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ERISA Consultant

Sentinel Benefits & Financial

in Wakefield MA

Sentinel Benefits & Financial

The Purpose of Your Role:

Do you want to work for a fast paced, growing organization where people make the difference? We are seeking a knowledgeable, team-oriented ERISA Consultant to join our team! The role offers a great opportunity to work in a fun, collaborative work environment.

This position has functional responsibilities for compliance related projects, plan design for both qualified and non-qualified plans, and assisting sales through plan design and participating in sales presentations and meetings.

In This Role You Will:

  • Work on recurring and non-recurring compliance related projects including initial client contact, preparation of retainer letters and service agreements, actual project work, tracking, keeping management updated on progress and billing. 
  • These projects include but are not limited to plan corrections using Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System (EPCRS) self-correction, Voluntary Compliance Program (VCP), Delinquent Filer Voluntary Correction (DFVC) for late 5500 filings, VFCP for late deferral deposits and other fiduciary issues, IRS, DOL and PBGC audits, plan document restatements, IRS Favorable Determination Letter submissions, health and welfare documents and service agreement issues.
  • The Consultant will also provide expertise on plan design for both qualified and non-qualified plans and address advanced technical issues internally and externally on retirement plan and health and welfare plan discrimination testing, controlled groups, mergers and spin-offs.
  • Partner with Sales and New Business to provide knowledge and expertise in plan design, and assisting in the sales process and onboarding of new clients.
  • Ad hoc projects as needed.

About You:   

We value people who are hard-working and smart.  You need to be the kind of switched-on self-starter who can handle a broad variety of tasks efficiently, accurately and positively.  

The Excellence You Deliver:

  • Demonstrate and maintain in-depth knowledge of ERISA, the Internal Revenue Code and  related regulations concerning retirement plans and health and welfare plans.
  • Prepare plan document restatements  and amendments on document system and review for retirement plans and health and welfare plans.
  • Prepare IRS-required forms for Favorable Determination Letter filings.
  • Prepare IRS Voluntary Correction Program (VCP) filings for document and operational issues.
  • Respond to questions concerning 401(k), 403(b), 457(b), non-qualified and health and welfare plans.
  • Provide knowledge of discrimination testing rules as they relate to controlled groups and  Multiple Employer plans.
  • Prioritize multiple tasks, work with limited supervision and escalate issues appropriately.
  • Timely prepare or review periodic annual notices for plan sponsors.
  • Some travel may be required. This position is not eligible to be worked remotely except in emergency situations and with prior approval from the supervisor.

The Expertise We’re Looking For:

  • 5 to 7 years of experience with plan documents
  • A passion for problem solving and providing knowledge
  • Excellent Communication Skills – Being able to respond and exchange ideas clearly, tactfully and effectively through writing, speaking, and presentations; shares appropriate information to keep people informed; is seen as approachable.
  • Experience with Relius document system and SunGard Volume Submitter document preferred.
  • ASPPA Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) or higher credential preferred.
  • BA/BS degree preferred.

Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group proudly serves more than 3,500 clients throughout the U.S., and for 30 years, we’ve remained devoted to making a difference in the lives of our people, our clients and our community. With nearly 200 professionals tied to our mission to deliver great service -- and a 9-year average associate tenure -- we have become the thought leader we are today.

From our conveniently located headquarters on Lake Quannapowitt in Wakefield, MA, you will enjoy a collaborative work environment that encourages cross-departmental creativity and engagement. We’re looking for dynamic individuals, self-starters and team players to join our team.

Recognized as one of the largest employee benefits firms in Massachusetts (Boston Business Journal), a top 100 retirement plan adviser (PLANADVISER Magazine), and the 2016 recipient of the Best-in-Retirement Business IMPACT Award™ by Charles Schwab, our in-house experts -- and their commitment to excellence -- define who we are.

Our Culture:

Our people care about our organization. We are a company with a mission to be the best in our industry. Being part of this company means that you are part of something special. Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group offers paid vacation, 9 Holidays and 1 floating holiday, company sponsored medical and dental insurance, life insurance, AD&D, short and long‐term disability, 401(k) Plan and free parking.

How to Apply

Sentinel Benefits & Financial Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Interested candidates should email a resume to:, SUBJECT LINE: ERISA Consultant  

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