Tax Manager
New York , New York
September 24, 2016
Job Description


Since 1918, it has been TIAA’s mission to serve, our ability to perform and the values we embrace that make us a different kind of financial services organization. We’re dedicated to serving the financial needs of those in the academic, medical, cultural, governmental and research fields, and committed to helping make lifetime financial well-being possible for them.


By building a culture that allows all employees to contribute their unique talents and skills, we’re able to provide our customers with fresh ideas and distinct perspectives to help them achieve their goals.  We believe a diverse and inclusive workforce is one of our greatest strengths and a key measure of our success


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This Tax Manager position has primary responsibilities over federal tax returns preparation and review, accounting for income taxes recorded under NAIC Statutory accounting principles, and internal control process for life and annuity insurance companies.  The successful candidate will have broad exposure to general income tax principles as well as specialized tax and accounting experience in the life insurance industry.   



o Responsible for coordinating preparation and review of life insurance company tax returns
o Preparation and review of quarterly and annual recording of income taxes under SSAP 101 (NAIC statutory accounting)
o Preparation and coordination of tax financial statement internal controls processes, including monitoring, assessing, measuring, and documenting uncertain tax positions in accordance with GAAP and SSAP accounting principles.
o Preparation and review of life/nonlife consolidated return
o Oversight and management of tax provision system, including identifying efficiency recommendations
o Management and review of tax staff and seniors to ensure timely and accurate completion of tax compliance and financial reporting deadlines 
o Research and author memos on technical tax and accounting matters
o Assist with merger and acquisition activity including structure design and due diligence to ensure tax efficiency of business transactions
o Serve as subject matter expert on selected tax areas
o Mentor and train junior staff.



Required Skills

o Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting

o 6 Years of corporate tax experience

Required Certification(s), degree(s), license(s)  


Desired Skills

o Master’s degree in taxation

o Excellent written and oral communication skills


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