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Senior Tax Associate

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Date Posted: Mar 5, 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 the tax function. The tax professional will be responsible for preparing income tax provisions for insurance and non-insurance companies in accordance with US GAAP and STAT accounting principles.  Analyze tax accruals for reasonableness and accuracy and ensure proper tax and accounting treatment. 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:


  • Prepare interim and annual US GAAP and Statutory income tax provisions prepared in accordance with ASC 740 and SSAP 101 including analysis of the effective tax rate (ETR) and current and deferred tax liability, current and deferred tax roll forwards and tax basis proofs, ASC 740-10 (previously FIN 48) reserve analysis, and return to provision reconciliations.
  • Prepare tax disclosures in US GAAP and Statutory financial statements, including Management’s Discussion and Analysis, Income Tax Footnote and ETR schedule.
  • Prepare interim and annual certification of legal entity tax balance sheet accounts.
  • Supports and works closely with the Tax Transformation team initiatives, processes and procedures.
  • Identifies opportunities and makes recommendations to reduce taxes and minimize audit exposure.
  • Maintain a working knowledge of current US federal tax laws to accomplish principal responsibilities


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Taxation.
  • Minimum 3 years of income tax accounting and compliance experience in a tax practice or an accounting firm.
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks workload and comply with financial reporting deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • 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 preferred).
  • Experience with Wdesk and PeopleSoft general ledger system preferred
  • Experience using business intelligence tools such as Alteryx, Power BI, or TRCS preferred. 


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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 $109,900. 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