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New York Life Insurance Company Tax Associate in Jersey City, New Jersey

A career at New York Life at https://www.newyorklife.com/ offers many opportunities. To be part of a growing and successful business. To reach your full potential, whatever your specialty. Above all, to make a difference in the world by helping people achieve financial security. It’s a career journey you can be proud of, and you’ll find plenty of support along the way. Our development programs range from skill-building to management training, and we value our diverse and inclusive workplace at https://www.newyorklife.com/about/careers/diversity/ where all voices can be heard. Recognized as one of Fortune’s World’s Most Admired Companies, New York Life is committed to improving local communities through a culture of employee giving and service, supported by our Foundation at https://www.newyorklife.com/foundation .It all adds up to a rewarding career at a company where doing right by our customers is part of who we are, as a mutual company without outside shareholders. We invite you to bring your talents to New York Life, so we can continue to help families and businesses “Be Good At Life.” To learn more, please visit LinkedIn at https://www.linkedin.com/company/newyorklife/ , our Newsroom at https://www.newyorklife.com/newsroom/ and the Careers at https://www.newyorklife.com/about/careers/ page of www.NewYorkLife.com at http://www.newyorklife.com/ .

This Associate position would be a multi-functional tax position (state, withheld taxes and federal), but would be responsible primarily for work assignments related to state/local, withheld and unemployment taxes. Responsibilities would include:

  • Prepare estimated and annual state premium and income tax returns, payments and necessary workpapers

  • Assemble other various tax filings: Sales and use, property taxes, assessments and license filings

  • Prepare quarterly/annual federal/state/local withheld tax and unemployment returns

  • Provide timely responses on external and internal correspondence

  • Perform monthly accounting accruals and reconciliation of general ledger accounts

  • Keep abreast of current developments in the state tax area

  • Proactively interface with business areas throughout the company to identify process improvements

  • Participate in any other tax related projects determined by management

Required skills:

  • 2-4 years of experience in accounting or taxes

  • BS/BA in Accounting or Finance; Master's Degree desirable --MS or MBA but not required

  • Understanding of state tax compliance, payroll taxes and the life insurance and asset management businesses would be a plus.

  • Ability to work as part of a team is essential, should be able to work collaboratively with co-workers

  • Display an attitude of continuous learning and personal development.

  • Has experience applying problem solving skills to situations and can present resolution options to supervisor

  • Works independently but knows when to reach out to manager for assistance.

  • Strong time management, multitasking and prioritaztion of responsibilities skills

  • Should be assertive and articulate in oral and written communications when interfacing with external contacts and internal business areas.

  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required (Excel, Word, Powerpoint). Knowledge of Tritech Premium Tax Software, Corp Tax, Thomson Reuter Tax Determination and/or other databases or tax technologies tools is a plus

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