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Senior Accounting Assistant

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Date Posted: May 2, 2022

Location(s): West Des Moines, IA, US, 50266

Company: MetLife

Senior Accounting Assistant


Work from Home but Commutable to the West Des Moines office for training needs 


Role Value Proposition: 

Analyze, validate, and process moderately complex transactions.  Maintain data integrity.  Determine recording of transactions; investigate and resolve outstanding items.  Maintain the general ledger.  Collect, verify and record data for financial statements and reports.  Analyze and explain/resolve discrepancies.  Develop new/revised accounting procedures. 


Key Responsibilities:  

Performing daily accounting functions to support both incoming and outgoing money processes.  Functions may include completeness control reconciliations, data entry of wires, processing misdirected money, disbursement of outgoing money, etc.  The position may also contain some smaller suspense reconciliations.  Assistance with cash reconciliation as needed. 


Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Advanced knowledge of company operations, insurance products, lines of business, relevant regulations, and administrative systems.  Strong knowledge of supported business functions, processes/procedures, workflow, systems, and transactions.  Strong data analysis skills.  Strong attention to detail.  Proficient communication skills. 



  • High School Diploma
  • 1 – 3  years Annuity, Life, or IDI Operations experience



  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Positive and professional attitude
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Proven ability to prioritize, multi-task, handle complexity, and meet deadlines
  • Demonstrate customer-centric focus and strong partnering skills


Business Category

MetLife Holdings

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 #: 125269


Nearest Major Market: Des Moines