Finance Assistant
State Farm - Bloomington, IL

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WHAT ARE THE DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES OF THIS POSITION?

Prepare, maintain, and distribute financial and statistical records and reports related to specialized area

Identify and resolve balancing and/or reconciling issues
Adhere to compliance, records management, department and company policies
Exhibits State Farm's customer service philosophy to customers and associates, and maintains a positive attitude in a fast paced environment

WHAT KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS ARE NEEDED TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS POSITION?

Develop basic knowledge of financial practices and principles
Enter accounting data with an acceptable level of speed and accuracy
Utilize and understand procedures, reference manuals, and system resource tools

Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of subject matter and procedures for assigned team
Proactively identify issues, propose solutions, and take responsibility for implementing changes

ITEMS OF NOTE

May be required to work irregular hours during periods of heavy workload or to meet deadlines
May be required to work non-standard work hours or work week
Serves as back-up for others within the unit or department

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

The Accounts Payable Sales and Use Tax Unit of Corporate Tax has an opening for a support level employee. This unit is responsible for reviewing State Farm payments for compliance with state and local sales and use tax regulations.
Responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:
Review of system voucher payments for accuracy with state, city and local sales and use taxes.
Utilization of research tools to help stay current on legislation involving state and local sales and use tax.
Assistance with vendor invoice set up/efficiency in order to capture appropriate sales and use tax requirements.
Communication with internal departments, vendors, and external tax agencies for error processing, questions, and project requests.
Provide assistance to the sales and use tax audit coordinator when necessary.

Candidates applying for this position should demonstrate:
Proficiency with PeopleSoft purchase order or accounts payable voucher system (desirable.)
Proficiency with Microsoft Excel tool (desirable.)
Ability to work in a time sensitive and production oriented environment, balancing speed with accuracy.
Demonstration of good organization skills, comfortable multitasking.
Demonstration of strong interpersonal and communication skills.
Strong analytical and research skills.

BENEFITS: TOTAL REWARDS

Our Total Rewards benefits package includes:
Competitive starting salary

Annual merit reviews

Annual bonus potential

You may also be eligible to participate in Medical, Dental, Life and Disability Insurance, Vision, 401(k) Plan (Savings & Thrift in Canada), Credit Union, a fully funded retirement pension plan, and more.

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State Farm Insurance is an equal opportunity employer

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