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Senior Defined Benefits Consultant

Loren D. Stark Company

in Remote

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Senior Defined Benefits Consultant (Work from Home) $87K - $99K

Employment Type

Full-Time, Exempt

Why Work Here?

“We value experience, the desire to gain knowledge and the motivation to do your best.”

Job purpose

The position will advise an employer or plan sponsor in matters relating to retirement plans, review and analyze retirement plan documents, prepares and manages plan and funding documents related to retirement.  Our ideal candidate would be an experienced Senior Defined Benefits Consultant with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting with certifications as a Enrolled Retirement Plan Agent (ERPA) or Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) designation. Cash Balance Plan experience is preferred.

LDSCO has well-defined strategies to meet our goals. However, success cannot be sustainable unless we commit to and work according to our values. First among these is Honesty in all aspects of our conduct. This includes acting with integrity in how we run our business, both with respect to our external dealings with customers, clients and competitors and in our internal dealings with our staff.

For nearly a decade, LDSCO employees, supervisors, managers and company leadership have been working from home.  If you are interested in a stable family orientated company with a desirable work-life balance and a permanent employer, look no further. 

Job Description

  • Accurately prepare contribution calculations and valuations for clients,
  • Review client employee census data, optimization of total contribution and compliance testing,
  • Act as the primary point of contact for client contact and correspondence addressing questions and concerns while maintaining the highest possible levels of customer satisfaction,
  • Coordinates and facilitates the welcome meeting with the client and all project team meetings,
  • Review and preparation of Form 5500 and Schedule SB,
  • Perform Annual Testing to demonstrate satisfaction of IRS Coverage and Non-discrimination requirements,
  • Review annual valuations prepared by outsourcing and peers for accuracy,
  • Accurately and timely complete and/or review form 5500 for filing prior to the annual deadline,
  • Arrange and attend client meetings to ensure communication and satisfaction,
  • Develops and executes plans to improve customer satisfaction and overall quality of services,
  • Preparation of projections upon request,
  • Review and recommend plan document changes to accommodate changing client needs or client company demographics,
  • Proactively anticipate plan changes based on participant salaries and demographics to avoid and correct errors,
  • Assist the Trust Accountants with client questions,
  • Assist the Data Collections team with acquiring information,
  • Identify gaps and facilitate training within the team,
  • Communicate plan issues inter-departmentally,
  • Act as a back-up for team members,
  • Additional duties as assigned,
  • Low travel, if any, due to COVID-19. We understand the pandemic is over; however, our employee’s safety is our priority - we will make decisions on non-essential travel and monitor the status of all types of viruses. 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in accounting, finance, business administration, or equivalent business experience,
  • Minimum FIVE (5) years of experience working as a compliance consultant or closely related capacity,
  • Combo Plan experience required,
  • Cash Balance experience preferred,
  • Extensive client management experience with a proven history of retention and client satisfaction,
  • Advanced knowledge of the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA) and related regulations,
  • Must have the ability to read and comprehend plan documents,
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to prioritize, manage tasks and meet deadlines in connection with business operations,
  • The ability to clearly and concisely articulate retirement terminology to clients,
  • Must possess understanding of integral part and aspects of Retirement Plans with a special inference on 401(k) or Defined Benefits Plans.
  • Must possess the ERPA, or QPA or consideration for those enrolled and actively pursuing their designations,
  • Team oriented attitude a willingness to help others achieve,
  • Strong knowledge of English grammar, composition, spelling and punctuation,
  • Ability to analyze data, determine root cause, and provide and/or develop an appropriate solution for resolution,
  • Computer proficiency and a strong command of the Microsoft suite of products,
  • Advanced customer service skills including appropriate business etiquette in all dealings,
  • Excellent communication skills, including verbal, written, interpersonal and presentation skills,
  • Willingness to take on new duties and responsibilities as requested,

LDSCO offers a challenging and rewarding work environment supported by a total compensation program that includes:

  • Competitive Base Salary, with standard annual bonuses and performance incentive programs,
  • Full Benefits Package which include Health, Dental, Vision, Life and Accident insurance, and Cafeteria Plans,
  • Paid Leave such as Paid Time Off (PTO), a Personal Day, 9 Paid Holidays and up to 12 Fun Days per year,
  • Retirement Plan 401K, Safe Harbor Contribution, and Employee Stock Ownership Plan,
  • Professional Development and Continued Education Expense Reimbursement,
  • Rewards and Recognition Program,
  • Entrepreneurial Culture,
  • Strong Team Environment with Social and Team Building Activities.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: LDSCO is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  In addition, LDSCO will make reasonable accommodations to known physical or mental limitations of an otherwise qualified applicant with a disability, unless the accommodation imposes an undue hardship on the operation of our business. 

At LDSCO, our people are the heart of the company and our number one asset.  We are committed to providing safe working conditions and invested heavily in measures to keep employees healthy during our recent pandemic and to deal with the current Workplace Burnout. 

Salary Range: $87,750 - $99,450

Bonus: $0 - $6,000

How to Apply

Qualified candidates please email your resume, and salary expectations to Josie Flores, Hiring Manager at josief@ldsco.com


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