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  • Posting Location: Cary, North Carolina

Country
United States
Working Schedule
Full-Time
Work Arrangement
Hybrid
Relocation Assistance Available
No
Posted Date
16-May-2024
Job ID
2625

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 Financial Analyst position is a pivotal role within the Global Technology & Operations (GTO) Finance Department supporting MetLife’s Global Technology organization representing an annual spend of $1.4B.   The role involves financial reporting and analysis, as well as providing financial and business advisory support to leadership and members of senior management. This individual will specialize primarily in producing, analyzing, and monitoring financial expenses for the purpose of developing recommendations to senior management on financial risks and opportunities.  This individual will also play a critical role in a collaborative team environment to help facilitate the completion of realistic budgets and forecasts, monitor month-end and quarter-end financial closes, and offer solutions to financial challenges and obstacles.

 

 

Key Responsibilities:  

  • Collaborates effectively with the team and related business partners to coordinate and develop monthly forecasts and annual budgets, including the completion of workforce planning objectives.
  • Supports in the month-end close processes including journal entry review, vendor and transactional expense analyses, daily expense projections, and the preparation of financial variance commentaries.
  • Facilitate the oversight of software capitalization and amortization processes.
  • Uses financial systems to collect data and conduct analyses, offering informed recommendations based on results.
  • Leverages financial systems for data collection and analysis, providing well-informed recommendations derived from the findings. 

 

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • +5 years of Finance, Accounting and/or financial analysis experience within a fast-paced corporate environment. Experience in the financial services industry is preferred.
  • Strong knowledge and comprehension in accrual accounting principles and forecast methodologies.
  • Effective understanding of financial reporting practices and principles, project management techniques, and can demonstrate problem solving and analytical skills.
  • Shows business maturity, has strong presence, and possesses good written and verbal communication skills. Ability to work collaboratively and cross functionally with business segments and neighboring finance departments.
  • Proficient with ledger and financial reporting tools with a focus on querying data from multiple tables and source systems. Experience with Peoplesoft and Oracle-based applications is a plus.
  • Accelerated Excel modeling and database management skills are key. Ability to synthesize significant datasets into clear concise communications and visualizations.
  • Fosters a continuous improvement mindset and enjoys exploring innovative enhancement opportunities. 

Preferred:

  • BA/BS, preferably in Finance or Accounting

 

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.

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 accommodations@metlife.com. 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.