Entry Level Accounting Specialist

Alight Solutions - San Juan, PR3.3

Full-timeEstimated: $58,000 - $79,000 a year
Our story starts with a simple universal truth: Every business is a people business. Our people are our greatest assets at Alight Solutions because People Matter! We strive for Excellence Every Day by collaborating with our clients and colleagues. At Alight, we Think Forward and we Act Now to shape the future of work and life for organizations, people and their families! Alight has 25 years of industry experience. Our success is fueled by the expertise of our people, and the strength of our proprietary and partner technology. Come join the leading technology-enabled HR and benefits service provider. Be Real with Alight and help us reimagine how people and organizations thrive.

This is a great opportunity for recent college graduates with 1+ years of experience.

As an Entry Level Accounting Specialist, a typical day to include the following:

Record, classify, summarize or audit financial transactions and data in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles and/or domestic tax code/law
Reconcile general ledger accounts comparing the payroll activity against the general ledger
Prepare bank reconciliations from comparison of payroll data vs. banking data leading to recognition of adjustments/actions needed to clear reconciling items
Reconcile funding activity at company and employee level to verify proper third party payments
Analyze gross to net payroll calculations for accuracy including tax withholding calculations
Review Payroll to General Ledger interface error reports and defensive queries identifying proper reclassifications for payroll entries
Responsible for all general ledger functions related to payroll processing, including but not limited to balancing accounts
Collaborate with cross-functional teams on all general ledger related tasks
Answer accounting and financial questions by researching and interpreting data
Provide payroll accounting related problem (SR) resolution support and take appropriate steps to close the case (?)
Accountable for adherence to the various internal and external audits requirements

Work experience and knowledge of payroll GL and bank account reconciliations preferred
Demonstrate basic understanding of payroll transactions and the proper accounting treatment
Understanding of journal voucher preparation and their effect to the general ledger
Understanding of payroll cycle/calendar and data correction in relation to the general ledger
Knowledge and ability to perform payroll bank reconciliations and research
Ability to work independently and as a team
Ability to work under tight deadlines managing multiple tasks
Ability to work flexible hours required
Ability to interact with others in multiple locations: internally, externally, and globally
Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel (pivot tables, v-lookups, etc.)
Knowledge and/or experience with a case management systems
Familiar with Alight CRM tools (Siebel, Service Connect, etc.)

Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent work experience required
BS Accounting preferred
By applying for a position with Alight, you understand that, should you be made an offer, it will be contingent on your undergoing and successfully completing a background check consistent with Alight’s employment policies. Background checks may include some or all of the following based on the nature of the position: SSN/SIN validation, education verification, employment verification, and criminal check, search against global sanctions and government watch lists, fingerprint verification, credit check, and/or drug test. You will be notified during the hiring process which checks are required by the position.

At Alight, we believe that diversity should be visible, valued, and sustained throughout the organization. Alight provides equal treatment and employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to any protected status or other protected characteristic.

Alight does not discriminate against anyone based on sex, race, color, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital or domestic partner status, citizenship, military or veteran status, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics or conduct covered by federal, state or local law. In addition, we take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment qualified minorities, women, disabled persons, disabled veterans and other covered veterans.

Alight provides reasonable accommodations to the known limitations of otherwise qualified employees and applicants for employment with disabilities, sincerely held religious beliefs, practices and observances, unless doing so would result in an undue hardship. Applicants for employment may request a reasonable accommodation/modification by contacting his/her recruiter.

We offer you a competitive total rewards package, continuing education & training, and tremendous potential with a growing worldwide organization.

Nothing in this job description restricts management's right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities of this job to other entities; including but not limited to subsidiaries, partners, or purchasers of Alight business units.

Alight Solutions provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, veteran, marital, parental, citizenship, or domestic partner status, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state or local law. Alight Solutions is committed to a diverse workforce and is an affirmative action employer.