Senior Accountant

The Senior Accountant is responsible for the accounting and reporting of Corporate Incentives - Annual Variable Incentive Plan (AVIP) and Long-Term Incentive Plans (LTIP) for US and Non-US Plans, Performance Factor calculation, Deferred Stock Compensation and Severance Projects, among others. The Senior Accountant is responsible for preparing the budget and forecast, maintaining the excel files, preparing and loading journal entries to PeopleSoft, performing account reconciliations and preparing variance analysis on the data.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in Microsoft Excel, will exhibit strong communication skills, possess good organization skills, be proactive and meet multiple deadlines. In addition, the candidate should be capable of maintaining or developing strong customer relationships and be able interact with all levels of Management.

  • Prepare the annual budget for AVIP and LTIP (for US and Non-US)
  • Develop forecast and track expenses
  • Record monthly journal entries to the PeopleSoft ledger
  • Prepare monthly account reconciliations for assigned processes
  • Provide variance analysis for assigned processes (budget/forecast/actuals)
  • Prepare quarterly and annual financial disclosures, such as Stock-Comp Footnote and EPS
  • Recommend and implement process improvements
  • Lead or coordinate initiatives or projects

Required Qualifications
  • Attributes of a successful candidate: research and resolve challenges, multi-task, deadline oriented, communicate effectively (verbal and written), demonstrates ownership/initiative, detail oriented
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills required (pivot tables and advanced formulas)
  • Excellent data management skills
  • Working knowledge of accounting concepts, principles and practices
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting or Finance, and 2-3 equivalent work experience

Preferred Qualifications
  • Insurance industry experience, preferred
  • Completion of or progress towards CPA or MBA
  • Familiarity with PeopleSoft, CUBUS, OBIEE, WFP/GEM and HFM, preferred

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 #: 121808