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Third-Party Employee Benefits Administrator

Schneider Downs

in Pittsburgh PA / Hybrid

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As a trusted advisor in the professional services industry, you know what matters most to clients: Big thinking with a personal focus. You also know what matters most to your own success, including: career growth, work-life flexibility, leadership that cares about your ability to succeed, the opportunity to give and receive one-on-one coaching and mentoring, as well as learning opportunities that inspire professional development. Experience them all at Schneider Downs, where we’ve been providing accounting, tax, consulting, and wealth management services through our team of innovative thought leaders for over 65 years. Start building a career with people motivated to help you succeed -- and enjoy more of what counts.

The Retirement Solutions division of Schneider Downs specializes in providing comprehensive retirement planning services, including plan governance consulting, retirement plan design and implementation, recordkeeping, third-party administration, fiduciary investment advisory services, and participant education. We also offer ESOP consulting, recordkeeping and administration, as well as executive compensation program design and implementation. Schneider Downs Retirement Solutions (SDRS) third-party administration team provides services for qualified and nonqualified retirement plans. These services typically include design and plan documentation, compliance testing, reporting, distribution services, plan corrections and consulting for retirement plans.

Learn more about our Retirement Solutions practice here:

Schneider Downs has embraced the hybrid work model, so this role will have flexibility working from home, as well as in the office.

As the Third-Party Employee Benefits Administrator, you will…

  • Compliance testing for defined contribution plans (ADP Testing, ACP Testing, Top Heavy Testing, Coverage Testing, General Nondiscrimination Testing, etc.)
  • Preparation of Forms 5500, 1099-R, 945, 8955-SSA, 5330, and other government forms for defined contribution plans, defined benefit plans, and welfare benefit plans
  • Preparation of plan documents and amendments
  • ESOP administration, including plan document preparation, 409(p) Testing, diversification calculations, and balance-forward accounting
  • Trust reconciliation with a variety of plan assets and platform providers
  • Technical consulting with respect to plan corrections through EPCRS, DFVCP and VFCP
  • Prior experience with defined benefit plans and/or welfare benefits plans would be beneficial

As the Third-Party Employee Benefits Administrator, you will have…


  • Bachelor’s degree is required
  • Minimum of three years of third-party administration/qualified retirement plan compliance experience is required


  • QKA (Qualified 401(k) Administrator) or QPA (Qualified Pension Administrator) certification via ASPPA (or be willing to obtain) is preferred
  • Prior experience with Relius and/or DATAIR is strongly preferred, but not required


  • Extreme attention to detail, and strong organizational skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills in working with internal staff, shareholders and clients
  • Ability to define priorities and to handle multiple tasks and projects, with minimal direction
  • Ability to work under pressure; maintain problem-solving attitude
  • Adaptable; able to change focus quickly

At Schneider Downs, our culture is our identity. And it’s our culture of care that makes us unique. Even as we grow, we work hard to retain this culture to continuously promote a positive, supportive work environment through our core values: Care, Integrity, Flexibility, Respect, and Drive.

- Competitive compensation
- Insurance, including health, dental, and vision, that begin on day one
- 20+ days of paid time off and 13 paid holidays
- Flex Fridays and office closures for summer and winter breaks
- Parental leave, family care leave, and volunteer time
- 401(k) plans and profit sharing
- CPA exam bonus, education assistance program, and pet insurance

For over 65 years, Schneider Downs has provided audit, tax, consulting, and wealth management services through our team of innovative thought leaders committed to our approach of providing Big Thinking with a Personal Focus. Our client roster includes a diverse blend of well-established national and regional businesses both publicly and privately owned – as well as not-for-profits and exciting start-ups. Regardless of industry or corporate profile, our clients receive the highest level of responsiveness, pro-activity, and personal attention to their individual needs. We call that commitment the SD Standard and it’s what makes us different.

Schneider Downs is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other protected characteristics. We believe a culture of care that celebrates diversity, equity, and inclusion contributes to a better company, better client services, and a better world.

Schneider Downs does not accept unsolicited referrals for vacancies, and any unsolicited referral will become the property of Schneider Downs. Upon hire, no fee will be owed to the agency, person, or entity.

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