Sr. External Reporting Accountant - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Posted: April 20, 2017
  • Reference ID: 52481-en_US

Job Location: United States : North Carolina : Charlotte  

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.


The SEC/GAAP Reporting Consultant is primarily responsible for the analysis of, and preparation of support for, information included SEC filings, including business results, GAAP financial statements, footnote disclosures, and XBRL tagging, as well as involvement with projects related to (i) process improvement, (ii) enhanced reporting and (iii) technical research.



  • Coordination with internal stakeholders for information reported (i) within SEC filings for SEC registrants; (ii) within GAAP financial statements for non-public entities; (iii) within the Annual Report, registrations statements and other filings with the SEC, as well as analysis of such information for completeness and accuracy
  • Preparation of documentary support for all reported information, which includes business data, core financial statements, footnote disclosures, schedules  and XBRL tagging, as applicable
  • Assist with collection of, and preparation of support for, ad hoc requests, as well as information included in presentations and/or presented to the audit committee or board of directors
  • Assist with other quarterly and year-end reporting tasks, such as status assessments, submission and production tracking, metrics, due diligence over internal controls and key information
  • Involvement in project management whereby financial reporting objectives are continuously evaluated in relation to ongoing projects and changes in accounting guidance



  • Knowledge and experience in external reporting (e.g., standard reporting, ad hoc reporting, slice-and-dice and drill-down reporting) to perform detailed analysis of financial statements
  • Knowledge and experience in external statutory and regulatory reporting requirements
  • Knowledge and experience working with life insurers financial statements preparation and supervision  a plus
  • Knowledge and experience in working with general ledgers, industry reconciliation tools and Microsoft tools (e.g. Excel, PowerPoint)
  • The ability to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment is critical.
  • Proficient in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, PeopleSoft/Cubus (or similar general ledger application)
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or a similar field of expertise
  • Completion of, or working towards, CPA or MBA highly desired
  • Experience in financial reporting, SEC reporting or public accounting preferred
  • 5+ years of experience in financial reporting, with SEC reporting preferred




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MetLife is a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer committed to attracting, retaining, and maximizing the performance of a diverse and inclusive workforce. It is MetLife'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.

MetLife maintains a drug-free workplace.

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Requisition #: 52481 

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