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Senior Accountant – Remote

The Standard - StanCorp Financial Group

This is a Full-time position in Remote- US posted October 19, 2021.

Location: Remote – US

At The Standard, you’ll join a team focused on putting our customers first.

Our continued success is driven by a high-performance culture. We’re looking for people who are collaborative, accountable, creative, agile and are driven by a passion for doing what’s right – across the company and in our local communities.

We offer a caring culture where you can make a real difference, every day.

Ready to reach your highest potential? Let’s work together.

Job Summary:

Analyze, prepare, and process complex accounting transactions; ensure financial subsidiary systems are balanced and reconciled to the general ledger. Analyze and prepare accounting and financial reports in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and Statutory Accounting Practices (SAP). Complete and analyze the results of peer review and provides the team/manager with feedback on root causes, trends, and operational improvement opportunities. Participate and lead small to medium scope operational improvement initiatives. Build a network of contacts inside The Standard to share best practices and solve problems.

Principal Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Accurately balance source systems, payments and other accounting activities through review and reconciliation of various systems and reporting.
  • Review and research out of balance conditions taking corrective action as needed.
  • Maintain internal controls over processes, ensure compliance with internal controls over processes, and ensure compliance with corporate and department policies and procedures.
  • Research root-cause and recommend appropriate corrective actions eliminate or reduce future errors and inconsistencies.
  • Identify and implement opportunities for continuous improvement of departmental processes.
  • Assist with peer reviews of team processes to ensure completeness and accuracy of work.
  • Collaborate with internal partners to drive improvements and participate in projects as assigned.
  • Assist internal and external customers in the resolution of accounting and reporting issues.
  • Provide superior customer service in response to written and verbal request.

Job Specifications:

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or related field.
  • Experience: 2 to 4 years professional experience in accounting, or the equivalent combination of education and/or relevant experience. Working knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP), LAN and mainframe operating environments, including financial spreadsheet applications.
  • Professional certification required: N/A

Note: The Standard is required to provide a reasonable estimate of the salary for this role when hiring a Colorado resident. The salary for employees working in Colorado in this role is listed below. The Standard’s package also includes incentive plan participation and comprehensive benefits including medical, dental, vision, retirement, and paid time off.

  • Please note, eligibility to participate in an incentive program is subject to the rules governing the program and plan. Any award depends on various factors, including individual and organizational performance.

Salary Range:

$48,600.00 – $86,400.00

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.