Senior Tax Accountant

New York, NY +1

As a member of a hi-performing collaborative tax team this tax professional will be responsible for assisting with preparation of tax provisions & projections for life and non-life entities and foreign subsidiaries in accordance with US GAAP and STAT accounting principles. Analyze tax accruals for reasonableness and accuracy and ensure proper tax and accounting treatment. Assist tax leadership in analyzing key tax functional metrics including effective tax rate, cash-tax due to the IRS and tax free cash flow. Assist tax leadership in developing modeling anticipating major worldwide tax reforms and legislative changes. The tax professional will also provide support and assistance in tax initiatives related to the FMG tax transformation process to enhance tax process standardization of multinational tax departments and effective use of tax technology tools. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Prepare interim and annual US GAAP and Statutory income tax provisions/projections in accordance with ASC 740 and SSAP 101 including analysis of the effective tax rate (ETR), current and deferred tax liability, taxable income and cash tax settlement with the IRS and internal tax sharing.
  • Prepare US international tax calculations including SubF and outside basis.
  • Prepare tax forecast and reconciliation to the US GAAP and statutory financial reporting, including effective tax rate, taxable income and cash taxes, key variance analysis and trend analysis 
  • Maintain standardized work processes that support US GAAP and STAT reporting and compliance
  • Assist with tax planning and tax reform modeling


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Taxation.
  • 4+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP or US STAT income tax provision requirements and/or
  • Tax return preparation and review
  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks workload and comply with financial reporting deadlines.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written, analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proficient with MS Word and Power Point. Advanced MS Excel skills.
  • Willingness to learn/support team members in any capacity to ensure timely completion of deliverables
  • Ability to adapt to different cultural norms and experience of leading a culturally diverse team



  • CPA or MBA preferred.
  • Public accounting or consulting firm working as a dedicated tax professional
  • Experience with PeopleSoft general ledger system preferred. Knowledge of Alteryx is a plus
  • Technical experience in insurance or life insurance tax and tax accounting, (ASC 740, SSAP 101 preferred)


Business Category

Financial Management Group – Tax Operations


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.

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