MetLife Senior Financial Analyst - Brighthouse Financial in Charlotte, North Carolina
Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte
Brighthouse Financial is a new company established by MetLife. We’re on a mission to help people achieve financial security. Built on a foundation of industry knowledge and experience, we specialize in offering essential annuity and life insurance products designed to help customers protect what they’ve earned and ensure it lasts more predictably. In an industry that often has a reputation for complexity, confusion, and cost, Brighthouse Financial is different. Our approach includes simplicity, transparency, and more value so customers can face the future with confidence.
Brighthouse Financial is seeking passionate, high-performing team members to help us carry out our mission and be part of an exciting journey toward improving the financial futures of our millions of customers. Sound like you? Read on.
Role Value Proposition:
The individual will build a partnership with business managers, strategic relationship management team, and other Finance & Business team members to develop, implement, and manage expenses that are aligned with the business strategy. Perform a variety of financial studies, analyze and report interrelationships of financial information. Reconcile and control expenses based upon MetLife and internal expense management guidelines. Use data to prepare short term and long term projections. Determine validity of data and provide supporting explanations. Perform a number of daily/weekly/monthly tasks. Work effectively and diligently to resolve issues. Work on ad-hoc projects as assigned. The successful candidate will blend a solid foundational financial skillset with the desire and ability to understand the businesses we support.
Exhibits and is recognized for a high-level of financial expertise gained through a series of professional assignments and ongoing career development
Supports financial management as a key internal consulting resource
Prepare financial reports by downloading information from single or multiple sources; compile databases and formulate spreadsheets; interpret trends, analyze results and explain to both Business and Finance management
Prepare monthly journal entries as necessary; included but not limited to accruals, re-class and other changes
Input data into the Hyperion system for both Budget and Forecast
Conduct/Coordinate research and/or participate in special studies, model future short and long term financial results
Analyze a variety of data, determine validity, explain monthly actual vs. budget, actual vs. forecast variances, draw conclusions & make recommendations
Work closely with the Strategic Relationship Management team, Compliance team, and the Controller’s group on a regular basis
Expand or modify existing models to improve efficiencies
Work on and may manage basic to more complex financial analyses assignments or projects
Perform other related duties as assigned or required
Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:
Bachelor’s degree preferably in Accounting or Finance
Minimum five years’ experience in an accounting/finance position, preferably in the insurance industry
Intermediate to advanced skills using MS Excel including several advanced functions such as pivot tables, lookup, etc., MS Access is a plus
Ability to identify and resolve issues independently
Working knowledge of accounting concepts, principles and practices
Flexible, adaptable and able to handle multiple priorities
Understanding of Annuity and Life Products is a plus
Experience with general ledgers (PeopleSoft) and reporting tools (Hyperion) is a plus
Sound judgment, professionalism and discretion
Strong business analytical abilities, attention to detail and organizational skills
Ability to build partnerships and work collaboratively with others
Ability to perform responsibilities in a demanding and fast paced environment
Ability to coordinate/converse with senior level management
Strong oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work in a matrix environment, including geographically dispersed team members
Number of Openings
Brighthouse Financial is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is Brighthouse Financial'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.
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