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Principal IT Costing Expense Management

Date Posted: Oct 11, 2021

Location: Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Role Value Proposition: 

IT Costing provides best-in-class IT Financial Transparency to MetLife IT and Business Partners alike through best-in-class financial enterprise standards. Making MetLife’s IT the most efficient through financial awareness and empowerment. This enables the Business to make effective strategic decisions that maximize its return on its IT investments.  The IT Costing PMO Director serves an integral part of aligning strategy to daily operational goals by partnering with the Senior Leadership, Project managers, engineers, business analyst and developers to manage and analyze the Global Technology and Operations (GTO). 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Works closely on the annual planning process and ensure that expense budgets are in line with management and business requirements. 
  • Leads transformation initiatives, leveraging best practices for automation, Agile best practices, with a focus on enabling better effective strategic decisions.
  • Prepares monthly reporting package for senior level manager and their staff. 
  • Participates in the monthly manager staff meetings to review forecast, actuals and actionable financial leverages
  • Develop financial models and analyses to support cost saving/growth of the business & strategic initiatives.
  • Analyzes spending trends to ensure proper spend.  Provides Finance with accurate forecasts.  Collects, consolidates and analyzes materials as necessary to facilitate decision making related to the program and IT service investments.
  • Supports IT TSAs, divestures and large Tech programs, ensuring proper financial forecasts, accruals, executive reporting
  • Provides guidance and coaching to lower-level associates.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business Administration or other related fields or equivalent work experience
  • 10+ years of broad financial experience, including financial management processes, FP&A and best practices such as budgeting, cost allocations, capital and operating expense handling
  • Comfortable leading the most technical and complex tasks relative to IT financials
  • Ability to streamline functions and passion to learn and grow
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills
  • Comfort dealing with ambiguity and the ability to work independently
  • Experience working with, and presenting to, senior executives
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills; be comfortable interacting with executive-level management
  • Strong financial modeling experience


  • MBA or CPA
  • Apptio experience
  • SAFe/Agile Exposure


Business Category

Global Technology Services – Expense Management


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 #: 120585


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