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Description and Requirements

Role Value Proposition: 

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. We’re united by our purpose to help our customers and each other create a confident future; we’re guided by empathy; and we’re inspired by each other to make a difference in the lives of our coworkers, customers, communities, and the world at large. At MetLife, it’s #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!  


The Senior Accountant position is a pivotal role in the Group Benefit Controllers Department within the Controls, Analysis & Reporting organization.  This individual will focus on analyzing data and completing accounting to ensure accurate product level financial statements. In addition, this individual will play a critical role in a collaborative team environment to help facilitate the completion of GAAP & STAT reporting actual analysis, actual vs. projections analysis and month-end and quarter-end financial closes; and offer solutions to financial challenges and obstacles.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Focus on Group Benefits Life and Vision products; as well as supporting the MetGen entity which includes Pet Insurance and Legal Plans
  • Process manual journal entries and accruals for certain products
  • Perform account reconciliation for certain products.
  • Analysis of financial results including actual vs. projection and actuals vs. actuals; preparation of written analysis and documentation
  • Responsible for GAAP and Statutory monthly/quarterly reporting on financial results, including income statements, balance sheets, and earnings by source timely and accurately.
  • Legal Entity Responsibilities including supporting MLIC, Versant, MetGen
  • Support the Statutory close process and legal entity requirements; review and analysis, actual vs. projection, GAAP vs. STAT, analytics, surveys.
  • Responsible for providing support and communication to management.
  • Partner with various units across the enterprise to ensure accuracy of financial statements.
  • Coordinate auditor selection requests, assist with state exams and complete ad-hoc projects.
  • Document existing processes and procedures for various Group products
  • Perform 10K/Q disclosure preparation and reconciliation.
  • Complete Cash Flow reconciliation and review of multiple legal entities for quarterly sign-off
  • Facilitate team meetings and coordinate monthly deliverables and projects.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Five plus years’ financial experience in a public or private company environment
  • Knowledge of GAAP & Statutory accounting principles, concepts, and practices
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience with financial reporting and analysis.
  • Strong PC skills including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, PeopleSoft ledger/HFM system.
  • Demonstrated experience working with management and internal partners.


  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting or finance



At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. United in purpose, diverse in perspective, we’re dedicated to making a difference in the lives of our customers.

The salary range for applicants for this position is 71600 - 95500.
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!
Equal Employment Opportunity/Disability/Veterans

If you need an accommodation due to a disability, please email us at This information will be held in confidence and used only to determine an appropriate accommodation for the application process.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.
71600 - 95500