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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

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Columbus, GA, United States

Description

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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