Aflac, a provider of supplemental insurance services, has given additional role of chief accounting officer to June Howard, current senior vice president of Financial Services and International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS).

Howard assumes the role previously held by senior vice president Ralph Rogers, who is transitioning into retirement.

Howard joined Aflac in 2009 as vice president of IFRS implementation and was promoted to senior vice president in March 2010, where she is responsible for financial reporting, investment accounting and accounting policy.

Prior to joining Aflac, she was head of IFRS and US Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) for ING’s US operations and served as the director of corporate and investment accounting policy at The Hartford.

Aflac president and chief financial officer Kriss Cloninger said Howard has brought a wealth of accounting experience and an extensive financial knowledge base to Aflac, and she will be presented with even more opportunities to apply these strengths as she assumes the additional role of chief accounting officer.

“In addition to her financial acumen, Howard is a well-respected and strong leader, and I look forward to the many contributions she will make to Aflac, Cloninger said.