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Financial Analyst - Expense Management

Date Posted: Sep 21, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

The Financial Analyst within the Global Technology Services IT Costing Expense Management team serves an integral part of aligning strategy to daily operational goals by partnering with the Senior Leadership, Project Managers, Engineers, Business Analysts and Financial Analysts to manage and analyze the Global Technology and Operations (GTO) Hardware and Software expense base. This role will serve as a subject matter expert with focus as it relates to IT Hardware and Software, IT financial management, Hardware Depreciation and Maintenance, Hardware capacity utilization, Software Licensing and Maintenance while building and encouraging strong relationships with finance and project management teams.


Key Responsibilities:  

  • Manages across Infrastructure expense commodities in excess of $160M with a core focus on Hardware Depreciation, Maintenance and Software Licensing
  • Responsible for monthly forecasting and budgeting of expense across the Global Infrastructure organization
  • Assist approval and financial disposition analysis for newly executed commodity expense
  • Lead in driving the financial analysis and strategic and tactical decision making while providing monthly variance drivers to the departmental CFO
  • Drives in-depth analysis of respective commodity areas to drive cost savings, and highlight risks and opportunities related to IT expenses
  • Leads the effort to normalize and cleanse data within the asset management systems
  • Ability to build strong relationships with GTO internal and external partner organizations to help drive change and efficiency within your respective commodities


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 7-10 years of finance and expense management related experience
  • Experience in IT Hardware and Software accounting/commodity expense
  • Bachelors in Business Administration, Finance or Accounting
  • Strong team player with excellent interpersonal skills
  • Advanced Excel and MS Office skills



  • Apptio IT Planning Foundations experience
  • Ariba p2p experience
  • GAAP accounting familiarity


Business Category

Global Tech


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.



Requisition #: 119628


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