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State Income Tax Associate II

Springfield, Massachusetts; Boston, Massachusetts

Job ID: R16079

Thank you to our employees for voting us one of the top places to work in Massachusetts for five consecutive years!


Finance and Accounting is at MassMutual’s core, and our team is ushering in an era of growth. We are looking for bold ideas, creative solutions, and comfort embracing change. We strive to build a diverse team and leverage different points of view to optimize processes and build strong relationships.

Our team is motivated by challenging work that delivers substantial impact in a culture of accountability and collaboration. We treat policyowners and customers fairly and prioritize financial stability. Being part of a mutual company means that our teams can think long-term, and employees can dive deep into the complex structure of products and the organization.

Our finance teams are experts in their field and thrive in fast-paced environments. They balance the needs of the business and invest in the long term, while always putting the customer first. They align their work with our live mutual philosophy and strive to always make the right choice for our policyowners. We are building a team that truly embodies ‘together we move forward’.

What our employees say

Betsy Ward
Betsy WardChief Financial Officer
“Our finance team brings an incredible suite of skills to the table and they are applying that expertise to company-wide analysis and strategy. Right now, we have a lot of opportunities where people can make a difference. We’re looking for people who can help write our next chapter.”

Job Description

State Income Tax Associate II

Corporate Tax Department


Springfield, MA or Boston, MA (Hybrid)

The Opportunity 

We’re growing and our clients deserve the best. As a State & Local Tax Associate II you will work to reduce the Company’s exposure to tax risks, provide high-quality tax advice, and satisfy compliance requirements.  In this role, as well as all roles within MassMutual, you will demonstrate accountability, agility, a dedication to be inclusive, a strong business acumen, and will show courage, even in the most difficult situations. We also highly value strong communication skills, a passion for learning, leadership traits, resilience, and self-awareness.

The Team

This Corporate Tax Department is comprised of high-performing, collaborative, and agile tax professionals who are motivated by challenging work that delivers sustained value and a culture of accountability. Team members are focused on continuous improvement and transforming the department through innovative solutions that align with the finance organization’s strategic goals and initiatives.

The Impact 

Daily and monthly responsibilities - What your days and weeks will include.

State Tax Compliance

  • Responsible for the preparation, review, and processing of the annual state income tax filings and associated compliance in coordination with our outsourcing partners
  • Primary role on state and local tax audits and notices from state related to state income tax
  • Ensure accuracy of and compliance with tax calendar and internal controls
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of state tax developments
  • Provide information and support to business areas
  • Advise on non-routine transactions impacting state filings, including acquisitions and dispositions
  • Prepare, review and approve journal entries
  • Prepare, review and approve General Ledger Reconciliations
  • Assist with state legislative and regulatory initiatives
  • Guaranty Fund compliance
  • Develop a strong working relationship with internal and external clients, including vendor relationships

The Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance or related field
  • 3+ years of Corporate Income Tax and/or Accounting experience
  • 3+ years State and Local Income Tax experience

The Ideal Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting/Finance
  • 5+ years of Corporate Income Tax and/or Accounting experience
  • 5+ years state and local income tax experience
  • Working knowledge and experience related to insurance premium tax a plus
  • Working knowledge and experience related to sales and use tax and/or property tax a plus
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong time and project management skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to identify issues and recommend effective solutions
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • CPA or MST highly desirable
  • Experience in the insurance industry preferred
  • Strong computer skills, including tax compliance software (Corptax), GL systems (SAP) and research software (CCH)

What to Expect as Part of MassMutual and the Team

  • Regular meetings with the Corporate Tax team
  • Focused one-on-one meetings with your manager
  • Networking opportunities including access to Asian, Hispanic/Latinx, African American, women, LGBTQ, Veteran and disability-focused Business Resource Groups
  • Access to learning content on Degreed and other informational platforms
  • Your ethics and integrity will be valued by a company with a strong and stable ethical business with industry leading pay and benefits


MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need.
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MassMutual will accept applications on an ongoing basis until such time as a candidate has been offered employment.

Salary Range: $86,200.00-$113,100.00

Hiring Process

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  • Screen

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  • Interview

    If you are invited for an interview, you will be scheduled to meet with the hiring manager and hiring team. Coordinating calendars for interview schedules can take time, so your patience and flexibility is appreciated.

  • Offer

    If you are extended an offer to join MassMutual and accept, your start will be contingent upon a satisfactory background check.

  • Hire

    If you accept the offer, we will be so excited to welcome you to the MassMutual community!

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MassMutual is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer Minority/Female/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Individual with Disability/Protected Veteran. We welcome all persons to apply. Note: Veterans are welcome to apply, regardless of their discharge status.

EEO Statement

If you need an accommodation to complete the application process, please contact us and share the specifics of the assistance you need. MassMutual will accept applications on an ongoing basis until such time as a candidate has been offered employment.

Award-Winning Culture

MassMutual is guided by a single purpose: We help people secure their future and protect the ones they love. As a company operated for the benefit of our members and participating policyowners, we are defined by mutuality and our vision to provide financial well-being for all Americans. It’s more than our company structure—it’s our way of life. We are a company of people protecting people. Our company exists because people are willing to share risk and resources and rely on each other when it counts.

We strive to embrace diversity in every sense, focusing on building a thriving community where everyone is valued, included, and feels that they belong.

At MassMutual, we Live Mutual.

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Benefits for the whole you (and your loved ones)

There’s more to your life than your job and there’s more to your aspirations than a paycheck. We take a holistic view of compensation and benefits that provides the flexibility to create a healthy balance in your life for work, family, and community. We offer the benefits you’d expect, like medical, dental, 401(k), and generous vacation time, but we also offer ones you might not expect, like three paid days for volunteering, a $1250 annual wellness wallet, and up to 320 hours of caregiver leave.

Explore some of our offerings below. Full benefits details can be found here

  • In addition to generous vacation time, paid holidays, and flexible holidays, MassMutual offers 'take care' time to take care of yourself or someone you love—whether for physical illness or mental health.
  • Medical and dental insurance
  • Life, disability short-term and long-term insurance
  • Well-being wallet: $1,250 per year for a wide range of qualifying wellness expenses
  • Well-being support: Mindfulness, nutrition, fitness
  • Personalized mental health solutions
  • Adoption and surrogacy reimbursement programs
  • Competitive salary and bonuses
  • 401(k): Up to 10% total benefit, consisting of a 5% company match and a 5% annual contribution
  • Educational assistance program
  • Childcare support
  • Financial counseling
  • Caregiver Leave (up to 320 hours)
  • Maternity Leave (a total of 18 weeks, 10 maternity + 8 parental)
  • Parental Leave (8 weeks for all parents, birth or adoption, continuous or intermittent)
  • Bereavement Leave: Up to 15 days to mourn the loss of a loved one, and you define 'loved one'
  • Matching Gift: 100% match on employees’ charitable contributions to non-profits up to $5,000
  • Volunteering: Three paid days for employees to volunteer with eligible nonprofits of their choice
  • Matching time: MassMutual Foundation awards dollars to organizations for which employees volunteer
  • Qualified Commuter Program through which eligible employees can pay qualified workplace commuting expenses with before-tax dollars
  • Commuter wallet option for employees based at Boston and NYC campuses

How we work

MassMutual’s flexible workplace approach combines the importance of connecting in person and the flexibility of working remotely. Our hybrid model puts collaboration first with employees coming in at least three days per week to our spectacular campus settings and also enjoying the flexibility of remote Fridays, company-wide remote weeks, and a bank of flexible remote weeks to use throughout the year.



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Where we work

Springfield Office

1295 State Street,
Springfield, MA

Boston Office

10 Fan Pier Blvd,
Boston, MA

New York Office

2 Park Ave,
New York, NY


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