Health insurer Humana has named Cynthia Zipperle as chief accounting officer and controller, effective immediately.

Zipperle will report to CFO Brian Kane and has responsibility for all accounting functions, the establishment and maintenance of internal accounting controls, and enterprise-wide financial reporting to both the Securities and Exchange Commission and state Departments of Insurance.

Zipperle, 51, has been a part of Humana’s finance team since joining the company in 1998, with increasing responsibility during her tenure. Prior to joining Humana, she held leadership positions with Aegon and Weight Watchers of Kentuckiana after spending the first five years of her career with Coopers & Lybrand (now PricewaterhouseCoopers). She succeeds Steven McCulley, who has been named senior vice president of Medicare operations.