Share this Job

Senior Tax Accountant

Apply now »

Date Posted: May 14, 2022

Location(s): St.Louis, MO, US, 11330 Tampa, FL, US, 33647

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

The Senior Tax Consultant position prepares complex domestic (federal and state) income tax returns and domestic tax provisions, as well as U.S. information filings for international entities. This position will assist with state tax audits and will be involved in researching complex tax issues.  Maintains current knowledge of federal and state taxation and applies this knowledge in the preparation of tax return filings and tax accounting.     


Key Responsibilities: 


  • Prepares complex federal, state, and local income tax returns for U.S. corporations and partnerships
  • Completes information filings for international entities
  • Prepares complex statutory and GAAP income tax provisions and disclosures to meet financial reporting and statutory compliance deadlines using Oracle Tax Reporting Cloud and OneSource Tax Provision software
  • Assists with federal, state, and local tax authority audits
  • Identifies opportunities and makes recommendations to reduce taxes and minimize audit exposure
  • Utilize software and systems to improve quality of work process and increase efficiency
  • Assures federal and state tax records are maintained for audit and SOX compliance purposes
  • Monitors alerts for relevant changes in tax laws and regulations


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:



  • Minimum of 4 years public or corporate tax accounting experience required



  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Taxation or an applicable field of expertise or equivalent work experience
  • Experience with OneSource tax return preparation software, as well as Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Proficient with GAAP rules regarding accounting for income tax
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills and initiative in team and independent working environments
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple priorities
  • Familiarity with general ledger systems is a plus


Business Category

Global Tax_01780


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 $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.



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.



Requisition #: 122709