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Sentry Insurance Groups

Tax Accountant

Sentry Insurance Groups - Stevens Point, WI


Do you desire to be part of a group of talented individuals leading strategic tax initiatives and meeting the challenge of corporate tax compliance? Sentry needs a strong accountant with leadership qualities to organize and execute the filing, planning, and forecasting for state and federal taxes. Leadership. Drive. Your tax knowledge and experience will be the key to success in managing all aspects of state premium taxes, surcharges, and assessments.

What You'll Do

As we prepare for a busy tax season, we have an opening due to internal movement that will provide an opportunity to the right person to step up and lead the day-to-day premium tax activities in the tax accounting group. In addition to duties in coordinating efforts for the tax team regarding premium tax returns, surcharges and assessments, Sentry expects our people to research, interpret and summarize accounting data.

Our best people identify needs, refine systems, data or reports and provide work direction, training or supervision of other staff as needed. This person is also expected to:

Apply generally accepted accounting principles, statutory accounting practices, audit procedures, and tax rules to a variety of assignments.

Performs necessary analysis of accounting data and reports, identifying and resolving unusual items, recommends solutions to complex problems, and proposes systematic changes.

Collects, assembles, or records appropriate data, verifies its accuracy, and identifies inconsistencies, which may include performing some auditing or other type of review process,

Develops and prepares forecasts, reports, and financial statements and management reports for executive management.

Performs necessary analysis and interpretation, points out trends or deviations from standards, and communicates information to users as appropriate.

Maintains compliance with regulatory and tax reporting requirements.

What it Takes

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience.

5-8 years of related work experience.

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) preferred. Ability to sit for the CPA exam required.

Ability to apply advanced accounting principles, theories and concepts to an accounting system or process.

Previous experience as an accountant with progressive track record or comparable work experience.

Ability to use appropriate accounting theory, practice and analytical skills to review, interpret and communicate accounting data.

Ability to analyze and document business processes.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Personal computer skills, including proficiency in Excel such as the ability of creating and maintaining pivot tables and knowledge of data processing concepts.

What You'll Receive

Sentry's excellent benefits package is designed to meet today's most important needs. Benefits for full-time Sentry Insurance employees include:

Competitive Compensation

Group Medical, Dental, Vision and Life

401 (K) plan with a dollar-for-dollar

match on your first six percent

Comprehensive paid training

Generous Paid-Time Off Plan

Pretax Dependent Care and Health Expense Reimbursement Accounts

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Location: Stevens Point, WI

Company Profile:
Sentry Insurance was founded in 1904 by members of the Wisconsin Retail Hardware Association to provide quality insurance for its members. Throughout our more than 100-year history, we’ve protected businesses, families and individuals with Strength, Protection and Vigilance. Sentry provides the coverage our policyholders need, and the service they expect. Our experienced teams of professionals are specially trained in the following ares: Auto Dealerships, Automotive Services, Distributors and Retailers, Electronic Component Manufacturing, Equipment Dealerships, Farm Equipment Manufactures Assoc., Food Processing, Metalworking, Motorsports Dealerships, National Accounts, Plastics and Rubber Goods, Printing, RV and Boat Dealerships, Transportation, Truck and Trailer Dealerships, State Workers’ Comp. Programs, Employee Benefits, Business Life Insurance, Life and Annuity and Motorcycle Insurance. More than 1.1 million policyholders put their trust in Sentry.