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Financial Syst Accountant I

AFLAC locationColumbus, GA
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Financial Syst Accountant I

Job Summary

Reconciles diverse and complex company accounts from multiple systems with processing procedures that change from one account to another; reviews and confirms transactions, researches discrepancies, prepares journal vouchers or communicate with departments on corrective actions needed

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Handles credit card disputes for Visa, MasterCard, and American Express transactions received from merchant services; coordinates policy research and corrective actions needed to provide the bank with a response within the designated time frame

  • Oversees the void/stop-payment process; validates transactions in CDS and the VSPM system to the bank transmissions to allow proper reconciliation and check clearings at each bank; communicates discrepancies or resolutions to IT, the business units, or the banks

  • Balances the nightly claims cycles; ensures that benefits processed are paid and correctly posted in the Check Disbursement System (CDS) with appropriate entries in SAP; reconciles the month-end claims interface by profit centers, line of business, and general ledger accounts in SAP; researches and resolves discrepancies identified

  • Performs daily analysis of commission exceptions, returned checks, computer cash clearing for group and direct discrepancies, and other L70 processes

  • Extracts, prepares, and analyzes accounting and statistical data, interprets trends or deviations from past performances to create accurate reports for management and other departments throughout the company; analysis includes uncollected premium, G3 trailers, CCB, suspense and clearing general ledger accounts, over/short premium, waiver transactions, policy master record review, and other L70 processes

  • Reviews account reconciliations prepared by designated departments

  • Communicates outstanding issues to management and the preparing department

  • Performs daily validation of all incoming interfaces into the SAP system; resolves discrepancies through research and makes adjustments or coordinates corrective actions with IT or the business units; perform maintenance in SAP to open/close accounting periods, verify parked documents are posted, process manual clearings, execute recurring documents, and reverse accrual/deferral documents

  • Maintains and monitors system security for ABC, CDS, and SAP check authorization; performs quarterly validations on system access and authorization rights

  • Completes daily cycle balancing for Columbus and NY for review by Senior Accountant

  • Performs other duties as required

    Professional - Education & Experience

    Qualification Level Education Degree Specification Minimum Required Bachelors Degree Accounting, finance or a related field

    Preferred Certified Public Accountant certitifcation Qualification Level Experience

    Minimum Required Zero to two years of related work experience Or an equivalent combination of education and experience

    Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Microsoft Excel: Intermediate

  • Microsoft Word: Intermediate
  • SAP (preferred)
  • CDS (preferred)
  • L70 functionality (preferred)

  • Knowledge and experience using data retrieval and analysis software for mainframe and PC

  • Ability to use accounting knowledge to analyze financial insurance applications

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

  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience performing financial analysis and related valuation methodologies, systems, and quantitative business-based analysis, metrics, and experimental designs; ability to prepare statistical studies and trend analyses using internal and external information to demonstrate relevant changes and recommend improvements or solutions

  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of management

    Organizational 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 customer expectations

    · 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 companys 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

    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.

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