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POST DATE 9/9/2016
END DATE 10/11/2016

StanCorp Financial Group, Inc. Portland, OR

Portland, OR
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree




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.

Manage personnel to provide timely, accurate system accounting, financial accounting, and management reporting; ensure effective and efficient accounting processes, accounting and financial controls. Use metrics to track performance and adjust work teams and processes. Use effective leadership, change management and process improvement experience to drive processes and technologies that result in productivity gains, cost savings, and improved workflow and quality.

Responsible for the management, selection, development, motivation, appraisal and salary recommendations of direct reports. Contribute to the company's progress in affirmative action. Responsible for managing the work environment, identifying workforce needs and ensuring alignment with manager expectations, values and vision.


Manage and equip staff in support of the team's execution. Develop and maintain efficient and effective workflow and staffing within the department; ensure that accounting is accurate, deadlines are met, and controls are followed.

Oversee accounting and reporting of financial data, including the preparation of account reconciliations and journal entries, to ensure the validity and accuracy of general ledger accounts.

Create and monitor SLA adherence; operational issue resolution and escalation; general oversight of performance and process improvements.

Must maintain current knowledge of source system accounting flows and transactions supported by team. Establish and enforce procedures and oversight designed to verify the integrity of team execution. Ensure compliance to Sarbanes Oxley, SSAE16 and other compliance requirements.

Develop training and cross-training objectives to ensure effectiveness and continuity of department functions. Facilitate management and employee understanding of core functions and processes.

Lead activities to optimize procedural processes and systems supporting team functions.

Provide technical expertise to business management in accordance with established policies and procedures.

Participate on project teams as it relates to processes and procedures within departmental scope.


Education: Bachelor s degree in Accounting or related field.

Experience: 8-10 years of related experience and/or relevant experience.

CPA or MBA 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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