• Premium & Billing Spec

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(1 month ago)
    # Positions
    1
    Status
    Full-Time
    Req #
    17523
  • Overview

    If you want to make a positive difference and stand out from the crowd, you’ll fit in at The Standard (www.standard.com). 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 routine and complex general accounting functions to provide accurate recording and reporting of company financial information and timely, accurate disbursements. Specializing in the handling of individual disability insurance premium application and billing services.

    Responsibilities

    Input payments to Individual system (ID3) to provide for timely and accurate processing of premium information in accordance with Sarbanes-Oxley regulations. Reconcile payments at the list bill and policy levels as needed; create manual bills when system bills do not accurately reflect accurate balance due. Ensure all entries include adequate documentation and approvals. Collection of premium and monitoring of paid behind status. Communicate any deficiencies to policy owners, list bill administrators or internal business partners and Management. 
     
    Research and process accounting transactions related to internal or external customer requests, including data from Individual systems and various clearing accounts; provide information and prepare adjusting entries as needed. Process accounting transactions on financial subsidiary systems and the general ledger; maintain other accounting records as directed.
     
    Input direct entries from Cash Clearing, Wire transfers, and Inter-company transfers to provide for timely and accurate processing of customer payments. Communicate any discrepancies to policy owners, administrators, field force, and internal contacts.  Daily processing of incoming wires, providing backup to other areas as needed on wire payments.
     
    Build and maintain effective working relationships with policy owners, list bill administrators, brokers, Master General Agents, field force, and home office staff through proactive communication and problem resolution related to accurate policy and list bill administration.  Process and manage stale dated checks and premium waivers as directed.
     
    Build legally defensible billing and policy files for financial reporting compliance.  Scan, document and image completed batches and billing changes.

    Qualifications

    Education: Associate’s degree and advanced coursework in Accounting preferred.


    Experience: 2 years related work experience with emphasis in account/system reconciliation and/or accounts payable, or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience.  4 to 5 years customer service experience.  Working knowledge of General accounting principles and network applications.  Advanced PC skills and knowledge of spreadsheet applications. Strong customer service skills including problem solving, consultation, and negotiation skills. Ability to effectively communicate with diverse audiences.

     

    Professional certification required:  None.

     

     

    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.

     

    For more information regarding your Equal Employment Opportunity applicant rights, click  here.

     

    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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