Associate/Senior Tax Accountant

Posted: Friday, December 22, 2017
Location: New York

Department: Finance
Reports to: VP of Tax Accounting
Direct report(s): No

Primary duties/responsibilities

• Preparation of state premium and municipal tax returns
• Preparation of quarterly federal and state estimated tax payment calculations along with extensions and related filings.
• Assist with the preparation of GAAP and Insurance statutory (SSAP #10) income tax provisions and supporting documentation. 
• Assist with the preparation of federal income tax returns and related work papers including M-1/M-3 tax adjustment schedules for insurance and non-insurance companies.
• Maintenance and reconciliation of consolidated current and deferred tax balance sheet accounts.
• Assist with the preparation of annual current provision to tax return true-up calculation.
• Assist with the preparation of tax provision and related financial statement disclosures in connection with GAAP and Statutory financial statement audits.
• Assist with responses to state audit inquiries.
• Assist in Sarbanes-Oxley documentation of tax process and procedures.

Specific skills, competencies, resources and/or software/technology used on the job

• Exposure to Federal, State and multi-State income taxation compliance.  Audit or consulting experience a plus.
• Some insurance tax experience is preferred but is not required.
• Solid PC skills, including Microsoft Windows, Office applications and tax preparation software. PeopleSoft skills a plus.
• Be a highly-motivated self-starter and successful in a "Team" oriented setting.
• Have exceptional organizational skills with excellent attention to detail.
• Have strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), including ability to simplify and communicate complex business information.
• Must be able to work overtime if needed.

Education, certifications and/or experience requirements

• 2 to 5 years of tax experience in public accounting or corporate tax department.
• Bachelor’s degree in accounting.  CPA or graduate degree preferred.

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