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MetLife Senior Tax Consultant in United States

Senior Tax Consultant

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United States

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Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition :

Senior Tax Consultant– Tax, Investments & Insurancewillprepare,review, and improve US income tax provision calculations and documentation, andmaintainquarterly tax adjustments, tax basis, and deferred tax assets/liabilities for assigned entities and investment portfolios.  Utilizeknowledge 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 andmaintainTax subject matterexpertisein relevant investment areas such as fixed maturity and equity securities, mortgages, real estate, joint ventures, and derivatives.   

· Understand the complex nuances between book and Tax accounting and reporting for assigned Investment areas and entities, present and explain in basic terms.

· Prepare and review US income tax provision and projections, ensure documentation is properlymaintained.

· Coordinate offshore resources to support functional responsibilities and deadlines.

· 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 issues, asrequired.

· Collaborateand communicate well withotherteam members.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


· 4+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas:

o Corporate income tax provision and/or return preparation and review

o Partnership tax experience

o Public accounting or consulting firm, working as a dedicated Tax professional

o Tax Accounting experience and working knowledge of the following industries: Insurance, Banking, Lending, Financial Institution, Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Real Estate, REIT

· Working knowledge of US GAAP / Tax income tax provision requirements

· Proficient with MS Excel, Access,Word, and PowerPoint


· Experience using business intelligence tools such as Alteryx,Power BI, orTRCSpreferred

· Tax accounting for financial products,fixed assets,real estate,derivatives, orsecuritiesand/orexperiencepreparing andreviewing heavy volume of1065s/K-1s preferred.

· MA in Taxation highlydesired,Bachelor’s degree in Accountingor relevant field preferred

· CPA highly desired

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.”

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