Arch

AVP, Federal Tax

US-NY-White Plains
Job ID
2017-1524
# of Openings
1
Category
Finance

Overview

The Company

Arch Capital Group Ltd. (NASDAQ: ACGL)) is a Bermuda public limited liability company with approximately $10.5 billion in capital at December 31, 2016, and, through operations in Bermuda, the United States, Europe and Canada, writes specialty lines of property and casualty insurance and reinsurance, as well as mortgage insurance and reinsurance, on a worldwide basis. Our unique underwriting platform, successful management team and strong capital base has enabled us to establish a prominent presence in the global insurance and reinsurance markets. Arch Capital Services Inc. ( "ACSI") provides services to the Arch entities within ACGL. 

Responsibilities

The Position

This position will be responsible for comprehensive federal income tax reporting and compliance services to the Arch group, with a predominate focus on US operations. This role supports the SVP & Director of Taxation Services in providing tax reporting services on a US GAAP and US Statutory basis. The successful candidate will work with financial management within the company, businesses, service providers and other tax professionals with the Arch group. Role includes coordination with outside tax return preparer in the preparation and filing of Arch’s consolidated US corporate federal income tax returns. This position requires approximately 5% travel. 

 

Job Responsibilities

  • Assist with the preparation and review of the quarterly tax accrual/provision for US GAAP and US Statutory as well as tax footnote disclosures for financial reporting purposes 
  • Assist with the preparation of all federal estimated tax payments, income tax returns and other returns 
  • Assist with tax projects, planning, ad-hoc research and advice to the business
  • Participate in the development, documentation, and adoption of company policies and procedures relevant to tax management, including Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance
  • Manage tax planning issues with outside consultants, as well as with internal departments including legal and finance
  • Review questions which would affect our compliance with all relevant tax laws
  • Provide recommendations regarding proper actions
  • Prepare or reviews quarterly and annual tax account reconciliations
  • Assist with the design and implementation of US GAAP provisioning software solution
  • Interact with external auditors, advisers and other stakeholders in relation to US federal income tax matters
  • Review tax regulation changes affecting the insurance industry and US corporate taxpayers
  • Provide and manage research on tax questions/issues affecting the company
  • Liaise with relevant and associated areas and groups within the business process to establish, support and maintain business relationships and organizational effectiveness

 

Qualifications

Desired Skills

  • Data analysis and data extract skills, including advanced Microsoft Excel skills and use of pivot tables 
  • In-depth knowledge of tax law, practices and compliance methods and strategies
  • Understanding of insurance specific tax adjustments
  • Strong general accounting knowledge and understanding of tax implications on general ledger and financial statements
  • Attention to detail, process oriented, and clear presentation of data
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Ability to manage deadlines and demonstrate effective time management
  • Knowledge and experience in the use of accounting systems

Required Education/Experience 

  • BA/BS Degree in Accounting, Finance, Economics or related field
  • 5-7 years of related experience in general corporate accounting, tax and public accounting
  • CPA certification required
  • MBA, MST and/or degree in Taxation (JD) preferred
  • Insurance Industry experience and state tax experience preferred
  • Mortgage Insurance Industry experience preferred

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