Senior Tax Associate

Date Posted: May 12, 2023

Location(s): New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New York : New York  

Alternate Job Location: Not Applicable : Not Applicable 

Work Arrangement: Hybrid 


Role Value Proposition 

As a member of a high performing collaborative tax team this tax professional is responsible for all aspects of tax transformation and tax operational support. The tax professional will be responsible for supporting end-users globally with tax provision calculations in Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud (TRC) software. They will collaborate with IT to troubleshoot existing issues and work towards automation of other tax provision processes. The tax professional will also be responsible for providing support and assistance in tax initiatives related to tax transformation improvements in the reporting process.

Key Responsibilities:

• Support tax provision teams with day-to-day processes and usage of tax provision software

• Ensure IT integrations are running smoothly as part of the monthly and quarterly financial close process

• Troubleshoot issues with end-users or IT teams to identify and resolve production issues

• Learn and become a Tax administrator over Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud tool

• Learn and become a subject matter expert in Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud
• Support financial reporting teams by generating and providing support for disclosures
• Maintain a working knowledge of tax and accounting to accomplish principal responsibilities

•Keep up with monthly Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud updates and impacts to MetLife environment


Project Tasks

  • Collaborate with tax provision teams globally to design new processes and enhancements to the tax provision and reporting process
  • Work with IT, software developers and offshore resource to develop and deploy tax automation processes
  • Document tax transformation processes and testing results and decisions

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills


• Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Taxation
• 2-5 years of income tax accounting, technology, or tax compliance experience in a tax practice or an accounting firm
• Data analysis and data extraction skills, including advanced Microsoft Excel skills and use of pivot tables
• Strong organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills with attention to detail
• Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks workload and comply with financial reporting deadlines
• Self-motivated, with strong communication skills (oral and written) and interpersonal skills
• Proficient with MS Excel, Word, and Power Point




• CPA or MBA preferred.
• Technical experience in life insurance tax and tax accounting (ASC 740, SSAP 101).
• Experience using business intelligence tools such as Alteryx, Power BI, or TRC. 


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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, 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.


The wage range for applicants for this position is $82,400 to $112,600. This role is also eligible for annual short-term incentive compensation. MetLife offers a comprehensive benefits program, including healthcare benefits, life insurance, retirement benefits, parental leave, legal plan services and paid time off. All incentives and benefits are subject to the applicable plan terms.


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.


Nearest Major Market: New York City