SOX Database Coordinator, Process Oversight - Brighthouse Financial

  • Company: MetLife
  • Location: Charlotte, North Carolina
  • Posted: December 09, 2016
  • Reference ID: 30583-en_US

At MetLife, we seek to make a meaningful impact in the lives of our customers and our communities.  In January 2016, MetLife announced a plan to pursue separation of a substantial portion of its U.S. Retail segment. The new company would represent, as of September 30, 2015, approximately 20% of the operating earnings of MetLife and 50% of the operating earnings of MetLife’s U.S. Retail Segment. The new company would have approximately $240 billion of total assets.

The new company will be focused on securing clients’ financial futures by providing the best value, advice based solutions. Building upon the current U.S. Retail culture, the new company will be guided and operated by a common set of values that will focus on accountability, external and customer focus, collaboration and a strong focus and discipline on cost management.




Job Location

United States : North Carolina : Charlotte


Alternate Job Location

Not Applicable : Not Applicable


Job Description

As a publicly-held company, Brighthouse management must assess the company’s internal controls over financial reporting (ICFR) in order to comply with various regulatory regimes:  Sarbanes-Oxley Act of 2002 (SOX), SEC regulations and the Model Audit Rule (MAR) requirements.  This position will be responsible for initiatives supporting the assessment of internal controls, according to COSO (Committee of Sponsoring Organization) framework.


This position will support the enterprise in activities related to ICFR compliance.  In addition, this position will also be responsible for activities performed within the Internal Control Department (ICD) in relation to enterprise compliance efforts and internal control initiatives.  Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Oversee the SOX database and all reports from the database.
  • Oversee the SAB 99/108 database and coordinate with the Technical Accounting Group. 
  • Create various management reports from the SOX database including issues tracking, deficiency reporting, testing status, etc. 
  • SAB 99 reporting and Coordination with Corporate TAG member.
  • Assist process oversight Manager in various initiatives.
  • Oversight of finance policy involving End User Controls.



Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 8 years with progressive experience in auditing, internal controls, or financial operations/reporting.
  • Strong working knowledge of business processes and controls.
  • Strong working knowledge of IT Controls.
  • Hands on experience executing the SOX function within a Governance, Risk and Compliance (GRC) database.
  • Experience preparing management reports regarding SOX deficiency reporting
  • Working knowledge of PCAOB (Public Company Accounting Oversight Board), SOX, MAR.
  • Strong analytical ability.
  • Ability to deal effectively with individuals of all levels of the corporate structure.
  • Ability to obtain support from various teams without direct authority
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve results by working independently
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Proficient use of all Microsoft Office programs, as well as Outlook
  • Graduate or undergraduate degree/major in accounting or related financial field



  • Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with GRC (Governance Risk Compliance) or other monitoring tool a plus
  • CPA or equivalent with 6+ years’ experience in public accounting preferred.



    Required Education

    Bachelor’s degree in Accounting, Finance or other related.



    Possible travel up to 25%


    Business Category

    Financial Ops & Reporting



    Number of Openings






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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