Tax Accountant

Location US-OR-Portland
Posted Date 4 weeks ago(1/26/2018 3:05 PM)
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If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard ( Through our retirement plans and insurance products and services, we help people achieve financial well-being and peace of mind. Come join us and share our passion for serving our customers in a positively different way.


Perform corporate tax compliance and accounting functions to assure the Company meets all federal, state and local taxing regulatory requirements.  Prepare accounting and financial reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory Accounting Principles in compliance with Section 404 of Sarbanes-Oxley as it applies to department policies, processes, controls and documentation.


Prepare premium, sales and use and property tax returns based on general instructions, related state regulations and prior year workpapers.  Assist in meeting Company’s life/non-life consolidated income tax compliance requirements by preparing small C corporation and partnership returns based on general instructions and prior year workpapers.  Preparation includes detailed analysis of the results of operations of the entity and detailed support documentation/schedules which support related tax position if necessary. Prepare analysis of state apportionment factors as necessary.

Prepare premium, sales and use and property tax accruals based on general instructions and prior accrual workpapers. Assist in accounting for guarantee assessment for various taxing authorities.

Conduct research on promulgated tax issues which can be resolved by accessing related laws and regulations.  Prepare analysis and related formal memorandum supporting the results of the research for files and department manager.
Support federal state and regulatory audits by responding to requests from examiners.



Education:  Bachelor’s degree in accounting or related field.


Experience:  2 to 4 years experience in accounting and tax, or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.


Professional certification required:  CPA preferred.



Standard Insurance Company, The Standard Life Insurance Company of New York, Standard Retirement Services, Inc., StanCorp Equities, Inc. and StanCorp Investment Advisers, Inc., marketed as The Standard, are Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, sex, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, or veteran status or any other condition protected by federal, state or local law. The Standard offers a drug and alcohol free work environment where possession, manufacture, transfer, offer, use of or being impaired by an illegal substance while on Standard property, or in other cases which the company believes might affect operations, safety or reputation of the company is prohibited. The Standard requires a criminal background investigation, drug test, employment, education and licensing verification as a condition of employment. All employees of The Standard must be bondable.


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Individuals with disabilities who need assistance or accommodation with the application process should contact HR Direct at 971-321-7871.  This number is only for the use of individuals with disabilities who need accommodation with the application process.  General inquiries about application status will not be addressed.


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