Assistant Vice President/Vice President

Posted: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Location: New York

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

Primary duties/responsibilities

  • Responsible for preparation of US GAAP, and Statutory (SSAP #101) income tax provisions and supporting documentation.  This includes the calculation and review of deferred tax inventory items.
  • Responsible for maintenance and reconciliation of consolidated current and deferred tax balance sheet accounts on quarterly/annual basis.
  • Responsible for preparation of annual current provision to tax return true-up calculation and intercompany cash settlements.
  • Responsible for preparation of tax provision and related financial statement (consolidated and standalone) disclosures in connection with GAAP and Statutory financial statement audits for US and UK.
  • Assist with/handle responses to IRS/State/City audit inquiries.
  • Assist in Sarbanes-Oxley documentation of tax process and procedures.
  • Responsible for independently preparing/reviewing complex federal income tax returns and related workpapers including M-1/M-3 tax adjustment schedules for insurance and non-insurance companies.
  • Responsible for review of state premium and municipal tax returns
  • Responsible for timely preparation/review of quarterly federal and state estimated tax payment calculations along with extensions and related filings; as well as, ensuring timely request/processing of payments.
  • Perform tax research and preparation of tax memorandums.
  • Assist with various tax consulting, process improvement and other projects as assigned by Management.
  • Keep up-to-date on latest developments and assist with implementation as they affect tax regulations and policies.
  • Clearly communicate recommendations verbally and in writing.

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

  • Have strong interpersonal skills and excellent communication skills (both verbal and written), including ability to simplify and communicate complex business information.
  • 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.
  • Good foundation of GAAP (FAS 109) and Statutory (SSAP 101) tax provision experience is a plus.
  • Solid PC skills, including Microsoft Windows, Office applications and tax preparation software (FAST-Tax/Go-systems). PeopleSoft skills a plus.
  • Advanced Excel skills are required.
  • Be a highly-motivated self-starter successful in a "Team" oriented setting.
  • Be able to lead and train/develop junior staff.
  • Be able to quickly process information and master complex concepts.
  • Possess a solid understanding of accounting theory, tax and accounting practices.
  • Have exceptional organizational skills with excellent attention to detail.
  • Be able to work under pressure, multi-task, be flexible and meet deadlines

Education, certifications and/or experience requirements

  • 8-10 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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