Senior Internal Auditor II - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Posted: December 09, 2016
  • Reference ID: 27624-en_US

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.


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.


Job Location


United States : North Carolina : Charlotte


Alternate Job Location


Not Applicable : Not Applicable


Summary of Responsibilities


The Brighthouse Financial Senior Internal Auditor II reports to Brighthouse Financial’s Internal Audit Leaders. The Senior Internal Auditor II is a key member to our team, they will focus on the top risks to the company’s strategy which includes financial, operational and product risks. In addition to providing assurance services, the Senior Internal Auditor II will be engaged in advisory projects aligned to strategy. 


The Senior Auditor II is accountable for leading sections of audits as well as entire audits and staff. They will plan and execute audits and advisory services designed to focus on areas of top risk to the company and risk mitigation. They are leaders who take ownership, accountability and pride in their work and the success of the team. While the Senior Internal Auditor II for Finance will primarily be responsible for conducting audits of the company’s finance, accounting, and investments areas, they must also be willing to audit and learn all areas of the company such as Product, Operations, IT and Risk Management. The Senior Internal Auditor II should have a good understanding of data analytics to provide insight and guidance to the team and management. In addition to performing audits, the Senior Internal Auditor II will work on SOX.


Principal Responsibilities 


  • Live Brighthouse Financial’s culture and founders mentality
  • Provide leadership to the team
  • Utilize the Internal Audit department’s, risk and audit methodology, audit processes, reporting and technology
  • Ensure business risk is the compass that guides everything we do
  • Work closely with audit managers and team members to develop the scope and audit approach assigned audits to ensure we focus on the right risk and hold the business accountable to the appropriate level of risk mitigation
  • Utilize experience and auditing skills to cover a broad range of risks, including business, technology and data.
  • Perform quality of work to ensure conclusions and findings are adequately supported
  • Willingness to improve and increase knowledge by taking on new assignments and responsibilities in multiple areas
  • Aid in staff development
  • Build relationships with business
  • Provide subject matter expertise in risk identification, process design and controls
  • Work with external audit teams, consultants, regulators as needed




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Required Qualifications 


  • 2-5 years of auditing experience, preferably with one of the Big Four public accounting firms
  • CPA or CPA candidate or equivalent designation


Preferred Qualifications


  • Intermediate-level understanding of Generally Accepted Audit Standards, IIA standards, accounting and auditing sampling and testing methodologies, Sarbanes-Oxley requirements, risk management, and SEC and statutory reporting, and the financial services industry
  • Auditing subject matter expert
  • Ability to understand and analyze data to plan and execute the audit
  • Base knowledge of risks associated with data, applications, and the insurance business
  • Strong commitment to teamwork and consultative work style
  • Strong written and verbal communications skills, including presenting, listening and interviewing
  • Strong project management skills
  • CPA or CPA candidate or equivalent designation
  • Performing operational and financial audits


Required Education


  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, MACC / MBA degree preferred


Business Category


Brighthouse Financial




Internal Audit


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