Associate Accountant

Smithfield, RI

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Job Description:

Associate – Asset Management Accounting & Controllership

You like numbers, you’re organized, and you pay attention to detail. You value being a member of a larger team and helping the team succeed in its goals.

The Expertise We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 1-3 years of experience, preferably in the financial services industry
  • Public accounting audit experience preferred

The Purpose of Your Role

This individual will act both independently and as part of a work-team to support the broader organizations. This person will be relied upon to assist the team with various tasks to ensure there are appropriate controls in place for a wide variety of processes. This role will have an opportunity to interact directly with various business partners throughout Fidelity as well as the firm’s external auditors.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and exhibit relationship building skills. Being able to balance multiple priorities and demonstrate flexibility will be essential. This position will be responsible for projects of varying scope and complexity.

The Skills You Bring

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently in today’s “remote” work environment and adhere to established deadlines
  • Strong PC and financial software skills with emphasis on Excel, Essbase and OBI
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Take pride in having attention to detail and accuracy of assigned responsibilities
  • Positive relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Works well in a fast paced, team environment and across a complex organization

The Value You Deliver

  • Preparation journal entries, accounting reconciliations and management reporting packages
  • Ad-hoc analysis, reporting and projects
  • Maintaining data hierarchies related to our legal entities
  • Collaboration with business partners to ensure accurate reporting
  • Ownership of assigned processes and controls documentation
  • Updating market data information
  • Processing wire transactions
  • Attending various meetings and documenting discussions
  • Documenting intercompany and related party transactions
  • Updates and maintenance of financial aspects of intercompany agreements and responsible for centralized storage of the agreements
  • Internal and external audit support

How Your Work Impacts the Organization

This role supports the general ledger accounting, internal controls, and financial statement preparation and other reporting for the investment advisors and trust companies that support Fidelity’s institutional business. A positive & collaborative approach is essential for this role!

Certifications:

Company Overview

At Fidelity Investments, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As a privately held company with a rich 75-year history, our mission has remained the same since our founding: to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients’ money.

Join Us

At Fidelity, you’ll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples’ lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. And you don’t need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity—we offer a range of opportunities for learning and growth so you can build the career you’ve always imagined. We welcome associates from different backgrounds and with different perspectives to help us innovate and make a difference for our customers and our communities.

We invite you to Find Your Fidelity at fidelitycareers.com.

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Leave of Absence/Accommodation Team by sending an email to accommodations @fmr.com, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2.

Fidelity benefits that adapt to everything life sends your way

Benefits With You in Mind

Benefits for your whole life – that’s what you’ll find at Fidelity.

You’ll find everything from perks that makes your daily life better to those big-picture, life-changing resources here with us. We have an amazing package of benefits and programs designed to help you thrive – both in and outside of work.

Family Programs

  • Adoption assistance
  • Maternity & parental leave (16 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave and 6 weeks fully-paid parental leave)

Wellness Programs

  • Dependent care flexible spending (FSA)
  • On-site health & wellness centers

Retirement Planning

  • 401(k): pre-tax and/or Roth

Health & Insurance

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental & Vision coverage

Education Benefits

  • Step Ahead student loan assistance – helping you pay down your loans so you can save on interest, with up to $10K in contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program

* Subject to your meeting initial and ongoing eligibility requirements, Company discretion and the availability of sufficient Company profits and cash flow.
** Albuquerque-based regular employees, excluding individuals employed in a retail branch location, are not eligible to receive the Profit Sharing contribution or Retiree Health Reimbursement Plan credits.
*** As of March 2019.

Fidelity is invested in you

Committed to Professional Development

At Fidelity, we are constantly adapting to the changing needs of our customers, new technologies, and better ways of working. And we empower our employees to do the same, with an emphasis on developing skills and connections that will help propel you forward in your career while being able to make an impact for Fidelity’s customers around the world.

We offer a wide range of options for professional development including online, in-person, and mentor driven solutions. Special interest and networking groups are also part of our culture of empowerment, personal and professional enrichment, diversity and inclusion, and knowledge sharing.

Continuing Education & Training

  • Assess, build, and align your development plan through resources like our skill-building classroom and online courses.
  • Video-based training for technology, leadership, management & more.
  • Ongoing skills development and coaching opportunities.
  • Paid training with a facilitator who is dedicated to your onboarding and will track and evaluate your progress, giving you strategies to improve.

Mentoring

  • Utilize the skills of experienced leaders to enrich your career.
  • Dedicated mentors to help you grow into new areas of Fidelity’s business as you develop new skills.
  • An open atmosphere of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Opportunities to pay it forward, sharing the knowledge you develop and as you help others define how they want their career to take shape.

Fidelity creates a work environment for people to flourish

A work environment where we give back, together

Connected to Our Communities

Throughout Fidelity, you’ll find a genuine commitment to social responsibility – where we strive to make an impact for customers, while also making an impact on the world.

Fidelity Cares

  • Started to provide associates with opportunities to actively volunteer and share their many talents.
  • Host numerous company-wide volunteer events (in-person and virtual).
  • Partner with a number of nonprofits to support our local communities
  • More than 12,000 associates donate time annually – from interns to SVPs.
  • Impact includes refurbishing schools, donating books and supplies, and teaching financial literacy

Fidelity Charitable®

  • Created to make it easy for people to support charitable organizations they care about
  • Helped deliver $7.3 billion in donor-recommended grants to charity in 2019
  • Supported more than 300,000 unique charities around the world
  • Since its inception, more than $42 billion has been given to public charities.

Impact by the Numbers

  • 1,200+ Community projects completed.
  • 100,000+ School supplies & backpacks donated.
  • 65,480 Students supported.

Job Description:

Associate – Asset Management Accounting & Controllership

You like numbers, you’re organized, and you pay attention to detail. You value being a member of a larger team and helping the team succeed in its goals.

The Expertise We’re Looking For

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting
  • 1-3 years of experience, preferably in the financial services industry
  • Public accounting audit experience preferred

The Purpose of Your Role

This individual will act both independently and as part of a work-team to support the broader organizations. This person will be relied upon to assist the team with various tasks to ensure there are appropriate controls in place for a wide variety of processes. This role will have an opportunity to interact directly with various business partners throughout Fidelity as well as the firm’s external auditors.

The successful candidate will need to demonstrate strong verbal and written communication skills and exhibit relationship building skills. Being able to balance multiple priorities and demonstrate flexibility will be essential. This position will be responsible for projects of varying scope and complexity.

The Skills You Bring

  • Strong organizational skills with the ability to work independently in today’s “remote” work environment and adhere to established deadlines
  • Strong PC and financial software skills with emphasis on Excel, Essbase and OBI
  • Excellent oral, written, and presentation skills
  • Take pride in having attention to detail and accuracy of assigned responsibilities
  • Positive relationship building and interpersonal skills
  • Works well in a fast paced, team environment and across a complex organization

The Value You Deliver

  • Preparation journal entries, accounting reconciliations and management reporting packages
  • Ad-hoc analysis, reporting and projects
  • Maintaining data hierarchies related to our legal entities
  • Collaboration with business partners to ensure accurate reporting
  • Ownership of assigned processes and controls documentation
  • Updating market data information
  • Processing wire transactions
  • Attending various meetings and documenting discussions
  • Documenting intercompany and related party transactions
  • Updates and maintenance of financial aspects of intercompany agreements and responsible for centralized storage of the agreements
  • Internal and external audit support

How Your Work Impacts the Organization

This role supports the general ledger accounting, internal controls, and financial statement preparation and other reporting for the investment advisors and trust companies that support Fidelity’s institutional business. A positive & collaborative approach is essential for this role!

Certifications:

Company Overview

At Fidelity Investments, our customers are at the heart of everything we do. As a privately held company with a rich 75-year history, our mission has remained the same since our founding: to strengthen the financial well-being of our clients. We help people invest and plan for their future. We assist companies and non-profit organizations in delivering benefits to their employees. And we provide institutions and independent advisors with investment and technology solutions to help invest their own clients’ money.

Join Us

At Fidelity, you’ll find endless opportunities to build a meaningful career that positively impacts peoples’ lives, including yours. You can take advantage of flexible benefits that support you through every stage of your career, empowering you to thrive at work and at home. And you don’t need a finance background to succeed at Fidelity—we offer a range of opportunities for learning and growth so you can build the career you’ve always imagined. We welcome associates from different backgrounds and with different perspectives to help us innovate and make a difference for our customers and our communities.

We invite you to Find Your Fidelity at fidelitycareers.com.

Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer. We believe that the most effective way to attract, develop and retain a diverse workforce is to build an enduring culture of inclusion and belonging.

Fidelity will reasonably accommodate applicants with disabilities who need adjustments to participate in the application or interview process. To initiate a request for an accommodation, contact the HR Leave of Absence/Accommodation Team by sending an email to accommodations @fmr.com, or by calling 800-835-5099, prompt 2, option 2.

Fidelity benefits that adapt to everything life sends your way

Benefits With You in Mind

Benefits for your whole life – that’s what you’ll find at Fidelity.

You’ll find everything from perks that makes your daily life better to those big-picture, life-changing resources here with us. We have an amazing package of benefits and programs designed to help you thrive – both in and outside of work.

Family Programs

  • Adoption assistance
  • Maternity & parental leave (16 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave and 6 weeks fully-paid parental leave)

Wellness Programs

  • Dependent care flexible spending (FSA)
  • On-site health & wellness centers

Retirement Planning

  • 401(k): pre-tax and/or Roth

Health & Insurance

  • Medical coverage
  • Dental & Vision coverage

Education Benefits

  • Step Ahead student loan assistance – helping you pay down your loans so you can save on interest, with up to $10K in contributions
  • Tuition reimbursement program

* Subject to your meeting initial and ongoing eligibility requirements, Company discretion and the availability of sufficient Company profits and cash flow.
** Albuquerque-based regular employees, excluding individuals employed in a retail branch location, are not eligible to receive the Profit Sharing contribution or Retiree Health Reimbursement Plan credits.
*** As of March 2019.

Fidelity is invested in you

Committed to Professional Development

At Fidelity, we are constantly adapting to the changing needs of our customers, new technologies, and better ways of working. And we empower our employees to do the same, with an emphasis on developing skills and connections that will help propel you forward in your career while being able to make an impact for Fidelity’s customers around the world.

We offer a wide range of options for professional development including online, in-person, and mentor driven solutions. Special interest and networking groups are also part of our culture of empowerment, personal and professional enrichment, diversity and inclusion, and knowledge sharing.

Continuing Education & Training

  • Assess, build, and align your development plan through resources like our skill-building classroom and online courses.
  • Video-based training for technology, leadership, management & more.
  • Ongoing skills development and coaching opportunities.
  • Paid training with a facilitator who is dedicated to your onboarding and will track and evaluate your progress, giving you strategies to improve.

Mentoring

  • Utilize the skills of experienced leaders to enrich your career.
  • Dedicated mentors to help you grow into new areas of Fidelity’s business as you develop new skills.
  • An open atmosphere of knowledge sharing and collaboration.
  • Opportunities to pay it forward, sharing the knowledge you develop and as you help others define how they want their career to take shape.

Fidelity creates a work environment for people to flourish

A work environment where we give back, together

Connected to Our Communities

Throughout Fidelity, you’ll find a genuine commitment to social responsibility – where we strive to make an impact for customers, while also making an impact on the world.

Fidelity Cares

  • Started to provide associates with opportunities to actively volunteer and share their many talents.
  • Host numerous company-wide volunteer events (in-person and virtual).
  • Partner with a number of nonprofits to support our local communities
  • More than 12,000 associates donate time annually – from interns to SVPs.
  • Impact includes refurbishing schools, donating books and supplies, and teaching financial literacy

Fidelity Charitable®

  • Created to make it easy for people to support charitable organizations they care about
  • Helped deliver $7.3 billion in donor-recommended grants to charity in 2019
  • Supported more than 300,000 unique charities around the world
  • Since its inception, more than $42 billion has been given to public charities.

Impact by the Numbers

  • 1,200+ Community projects completed.
  • 100,000+ School supplies & backpacks donated.
  • 65,480 Students supported.

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