VP, Tax Law Management

Date: Jul 17, 2021

Location: Radnor, PA, US

Company: Lincoln Financial

Alternate Locations: Radnor, PA (Pennsylvania); Atlanta, GA (Georgia); Boston, MA (Massachusetts); Charlotte, NC (North Carolina); Fort Wayne, IN (Indiana); Greensboro, NC (North Carolina); Hartford, CT (Connecticut); Omaha, NE (Nebraska)


Work Arrangement: Hybrid/Home


Relocation assistance is not available for this opportunity.


Level: P6 


Requisition #: 66314


About The Company

Lincoln Financial Group, a Fortune 250 company with over 10,000 employees, provides advice and solutions that help empower Americans to take charge of their financial lives with confidence. Our core business areas — Life Insurance, Annuities, Retirement Plan Services and Group Protection — focus on supporting, preserving and enhancing over 17 million customer’s lifestyles and retirement outcomes.

Headquartered in Radnor, Pennsylvania, Lincoln Financial Group is the marketing name for Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE: LNC) and its affiliates. The company had $238 billion in assets under management as of December 31, 2018.

Ranked one of the Best Large Employers in America by Forbes magazine, Lincoln Financial Group makes a serious investment in our employees’ futures through a broad range of wealth accumulation and protection plans, health and wellness programs, and career development resources designed to help each individual reach their personal and professional goals.


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The Role at a Glance


We’re excited to bring on a VP of Tax Law to the Corporate Legal Team.


As VP, you will provide strategic leadership as Lincoln’s chief tax counsel regarding tax issues impacting the Corporation. You’ll advise senior management, including members of the finance and business units, by providing expert tax advice, counsel and strategy to the corporation.  You will also maintain knowledge on current and emerging developments/trends related to a variety of tax matters, assesses the impact, and collaborates with executive/senior management to incorporate new trends and developments in current and future strategies.

What you'll be doing


  • You’ll contribute to the overall strategic vision for the Tax functional area(s) by providing advice and legal counsel on matters relating to: corporate taxation (US and international), life insurance company taxation, taxation of innovative investments, taxation of reinsurance transactions, regulated investment company, variable separate account and general subchapter M  issues, and executive compensation, corporate travel and expenditures, employee benefits and equity compensation.
  • You will lead and prepare tax opinions on product, corporate and life company tax issues including: new life insurance, annuity, long-term care, disability and accident and health product designs, merger, acquisition, reinsurance and other transactional issues and insurance company tax issues (consolidated group, return positions).
  • You’ll manage tax controversies and IRS ruling requests, including: representing Lincoln in audit proceedings, preparing protests and representing Lincoln at IRS appeals, state and federal tax litigation activity, IRS private letter ruling requests and inquiries, and product remediation requests.
  • You will advise and counsel the actuarial business on reserve assumptions and mortality issues, the impact of new and revised actuarial guidelines and tax issues affecting the variable product hedge program.
  • You will advise and counsel the Finance organizations, including Treasury, related to enterprise capital planning and solvency.
  • You’ll lead the management of all retained outside counsel for Tax matters including selection and monitoring their results.
  • You’ll serve as a “thought leader” in representing Lincoln to positively influence industry tax groups in the development of tax policy and managing industry responses to state and federal tax issues. 


What we’re looking for: 



  • Bachelor’s degree and a J.D. from an ABA accredited law school and a member of the bar in good standing in at least one state.  LLM in tax is preferred but not required.


Must- have experience: 

  • 12+ Years of progressive law experience at a large law firm and/ or corporate legal department focused on tax law.
  • 5+ years of demonstrated experience influencing key stakeholder experience.  
  • Demonstrated strong relationship management skills with internal clients (e.g. senior/executive management, peers and colleagues); proven ability to develop creative and collaborative approaches.


What’s it like to work here? 


At Lincoln Financial Group, we love what we do. We make meaningful contributions each and every day to empower our customers to take charge of their lives. Working alongside dedicated and talented colleagues, we build fulfilling careers and stronger communities through a company that values our unique perspectives, insights and contributions and invests in programs that empower each of us to take charge of our own future.


What’s in it for YOU:

  • A clearly defined career framework to help you successfully manage your career 
  • Leadership development and virtual training opportunities
  • PTO/parental leave 
  • Competitive 401K and employee benefits
  • Free financial counseling, health coaching and employee assistance program
  • Tuition assistance program
  • A leadership team that prioritizes your health and well-being; offering a remote work environment through September, 2021
  • Effective productivity/technology tools and training #LI-AE1


Work Arrangement:

Hybrid/Home : Employees will work from home generally three days each week and come into a Lincoln office on a schedule their manager will help set, following any applicable in-office training period determined by their manager. 



This position may be subject to Lincoln’s Political Contribution Policy.  An offer of employment may be contingent upon disclosing to Lincoln the details of certain political contributions. Lincoln may decline to extend an offer or terminate employment for this role if it determines political contributions made could have an adverse impact on Lincoln’s current or future business interests, misrepresentations were made, or for failure to fully disclose applicable political contributions and or fundraising activities.


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Lincoln Financial Group (“LFG”) is an Equal Opportunity employer and, as such, is committed in policy and practice to recruit, hire, compensate, train and promote, in all job classifications, without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, veterans status, or genetic information.  Applicants are evaluated on the basis of job qualifications.  If you are a person with a disability that impedes your ability to express your interest for a position through our online application process, or require TTY/TDD assistance, contact us by calling 260-455-2558.




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