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Tax Accountant

Date Posted: Sep 29, 2021

Location: Dublin, IE

Company: MetLife

Job Title: Tax Accountant

Job Location: Dublin


Metlife, Inc (“Metlife”) has helped generations of people around the world protect their families and finances. We are one of the world’s leading financial services companies, providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits, and asset management to our individual and institutional customers.


Our Dublin Office which is located in the City Centre, is the Operational Headquarters for our Western and Central Europe Region, in addition a significant number of our colleagues are focused on supporting our broader EMEA and Global functions. It is home to our Actuarial, Audit, Compliance, Finance, IT, Legal, Operations, Risk and Treasury Teams.


Role Value Proposition: 

A specialist corporate tax accounting role required to assist in the preparation of various tax reporting and tax compliance obligations for the EMEA region. The role will cover a wide number of European locations.


In addition to preparing monthly and quarterly tax provisions for US GAAP reporting, Plan/Projections, quarterly Solvency II reporting, and Irish Tax Compliance work, this role will support EMEA Senior Tax Managers on ad hoc tax projects such DAC6 and support local finance teams in managing local tax audits.


This is an ideal role for someone looking to gain a grounding in the principles and processes of tax accounting in industry.  The EMEA tax team consists of 7 professionals ranging from Tax accountant to the EMEA Tax Director.  We operate in a flexible working environment and have a proven history of developing and promoting from within.


Reports to: Tax Senior Manager

Direct Reports: None

Other Key Stakeholders:  US and EMEA Tax Team, EMEA Finance teams


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with the preparation of the monthly / quarterly tax reporting for U.S. GAAP and Solvency II purposes, including tax provisioning, return to provision calculations, SOX documentation and Tax Provisioning Tools);
  • Assist with the preparation of tax provision and related notes and audit support for annual IFRS filings for certain key Irish entities;
  • Assist with the preparation of the Irish and UK corporation tax compliance;
  • Assist in the preparation of the Irish/UK Tax compliance process;
  • Supporting the Europe Regional Tax Manager with the local country tax requirements;
  • Other ad hoc projects/assistance as required to support the tax team;
  • Develop and maintain good working relationships with all relevant team members and internal stakeholders.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Part qualified tax/accountant with degree in business, accounting or other related discipline (Min 2.1 degree);
  • Two years corporation tax or tax accounting experience,
  • Basic knowledge of computers, systems and associated software packages required to complete the role, e.g. excel and other web-based tax provisioning and financial reporting tools,
  • Strong organisational and analytical skills with excellent attention to detail;
  • Good communication skills are important.


Additional beneficial skills set:

  • Experience in use of computerized financial reporting systems;
  • High degree of professionalism and sound judgement.


MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, ethnicities, genders, religions and sexual orientations.  We strive to find the best candidate for all positions and a diverse range of applicants ensures we widen our talent pool in order to achieve this.  Any applicants with disabilities and neurodiverse conditions, please do let us know about your reasonable adjustments to ensure that we can best meet your needs.



There may be some travel to other MetLife locations.


Business Category



Number of Openings

1 x 24mth contract


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.   


We ensure to reward and recognise our employees for their contributions and accomplishments at work.   We value our employees’ commitment to their work by offering a competitive and extensive compensation and benefits package. This includes 25 paid holidays, performance-based bonus, health insurance, income protection  and pension benefits. MetLife will also assist in the funding of professional fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax


Bring your true self to work every day, receive the development and support you need to perform at your best, opportunities to advance your career and surround yourself with likeminded people. Join MetLife.

MetLife is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.  We are committed to attracting, retaining and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce.  It is the policy of MetLife to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination on any basis protected by law.

In order to apply for this position, you need the proper work authorization to work in the country where the position is located and not require relocation assistance.

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Requisition #: 120488