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Tax Manager

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Date Posted: Jun 25, 2022

Location(s): Tampa, FL, US, 33647

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

The Manager – Tax, Investments & Insurance will review and improve US income tax provision calculations and documentation, and maintain quarterly tax adjustments, tax basis, and deferred tax assets/liabilities for assigned entities and investment portfolios.  Utilize knowledge of ASC 740, tax accounting for investments and financial products, and will support the Tax Department’s initiatives to develop and enhance automated solutions.     


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Develop and maintain Tax subject matter expertise in relevant investment areas such as fixed maturity and equity securities, mortgages, real estate, joint ventures, leveraged leases and derivatives.   
  • Understand the complex nuances between book and Tax accounting and reporting for assigned Investment areas and entities.
  • Prepare/review US income tax provision and projections, ensure documentation is properly maintained.
  • Liaise with and defer to others in Tax Department, including Tax counsel, to support tax controversy, transactions, special projects, tax return preparation and review.
  • Utilize existing technology and contribute towards MetLife’s continuous improvement efforts to automate processes, increase efficiency, and provide quality solutions.
  • Communicate and present results to Senior Tax Management effectively, using concise summaries and recommendations.
  • Research and document Tax, GAAP and STAT issues, as required.
  • Collaborate with others who are not direct reports.
  • Ability to promptly acquire an understanding of the organization's operations and its tax accounting systems and ability to meet deadlines and work independently.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following key areas:
    • Corporate income tax provision and/or return preparation and review
    • Derivatives Accounting and or Leveraged Lease experience
    • Public accounting or consulting firm, working as a dedicated Tax professional
    • Tax Accounting experience and working knowledge of the following industries: Insurance, Banking, Lending, Financial Institution, Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Real Estate, REIT
  • 2+ years of experience managing people and projects
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP/STAT/Tax income tax provision requirements
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint
  • Tax accounting for financial products, real estate, and other securities OR experience reviewing heavy volume of 1065s/K-1s preferred.
  • Experience using business intelligence tools such as Alteryx, Tableau, TRCS, or Power BI preferred.
  • Experience using systems such as PAM, Investran, Yardi, Murex, etc.


  • MA in Taxation highly desired, Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or relevant field preferred
  • CPA highly desired


Business Category

Investment & Insurance Tax-Tampa 23500





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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.



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 #: 126009


Nearest Major Market: Tampa