Lead Auditor - Insurance - US Business

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Date Posted: Sep 10, 2023

Location(s): Cary, NC, US, 27513 Tampa, FL, US, 33647 Warwick, RI, US, 2886 New York, NY, US, 10166 Bridgewater, NJ, US, 8807

Company: MetLife

Work Arrangement: Hybrid


Role Value Proposition: 

The Internal Audit Department plays a key role in the internal control system of MetLife. We provide independent and objective assurance over the design and effectiveness of internal controls to mitigate risks and to provide advisory services designed to improve the operations. This role is a contributing member of the US Business audit team and will support the Audit Team Leader and the Head of Audit in delivering assurance, advice, and insights. 


The ideal candidate leads quality audits and successfully delivers on project level commitments. This role leads and models the MetLife success principles and contributes to department strategy and activities. The role blends strategy, relationship management, audit project management, and learning and development. This role extensively collaborates with other lead auditors and builds relationships with business and audit stakeholders. The Lead Audit or acts as an overall project manager and defines scope, timeliness, and success during the audit project's life cycle. This role manages and coaches Auditors to ensure individual and collective teamwork meets agreed upon standards and they foster a continuous learning culture. 


Key Responsibilities: 

  • Contributes to Audit Universe risking and planning activities 
  • Supports Audit Team Leader in executing against the audit plan 
  • Effectively leads large-scale and high-profile projects which includes reviewing complex operational, financial, and informational systems' controls 
  • Manages audit life cycle activities via effective project management 
  • Serves as primary point of contact for day-to-day audit engagements 
  • Ensures individual and collective teamwork meets agreed upon outcomes 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Proficient understanding of current and emerging trends and risks.
  • Effectively communicates with other Auditors, Audit Team Leader, and clients.  
  • Effectively communicates expectations and provides clear and concise feedback to project staff.
  • Encourages staff to take advantage of available learning, pursuing career development opportunities. 
  • Proficient understanding of operations, policies, and procedures frameworks.  
  • Proficient understanding of generally accepted audit standards, sampling/testing methodologies, risk management, and regulatory and statutory reporting. 
  • Actively participates in building and fostering effective client relationships. 
  • Proficient understanding of financial services industry, regulations, and products. 
  • Excellent analytical skills, problem solving, sound business judgment. 
  • Proficient understanding of tools used for data analysis and analytics, and project management tools and techniques.


  • Advanced degree preferred 


Assignment Category






Business Category

Audit/US Business


Number of Openings



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, 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.


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