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​Career Opportunities

​Spectrum recruits for consulting positions throughout the year. Other opportunities are posted as they become available.

Summary

Spectrum’s first year associates are Associate Consultants with little or no prior employee benefits professional experience. As a first year associate, you embark on what can be a challenging and rewarding professional career. In addition to interesting day-to-day duties, all Spectrum employees are involved in professional education and development activities that enable them to grow professionally.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

First year associates are responsible for retirement plan accounting functions, including: reviewing financial documents; tracking and verifying deposits; preparing financial statements; investment execution; researching data anomalies; processing client and participant requests; and reconciling financial information from different sources. A working knowledge of general business practice, including business organizations and structures, industry sectors, accounting, and business entity types is essential.

Qualification Guidelines

The ideal candidate is a recent college graduate or someone re-entering the workforce, with a bachelor's degree in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, information management, or other related disciplines. First year associates must be systems-oriented, have a strong foundation with Microsoft Office applications, including advanced proficiency with Microsoft Office Excel. First year associates need good written and verbal communication skills, must be capable of dealing with ambiguity, and must be attentive to details. First year associates are expected to effectively manage their workloads independently, but recognize when they need to seek management assistance.

Summary

Associate Consultants are employee benefits practitioners providing various services to effectively manage clients’ benefit plans. Associate Consultants develop their expertise through a professional education program chartered by a leading society of employee benefits professionals.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Associate Consultants are responsible for preparation of core client deliverables. They may determine eligible employees for plan participation; calculate employer contributions; process benefit distributions and participant loans; prepare employer management reports and participant benefit statements; reconcile plan transactions; prepare financial statements; and prepare government tax form filings. Associate Consultants may manage a block of clients and coordinate client work product and deliverables with colleagues. They may meet with clients, both via telephone and in person, to review plan deliverables and educate client employees’ about benefit plan features.

Qualification Guidelines

A four-year degree in business, accounting, finance, mathematics, information management or other related fields; a minimum of two years experience in the administration of qualified retirement plans; and advanced skills with computer software applications, including Microsoft Office and plan administration software (knowledge of SUNGARD Relius applications is preferred). Relevant professional qualifications or credentials are a definite plus.

Summary

Spectrum’s Consultants are accomplished employee benefits professionals with a demonstrated track-record of success working with client organizations. Consultants further develop their expertise through continuing professional education and interaction with other industry practitioners. They lead by example and are seen as subject matter experts by clients and colleagues.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Consultants are responsible for the management of a block of clients. They coordinate client work product and deliverables with associate staff members and other colleagues. Consultants routinely meet with clients, both via telephone and in person, to evaluate benefit plan objectives, review critical plan indicators and deliverables, educate employer decision makers on significant legislative or regulatory changes, and educate client employees’ about benefit plan features. Consultants share their professional expertise with other less experienced staff members through routine training and mentoring. They may have administrative, business development, and managerial or supervisory responsibilities.

Qualification Guidelines

A four-year degree; a minimum of five years experience in the design and/or administration of qualified retirement plans; and advanced skills with computer software applications, including Microsoft Office and plan administration software (knowledge of SUNGARD Relius applications is preferred). Relevant professional qualifications or credentials are expected, as are prior client-facing responsibilities and management experience. MBA or relevant professional degrees are a plus.