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Senior Defined Contribution Consultant

Loren D. Stark Company

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Senior Defined Contribution Consultant (Work from Home) $74K - $77K

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 Contributions Consultant with a Bachelor’s Degree, with designation as a Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA), Qualified 401(k) Consultant (QKC) designation and A to Z (full cycle compliance consultant).

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 oriented company with a desirable work-life balance and a permanent employer, look no further. 

Job Description

Maintain relationships and consult with assigned clients to manage the completion of annual plan administration or special projects as defined in scope of services,

  • Work closely with Plan Sponsors, Record-keepers, Financial Institutions and Auditors to deliver practical solutions to help clients maintain their qualified plans,
  • Review, interpret and advise on Plan Documents, Amendments, Notices and Summary Plan Descriptions,
  • Consulting on issues related to IRS and ERISA compliance,
  • Adhere to engagement budget constraints and complete assigned tasks within the time requested to manage profitability of assigned workload,
  • Assist with proposals and new client conversions,
  • Complete or review all aspects of Annual Plan Administration including:
    • Employee data reconciliation,
    • Contribution/allocation calculations, including Match, Safe Harbor, Top Heavy, Profit Sharing and New Comparability,
    • ADP/ACP, Coverage, Top Heavy, Non-discrimination and other advanced Compliance Testing, including corrections of ADP/ACP Testing and Projected Testing,
    • Trust Accounting preparation and reconciliation,
    • Compliance Reports,
    • Governmental Filings such as Forms 5500, 8955-SSA, 5330, 1099-R / 1096 and 945,
    • Audit Support for Large Plans,
    • Calculation of Corrective Contributions and Distributions, including VCP and SCP filings,
    • Preparation and review of distributions and loans,
    • Maintain documentation of Client communications.
  • Assist with other functions relating to the administration of qualified contribution plans,
  • Perpetually build knowledge base to strengthen area of expertise,
  • Maintain systems proficiency to enhance client services delivery,
  • Manage productivity goals for team and company deadlines.  Facilitate 30-day completion and communication of Contribution Calculation letter to client,
  • Prove consistent production standards of the above two items by December 31st,   
  • Communicate potential concerns to Team Leader and Operations Manager,
  • Perform Annual Compliance Testing to demonstrate satisfaction of IRS regulations,
  • Review annual valuations prepared by outsourcing and/or team members 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,
  • Develop and execute plans to improve customer satisfaction and overall quality of services,
  • Assist the Trust Accountants with client questions,
  • Assist the Data Collections department with acquiring information and coordinate with our Data Collections department mail-outs for plans,
  • Communicate plan issues inter-departmentally,
  • Proactively communicate outstanding invoices of 90 days or more to client(s) during the course routine interaction,
  • Provide technical guidance and direction,
  • Act as a back-up for team members,
  • Track jobs in Retirement Plan Administrator system (RPA) for timely completion,
  • Provide recommendations on suitable billing to be coordinated with Chief Financial Officer,
  • Additional duties as assigned,
  • Low travel, if any; due to COVID-19. We understand the pandemic is over; however,  our employees safety is our priority – we will make decisions on non-essential travel and monitor the status of all types of virus.  

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent business experience,
  • Minimum FIVE (5) years of experience working as a Compliance Consultant or closely related capacity,
  • 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 contribution plans.
  • Must possess a Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation or be enrolled in and actively pursuing the designation,
  • Team oriented attitude and 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 a safe working conditions and invested heavily in measures to keep employees healthy during the recent pandemic and to deal with the current Workplace Burnout. 

Salary Range: $74,000 - $77,000

Bonus: $0 - $5,000

How to Apply

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


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