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Unit Manager- TAG

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Date Posted: Jan 18, 2023

Location(s): Noida, IN

Company: MetLife

Job Description

Position Summary

TAG has an active role consulting with the lines of business on accounting issues, including providing guidance on new and existing accounting pronouncements. This position is responsible for researching technical accounting issues to determine the appropriate accounting treatment, as well as evaluate existing accounting within the business. The role would also involve working on US GAAP closing & reporting procedures

Job Responsibilities

Technical Accounting

  • Learn about emerging accounting issues that may impact MetLife’s reporting obligations under both GAAP and Statutory requirements.
  • Research technical accounting issues and accounting policy/procedure matters. Interpret and project the financial impact on US Operations, both on a GAAP and a statutory basis.
  • Prepare position papers presenting the Technical Accounting Group’s interpretation of the issues, application of appropriate guidance and conclusion on the accounting treatment.
  • Stay abreast of new accounting changes/developments. Analyze technical pronouncements and ask questions to gain an understanding. Evaluate and effectively communicate implications for MetLife of the proposed issue. Assist with implementation of new accounting pronouncements.
  • Working with the business on preparation of accounting reporting US GAAP schedules and other back up supporting requirements.

Customer Focus and Partnership

  • Partner with various units (Financial Reporting, Expenses, etc) in order to understand the accounting issues.
  • Provide timely and accurate guidance/assistance in evaluating accounting treatment/processes/procedures to various groups within the business.
  • Build relationship with Corporate Technical Accounting Service Unit (TASU) and TAG members from other business units. Work collectively with various groups to resolve complex issues.

Time/Project Management

  • Prioritize and focus to meet customer expectations and project deadlines.
  • Work under constant changing environment.
  • Manage multiple tasks to ensure all deliverables are completed by due dates.

Perform ad hoc tasks/projects

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Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Education

  • Chartered Accountant with 3-5 years of experience ( at least 1-2 years of experience in US GAAP financial closing & reporting is mandatory)
  • Chartered Accountant with a CPA would be preferred
  • Chartered Accountant from a Big 4 would be preferred

Experience

  • 2-4 years of financial accounting/ reporting experience (atleast 1-2 years of US GAAP experience mandatory)

Knowledge and skills (general and technical)

  • 2-4 years of financial accounting/ reporting experience (atleast 1-2 years of US GAAP experience mandatory)
  • Good understanding of accounting guidance. A willingness to analyze technical pronouncements and ask questions to gain an understanding. Sound technical and research skills as demonstrated by an understanding and practical application of various accounting guidance
  • An inquisitive and logical thinking mind and strong analytical and problem solving skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills (independence and confidence to present views and perspectives).
  • Excellent communication skills, including effective and concise writing skills and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to quickly acquire an understanding of the organization''s operations and its accounting systems.
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks/projects simultaneously, to prioritize and meet deadlines.
  • Goal oriented.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
  • Proficiency with computer systems, PC’s and financial software applications. Proficiency in Microsoft Office software packages. Working knowledge of PeopleSoft a plus.
  • Insurance industry experience preferred

Other Requirements (licenses, certifications, specialized training – if required)

  • Chartered Accountant with 3-5 years of experience ( at least 1-2 years of experience in US GAAP financial closing & reporting is mandatory)
  • Chartered Accountant with a CPA would be preferred
  • Chartered Accountant from a Big 4 would be preferred

Working Relationships

Internal Contacts(and purpose of relationship):

  • NA

External Contacts

(and purpose of relationship) – If Applicable

  • NA

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 ranked #44 on the Fortune 500 list for 2019. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven 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.

 

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.