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Senior 401(k) Qualified Plan Consultant


in Lake Mary FL / Orlando FL / Saint Petersburg FL / Miami FL / Charlotte NC / Dallas TX / Chicago IL

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Who we are:

Newport helps companies offer their associates a more secure financial future through retirement plansinsurance and consulting services. Newport offers comprehensive plan solutions and consulting expertise to plan sponsors and the advisors who serve them. As a provider and partner, Newport is independent, experienced and responsive.

Job Summary: The Senior Governance Consultant is an integral part of the Fiduciary Consulting Services team working with various team members to develop and deliver qualified plan and governance analytics and consulting services to Newport’s institutional clients. Fiduciary Consulting Services provides governance and investment support to qualified plan sponsors

 What You Will Do:

  • Work with governance analysts, develops client meeting deliverables with appropriate focus and attention to detail.
  • Support team activity as an ongoing technical and responsive resource to investment consultants, intermediaries and clients.
  • Participate in client and committee meetings, discussions and delivery of related materials.
  • Manage relationships and workflows with key contacts at client’s record-keeper and administrative services provider.
  • Perform and lead research as needed for range of plan and governance subject matter and staying current on regulatory and legislative developments associated with defined contribution plans.
  • Participate in new business development and builds relationships with centers of influence.
  • Conduct peer review of client materials to ensure quality of deliverables.
  • Develop and manages client project work including Request for Proposals
  • Work  in a fast-paced, multi-task environment, is a "self-starter" working continuously under tight deadlines.
  • Regular, reliable, and punctual attendance.

 Education, Skills and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting, math, business or related field
  • 5+ years’ of ERISA and defined contribution qualified plan experience with emphasis on 401(k) plan activity
  • Understanding of key governance activity related to committee charters, evaluating plan service providers, analyzing plan expenses, assessing participant communication and education activity, compliance with 404(c) and 404a-5 regulations
  • Experience with various major 401(k) recordkeeping service provider organizations
  • Strong MS Office skills including MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Adobe Acrobat

Preferred (but not required):

  •  Licenses (FINRA Series 6 or 7, and 66) or agreement to pursue licenses
  • Master’s or J.D. degree, AIFA, PPC, CPC, CPFA designation


  • Analytical Thinking
  • Project Management
  • Attention to Detail
  • Accuracy
  • Time Management
  • Organizational and Planning
  • Team player
  • Written and Verbal Communication
  • Critical Thinker
  • Interpersonal Competency
  • Problem Solver
  • Proactive
  • Resourceful
  • Sound Judgment

TRAVEL: Up to 35%

Newport offers for employment are conditioned upon satisfactory completion of our employment screening process (including, but not limited to, a review of past employment and education records, background investigation, and/or credit check and fingerprints.)

Newport unequivocally rejects racism and discrimination of any kind and fosters an environment of belonging to provide access and opportunity for all.  As an Equal Opportunity Employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, gender expression, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

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