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IT Project Lead / Portfolio Financial Analyst

Date Posted: May 11, 2019

Location: Tampa, FL, US, 33647

Company: MetLife

Job Location: Whippany, NJ   Alternate Job Location:  Tampa, FL

 

Role Value Proposition: 

Are you a financial-focused project lead interested in joining a forward-looking IT organization? The associate will be a critical member of the Investments IT Global Strategy and Planning team providing IT financial analysis, guidance, and metrics to Investments IT Leaders as well as Operations and Finance departments. The associate will be using data visualization and robotic process automation to streamline operations and will participate in data driven activities specifically related to a global technology project, infrastructure, and software portfolio more than $125M. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with a strong sense of customer service, who finds the MetLife culture compelling and will readily assimilate into the environment. She/he will have excellent interpersonal and data organizational skills and be adept at establishing credibility and building relationships. It is essential that the candidate be highly organized with an advanced knowledge of MS Excel and process improvement skills.

 

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Facilitate portfolio financial optimization by tying financial and program level reporting
  • Participate in the annual planning process including owning and assisting with application level forecasting, expense planning, project accounting and business allocations
  • Participate in month end financial processes including generation and submission of forecasts, vendor accruals, management reporting (TCO, Operating Committee reports), and variance analysis.
  • Analyze contracts, hardware/software licenses costs, and other overhead costs with the goal of providing financial guidance to management for potential expense onboarding. Effort includes ensuring budget exists and costs are correctly allocated.
  • Comprehend and firmly understand third party financials with the goal of obtaining management approval.
  • Participate in project, infrastructure, and software financial forecasting processes including deep dives to understand root cause of expense drivers and disputing rationale with enterprise knowledge and gathered facts
  • Communication and education of financial processes to Investment IT including senior leadership
  • Assist with ad-hoc queries relating to financial and portfolio management

 

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:

Required:

  • 3+ years of financial experience in IT
  • Comfortable working with Infrastructure, Application development, and Finance colleagues at all levels
  • Excellent interpersonal and data organizational skills and be adept at establishing credibility and building relationships
  • It is essential that the candidate be highly organized with an advanced knowledge of MS Excel and constantly looking for process improvements. Excellent and efficient skills including the use of pivot tables, macros and modeling functions
  • Experience in financial planning and analysis, IT project accounting and expense management
  • Strong work ethic, ability to multitask, attention to detail and resourceful

 

Preferred:

  • Finance role experience preferably includes managing IT Infrastructure and or software
  • Openness to an environment of active developmental feedback from peers and managers
  • Proven ability to respond within short time constraints and meet deadlines, while maintaining accuracy
  • Focus on best practice implementation specifically around financial processes and reporting
  • Prior experience with Financial Reporting (e.g. Hyperion,) and Data Visualization Technology (e.g. PowerBI, Apptio)
  • BA/BS in Finance / Information Systems; a candidate with a dual Finance / IS degree is a big plus

 

Business Category

Investments Technology

 

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 is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife's policy to ensure equal employment opportunity without discrimination or harassment based on 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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Requisition #: 108139 


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