Director - Finance - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Tampa, Florida
  • Posted: March 28, 2017
  • Reference ID: 49542-en_US


Job Location: United States : Florida : Tampa  


In January 2016, MetLife announced a plan to pursue the separation of a substantial portion of its U.S. Retail segment. Once separated, the new business will be called Brighthouse Financial.

Brighthouse Financial will serve customers the way they want, need and deserve. It will focus on eliminating the complexity, confusion and cost that can get in the way of many Americans who are seeking financial security. We will bring products to the market that add value to our customers’ lives, and will be guided by a common set of values that focus on the customer and drive accountability.

Brighthouse Financial is seeking high-performing team members who are passionate about the company’s mission.  We are laser-focused on adding value to our customers and minimizing complexity in every decision and action. We are building high performing teams who set the bar high and hold each other accountable.


This Director will lead a team which performs a variety of day to day financial transactions oversight, analysis and reporting of the results of General Accounting operations. The variety of day to day due diligence includes accounting operations work in accounts payable, cash and reconciliation, and fixed assets. This role will also be critical as Brighthouse Financial migrates systems and services through disaffiliation from MetLife and stabilization of accounting operations.



  • Has total accountability and clear, concise and measurable objectives for area of responsibility.
  • Defines, interprets, and implements specific financial analysis parameters, policies, and procedures for the business units.
  • Develops general concepts of projects to be completed which have an impact on the business and ensures deliverables are timely met. Initiates process improvement opportunities, and approves and implements solutions.
  • Directs research projects and investigations of a specialized nature as requested by senior management and external auditors.
  • Develops strategic plan to support functional goals and ensures linkages of projects to the business strategic plan. Sets goals and targets for individual area of responsibility.


  • Master’s degree in Accounting and CPA are highly desired. Bachelor's degree Accounting preferred. 
  • 10+ years’ financial analysis experience in a public or private company
  • Insurance industry experience preferred.
  • 4-5 yrs. experience directing projects and/or staff.
  • Strong knowledge of financial reporting practices, principles and legal requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of internal issues related to area supported.

Up to 25%


Accounting Operations



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