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Senior Accountant - Securities Accounting / Senior Financial Analyst

Date Posted: Dec 15, 2017

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33647

Company: MetLife


Job Location: United States : Florida : Tampa  


Role Value Proposition: 

This position is for a Senior Financial Analyst within the Global Specialized & Technical Accounting group.  Responsibilities include performing a variety of financial analytics and reconciliation to verify accuracy of securities held by Metlife, researching new accounting guidance and interpretations for Metlife onboarding.  Additionally, this candidate is a key contributor to ensure accurate reporting of financial results on a monthly/quarterly basis. The position reports to the Manager of Global Specialized & Technical Accounting.


Key Responsibilities:

  • Review complex transactions and prepare/post journal entries: Securities impairment accounting, Securities lending, income analytics and trending, etc.

  • Corporate Action monitoring, reconciliation and reporting
  • Cash Flow reconciliation and reporting.
  • Provide audit support
  • Assist in financial data analysis, trending for month-end close , reporting and ad-hoc reports
  • Assist with implementing and maintaining internal controls, developing robotic automation and document processes.


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting is preferred. 
  • 5+ years of Accounting experience in a public or private company environment
  • Insurance industry experience preferred. 
  • Working knowledge of GAAP/STAT
  • Working knowledge of IFRS/JGAAP/Solvency II accounting concepts, principles, and practices.
  • Financial reconciliation / Cash Flow experience
  • Proficiency in Excel (pivot tables, vlookups, etc)
  • Proficiency in Access (tables, queries, etc)
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, solve problems and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrated leadership skills with success in setting goals and competing priorities.
  • Strong analytical and communication skills
  • Knowledge of financial reporting systems (PAM, BI Publish, PeopleSoft,) a plus



  • Working knowledge of GAAP / STAT



  • Working knowledge of one or more of the following: IFRS/JGAAP/Solvency II accounting concepts, principles, practices



Business Category

Investments Finance – Global Securities Accounting


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