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Sales & Use Tax Accountant

Date Posted: Jun 19, 2021

Location: St Louis, MO, US, 63128

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

We are looking for a full-time Tax Analyst to join our Sales & Use tax department to assist with monthly sales/use tax compliance activities including invoice review, performance of sales tax reviews, assisting with sales/use tax audits and timely and complete filing of monthly returns.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Completion of Sales & Use Tax Returns for 3 entities
  • Completion of the New York City Commercial Rent Tax Return
  • Maintenance of Vertex Series O software system
  • Researching and responding to inquiries from internal customers and taxing authorities
  • Performance of sales tax reviews
  • Assisting with state and local sales/use tax audits
  • Completion of account certifications


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Ability to work independently and organize multiple work responsibilities to meet deadlines
  • Good communication skills and ability to interact well with all staff levels, internal customers and tax authorities
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite, with advanced Excel skills
  • Self-starter with good organizational skills and strong attention to detail
  • Ability to work cooperatively with others to accomplish team goals



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or 3-5 years of work experience in sales/use tax accounting
  • Experience with Vertex Series O and Vertex Returns software
  • Experience with Alteryx or Power BI a plus


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Business Category

States & Withholding Taxes


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 $659.6 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. 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.   


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.  Visit us at to learn more about our brand, history, and values. 


We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  If you need assistance and/or a reasonable accommodation due to a disability during the application or the recruiting process, please send a request to or call our Employee Relations Department at 1-877-843-3711.


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.


Requisition #: 117416


Nearest Major Market: St Louis