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Senior Consultant, Accounting Policy & Advisory

Company: AFLAC
Location: Columbus
Posted on: November 22, 2019

Job Description:

Description--Spread Your Wings--We are the Duck. We inspire and are inspired, listen and respond, empower our people, give back to our community and, most importantly, 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 Americas best-known brands. Aflac has been recognized by Fortune magazine as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in America for 19 consecutive years, one of the Best Workplaces for Millennials for the past two years and one of Americas Most Admired Companies for 16 consecutive years.--Our business is about being there for people in need. So, ask yourself: Are you the Duck? If so, there is a home " and a flourishing career " for you at Aflac.--The CompanyAflac--The LocationColumbus, GA--The DivisionChief Financial Officer/Financial Services --The OpportunitySenior Consultant, Accounting & Policy Advisory--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------Job SummaryManages and oversees the accounting issues resolution process and the research of technical accounting and reporting issues for the organization; advises the leadership team on technical accounting matters related to US GAAP, US Statutory, and JGAAP, as applicable; ensures up-to-date company-wide accounting policies are in compliance with relevant authoritative accounting literature--Principal Duties & ResponsibilitiesSupervises or performs technical accounting research and provides interpretation of ambiguous and complex accounting literature to address technical accounting questions related to financial instruments including investments, securities, derivatives and special projects--Actively addresses technical accounting issues stemming from the changing business needs of Aflac; documents decisions in memos, executive summaries, and financial accounting policies--Monitors changes in GAAP, IFRS, US Statutory, and JGAAP that would potentially affect the financial reporting process and business of Aflac; drafts comment letters in response to the exposure drafts for submission to various regulatory bodies; models impact of the proposal stage literature on Aflac's business and portfolio--Researches or oversees the research by other team members of technical bulletins and pronouncements from the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB), Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), and other regulatory authorities to ensure conformity in financial applications--Manages detailed analyses of proposed accounting practices to determine impact on the organization; reviews findings with management and disseminates results to appropriate departments--Communicates accounting policies and positions both verbally and in writing with senior management and external and internal auditors--Provides guidance to maintain quality applications and to ensure compliance with accounting policies--Ensures that global accounting policy library is continually updated and appropriate members of US and Japan-based Finance and business partners are regularly updated about relevant changes--Assists Financial Services, Global Investments and other partners on special projects with accounting and analytical expertise; collaborates and works closely with Financial Services personnel in the review and analysis of significant, and highly complex business transactions--Serves as a knowledge leader in new accounting standards implementation projects and ensures that all new accounting requirements have been appropriately evaluated and implemented by implementation teams--Leads the maintenance of the Corporate Accounting Policy Manual and accounting checklists--Provides the necessary leadership across functions and business partner teams to ensure inclusion of appropriate individuals in accounting issue resolution or implementation of new accounting standards--May represent the company externally on issues relating to accounting policy through participation in industry-wide associations and related organizational meetings--Performs other duties as assigned

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