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State Income Tax Associate II

Hartford, USA
Closing date
Jul 11, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time
State Income Tax Associate II

Corporate Tax Department


Springfield, MA or Boston, MA (Hybrid)

The Opportunity

We're growing and our clients deserve the best. As a State & Local Tax Associate II you will work to reduce the Company's exposure to tax risks, provide high-quality tax advice, and satisfy compliance requirements. In this role, as well as all roles within MassMutual, you will demonstrate accountability, agility, a dedication to be inclusive, a strong business acumen, and will show courage, even in the most difficult situations. We also highly value strong communication skills, a passion for learning, leadership traits, resilience, and self-awareness.

The Team

This Corporate Tax Department is comprised of high-performing, collaborative, and agile tax professionals who are motivated by challenging work that delivers sustained value and a culture of accountability. Team members are focused on continuous improvement and transforming the department through innovative solutions that align with the finance organization's strategic goals and initiatives.

The Impact

Daily and monthly responsibilities - What your days and weeks will include.

State Tax Compliance
  • Responsible for the preparation, review, and processing of the annual state income tax filings and associated compliance in coordination with our outsourcing partners
  • Primary role on state and local tax audits and notices from state related to state income tax
  • Ensure accuracy of and compliance with tax calendar and internal controls
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of state tax developments
  • Provide information and support to business areas
  • Advise on non-routine transactions impacting state filings, including acquisitions and dispositions
  • Prepare, review and approve journal entries
  • Prepare, review and approve General Ledger Reconciliations
  • Assist with state legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Guaranty Fund compliance
  • Develop a strong working relationship with internal and external clients, including vendor relationships

The Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance or related field
  • 3+ years of Corporate Income Tax and/or Accounting experience
  • 3+ years State and Local Income Tax experience

The Ideal Qualifications
  • Bachelor's Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 5+ years of Corporate Income Tax and/or Accounting experience
  • 5+ years state and local income tax experience
  • Working knowledge and experience related to insurance premium tax a plus
  • Working knowledge and experience related to sales and use tax and/or property tax a plus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong time and project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to identify issues and recommend effective solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • CPA or MST highly desirable
  • Experience in the insurance industry preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including tax compliance software (Corptax), GL systems (SAP) and research software (CCH)

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team
  • Regular meetings with the Corporate Tax team
  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager
  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, Veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups
  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms
  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits

MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.

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