Accounting Associate - Regulatory Reporting

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Date Posted: May 13, 2023

Location(s): Tampa, FL, US, 33647

Company: MetLife

Job Location: United States : Florida : Tampa  

Alternate Job Location: United States : Florida : Tampa 

Work Arrangement: Hybrid 



Role Value Proposition:  The Accountant – Regulatory Reporting role on the MetLife Holdings Controller’s Team provides a challenging opportunity for a motivated individual to gain experience in preparing and analyzing U.S. GAAP basis financial statements for FINRA and SEC filings.  The accountant will forge partnerships with other areas, including Controllers, Financial Planning & Analysis, Commissions, Investments, Legal, Compliance and Financial Operations while staying current on accounting and compliance rules affecting the Broker Dealers.    


Key Responsibilities:  

•Lead on timely and accurate reporting of financial results for two Broker Dealer Companies (Annual GAAP Audits, Quarterly External Filings and Monthly Internal Filings);

•Responsible for maintaining/upgrading/validating financial workbook activity and ensuring controls work properly.

•Set up team calendars, track deliverables and establish/update needed internal review meetings.

•Prepare accurate analytics on significant balance sheet and income statement line variances.

•Complete SOX Controls and Balance Sheet Certifications.

•Lead on IT projects for team and communicate critical updates.

•Coordination of comments/questions received on the filings with external auditors and internal partners.

•Monitor bank account activity on daily basis and prepares necessary accounting for transactions.

•Assist with completing board slides and other presentations.

•Complete required GAAP and STAT footnotes for quarterly and annual filings.

•Review of the ledger and subsequent follow up with groups that need to do additional entries

•Research accounting rules and regulations to make recommendations regarding company policy

•Continuously monitor, recommend, and implement process improvement initiatives to increase effectiveness and productivity


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 5+ years’ experience in financial reporting and analytics role
  • Bachelor's degree in accounting or finance or equivalent work experience
  • Must have ability to analyze data, problem solve complicated transactions and assess critical path
  • Ability to plan, track, multi-task, prioritize responsibilities with team
  • Effective oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills, strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Thorough knowledge of GAAP accounting and reporting as it relates to financial companies.
  • Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Excel, including but not limited to v-lookups, h-lookups, sumifs, links, and pivot tables
  • Experience with ERP systems and Microsoft Office Suite


  • Preferred:
  • Knowledge of Broker Dealer accounting and reporting concepts, principles, and reporting
  • Experience with Workiva (Wdesk), Peoplesoft and Hyperion Financial Management
  • Ability to modify, develop and improve procedures and policies to meet reporting needs/requirements.


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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.” 




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.


Nearest Major Market: Tampa