Benefits Associate

Manhattan, NY

Posted: 10/17/2019 Employment Type: Contract Specialty: Human Resources Job Number: 176117

Do you bring a lot of energy into the professional world? Are you looking to advance your career? A world class university seeks a bright and passionate Benefits Associate to join their team on a 3 to 6-month contract basis. The individual in this role will support a project for a large compliance project, the day to day operations of the retirement group, and ensure compliance with federal and state guidelines. Moreover, this is an exciting and new opportunity for a self-proclaimed go-getter looking for a vigorous and innovative environment. 

  • Create benefit pension calculations utilizing historical spreadsheets, employee data, etc. 
  • Plan provisions for all eligible union employees 
  • Review and research pension-related issues with the benefits team and Director of Retirement
  • Utilize the CBIZ web-based pension system to scan employee personalized and historical data to the correct employee record in the system
  • Review benefits information for active, terminated and retired employees
  • Analyze and calculate proper vesting for employees in retirement plans to ensure percentages are credited based on plan rules
  • Work with the benefit team and the payroll department
  • Oversee weekly reports ensures correction of processing errors
  • Audit numerous HRIS and payroll reports 

  • Bachelor’ s degree 
  • Experience working with Retirement Benefits, pensions, 403(b) or 401(k)
  • Strong proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook) and ERP systems
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills

Preferred Skills:
  • Experience working with Defined Benefit Plans
  • University work involvement
  • Enthusiastic, dynamic, organized, analytical and collaborative 
  • Capability to create and maintain a team spirit and harmonious working relationships
  • Competence to multi-task, take initiative, work independently, and use creative problem-solving skills

Job ID: 176117

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