Sr Accounting Analyst

The Company:  Aflac Columbus
The Location: 

GA, US, 31999

The Division:  Financial Services
Job Id:  5170

Salary Range: $45,000 - $105,000


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.

  • If you live within 50 miles of the Aflac offices located in Columbus, GA 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. 


What does it take to be successful at Aflac?

  • Acting with Integrity
  • Communicating Effectively
  • Pursuing Self-Development
  • Serving Customers
  • Supporting Change
  • Supporting Organizational Goals
  • Working with Diverse Populations


What does it take to be successful in this role?

· Travel expense knowledge


· Microsoft Excel: Intermediate


· Microsoft Word: Intermediate


· Microsoft Access: Intermediate


· Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate


· Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), Statutory Accounting Principles, Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), and IRS regulations with an emphasis on insurance accounting


· Demonstrated ability to understand and use computer systems and application tools for analysis


· Ability to exercise good judgment, solve problems and be resourceful to assist customers with identification, analysis, and resolution of work-related issues


· Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and team facilitation skills to effectively interact with senior management, and internal and external customers


· Ability to work independently, set priorities, handle multiple tasks with concentration, speed, and accuracy to meet deadlines


· Ability to work effectively in a diverse work group


· Strong analytical skills to interpret and adapt known methods, system procedures, or operating concepts to new situations


Education & Experience Required

  • Bachelor's Degree In Accounting, Finance, or a related field
  • Four years of professional job-related work experience
  • Travel Expense and 1099 reporting experience

Or an equivalent combination of education and experience



Preferred Experience 

  • Travel Expense and 1099 reporting experience


Principal Duties & Responsibilities

· Conducts performance analysis of accounts payable processes and deliverables; provides leadership with departmental data that can be used to identify opportunities for improvement is procedures, support, and areas of development


· Maintains effective working relationships with department representatives to maintain balanced accounts and ensure continued company compliance to accounting procedures, policies, deadlines, etc.; reviews daily, weekly, and monthly transaction reports, and researches and resolves processing errors or other identified discrepancies; verifies supporting documents, and confirms the approving authority, the content and all calculations; reviews and researches account information to respond to inquiries, to trace the source of identified problems, and to resolve and/or explain discrepancies and variances; performs corrective actions to redirect funds, initiate or retrieve payments, balance accounts, or advise department representatives accordingly


· Ensures appropriate measures and reports are defined and implemented to assess organizational performance and/or initiative performance


· Acts as a leader/coordinator on projects of moderate complexity, working with a group producing/originating solutions to improve processes; promotes initiatives that impact the division and/or department


· Creates management reports, gathering data from various systems and developing/establishing reports into customer friendly formats for use by management; conducts statistical analysis of data, interprets trends or deviations; provides management with results and recommendations for review and adoption


· Acts as a liaison with vendors, the division, financial institutions related to ACH, and other departments throughout the organization, collecting information, resolving account discrepancies, and providing advice, direction, and/or training on the company’s accounting procedures and policies, reporting and processing deadlines, year-end accounting activity, operating systems, etc.; ensures that information channels, procedure guides, and operating instructions are current and updated simultaneously with system, policy, and/or procedure changes


· Writes system change requests(SCR) for Accounts Payable; performs testing related to the SCR and approves before elevated to production


· Serves as the program administrator for the department’s expense and audit software to ensure IRS and policy compliance. Actively monitors systems configuration for effective performance and research/resolves identified problems.


· Mentors and coaches team members, leads in the development and training of document procedure changes to ensure continued department compliance to accounting procedures, policies, deadlines, etc.; reviews updates to procedure manuals


· Performs other 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 $45,000 to $105,000.


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.


Nearest Major Market: Columbus GA