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Corporate Counsel

Date Posted: Aug 14, 2019

Location: New York, NY, US, 10017

Company: MetLife

Job Location: New York, NY


Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife’s Tax Team has an exciting opportunity for a Tax Counsel to join our group.  Tax Counsel will report to an AVP of Tax and will help to support virtually all of the international operations from a direct and indirect tax standpoint.  The support will lend itself to legal analysis required by Tax Counsel, vital to every major decision within MetLife.  Tax Counsel will interface with business units to discuss tax impact and planning for the units, including receiving potential business ideas and then analyzing those for tax ramifications.  As a junior member of that Tax Legal Team, Tax Counsel will be relied on heavily to assist with documentation, planning ideas, and tax litigation.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • International tax planning through internal and external mergers and acquisitions.
  • Implementation of changes brought by recent Tax Reform at Federal and State levels.
  • Assist with tax controversy (including audit and litigation) for indirect tax matters including sales / use tax, premium tax, and VAT.
  • Documentation necessary to support annual tax returns.
  • Coordination with external advisors as necessary.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Excellent research and writing abilities including memoranda writing and power point drafting.
  • Experience with tax audit process (state, international, and/or federal).
  • Working knowledge of new federal tax rules post-Tax Reform.



  • 2-5 years of experience in-house, government, law firm, or accounting firm desired. 
  • State and local as well as VAT tax experience.





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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 is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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.

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