Tax Accountant


Posting Date: Apr 15, 2024

Location: New York, NY, US

Company: New York Life Insurance Co

Location Designation: Hybrid 



When you join New York Life, you’re joining a company that values career development, collaboration, innovation, and inclusiveness. We want employees to feel proud about being part of a company that is committed to doing the right thing. You’ll have the opportunity to grow your career while developing personally and professionally through various resources and programs. New York Life is a relationship-based company and appreciates how both virtual and in-person interactions support our culture.



 This Associate position would be a multi-functional tax position (state, local and federal) but would be primarily responsible for work assignments related to withholding, payroll, insurance state tax compliance, sales/use and income taxes.



  • Prepare and file estimated and annual state income, premium and retaliatory compliance returns, payments, e-filing and any necessary workpapers
  • Assemble and file other various state tax compliance: Sales and use, property taxes, assessments and license filings
  • Prepare and file 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
  • Assist with state tax audits



  • 1-3 years of experience in accounting or taxes
  • BS in Accounting preferred
  • 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 prioritization of responsibilities skills
  • Should be assertive and articulate in oral and written communications when interfacing with external contacts and internal business areas.
  • Understands that some overtime will be required during yearend and quarterly close periods
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills required (Excel, Word, PowerPoint).  Knowledge of Tritech Premium Tax Software, Corp Tax, Tableau, Data Wrangling, Thom



Salary range: $58,500-$85,000 

Overtime eligible: Exempt 

Discretionary bonus eligible: Yes 

Sales bonus eligible: No 


Click here to learn more about our benefits. Starting salary is dependent upon several factors including previous work experience, specific industry experience, and/or skills required.



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 volunteerism, supported by the Foundation. We're proud that due to our mutuality, we operate in the best interests of our policy owners. 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, our Newsroom and the Careers page of

Job Requisition ID: 89358





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