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Accounting Consultant

Date Posted: Jan 13, 2022

Location: New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Job Location: New York, NY  Alternate Job Location : Tampa, FL  


Role Value Proposition: 

Support the Internal Controls Department (ICD) in providing oversight for the Company’s determination and execution of its control framework related to internal controls over financial reporting of the US GAAP consolidated financial statements of MetLife Inc’s and Metropolitan Life Insurance Company (“ICFR”) filed with the SEC under the 1934 Act, as well as Internal Controls under Model Audit Rules (MAR) of the NAIC for applicable US legal entities. This role will provide key support to an ICD Director or AVP and will also assist on other key initiatives within the ICD team.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Execute planning activities including scoping and coverage determination, as well as risk assessment exercises for US GAAP or MAR reporting related processes
  • Manage annual service organization scoping and compliance, and ensure process owner compliance with MetLife guidance
  • Monitor quarterly Process Owner attestations for issues that arise and analyze results for program impact
  • Monitor open issues and action plans with Internal Audit partners
  • Monitoring and assessing the remediation of certain control deficiencies as well as ensuring that MetLife successfully designs and implements new internal control processes, as needed, as part of its efforts to implement new US GAAP accounting standards (e.g., Long Duration Targeted Improvements) and other finance transformation initiatives
  • Liaise with Line of Business Management (Process and Control Owners) for maintenance of SOX documentation
  • Perform monthly scorecard analytics of changes in SOX processes, controls, issues and action plans, monitoring of open issues and action plans with Internal Audit partners
  • Partner effectively with management, internal audit, external audit and other risk partners
  • Supports the Open Pages governance, risk, and compliance application


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • B.A./ B.S. in one of the following areas: Accounting, MIS, Economics and Finance
  • 5-7 years with progressive experience in auditing, internal controls, or financial operations/reporting
  • Background in financial reporting, internal control and/ or SOX at a global organization
  • Experience working with SOX and the COSO control framework
  • Self-starter who works independently and has strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Key skills include problem solving, attention to detail, analytical thinking and decisiveness
  • Strong relationship building and collaboration
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft Office programs


  • CPA is preferred, but not required
  • Big Four auditing experience is a plus
  • MBA or other advanced degree is a plus




Business Category

Financial Management Group (FMG)


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 #: 122031


Nearest Major Market: New York City