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.
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.