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Sr Associate, Investment Valuation - Remote

AFLAC locationColumbus, GA
28 positions

Web Mktg Technology Specialist

AFLAC locationColumbus, GA
28 positions
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Job Location
Columbus, GA, United States


Position Summary

The Company
Aflac Inc.

The Division
Financial Services/Investment Accounting

The Location
Columbus, GA


As part of Aflac's Global Investment Accounting team, responsible for valuation model development, related governance, and execution of valuations to support investment accounting and reporting including proactively driving the realization of excellence in the investment and derivative valuation practice for financial reporting purposes through valuation modernization initiatives. Directly contributes to the determination of balance sheet fair value of the Company's global invested assets and derivative portfolios as well as attribution analysis for changes in valuations.


Designs, builds, delivers and/or maintains quantitative valuation models utilizing various standard methods (including, but not limited to, discounted cash flow, option pricing, Monte Carlo simulation, market multiple, market transaction, etc.) to drive independent valuation, validation, and/or attribution for conventional and/or alternative investments


Develops, directs, and contributes to technology resources to build out, improve, enhance, or otherwise streamline existing derivative and asset pricing models and automated pricing processes to execute complete and accurate valuations of Aflac's global investment and derivative portfolios


Coaches, teaches, mentors and otherwise disseminates industry knowledge, practices, experience and guidance regarding fixed income, equity, derivative and/or hard-to-value assets in order to build global institutional capabilities in alignment with best practices


Oversees and performs independent price verification and valuation analysis on a wide range of liquid and illiquid investments and derivatives broadly distributed across asset classes and external investment management firms; validates pricing models and analyses provided by third party valuation vendors


Reviews, interprets and/or processes investment and derivative documentation, data, and reports for a variety of fixed income and equity securities, derivatives, and alternative assets to determine appropriate fair value methodologies and alignment of practices with current market standards and best practices


Develops and leverages internal partnerships with Global Investments, Treasury, Accounting Policy, etc. and external partnerships with information providers, pricing vendors, investment banks, accounting firms, and networks to maximize the achievement of team and corporate goals


Documents modeling procedures and ensures auditability for model priced positions; directs, prepares, and maintains on-going documentation efforts with regard to valuation policies, internal controls, processes and results

Supports management with review and analysis of results, practices, policies, procedures, and technology solutions for portfolio valuation; prepares documentation for and presents to an executive-level Valuation and Pricing Committee focusing on results, key pricing and valuation initiatives and decisions


Assists with, determines and/or prepares the reporting of fair value accounting (i.e. Topic 820, formerly FAS 157, etc.) for conventional and hard-to-value assets


Performs other duties as required


Bachelor's Degree in Computational Finance, Financial Engineering, Applied Mathematics, Statistics. Accounting, Finance, Economics, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering or a related field


Ten Years of professional job-related work experience in quantitatively oriented field


Five or more years of professional job-related work experience in valuation and modeling of fixed income securities, equities, derivatives, and/or alternative assets


Experience with databases and programming languages (C/C++, Perl, Java, R, Python, VBA,etc.)


Experience with Bloomberg, Reuters Eikon, BlackRock Aladdin/AnSer or other financial and investment market data and analytics providers and their associated application programming interface (API) functions (Preferred)


Experience with Numerix, FinCAD, or other investment analytics software packages



Experience in a supervisory, managerial, and/or leadership capacity (Preferred)



Job Knowledge & Skills

Clear, logical thinker with excellent analytical / quantitative abilities


Strong leadership and team-building skills


Team player with positive attitude and work ethic with ability to work independently


Successfully works with others and builds solid relationships


High proficiency in Microsoft Excel and high aptitude for learning new technologies


Detail oriented, with a highly disciplined approach to process and quality control


Ability to communicate results, complex topics and issues to management in an effective manner


Detailed knowledge of capital markets, financial instrument valuation, derivative valuation and risks measurement in a complex product area


Demonstrated ability to utilize quantitative, statistical and mathematical financial techniques for independent fair valuations of securities including prior experience in model development, risk, valuation, and model validation development and implementation


Ability to collect and analyze large amounts of market information, extract and effectively communicate findings, and incorporate results into valuation models and processes


Travel less than 10% of the time


Core Competencies

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


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