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Investment Internal Controls Specialist

Date Posted: Mar 31, 2021

Location: Whippany, NJ, US, 7981

Company: MetLife

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 combined managed assets, 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 to learn more.


The primary focus of this role is to coordinate all aspects of Sarbanes-Oxley, SSAE 18 and Custody audits for MetLife Investment Management (“MIM”). The ideal candidate will also contribute to the implementation of non-financial operational risk, vendor management and other enterprise risk programs.  The successful candidate will leverage corporate systems to ensure compliance with enterprise policies. 


Primary Responsibilities:

  • Identify new process, systems and changes in personnel which may impact SOX controls or SSAE 18 controls. Manage the annual SSAE 18 project from walkthroughs, testing, exceptions management and reporting
  • Liaise with external and internal auditors to identify risks, establish controls and develop remediation for deficiencies
  • Partner with Legal, Compliance and business to ensure the timely completion of the annual custody audit
  • Assist the Derivatives Operations Team


Experience and Skills Required


  • 2-4 years of relevant investment internal controls experience
  • Candidate must have strong analytical, written, interpersonal and presentation skills. Must be able to manage projects with tight deadlines and identify and remediate issues
  • Candidate should have good working knowledge of Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Open Pages, Archer, Service Now and Power BI
  • Must understand Investments life cycle, process and systems and be able to assess financial statement risk and impact of every stage in the investments life cycle
  •  Investment Management, Investments audit, Sarbanes Oxley and SSAE18 audit or related experience  
  • Willingness to be cross-trained to assist with the derivative confirmation process



  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent experience





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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 $651 billion of total assets under management as of September 30, 2020. We are ranked #48 on the Fortune 500 list for 2020. In 2019, we were named to the Dow Jones Sustainability Index (DJSI) for the fourth year in a row. DJSI is a global index to track the leading sustainability-driven 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 #: 116462