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MetLife

Senior Tax Accountant (808465500A7)

Business and Financial Operations

All

Yearly

No

St.Louis, Missouri, United States

Location: Hybrid- St. Louis, Missouri and Tampa, Florida

Role Value Proposition

The Senior Tax Accountant position prepares complex domestic state and local income tax returns and tax provisions for life insurance and property and casualty insurance entities. This position will assist with state tax audits and will be involved in researching complex tax issues. Maintains current knowledge of federal and state taxation and applies this knowledge in the preparation of tax return filings and tax accounting.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepares complex state and local income tax returns for Life and Property and Casualty Companies
  • Responsible for analyzing and paying tax assessments in a timely manner
  • Prepares complex statutory and GAAP income tax provisions and projections, ensure documentation is properly maintained
  • Assists with state and local tax authority audits
  • Identifies opportunities and makes recommendations to reduce taxes and minimize audit exposure
  • Utilize software and systems to improve quality of work process and increase efficiency
  • Monitors alerts for relevant changes in tax laws and regulations

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • Minimum of 4 years public or corporate tax accounting experience

Preferred:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Taxation or an applicable field of expertise or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with OneSource tax return preparation software, as well as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficient with GAAP rules regarding accounting for income tax
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and initiative in team and independent working environments
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Familiarity with general ledger systems is a plus

Business Category

Financial Management Group – State Insurance Tax

Number of Openings

1

"At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers."

MetLife:

MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine's 2021 list of the "World's Most Admired Companies."

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife. For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

Requisition #: 121149