You are organized and view things analytically with the proper attention to detail. You value making sure accounting transactions and financial results are reported correctly and communicated well.
The Expertise We're Looking For
Bachelor's Degree in Accounting
CPA and/or advanced degree preferred
5-7 years' relevant experience
Strong knowledge of accounting principles, practices and internal controls
The Purpose of Your Role
Under the direction of the Accounting Director, your primary responsibility will be to support the accounting and reporting for multiple Corporate Services business units and legal entities. You will have core responsibilities related to the monthly and quarterly close process. You will work closely with other Accounting teams, as well as Finance, Tax, Treasury, Legal, and Compliance, to understand business transactions and come to proper accounting conclusions. You actively participate in systems projects & process improvement initiatives.
The Skills You Bring
You have a strong sense of accountability and ownership in your work.
You are focused on details while maintaining a broad view of business objectives.
You have the ability to work on multiple projects concurrently and meet tight deadlines.
You quickly grasp complex organizational/ownership structures.
You are a highly motivated, flexible, quality focused, team player with strong organizational skills.
You have the ability to solve problems independently or as part of a team.
You have strong written and verbal communication skills that create and maintain constructive relationships with business partners.
You have knowledge of how financial systems and multi-dimensional reporting tools work (i.e., Oracle and Essbase) and are highly proficient in Excel.
The Value You Deliver
Lead the monthly close process for multiple business units and legal entities, including detailed review of all staff prepared journal entries and account reconciliations.
Assist staff with variance analysis on a monthly and quarterly basis.
Manage and develop a team of two accountants.
Assume a lead role in reviewing and assisting the team in the preparation of the monthly and quarterly financial reporting process for distribution to internal Fidelity business partners.
Participate in many special projects and ad hoc requests: o Implement control processes to ensure Fidelity compliance with accounting procedures & policies o Review of staff prepared process documentation
Perform technical accounting research
Respond to inquiries from management and other groups within Corporate Accounting, as well as other teams outside of Corporate Accounting, including Finance, Tax, Treasury, Legal, Compliance, and auditors.
Perform ad hoc requests and deliverables as needed.
How Your Work Impacts the Organization
The Corporate Services Accounting Team is a dynamic team with a focus on continuous improvement and providing added value to our business partners and other Accounting teams. Corporate Services Accounting is comprised of over 30 Business Units and Legal Entities. Corporate Services expenses are intercompany billed to other regulated and audited legal entities. A high degree of accuracy and flexibility is required on this team.Company Overview
At Fidelity, we are focused on making our financial expertise broadly accessible and effective in helping people live the lives they want. We are a privately held company that places a high degree of value in creating and nurturing a work environment that attracts the best talent and reflects our commitment to our associates. For information about working at Fidelity, visit FidelityCareers.com
Fidelity Investments is an equal opportunity employer.