Senior Tax Accountant (FAS 109) – Fairfield County

Our client, a leading global reinsurer and a member of the Berkshire Hathaway family of companies, has an excellent opportunity for an experienced tax professional in its Fairfield county based office.

The position is primarily responsible for the coordination and review of domestic tax returns and tax provisions for insurance and non-insurance entities, including domestic compliance relating to General Re’s international subsidiaries.  The successful candidate will be required to interact with all levels of the organization, including global accounting associates, to satisfy General Re’s tax filing requirements.

Other accountabilities include:

  • Preparation/review of individual General Re legal entity income tax provisions to be included in quarterly and annual GAAP and Statutory financial statements.
  • Assist with the completion of the group’s U.S. tax compliance requirements for timely preparation of the Gen Re group’s federal and international tax returns (e.g. Forms 1120, 5471, 8858). 
  •  Assist in support of tax software.
  • Provide support in the completion of ongoing tax examinations by the Internal Revenue Service and state tax authorities.
  • Research various domestic, international and state tax issues.
  • Successful time management of multiple concurrent projects.

The successful candidate will possess the following qualifications:

  • 5 to 7 years of relevant corporate tax experience
  • (Re)/Insurance industry or International experience a plus
  • Bachelors Degree in Accounting
  • CPA Certificate a plus
  • Working knowledge of FAS109 required (knowledge of SSAP 10 a plus)
  • Big 4 Public Accounting or Corporate Tax Department experience
  • Advanced degree in Taxation (MS, MBA) a plus

 The position requires excellent communication and organizational skills. The organization is looking for an individual who readily assumes responsibility and proactively drives projects to completion. It is expected the candidate who possesses and displays the majority of these skills can advance to more responsible positions.

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