The world of personal life and health insurance is complex and constantly evolving, with stakeholders ranging from customers to industry employees and board members to government policy makers and legislators. Changes in the economy and legislation affect product offerings, cost, and benefits and therefore the lives of literally millions of people across the country. Our client is at the center of this industry.
This is a role where relationships matter, and the successful candidate will work closely with industry members, legislators, regulators, and consumer organizations to educate and advocate. Working closely with the Vice President, Taxation, Pension and Reporting, the Director, Reporting and Corporate Tax Policy will be responsible for ongoing efforts to optimize the life and health insurance industry’s collective interests relating to corporate taxation and financial reporting issues and policy development.
- Participate in strategy development and approaches to assist the industry to build consensus on policy positions to attain desired legislative and regulatory outcomes
- Contribute to issues management, policy development and advocacy activities related to corporate taxation and financial reporting.This includes managing and facilitating various internal and external committees and working groups
- Contribute to and participate in planning and executing conferences and educational events, including speaking engagements in public forums
The ideal candidate is a CPA with a strong tax background. Deep knowledge of the life and health insurance industry gained through at least 5 years of relevant work experience is essential, as is a thorough understanding of government and regulatory processes. Strong communication skills, the ability to develop and manage relationships, build consensus, identify and analyze policy issues and initiatives are all key to success in this position. Experience working with committees and planning event programs are definite assets.