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Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Project Accountant - Tax in Baton Rouge, Louisiana

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Please note that effective Jan. 4, 2022, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana will require all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID‑19, unless legally entitled to a reasonable accommodation related to religious or medical exemptions.

POSITION PURPOSE

Participates in special projects as a liaison between the business owner and accounting, to ensure that proper tax accounting principles are followed and reflected in decisions. Responsible for coordination of quarterly tax accruals following the principles of FASB109/ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes and SSAP 101 Statutory Accounting for Income Taxes.

NATURE AND SCOPE

  • This role does not manage people

  • This role reports to this job: DIRECTOR, TAX, SYS & FINANCIAL PROJECT

  • Necessary Contacts: To do this job effectively the incumbent has to be in contact with:All levels of BCBSLA personnel as needed.Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, external auditors, and other regulatory agencies as needed.

QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related finance field required

Work Experience

  • 8 years of accounting experience required

  • Senior Accountant experience in Tax preferred

  • Public Accounting tax or corporate tax department experience preferred

  • Experience with preparation of consolidated tax returns preferred

Skills and Abilities

  • Working knowledge of FASB 109/ASC 740 Accounting for Income Tax preferred

  • Previous experience with preparation of consolidated tax returns preferred

  • Experience evaluating state nexus laws for all areas of corporate tax preferred

  • Knowledge of Private Foundation accounting and tax preferred

  • Strong math, organizational and analytical skills

  • Effective interpersonal and oral/written communication skills are necessary as well as the ability to work independently

  • Must be able to complete tasks under time constraints

  • Must have working knowledge of Microsoft applications with a high level of competency in Excel

Licenses and Certifications

  • None Required

ACCOUNTABILITIES AND ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Serves as functional leader over assigned areas within the tax department.

  • Responsible for timely and adequate completion of routine work tasks assigned to staff and senior level accountants.

  • Provides supervisory assistance and immediate direction to specific accounting functions.

  • Serves as resource for advising on complex tax research matters. Keeps abreast of latest tax and financial developments as they impact the insurance industry to ensure accurate filings.

  • Responsible for the coordination of quarterly tax accruals in accordance with FASB 109/ASC 740 Accounting for Income Taxes and SSAP 101 Statutory Accounting for Income Taxes.

  • Responsible for estimated quarterly federal and state tax payments to ensure payments are made in a timely manner.

  • Assist in preparing federal and state annual tax returns to ensure filings are completed in a timely manner, including those returns of the private foundation.

  • Leads interdepartmental meetings and communications with regards to processes and their relation to Tax department. Serves as departmental representative on new work streams relative to Tax reporting.

  • Serves as primary contact for Internal Audit with regards to quarterly Model Audit Rule (MAR) requests. Designated contact over various pieces of annual external financial audit.

  • Responsible for departmental improvements, including seeking out available and new functionality, as well as facilitating testing procedures on system enhancements and upgrades.

Additional Accountabilities and Essential Functions

The Physical Demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the Accountabilities and Essential Functions of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions

  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned, within your scope of responsibilities.

  • Job duties are performed in a normal and clean office environment with normal noise levels.

  • Work is predominately done while standing or sitting.

  • The ability to comprehend, document, calculate, visualize, and analyze are required.

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Additional Information

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In support of our mission to improve the health and lives of Louisianians, Blue Cross encourages the good health of its employees and visitors. We want to ensure that our employees have a work environment that will optimize personal health and well-being. Due to the acknowledged hazards from exposure to environmental tobacco smoke, and in order to promote good health, our company properties are smoke and tobacco free.

Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana performs background and pre-employment drug screening after an offer has been extended and prior to hire for all positions. As part of this process records may be verified and information checked with agencies including but not limited to the Social Security Administration, criminal courts, federal, state, and county repositories of criminal records, Department of Motor Vehicles and credit bureaus. Pursuant with sec 1033 of the Violent Crime Control and Law Enforcement Act of 1994, individuals who have been convicted of a felony crime involving dishonesty or breach of trust are prohibited from working in the insurance industry unless they obtain written consent from their state insurance commissioner.

Additionally, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana is a Drug Free Workplace. A pre-employment drug screen will be required and any offer is contingent upon satisfactory drug testing results.

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