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Senior Tax Accountant

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Date Posted: Sep 30, 2022

Location(s): St.Louis, MO, US, 11330

Company: MetLife

Location:  Hybrid- St. Louis, Missouri


Role Value Proposition

This position is responsible for timely filing of federal and state tax returns for a variety of entities including corporations and partnerships.  Completes information returns for certain international entities owned by MetLife.  Calculates statutory and GAAP income tax provisions utilizing provision software.  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 federal, state, and local income tax returns for U.S. partnerships and corporations
  • Prepares statutory and GAAP income tax provisions and disclosures to meet financial reporting and statutory compliance deadlines
  • Completes information filings for international entities
  • Utilize software and systems to improve quality of work process and increase efficiency
  • Assists with federal, state and local tax authority audits
  • Identifies opportunities and makes recommendations to reduce taxes and minimize audit exposure


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or an applicable field of expertise
  • 2+ years public or corporate tax accounting experience


  • Progress toward CPA or MBA preferred
  • Experience with tax return preparation software, as well as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team
  • Strong analytical and problems solving skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  •  Familiarity with Alteryx or general ledger systems is a plus 


Business Category

Financial Management Group – Tax Operations


Number of Openings



"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, 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.