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Internal Controls Consultant - IT Accounting

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Date Posted: Jun 9, 2022

Location(s): New York, NY, US, 10166

Company: MetLife

Location:  Must live in a commutable distance of Cary, NC, New York, NY or Tampa, FL


Role Value Proposition: 

Support the Internal Controls Department (ICD) Director 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 1934Act, 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 on IT processes and controls and will also assist on other key initiatives within the ICD team. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Assists in the oversight of the SOX and MAR control framework with respect to Global Technology Operations (GTO) technology processes, IT general controls, and applications supporting all in-scope business processes (i.e., both GTO and non-GTO).
  • Partners with other members of ICD, as well as non-ICD SOX coordinators embedded within the business, to provide support related to application controls and assesses whether deficiencies rise to the level of monitored deficiency, significant deficiency, or material weakness.
  • Assists the Director in evaluating, monitoring, and assessing the remediation of certain IT 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.
  • Supports management and external audit with respect to exceptions tracking and follow up related to Statement on Standards for Attestation Engagements (SSAE) 18reports issued to customers.
  • Partners with internal audit and IT Risk on technology-related control deficiencies and assists in determining the impact to the SOX/MAR program.
  • Partners with LOB teams to assess and manage the SOX application scoping and control framework, ensuring proper understanding of scoping rationale and ITGC coverage for all apps and utilities.
  • General understanding or exposure to risks relevant to agile/SDLC methodologies, cloud computing and cybersecurity.
  • Supports the Business Information Security Officer (BISO) delegate for the Finance Management Group to support FMG's response to various information security compliance initiatives.
  • 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 of related work experience
  • Background in financial reporting, internal control and/ or SOX at a global organization
  • Experience working with SOX and the COSO control framework
  • Proficient understanding of application and infrastructure general risks and controls relevant for ICFR
  • Ability to comprehend IT dependencies within complex business processes and explain relevant application and IT infrastructure general risks and controls
  • 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


  • CPA or CIA certification is preferred, but not required
  • Specialized IT training or certification preferred, including CISA or GSNA certifications
  • Big Four auditing experience a plus, particularly experience with SSAE 18 SOC 1 and 2
  • MBA or other advanced degree is a plus


Salary Grade




0% - minimal


Business Category

Financial Management Group_12713


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 #: 126250


Nearest Major Market: New York City