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Senior Financial Consultant

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Date Posted: Nov 7, 2022

Location(s): Bridgewater, New Jersey, US, 8807 Bridgewater, New Jersey, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : New Jersey : Bridgewater

Alternate Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Cary

Work Arrangement: Hybrid


Role Value Proposition

The Senior Financial Consultant will play a supporting role in helping MetLife track and monitor achievement of large-scale transformational goals.  Specifically, the Senior Financial Consultant will partner with key leaders from Finance, Global Operations, Human Resources and Information Technology.  The position will help expand and pivot the Finance function’s role to that of a provider of sharp, proactive, timely insights and analysis which drive improved business decisions and – as a result – greater business outcomes. Primary responsibilities will include financial modeling, business case development, forecasting, savings tracking, reporting and detailed analysis.  The right person will have strong financial acumen, reporting experience, and the ability to collaborate and communicate effectively across functional areas and with different levels. 

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Create and manage a detailed financial model that incorporates complex and evolving baseline assumptions.  Produce comprehensive benefit and expense forecasts.

  • Partner with key leaders and program managers to ensure the successful on-time and on-target delivery of agreed-upon savings value goals associated with transformational initiatives

  • Develop creative, effective, robust, user-friendly management reporting and tools that can be scaled across the organization

  • Utilize data analytics toolsets such as Microsoft Power BI to help provide leadership dashboards that support the decision-making process

  • Align program reporting with broader enterprise unit cost improvement initiatives and ensure Cash and GAAP reporting are correctly presented

  • Act as a finance partner for all data requests in order to obtain one source of the truth

  • Provide thought leadership and financial modeling support on business case development

  • Liaise with business and corporate CFOs to ensure reported results are visible in the financials and monitor the metrics related to non-financial program achievements

  • Identify program financial trends, issues, and risks, providing guidance to senior leadership

  • Prepare and present monthly findings to business and operations management

  • Apply strong problem solving and troubleshooting skills to resolve challenges

  • Promote use of knowledge management and other sharing processes for documentation

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills

Required:

  • 7+ years financial analysis and modeling experience in public or private company environment

  • Advanced Microsoft Excel with proven experience in building complex financial models

  • Demonstrated analytical skills to interpret and integrate financial information

  • Ability to incorporate Enterprise-wide Finance knowledge into broader based strategies

  • Experienced in complex project planning and execution with a service-based approach

  • Exceptional, analytical, prioritization, presentation development and program management skills

  • Strong interpersonal skills and team orientation needed to build partnerships and work successfully with functional and regional Business, Finance and IT teams

  • Ability to work simultaneously on multiple large, complex projects

Preferred:

  • BA/BS degree, preferably in Finance or Accounting, OR equivalent experience

  • Completion of, or working towards CPA, CFA or MBA highly desired

  • Prior experience with financial and management reporting, including an understanding of financial practices, processes, and organizational structures is preferred

  • Prior exposure to Microsoft Power BI models and solutions is desired

 

Business Category

Financial Management Group_12713


Number of Openings

1


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.

 

 

MetLife:

 

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 help its individual and institutional customers navigate their changing world. Founded in 1868, MetLife has operations in more than 40 countries and holds leading market positions in the United States, Japan, Latin America, Asia, Europe and the Middle East.

 

We are one of the largest institutional investors in the U.S. with $642.4 billion of total assets under management as of March 31, 2021. We are ranked #46 on the Fortune 500 list for 2021. In 2020, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fifth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven companies. We are proud to have been named to Fortune magazine’s 2021 list of the “World’s Most Admired Companies.”      

 

MetLife is committed to building a purpose-driven and inclusive culture that energizes our people. Our employees work every day to help build a more confident future for people around the world.

 

We want to make it simple for all interested and qualified candidates to apply for employment opportunities with MetLife.  For further information about how to request a reasonable accommodation, please click on the Disability Accommodations link below.

 

MetLife is a proud Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action employer dedicated to attracting, retaining, and developing a diverse and inclusive workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment at MetLife without regards to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, national origin, marital or domestic/civil partnership status, genetic information, citizenship status, uniformed service member or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

 

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.