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Retirement Plan Consultant

Independent Retirement

in Portland OR / Telecommute

Independent Retirement

Hello Future Retirement Plan Consultant,

In 2006, Independent Retirement (Inde) set out to establish ourselves as the most reliable, accurate, complete, accessible and comprehensive third party administrator in the Pacific Northwest. We cannot achieve that goal without creating a place that fosters greatness. A place where incredibly talented individuals are empowered to do their best work each day with very little in their way.

Therefore, we promote a culture of talent, freedom, responsibility, and integrity; and curate an environment that fosters a rich entrepreneurial spirit, encourages creativity and innovation, and ultimately produces the best possible solutions for our clients. We hold dearly the idea that such outcomes are achieved best by small talented teams collaborating and empowering them to make their own best judgments. 


We are looking for a college graduate or experienced professional to work within our administration team that is self-driven and passionate about serving others. This person will have at least 3 to 5 years of experience administering a book of qualified retirement plans. You will stand out as a candidate if you have talent for client service, a curious mind, proficiency with current technology, obsession with details, and comfort with numbers. Experience with 403(b) plans, and/or defined benefit/defined contribution combo plans is valuable, but not required. 

Specific responsibilities of this role will include:

  • Manage client relationships, as well as all aspects of administration for profit-sharing, 401(k) and other retirement plan types for a designated group of clients;
  • Oversee and review work performed by retirement plan administrators to ensure completeness and accuracy in core aspects of plan administration, as well as timely turnaround of deliverables to clients and partners;
  • Lead, mentor, and assist plan administrators in developing their knowledge and skills; 
  • Proactively consult with clients and investment advisers on various aspects of plan design, operations and compliance;
  • Draft, review, and interpret plan documents, amendments, notices and summary plan descriptions;
  • Communicate directly with clients, participants, partners, and team members using a variety of mediums to provide proactive issue resolution;
  • Actively participate in company initiatives to improve internal operations, client retention, and overall value to our stakeholders;
  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending educational workshops and industry conferences, reviewing professional publications, training, and cultivating a professional network; and,
  • Manage ad-hoc projects as assigned.

Requirements for the role:

  • College degree preferred, but not required;
  • 3 to 5 or more years of experience as a senior retirement plan administrator or plan consultant;
  • Familiarity with ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and related regulations that apply to qualified retirement plans;
  • ASPPA QPA credential or equivalent preferred but not required; 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven ability to work in a results-oriented, team environment;
  • Strong organization skills and the ability to self-prioritize work across multiple tasks;
  • Ability to take initiative, follow-through on requests until completion, and utilize keen attention to detail, and;
  • Demonstrable intermediate-level proficiency with Microsoft Office 365 office suite and Adobe Acrobat, as well as a willingness and ability to learn other technology platforms quickly
  • Experience with ASC (defined contribution compliance), DGEM (plan documents), FTWilliam (government filings), and PensionPro (workflow management) is preferred, but not required 
  • Willingness to work additional hours during peak periods or as necessary


We offer a competitive base salary with performance-based bonuses. In addition, we provide an array of great benefits including subsidized health and dental insurance; short term disability; a 401(k) plan with matching contributions; paid time off; flex schedules; time off for charitable causes; and full reimbursement for continuing education.


This opening is based in our office in Portland, Oregon, but will be made available to candidates that prefer to telecommute. 

More Information:

 More information about Independent Retirement can be found online at www.independentretirement.com.

How to Apply

Please submit a cover letter and resume to eburnside@independentretirement.com

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