Senior Accountant

Hartford, CT | Chicago, IL | Boston, MA | Washington, DC

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Fiducient Advisors opened its doors on May 1, 1995, striving to provide tailored and personalized investment consulting services. Our clients include retirement plan sponsors, endowments and foundations, private clients and financial institutions. We abide by a fiduciary obligation to put our clients’ interests first. This begins by providing advice addressing each client’s unique concerns, obligations and goals.

We operate with over 180 professionals nationwide, supporting our distinct purpose of helping clients prosper. We strive for professional satisfaction by upholding our firm guideposts ensuring we check egos at the door, take accountability and are thoughtfully driven.

Fiducient Advisors seeks an ambitious, resourceful, and solutions-oriented Senior Accountant to participate in the creation and execution of reliable accounting practices and procedures. This role adds value though the delivery of accurate financial analysis and timely reporting of the firm’s financials. The Senior Accountant displays sound judgment, sharp follow-through on tasks, curiosity, and critical thinking skills. This role plays a vital part in collaborating with the Director of Finance & Accounting on initiatives that drive new efficiencies to deliver top-notch client service and reduce risk.

Responsibilities

  • Serve as a key resource and liaison for the organization by providing daily financial oversight ensuring that the financial records are complete, accurate, and comply with generally accepted accounting principles (GAAP), policies, and regulations
  • Manage and maintain the general ledger (GL), perform month, quarter, and year-end closing procedures, and prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual financial statements
  • Assist with the coordination, preparation, and maintenance of the annual consolidated and individual entity budgets, including forecasting and re-forecasting
  • Perform detailed analysis on financial statements and budgets to understand and highlight variances and trends
  • Conduct monthly and quarterly account reconciliations to ensure accurate reporting
  • Analyze and review expenses to ensure compliance with budgets and proper GL account classification
  • Compile and calculate data to ensure proper payment of various employee bonuses and vendor referral payment fees
  • Assist with year-end external financial audits and periodic internal audits by preparing documents to fulfill PBC requests and investigating and resolving audit findings, account discrepancies, and/or issues of non-compliance
  • Develop and document business processes, accounting policies, and standard operating procedures to maintain and strengthen internal controls and streamline processes
  • Maintain, benchmark, and communicate firm financial metrics to firm leadership
  • Perform other duties as needed

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

  • Bachelor’s degree with a preferred concentration Finance or Accounting or graduate degree in Accounting or Finance
  • CPA License (active or in progress) is preferred but not required
  • Three (3) years’ minimum experience required
  • High-level knowledge of financial services industry is a plus
  • Robust knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience using large ERP systems
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Suite is required, specifically in-depth Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills are essential
  • Self-starter, self-motivated, and able to work autonomously
  • Flexible when priorities shift
  • Must be resourceful, reliable, and dependable
  • Exercise sound judgment, problem-solving, and critical-thinking skills
  • Curious, innovative, and demonstrates initiative
  • Detail-oriented with a high level of accuracy and organization
  • Thoughtfully driven, accountable, and able to check your ego  

Travel Requirements

Less than 5% travel for trainings and/or business events

Work Environment

  • This role works in a professional office environment located in either downtown Chicago, IL, Washington, DC metro area, or Windsor, CT
  • This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones and photocopiers

Physical Job Expectations

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an associate to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Sitting, particularly for sustained periods of time
  • Regularly required to speak and hear
  • Frequently required to stand, walk, use hands and fingers, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms
  • Ability to lift up to 25 pounds
  • Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions

Fiducient Advisors provides equal employment opportunities to all associates and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

Why Choose Fiducient Advisors?

Headquartered in Chicago’s financial district with additional offices in Hartford, Austin, Washington, DC, Boston, Los Angeles and Portland (ME), the firm strives to provide impartial, cost effective investment consulting to plan sponsors, nonprofit organizations and private clients. Seasoned professionals make use of leading edge technology to deliver a variety of services including: investment policies, performance evaluation, asset allocation analysis, administrative/trustee search, asset liability analysis, spending policies, manager/fund search, cost/benefit analysis. The firm prides itself on the level of service it provides to each client and a proactive approach. Fiducient Advisors is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering a diverse workforce; women and minority candidates are especially encouraged to apply.