HR Benefits Specialist

Florida, Tampa-St. Petersburg-Cl

Posted: 08/20/2019 Industry: Accounting and Finance Job Number: 13458 Pay Rate: $65,000.00 - $70,000.00

HR Benefits Specialist

Position Summary

Support the Firm' s global benefits strategy by contributing to the benefits team in the administration and client service on retirement and health & welfare benefits. Position will support the Manager, Retirement Plans in all aspects of administration and compliance of the Firm' s defined contribution and defined benefit plans as well as other administration as needed with health & welfare benefits and wellness programs.

Duties and Accountabilities
Ensure timely preparation, filing and submission of annual Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation (" PBGC") premiums
Prepare defined benefit calculations, pension estimates, final benefits, and establish pension payroll
Prepare partners frozen unfunded pension plan calculations in coordination with plan(s) actuaries and partner payroll group
Actively participate in and monitor all non-discrimination testing schedules
Prepare annual census for partners and employees defined benefit pension plans for submission. Responsible for daily administration of the defined contribution Savings and Investment Plan including data collection and submission of contributions to the plan trust
Ensure accurate and timely participant contributions and Firm allocations and distribution to and from participant accounts
Prepare and distribute literature, memorandums, and information regarding enrollment eligibility, retirement vesting, accrued benefits, etc. For plans
Coordinate all communications to third parties and determine accuracy of reports before any distribution to employees and partners
Coordinate and comply with all data requests for three (3) annual ERISA audits in conjunction with outside plan auditors and actuaries
Administer day to day operations of the SIP and defined benefit pension plans, and address issues and queries from participants as they arise
Maintain accurate documentation files, and update and monitor all in-house electronic databases
Prepare pre-retirement discussion summaries and final retirement or termination packages for staff, including all associated benefit forms
Assist in the preparation and/or distribution of various benefits-related communications;
Research, initiate, and implement updated systems, programs, procedures and internal controls on an on-going basis; recommend improvements, revisions and amendments to management

Qualifications
Minimum of 5-7 years of solid experience with capital accumulation defined benefit and defined contribution plans, including administration, record-keeping, compliance, and communication. Skilled in plan document interpretation
Experience and good working knowledge of U.S. Based health and welfare plans
Bachelor' s degree required, CEBS preferred
Strong critical thinking skills required; ability to embrace and develop strategic views
Good working knowledge of PeopleSoft HRIS, Benefits Administration and ADP payroll systems a plus
Strong interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills; strong customer service stills with ability to interact successfully with all levels of employees and management
Exhibit high degree of flexibility; able to respond and readily adapt to changing regulatory environment to achieve compliance and operational excellence
Experience working in a professional services or law Firm environment preferred but not required
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