Tax Consultant

  • Company: MetLife
  • Posted: October 19, 2016
  • Reference ID: 31762
At MetLife, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities.  MetLife is #1 within the Life and Health Insurance category on the FORTUNE Magazine "World's Most Admired Companies" survey list.  We believe that when your work is right, life works. That is the principle that makes MetLife such an extraordinary place to work.
Job Location
United States : Missouri : ST. LOUIS
Alternate Job Location
Not Applicable : Not Applicable
Job Description
The 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.
Functional Responsibilities
  • Prepares complex federal, state, and local income tax returns for U.S. partnerships and corporations.
  • Prepares complex statutory and GAAP income tax provisions and disclosures to meet financial reporting and statutory compliance deadlines using OneSource Tax Provision software.
  • Completes information filings for international entities.
  • 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Minimum of 4 years public or corporate tax accounting experience required.
  • Experience with OneSource tax return preparation software, as well as Microsoft Word and Excel.
  • Proficient with GAAP rules regarding accounting for income tax.
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal skills with the ability to work effectively as part of a team.
  • 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.
Required Education
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Taxation or an applicable field of expertise or equivalent work experience.
Business Category
Financial Management Group
Number of Openings
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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