Tax Manager

Location: Rosemont, IL
Salary: tbd
Level: Manager
Published: February 25, 2021

The Role

The Tax Manager is a high visibility and hands-on role designed for a financial and tax professional who has extensive experience in tax compliance and GAAP/Statutory tax accounting. With supervision, this position will be primarily responsible for accurately preparing and filing state and federal tax returns. In addition, the Tax Manager will assist in monitoring current and impending changes to tax regulation and to develop effective tax planning strategies that align with business objectives. The position manages a Tax Staff Accountant, review of subordinate work is required as well as training, developing, and mentoring.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Assisting in the preparation of quarterly/ annual GAAP and statutory income tax provisions and all information supporting the financial close, including tax footnotes and disclosures
  • Teaming and working with various departments including risk/actuarial, investment accounting, and operations; ensuring the tax implications are considered for current and future business decisions
  • Assisting in the preparation and review of all tax compliance, including the federal, state income/franchise tax returns, and premium/municipal tax returns.
  • Ownership of controls and overall risk assessments required under Sarbanes-Oxley and Model Audit Rules, as applicable to the tax department processes
  • Monitoring changes in tax law and researching/concluding on significant tax compliance and tax accounting matters
  • Actively manage and monitor TPA policy holder activities and matters pertaining to tax withholding and information reporting
  • Staffing oversight and recruiting, where required
  • Administrative duties including; Handling of incoming and outgoing mail / FedEx, preparation for tax correspondence including envelopes, labels, assembling filings, and deliveries to post office, and file organization and maintenance.

Your Experience

  • Significant experience (4 to 8 + years) in life insurance tax compliance and tax accounting
  • Bachelor’s degree and CPA required; advanced tax degree preferred
  • Strong understanding of federal and state tax laws, regulations, etc.
  • Strong understanding of GAAP and statutory accounting guidance and practical application thereof
  • Familiarity with control design and testing
  • Demonstrated ability to deliver timely results and attentive to deadlines.

Your Skills

  • Ability to manage people and processes.
  • Intermediate MS Office skills.
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Extremely organized, sound judgment, and able to handle multiple priorities.
  • Keen eye for detail and accuracy.
  • Deadline-focused.

About Lincoln Benefit Life

Lincoln Benefit Life is a specialist U.S. life insurance company. Our mission is to build a substantial, diversified and lasting life insurance company. Our focus is providing excellent policyholder service and delivering sustainable financial results within a well-controlled risk framework.

Lincoln Benefit Life, based in Lincoln, Nebraska, is a long-standing leader in the financial services industry. Founded in 1938, LBL built its reputation on solid life insurance and annuity product offerings, backed by high standards of customer service.


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