Accounting Consultant

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Date Posted: May 31, 2023

Location(s): Dublin, IE

Company: MetLife

At MetLife, we’re leading the global transformation of an industry we’ve long defined. Founded in 1868, 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. We have operations in more than 40 countries and hold 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 $669 billion of total assets under management as of December 31, 2021, ranked #50 on the Fortune 500 list, and honored to have been named to Fortune magazine's list of the "World's Most Admired Companies" for three consecutive years. 


MetLife employees are united by purpose, guided by empathy and inspired by one another’s unique backgrounds and perspective to make a difference in the lives of our customers, communities, and the world at large.

Role Value Proposition: 


The role is part of the Investment Accounting and Reporting (“IRG”) team and is part of business aligned Global Securities Accounting & Operations.  The team focusses on reporting, control, and oversight of investment activities within the EMEA region supporting risk management, external and internal reporting, capital allocation. The team works closely with a variety of Finance and Non-Finance stakeholders including Portfolio Management, Risk Management, Hedging, Treasury & Middle Office, and fronts to senior levels of management including subregion CEO, CFO and CRO.


The role will be responsible for preparing investment submissions and analytics for Solvency II and US GAAP reporting for the EMEA region. The role offers broad exposure and experience which offers opportunities across many geographical locations and functional teams. This is a great opportunity for someone with financial reporting experience to work in the Insurance industry with a wide variety of responsibilities. It is a varied and challenging role and you will also be expected to actively participate in ongoing projects / initiatives outside of your ‘BAU’ work.



Key Responsibilities:  

  • Preparation and review of Solo and Group Solvency II Investments QRTS, analytics and Investment aspects of quarterly and annual Solvency II reports
  • Support the periodic (monthly, quarterly, annual) reporting of the Investment performance via production of USGAAP, USSTAT & Solvency II analytics across EMEA
  • Partner with key stakeholders, develop strong working relationships across multiple countries and functional teams to ensure on time quality deliverables consistently achieved
  • Review and oversight of work performed by offshore service provider ensuring appropriate controls in place with strong “value add” focus. Incorporating Fixed Income, Derivative, Commercial Real Estate and Private Equity investments
  • Lead & support ad-hoc projects as required (e.g., Solvency II 2023 Taxonomy updates, Migration to Irish GAAP in ME & MEI, Implementation of IFRS 9, UK subsidiary migration)
  • Develop and maintain sound and robust process controls and procedure documentation
  • Support Risk Function via team EUC disclosures, reporting of KPIs and Finance Data Governance steward for Solvency II reporting
  • Teaming up with offshore resources in India


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:




  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA, CPA) with at least five years’ experience in Investments reporting roles, preferably in a global financial institution
  • Exposure to accounting and reporting aspects of a wide variety of asset classes
  • Strong understanding of drivers of investment performance and how these factors translate to accounting, and reporting
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills - both written and oral
  • Negotiation skills directed at influencing outcomes including ability to portray complex issues and suggested ways forward in a compelling and intuitive way




  • Experience with Solvency II reporting notably for following QRTs: QRTs S0602, S0603, S0801, S0802, S0901, S1101, S2902, S3702
  • High level of personal drive and enthusiasm and ability to work under pressure with tight timeline
  • Experience with a change culture and fast paced developments
  • Strong Excel, Word and PowerPoint skills


Travel to London during handover period


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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.”


We ensure to reward and recognise our employees for their contributions and accomplishments at work.   We value our employees’ commitment to their work by offering a competitive and extensive compensation and benefits package. This includes 25 paid holidays, performance-based bonus, health insurance, income protection  and pension benefits. MetLife will also assist in the funding of professional fees for employees where it is relevant and aligned to your position within the organisation.  MetLife reserve the right to make a judgement on whether the subscription is relevant or not to your role as well as cease the payment at any time. This type of subscription will not incur “benefit in kind” tax.
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