• Tax Accountant

    Location US-OR-Portland
    Posted Date 1 month ago(11/14/2018 11:58 AM)
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  • 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.


    Treasury Analyst IPerform corporate tax planning, compliance and accounting functions to assure the Company meets its legal minimum tax liability while complying with all Federal, state and local taxing authorities.  Research and recommend alternative methods for processing company tax information to streamline operations and increase efficiencies.


    Prepare federal life insurance and “failed life” insurance tax returns based on developed expertise of related income tax law and regulations, general instructions from Sr. Analyst and prior year workpapers. Preparation includes detailed analysis of statutory financial statements and relevant accounts and reserves. Peer review of estimated tax payments, property, sales and use tax and premium tax returns. 


    Prepare federal and state income tax provisions based on application of GAAP or SAP (or both). Prepare insurance company income tax provisions based on general instructions and prior accrual workpapers. Review premium, sales and use tax accruals.


    Maintain tax balance sheets and prepare analysis which supports deferred tax balances for GAAP purposes and admitted and non-admitted balances for statutory purposes.


    Prepare responses to audit requests for the IRS, state tax jurisdiction or regulatory financial examiners (validate % time).


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


    Experience: 4 to 8 years progressively responsible 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.


    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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