intermediate Excel skills 
  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience performing moderately complex financial analysis and related valuation methodologies, systems, and quantitative business-based analysis, metrics, and experimental designs; ability to prepare statistical studies and trend analysis using internal and external information to demonstrate relevant changes and recommend improvements or solutions

 

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

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