Lead Tax Accountant - State (Hybrid)

Job Locations US-MA-Boston
Position Type
Minimum Salary
USD $79,800.00/Yr.
Maximum Salary
USD $127,700.00/Yr.
Typical Starting Salary
Flexible Time Off Annual Accrual - days

Pay Philosophy

The typical starting salary range for this role is determined by a number of factors including skills, experience, education, certifications and location. The full salary range for this role reflects the competitive labor market value for all employees in these positions across the national market and provides an opportunity to progress as employees grow and develop within the role. Some roles at Liberty Mutual have a corresponding compensation plan which may include commission and/or bonus earnings at rates that vary based on multiple factors set forth in the compensation plan for the role.


Advance your career at Liberty Mutual Insurance - A Fortune 100 Company!


Liberty Mutual’s highly integrated tax organization provides a collegial framework to achieve results. Typically, professionals contribute across all the key components of tax including planning & research, audits, compliance & financial reporting. In this role you will become a consummate tax professional vs. merely a specialist or tax technician.


The structure of the tax organization encourages and drives collaboration and teamwork. Therefore, you need to be execution-oriented and an excellent communicator to succeed. The ability to be flexible and comfortable with change will also be critical to your success.


Members of the state tax team are exposed to a wide array of premium tax, state income tax, and sales/use tax issues. With this in mind, we welcome candidates from diverse tax backgrounds, that are interested in gaining a broad exposure to the state tax issues impacting Liberty Mutual.


Liberty Mutual values a healthy work-life balance for its employees. In line with that, this position offers a flexible work model of two days in the office (either Boston or Seattle) and three days working from home.


Note: This is a Hybrid opportunity with compensation dependent on candidate’s geographic location, overall experience, and skill level.




As a member of the state tax team, you will have the following responsibilities:


  • Prepare complex state tax returns and filings.
  • Review routine to moderately complex state tax returns including state income and premium tax returns, extensions, and estimated payments.
  • Identify, recommend and implement process improvements.
  • Develop general corporate tax technical expertise as well as specialized insurance state tax knowledge. Conduct research for complex tax issues and proposed transactions, document conclusions in memos and present findings.
  • Analyze complex financial information and prepare/review deliverables for the state tax financial reporting process.
  • Monitor key state tax legislative developments. Identify and communicate developments relevant to the Company.
  • Assist in managing audits by state and local tax authorities and in responding to state notices; draft correspondence to state taxing authorities.
  • Support the implementation of cost-effective tax planning strategies designed to create value and optimize the Company's worldwide tax position.
  • Act as a mentor to staff members through training, coaching and providing feedback on performance.
  • Actively lead and participate in Department or Company initiatives. Work effectively with other areas of Corporate Tax/Corporate Finance, and demonstrate leadership in cross-functional initiatives.


  • Experience in the insurance industry is a plus but is not required.
  • Bachelor of Science degree in Accounting, Finance, Business (or BS degree and equivalent tax or accounting experience) required. CPA preferred.
  • Minimum of 3 years of tax experience (financial reporting, compliance, audit, planning) or equivalent, preferably with a public accounting firm or large multi-national company, with an intermediate knowledge of state taxes.
  • Experience in assisting with state tax audits and responding to state tax notices.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and ability to lead projects effectively.

  • Highly motivated individual with ability to multitask and complete deliverables within time constraints and deadlines.

  • Experience using PowerBI, Alteryx, and/or AI tools preferred, but not required.

About Us

At Liberty Mutual, our purpose is to help people embrace today and confidently pursue tomorrow. That's why we provide an environment focused on openness, inclusion, trust and respect. Here, you'll discover our expansive range of roles, and a workplace where we aim to help turn your passion into a rewarding profession.

Liberty Mutual has proudly been recognized as a "Great Place to Work" by Great Place to Work® US for the past several years. We were also selected as one of the "100 Best Places to Work in IT" on IDG's Insider Pro and Computerworld's 2020 list. For many years running, we have been named by Forbes as one of America's Best Employers for Women and one of America's Best Employers for New Graduates as well as one of America's Best Employers for Diversity. To learn more about our commitment to diversity and inclusion please visit: https://jobs.libertymutualgroup.com/diversity-inclusion

We value your hard work, integrity and commitment to make things better, and we put people first by offering you benefits that support your life and well-being. To learn more about our benefit offerings please visit: https://LMI.co/Benefits

Liberty Mutual is an equal opportunity employer. We will not tolerate discrimination on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, age, disability, veteran's status, pregnancy, genetic information or on any basis prohibited by federal, state or local law.


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