Senior Tax Consultant - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Posted: March 01, 2017
  • Reference ID: 46042-en_US

Job Location: United States : Florida : Tampa  


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In January 2016, MetLife announced a plan to pursue the separation of a substantial portion of its U.S. Retail segment. Once separated, the new business will be called Brighthouse Financial.


Brighthouse Financial will serve customers the way they want, need and deserve. It will focus on eliminating the complexity, confusion and cost that can get in the way of many Americans who are seeking financial security. We will bring products to the market that add value to our customers’ lives, and will be guided by a common set of values that focus on the customer and drive accountability.


Brighthouse Financial is seeking high-performing team members who are passionate about the company’s mission.  We are laser-focused on adding value to our customers and minimizing complexity in every decision and action. We are building high performing teams who set the bar high and hold each other accountable.


As a member of a hi-performing collaborative tax team this tax professional is responsible for all aspects of the tax function.  Responsibilities include preparing Brighthouse Financials federal and state income tax returns and indirect tax returns including federal income tax returns, state income and franchise tax returns and Secretary of State annual reports for life and non-life entities. The indirect tax return responsibilities include preparing premium tax, retaliatory and municipal tax, sales and use tax, payroll and product withholding tax, and property tax returns and accruals. This tax professional will also be responsible for preparing taxable income calculations, pro forma returns, sub-consolidations, and consolidated returns.  Responsibilities will also include preparing Brighthouse Financials quarterly income tax estimates and year-end extension calculations and filings, interim and annual tax provision computations (including ASC 740-270, formerly FIN 18) and interim and annual tax projections.  This tax professional will also be responsible for providing support and assistance to the tax controversy team for the federal and state income tax portion of external/internal audits.  This tax professional will also be responsible for performing tax research and assisting with external and internal audits, as needed.  



  • Prepare Brighthouse Financials indirect tax returns  including premium, retaliatory and municipal tax, sales and use tax, payroll and product withholding tax, and personal property tax filings and payments
  • Prepare reconciliations of Schedule T of the Annual Statement to the general ledger
  • Calculate qualified vs. non-qualified dividends and premiums.   
  • Coordinate with third party indirect tax service providers to ensure the appropriate withholding and timely deposit of payroll and product taxes.
  • Prepare Brighthouse Financials federal and state income tax returns including US federal income tax for life and non-life entities, state income and franchise tax for life and non-life entities
  • Prepare consolidated schedules and sub-consolidations for federal income tax return filings  as well as taxable income calculations and separate pro forma returns for life and non-life entities


  • Minimum 3-5 years of income and indirect tax accounting and compliance experience
  • Technical experience with consolidated tax return regulations as well as Life/Non-Life group issues
  • Ability to manage multiple complex tasks towards completion at the same time
  • Masters in Tax/Accounting
  • CPA
  • Working proficiency with tax software (e.g. CorpTax, OneSource, TriTech Premium Pro, other)
  • Technical experience with life insurance tax and tax accounting (ASC 740, SSAP 101)










MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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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Requisition #: 46042 

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