With more than 65 years of experience, Hewitt Associates (NYSE: HEW) is the world's foremost provider of human resources outsourcing and consulting services. The company consults with more than 2,300 organizations and administers human resources, health care, payroll and retirement programs on behalf of more than 340 companies to millions of employees and retirees worldwide. Located in 33 countries, Hewitt employs approximately 24,000 associates.
The Finance Specialist is responsible for moderate to complex level accounting, reporting, analysis or audit activities to ensure the accurate and timely reporting of financial results for internal and external purposes. Associates in this position will collect, process, analyze, reconcile, report or audit financial data and participate in the preparation of financial and management reports for use by senior level managers.
General Responsibilities: Record, classify, summarize or audit financial transactions and data in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and/or domestic tax code/law Collect and analyze moderate to complex financial data; interpret data for the purpose of determining past financial performance, financial trends and/or to project a financial probability Assist in development of financial reports for forecasting, budgeting, trending, results or audit analysis Interpret financial transactions and data for users who must make business decisions Apply corporate financial policies/procedures/controls, government legislation, and accounting theory Apply working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations; verify documents for completeness and legislative compliance Use various software applications, such as spreadsheets, databases, etc. to assemble, manipulate and/or format data and/or reports Participate on special project teams as requested Qualifications
Formal Education & Certification Bachelors degree in accounting, finance or related field preferred (equivalent work experience will be accepted in lieu of degree)
Knowledge & Experience 1-3 years accounting experience required Up to 3 years of finance experience working in a financial analyst or staff accountant role preferred Strong business acumen, e.g. ability to interpret and apply financial data/information to business decisions required Must be proficient in applying GAAP, accounting policies, processes, procedures and controls and/or domestic tax code/law Payroll experience is preferred Escheatment is a plus
Technical Skill Strong analytical and problem-solving skills Strong communication skills (written and verbal) Detail-oriented, organized and capable of prioritizing workload to complete multiple tasks and meet aggressive deadlines Ability to work collaboratively and cooperatively as a member of a team Ability to work independently and apply sound judgment Proficient in Microsoft Office, Word, Excel and PowerPoint
Work Conditions Occasional evening and weekend work to meet deadlines. Frequent computer use at workstation up to 2 hours at a time or for extended periods of time. Mobility within the office including movement from floor to floor. Access information using a computer and related components and peripherals. Participation in training sessions, presentations, and meetings. Occasional travel may be required
All positions require an applicant who has accepted an offer to undergo a background check. The checks run are based on the nature of the position. Background checks may include some or all of the following: education verification, employment verification, criminal check, Denied Restricted Parties Lists or OFAC lists check, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. By applying for a position with Hewitt Associates, you understand that you will be required to undergo a background check should you be made an offer. You also understand that the offer is contingent upon successful completion of the background check and results consistent with Hewitt's employment policies. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.
Hewitt is an Equal Opportunity Employer Committed to Diversity, M/F/D/V