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MetLife Finance Manager - SEC/GAAP Reporting in Tampa, Florida

Role Value Proposition:

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 individual and institutional customers. We’re united by our purpose to help our customers and each other create a confident future; we’re guided by empathy; and we’re inspired by each other to make a difference in the lives of our coworkers, customers, communities, and the world at large. At MetLife, it’s [1] #AllTogetherPossible. Join us!

The focus of this position is to manage various aspects of financial reporting in a dynamic and fast paced environment, while ensuring accurate and timely SEC filings.

The position requires an understanding of SEC/GAAP reporting and period-ending reporting processes and procedures. This individual must work closely with other reporting teams and the technical accounting group. The position is responsible for the successful support of and interaction with each line of business controller, legal departments, investor relations and all functional areas providing financial data. The position is responsible for coordination and effective interaction with the internal and external auditors. This is critical when meeting the internal and external reporting requirements and deadlines.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the annual and quarterly preparation of the SEC filings for multiple SEC registrants, to meet all reporting requirements and filing deadlines, as well as financial statements for certain non-SEC filers.

  • This includes the preparation and review of financial statements and related filings, including disclosure support, XBRL tagging, etc. and the coordination with various areas of the organization including our internal and external auditors.

  • Assist in the preparation and resolution of on-going ad hoc requests and projects, including accounting guidance adoptions, process improvement, enhanced reporting, and technical research.

  • Respond to other reporting requirements as necessary to support the reporting process and business decisions.

Essential Business Experience and Technical Skills:


  • 7 to 10 years of experience required (which includes managerial experience).

  • Candidate must have demonstrated leadership competencies in current or historical roles.

  • Candidate must have strong oral and written communication, analytical and interpersonal skills and be able to interact in an effective manner with all levels of personnel.

  • Time management and documentation skills are considered vital for this role.

  • Requires a high degree of professionalism, sound judgment and discretion in communications with internal and external parties.

  • Candidate should possess strong facilitation skills with the ability to effectively communicate and build professional working relationships with senior management, line of business and functional area representatives and associates.

  • The ability to work independently as well as in team environment, while managing multiple assignments simultaneously and having a strong service orientation is considered ideal.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Master’s degree and/or CPA designation highly preferred.

  • Public accounting and/or SEC reporting experience highly 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.


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