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MetLife | Clearwater, Florida
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Job Description

Job Location: United States : Florida : Tampa  


Role Value Proposition: 

The Manager-Tax, Investments & Insurance will review and improve US income tax provision calculations and documentation, and maintain quarterly tax adjustments, tax basis, and deferred tax assets/liabilities for assigned entities and investment portfolios.  Utilize knowledge 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 and maintain Tax subject matter expertise in 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.
  • Review US income tax provision and projections, ensure documentation is properly maintained.  
  • 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, as required.
  • Collaborate with others who are not direct reports.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • MA in Taxation highly desired;  Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or relevant field preferred
  • CPA highly desired
  • 5+ years of experience in one or more of the following key areas:
    • Corporate income tax provision and/or return preparation and review
    • Partnership tax experience
    • Public accounting or consulting firm, working as a dedicated Tax professional
    • Tax Accounting experience and working knowledge of the following industries: Insurance, Banking, Lending, Financial Institution, Private Equity, Hedge Fund, Real Estate, REIT
  • 3+ years of experience managing people and projects
  • Working knowledge of US GAAP / Tax income tax provision requirements
  • Proficient with MS Excel, Access, Word and PowerPoint
  • Tax accounting for financial products, real estate, and other securities OR experience reviewing heavy volume of 1065s/K-1s preferred.
  • Experience using business intelligence tools such as QlikView, Tableau, or Power BI preferred.


  • Working knowledge of Partnership tax or Income Tax Provisions


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


Business Category

Investment & Insurance Tax – Tampa


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About MetLife

MetLife, Inc. is a leading global provider of insurance, annuities and employee benefit programs. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, MetLife holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

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