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  • Posting Location: Bridgewater, New Jersey

  • Posting Location: Aurora, Illinois

Country
United States
Working Schedule
Full-Time
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Travel Required
25%
Relocation Assistance Available
No
Posted Date
21-May-2024
Job ID
2663

Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition 

The National Accounts segment provides global benefits sales and solutions to U.S. based employers with 5,000+ employees, generating approximately $1.2B in annual sales and more than $12B in revenue. National Accounts serves more than 1,400 U.S. customers, covering approximately 50 million employees and their dependents. We provide employee benefits to 92 of the Fortune 100® companies and 75% of the Fortune 500® companies.


This position is a National Accounts Financial Director (FD) reporting to the Assistant Vice President of service for an assigned customer unit. The position will work closely with the AVP of service to develop and implement strategies to ensure revenue, earnings, customer, and financial goals are met. The position will lead projects and initiatives across the organization in a highly effective and efficient manner. The position will collaborate with all organizations that impact financial services to ensure alignment of goals and responsibilities.   

    

Key Responsibilities  

  • Lead a team of 10-15 people responsible for overseeing the overall billing, financial analysis, reporting and financial management objectives for approximately 200+ National Account customers (> $ 1.5 Billion in annual revenue).
  • Partners with Account Executive and Client Services Team to ensure team meets and exceeds customer expectations.
  • Provides oversight and conducts trend analysis of FMR and AVP dashboard, ensuring teams are meeting/exceeding overall metrics, accountable for driving efficiencies to remove obstacles.
  • Overall accountability for Board Reporting, Monthly Revenue Projections, Earnings Analysis, Annual/ Semi-Annual Stewardship Financial Reporting and other strategic reporting for customer unit block of business. 
  • Responsible for providing monthly director sign-off to actuarial department on PAR/ Retro Rated and Non-PAR/ Non-Retro Rated cases with special reserves for assigned customer unit. 
  • Develop & maintain strong relationships with various partners across the Enterprise to understand and implement the necessary support for managing the financials.
  • Interpret key drivers on monthly revenue projection variances, craft monthly executive summary and present results to executive leadership. 
  • Oversees the timely delivery of year-end financial reporting and 5500 reporting for the assigned customer unit.
  • Approves unique customer and or broker requests, Broker, Request for Proposal Requests, Performance Guarantees and/or implementation requests. 
  • Acts as escalation point of contact for key partners (sales, service, UW, etc.)
  • Leads change initiatives to improve processes and/or deploys new products or systems and develops associate communication strategy.
  • Oversees financial audit review process/procedures for assigned customer unit.  Ensures team adheres to documented audit and/or compliance guidelines. 
  • Responsible for accurately reviewing and approving implementation credits, performance guarantee payments, group and or policyholder refund requests, write-offs, CALCS submissions and 5500 reporting. 
  • Conducts trend analysis and develops action plans for improvement on customer survey feedback related to billing and/or reporting, and team member MyVoice survey satisfaction and verbatims. 

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or other related fields, or equivalent work experience
  • 6+ years of broad financial/ billing experience
  • Strong experience in people leadership and growing talent 
  • Ability to think strategically and have an innovative mindset and a focus on customers
  • General understanding of U.S. economy and employee benefits industry. 
  • Comfortable leading the technical and complex tasks relative to financials
  • Ability to streamline functions and a passion to learn and grow
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills
  • Comfort dealing with ambiguity and the ability to work independently
  • Experience working with, and presenting to, senior executives
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; be comfortable interacting with executive-level management
  • Excels at building relationships and fostering teamwork

Preferred:

  • Ability to work autonomously; effectively handle multiple tasks, prioritize deadlines appropriately and remain flexible.
  • Knowledge of the business and the products and or services provided within National Accounts
  • Ability to balance client expectations with MetLife capabilities.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office software.
  • Advance knowledge of business functions, processes/procedures, workflow, systems, and transactions.
  • Attention to detail, yet able to effectively summarize and communicate complex issues.
  • Experience presenting and training technical subject matter to groups of various sizes.
  • Able to work effectively with leadership internally and externally.
  • Resourceful self-starter who identifies needs and presents solutions.
  • Leads change and collaborates with employees at all levels.
  • Track record of developing talent.

 

 

Benefits We Offer

Our U.S. benefits address holistic well-being with programs for physical and mental health, financial wellness, and support for families. We offer a comprehensive health plan that includes medical/prescription drug and vision, dental insurance, and no-cost short- and long-term disability. We also provide company-paid life insurance and legal services, a retirement pension funded entirely by MetLife and 401(k) with employer matching, group discounts on voluntary insurance products including auto and home, pet, critical illness, hospital indemnity, and accident insurance, as well as Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and digital mental health programs, parental leave, volunteer time off, tuition assistance and much more!
About MetLife

Recognized on Fortune magazine's list of the 2023 "World's Most Admired Companies" as well as the 2023 Fortune 100 Best Companies to Work For ®, MetLife, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, is one of the world’s leading financial services companies; providing insurance, annuities, employee benefits and asset management to individual and institutional customers. With operations in more than 40 markets, we hold leading positions in the United States, Latin America, Asia, Europe, and the Middle East.

Our purpose is simple - to help our colleagues, customers, communities, and the world at large create a more confident future. United by purpose and guided by empathy, we’re inspired to transform the next century in financial services. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!
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