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US FP&A Consultant

AFLAC locationColumbus, GA
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info linkReport a probelm Originally Posted : September 13, 2021 | Expires : October 13, 2021


Job Location
Columbus, GA, United States


Job Summary

As part of the U.S. Financial Planning and Analysis team, performs and leads analysis related to budgets and expense management; ensures compliance with regulatory and operational procedures and guidelines; provides operational advice, guidance and serves as a mentor to the team's analysts

Principal Duties & Responsibilities

  • Analyzes data to assist with operational and strategic plans; collects and analyzes data to create and evaluate programs to assist with organizational and sales initiatives; continuously tracks and analyzes spend patterns to identify opportunities to reduce expenses, to identify best practices and to drive implementation of these best practices

  • Develops and provides appropriate models, reports and metrics to support informed decision making; identifies and highlights key trends and provides insight based on analysis; prepares updates, progress and variance reports, and other ad hoc reports for management; continuously reviews, recommends and implements improvements that will increase the value of reports for management

  • Serves as a subject matter expert related to budgets and expenses for business units, analysts and management; monitors developments related to the operations of the business; assists in the assessment and evaluation of emerging issues; works with management to provide and gather relevant
  • information for the budget planning process; works with the Financial Planning and Analysis team to resolve issues

  • Recommends improvements to processes and procedures to streamline activities, enhance service turnaround time, improve productivity, and improve quality; leads or facilitates team-base improvement projects; identifies, analyzes and recommends viable technological solutions, modifications and applications for Financial Planning and Analysis processes

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Professional - Education & Experience

Bachelors Degree in accounting, business administration, finance, or a related field, Six years of professional job-related work experience

Preferred Insurance industry experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Job Knowledge & Skills

  • Microsoft Excel: Intermediate to advanced

  • Microsoft Word: Intermediate to advanced

  • Microsoft PowerPoint: Intermediate to advanced

  • Microsoft Access: Intermediate to advanced

  • Strong knowledge of budgeting and expense management

  • In depth knowledge of budget system in order to assist business units and gather data for review and analysis

  • Knowledge and demonstrated experience performing financial analyses and quantitative business based analyses; ability to prepare trend analyses using internal and external information to demonstrate relevant changes and recommend improvements or solutions

  • Knowledge of accounting procedures and familiarity with IRS regulations

  • Strong teamwork and interpersonal skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with different areas/levels within the organization

  • Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and other federal regulations relative to Sales Financial issues, state insurance department statutes, and other state regulations

  • Understanding of quantitative business-based analysis and metrics

  • Demonstrated project management skills
  • Ability to work independently under deadline pressure with competing priorities, and must be willing to work outside of normal office hours as required

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

  • 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

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