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Staff Accountant

Date Posted: Jan 19, 2022

Location: Cleveland, OH, US, 44114

Company: MetLife

Who We Are:

 

MetLife Legal Plans is the country's largest provider of legal voluntary benefits, serving over five million people at more than 3,000 organizations, including 200 Fortune 500® companies. We have more than 40 years of experience in employee legal services and are committed to providing excellent care to our plan members, sponsors and network attorneys.

Role Value Proposition:

Staff Accountants process and maintain financial data to support the accounting cycle and provide information for financial statements. Duties include, but are not exclusive of, the following:

 

Responsibilities:

  • Review and reconcile General Ledger accounts
  • Create recurring and adjusting journal entries as needed
  • Enter and record payable payments
  • Calculate and reconcile third party fees
  • Create monthly aging report for receivables
  • Other duties as assigned

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

 

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university in Accounting or Finance
  • 2+ years of experience in accounting or related field
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office products, especially Excel
  • Ability to handle aggressive deadlines, set appropriate expectations and juggle multiple responsibilities
  • Excellent listening, organizational, multitasking and communication skills
  • Ability to think critically, problem solve, communicate and manage task execution
  • Ability to be a team player and contribute when needed

 

Preferred:

  • Previous accounting experience
  • Sets high personal standards for performance
  • Self-motivated with the ability to take initiative and work independently
  • Flexibility during month end and busy season
  • The ability to think critically, ask questions, and execute on tasks

 

Characteristics of our Accounting Department (Competencies):

  • Superb attention to detail
  • Ability to communicate both verbally and in written correspondence
  • Ability to multitask and remain organized
  • Displays a positive attitude and flexibility
  • Ability to work under tight deadlines while maintaining a high level of quality
  • Solid analytical and problem-solving skills

 

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.

 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle or feel; and reach with hands and arms.

 

Position Type and Expected Hours of Work:

This is a full-time position. Days and hours of work are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Occasional evening and weekend work may be required as job duties demand.

 

Travel:

This position requires 0%-10% travel. Often travel is in the local area and during work hours.

“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.

 

 

Requisition #: 122178

 


Nearest Major Market: Cleveland