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Athene AVP Investment & Corporate Tax in West Des Moines, Iowa

We are Athene. At Athene, we are driven to do more. We are a leading retirement services company that issues, reinsures and acquires retirement savings products designed for the increasing number of individuals and institutions seeking to fund retirement needs. We see every day as a new opportunity to measure ourselves against the best - and then we don't stop until we've set the bar even higher. We're ready to help you achieve more.


Athene is looking for an AVP of Investment and Corporate Tax to join our team. This position will report to the VP of Tax & Senior Counsel.


Responsible for the following activities:

  • Tax analysis of all Athene investments, including:

  • identifying and addressing potential adverse US and non-US tax issues associated with investments;

  • structuring investments to maximize tax efficiency;

  • advising Athene’s asset manager as to allocation of investments among Athene entities to maximize tax efficiency;

  • identifying and managing risks associated with investments causing non-U.S. Athene entities to be treated as being engaged in a U.S. trade or business or having a U.S. permanent establishment

  • identifying and managing potential tax issues associated with placing investments in various insurance-related accounts

  • Assist in legal analysis, tax planning and modeling with respect to all aspects of the Company’s tax profile, including tax reform impacts, effective tax rate calculations, Base Erosion and Anti-Abuse Tax (“BEAT”) issues and computations, and allocation of expenses.

  • Provide assistance to Athene’s tax compliance and reporting teams to ensure proper financial accounting treatment of all investments, and ensure proper tax reporting and compliance with respect to investments

  • Advise on various corporate tax matters (Subchapter C) including in particular advising on corporate tax implications of mergers and acquisitions activity, including reinsurance transactions incidental to M&A activity

  • Assist in analyzing international tax issues, including tax treaty issues, Subpart F, PFIC, foreign tax credits, permanent establishment/U.S. trade or business, BEAT, transfer pricing, the OECD Base Erosion and Profit Shifting project (“BEPS”), withholding tax, and UK and potentially other non-U.S. tax compliance/reporting .


Qualifications and Experience:

  • Licensed CPA or JD Required

  • Strong Communication and organizational skills

  • 8 plus years of corporate taxation experience require

  • Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required

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Athene celebrates diversity, is committed to inclusion and is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.

We are driven to do more. More for our customers and the financial professionals who offer our products. If you are driven to do more and love the challenge of pursuing more, Athene is your kind of company. You will find we offer more than the basics to create a diverse, inclusive and dynamic work environment at our various locations.

Based on your location you will experience a unique blend of: • Benefits to meet individual needs including, but not limited to, a 401(k) plan with a company match, paid time off, paid holidays, job-related tuition reimbursement, medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance. • Career development opportunities including a Leadership Development Program, self-guided trainings and periodic Lunch & Learns. • Amenities that include "dress for your day" work attire, in house coffee bar, on-site café, ergonomic desks, game room area and on-site fitness facility. • Volunteer opportunities to give back to the community, company-sponsored volunteer events throughout the year, individual non-profit volunteer time that can earn grant money, and non-profit matching gift program.

Athene USA is also proud to be recognized for the following: • Best places to Work in Money Management by Pensions & Investments, 2020 • Iowa's Top Workplaces; since 2015 • Bermuda Top Ten Employer; 2019 • United Way of Central Iowa awards

• Advocate & Volunteer; 2016 • S pirit of Central Iowa; 2017, 2019 • Game Changer; 2018 • Impact-Maker; 2018, 2020 • Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve (ESGR) Awards • Patriot Award, 2018 • Pro Patria Award, 2019 • Seven Seals Award, 2019 • Military Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • Military Spouse Friendly® Employer; since 2017 • LGBTQ+ Friendly Employer by Human Rights Campaign Foundation, 2021 • Excellence in Education LOMA;10 plus years • Structured Retail Products (SRP) • Best Carrier Award; 2017 & 2018 • FIA of the Year; 2019

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