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Date Posted: Aug 13, 2022

Location(s): Whippany, NJ, US, 7981 Atlanta, GA, US, 30328 Bridgewater, NJ, US, 8807 Tampa, FL, US, 33647 Cary, NC, US, 27513

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Whippany NJ or Bridgewater NJ (hybrid), also open to Atlanta GA, Tampa FL, Cary NC

 

Role Value Proposition: 

MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”) is one of the largest institutional investors and asset managers in the world, with over $651 billion in Assets under Management, and has consistently generated superior returns for both policyholders and shareholders. The enterprise has more than 900 dedicated professionals with extensive experience and expertise across public and private fixed income and private assets, including real estate. Visit us at www.metlife.com/investments to learn more.

The Financial Consultant will be part of the MIM Finance organization in Whippany, NJ (open to other locations noted above), which is responsible for finance, accounting and reporting activities for MetLife’s Investment Management business.  Specific areas of responsibility include: Financial reporting, Financial close, Financial projections and Plan, Treasury / Cash Management and Management Reporting. 

    

Key Responsibilities:  

Specific areas of responsibility include:

  • Financial reporting—Provide analysis to support quarterly Financial Reporting, specifically for Revenue by account and by client. Support Assets under Management reporting as necessary.
  • Monthly / Quarterly Financial Close —
    • Download revenue data from billing systems and from ledger to reconcile monthly activity; Reconcile revenue by client across asset sectors and accounts monthly;
    • Assist with automating revenue by client and revenue by account reconciliation;
    • Prepare month-end accrued revenue by client aging analysis across asset sectors;
    • Review and analyze monthly actual results compared to projection and provide variance explanations to Corporate;
    • Review and analyze quarterly actual results against prior quarter, prior year quarter and Plan quarter as part of QFS package; provide variance explanations to Corporate.
  • Financial Projections & Plan—Interface with business partners on the asset management teams and others on the development of the Annual Plan and monthly financial (revenue & AUM) projections; Refresh monthly projections across asset sectors; Follow-up with asset managers and others on projection and plan variances to actual results.
  • Treasury / Cash Management—Assist with the development of monthly cash flow projections, including cash receipts, cash disbursements and projected cash balances. Work with the GOSC team to ensure all cash accounts are reconciled to ledger each month. 
  • Management Reporting—Compile certain schedules /analyses for Quarterly reporting packages & monthly MIM Finance review packages, including Funded/Unfunded commitments, AIC Co-investment in MIM-sponsored products, Sales projections, and the Brighthouse Financial revenue analysis. Also, review file connectivity and optimize sources to reduce potential for duplicate values and errors.

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills: 

Required Qualifications:

  • 6+ years of related experience, preferably investment management or Big 4 Public Accounting experience. 
  • Strong analytical skills with ability to evaluate issues, propose and implement solutions. 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively as part of a cross functional team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proactive attitude, commitment to continuous learning, willingness to challenge the status quo to improve processes.
  • Strong Excel skills. Ability to work with large data sets and find “the story.”

 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • CPA preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • Prior experience reconciling output to source systems and following up on discrepancies 
  • Familiarity with Peoplesoft General Ledger.

 

Business Category

Financial  Management 

 

Number of Openings

1

 

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:

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.

 

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