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Senior Manager - Benefits Compliance

Reynolds American

in Winston Salem NC

Reynolds American Incorporated is positively transforming the tobacco industry. We’re a family of companies that strives for success in everything we do. The future inspires us because our people are igniting the breakthroughs that are redefining the ways adult tobacco consumers enjoy tobacco in the 21st century.

When other companies talk about growth, they only talk about size. At RAI, we focus on the growth of our people. We take pride in each other’s growth and well-being throughout our careers. We invest in your career and total well-being because we know our companies succeed when our people thrive.

At the RAI companies you’ll have the opportunity to work on iconic brands and revolutionary products by collaborating with visionary, principled and passionate people every day.

This position is within Reynolds American Services Company—a subsidiary that provides support services, including compliance, HR, law, finance, information management, and more to all of the subsidiaries of RAI

The Senior Manager, Benefits Compliance is part of the legal department and is responsible for ensuring compliance of employee benefit plans and processes with federal and state regulations and requirements, including reporting, disclosure and testing.  The Senior Manager, Benefits Compliance interacts with human resources and other internal and external partners and has primary responsibility for health and welfare plan compliance. Reports to the Director – Benefits Compliance.


(Essential Functions)

Ensure compliance of employee benefit plans with federal and state regulations and requirements for controlled group of corporations, with primary responsibility for health and welfare plan compliance.  Employee benefit plans include eight health and welfare plans covering over 5,600 active U.S. employees and 15,000 retirees and two defined contribution plans and two defined benefit plans with over $8 billion in assets.


  • Health and Welfare Plan Compliance:

    Primary responsibility for health and welfare plan compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, including ERISA, ACA and HIPPA; oversight of internal HIPPA and other privacy related training and certification efforts; completion of governmental filings and distribution of required notices and disclosures; and, in consultation with outside counsel, legal review of powers of attorney and qualified medical child support orders and communication of such orders to interested parties.

  • Government Reporting: Work with internal and external auditors and other stakeholders to prepare and file Form 5500 Annual Reports and other federal and state reporting.
  • Plan Documentation: Maintain employee benefit plan documentation, including plans, trust agreements, amendments, committee minutes, SPDs, SMMs, testing and governmental filings; responsibility for electronic storage of all employee benefit plan-related documentation.
  • Non-discrimination Testing: Work with external vendors and internal stakeholders to complete annual non-discrimination testing for all employee benefit plans.
  • Employee Communications: Preparation, distribution and maintenance of employee communications, including SPDs, SMMs, Summary Annual Reports, Summary of Benefits Coverage and other required disclosure documents, with emphasis on participant communications and disclosures related to health and welfare plans.
  • Retirement Plan Support: Provide compliance support for the tax-qualified and non-qualified defined contribution and defined benefit plans.
  • Legislation: Monitor and assess proposed and enacted federal and state laws and regulations impacting company-sponsored benefit plans.
  • Support the Director, Benefits Compliance

    Provide support on any other matters or special projects as requested by the Director, Benefits Compliance; assistance with merger and acquisition due diligence relating to employee benefit plans.


Education: Bachelor’s Degree


Thorough knowledge of employee benefits laws and regulations, with specialized knowledge of laws and regulations relating to health and welfare benefit plans.  Minimum 5 years' experience working in the areas of ERISA employee benefit plan compliance and administration, with preference given to candidates with specialized experience in the area of health and welfare benefit plan administration and/or compliance.

Special Skills/Attributes: 

Must be able to work independently on a variety of concurrent assignments and exhibit high level of organizational, communication (oral and written) and interpersonal skills.  Must be experienced in Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to effectively build cross-functional partnerships with internal and external stakeholders.

Compensation/Targeted Bonus

  • Competitive Annual Salary
  • Targeted Annual Bonus
  • Relocation assistance available for those who qualify.

Benefit Summary

Our company offers very competitive compensation and benefit plans, including:

  • 401(k) plan that offers opportunity to save on pre- and post-tax basis up to 50 percent of eligible compensation. Company matches 100 percent of employee pre-tax/Roth (401k) contributions up to six percent
  • Comprehensive health- and welfare-benefits package
  • Eleven paid company holidays annually, plus a generous paid vacation plan based on length of service
  • Company-paid sick and personal days, funeral leave and jury duty leave
  • Confidential personal financial counseling service
  • On-site health clinics and fitness centers
  • A matching grants program that enables employees to direct and double their donations to qualifying charitable organizations of their choice
  • Health-care advocacy service
  • Volunteer service opportunities
  • Federal credit union membership through Allegacy Federal Credit Union
  • Extensive training opportunities  


Reynolds American Inc. is an indirect, wholly owned subsidiary of British American Tobacco p.l.c., and the U.S. parent company of R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Company; Santa Fe Natural Tobacco Company, Inc.; American Snuff Company, LLC; Niconovum USA, Inc.; Niconovum AB; R. J. Reynolds Vapor Company; Lorillard Licensing Company, LLC; and Reynolds Brands, Inc..

Reynolds American Inc. and its affiliated companies is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Our organization offers a level of challenge, responsibility and creativity for motivated employees that stands apart from the crowd.

We are also committed to employing a diverse workforce and valuing different perspectives, experiences and talents to maximize the company's potential for successfully achieving its business objectives.

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