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401k Benefits Associate

Company: HR&P
Location: Houston
Posted on: January 28, 2023

Job Description:

Position Summary:

The 401(k) Benefits Associate is responsible for administering the day-to-day operations, weekly funding, and reconciliation of client benefit programs (Retirement plan, Flexible Spending Account, HSA/HRA plan). Provide excellent customer service and quality benefit administration. Provide analytical and technical support in the delivery of client benefit plans. This position reports to the Benefits Manager.

About the Company:

HR&P was founded in 2000 and specializes in payroll processing, benefits administration, and human resources consulting. We have built a reputation on providing exceptional customer service and administrative solutions that help companies improve their productivity and profitability. HR&P is equipped with a highly experienced staff who are dedicated to building trust and valuable partnerships with our clients.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Assist Department Lead with client 401K, IRA, FSA, and HSA/HRA plans;
  • Work effectively to make sure the plans run smoothly;
  • Investigate discrepancies and provide information in non-routine situations;
  • Responsible for the administration and coordination of multiple 401K, IRA, FSA, and HSA plans;
  • Assist with annual reporting and preparation of 5500's;
  • Assist with TPA's, vendors, and brokers to maintain plan compliance;
  • 401K, FSA, HSA weekly plan funding and reconciliation;
  • Assist Accounting Dept. with the reconciliation of bank/GL account;
  • Work with Benefit Administrators to handle any discrepancies with employee paychecks;
  • Utilize payroll system to create files, submit contributions, and integrate with vendors;
  • Assist with vendor integration files, configuration, funding, and payroll related processing;
  • Maintain a working knowledge of government regulations as they pertain to retirement plans;
  • Provide customer service support to internal and external customers;
  • Work/communicate with other departments to keep the client satisfied.
    Knowledge Skills & Abilities:
    • 1 to 2 years' 401K administration experience required;
    • Bachelor's degree recommended;
    • Excellent communication and organization skills are required;
    • Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates;
    • Capable of effective planning and priority setting;
    • Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines;
    • Strong analytical skills and a thorough knowledge of benefits administration;
    • Knowledge of 401K plans and governing laws;
    • Proficient reading, writing, grammar, and mathematics skills;
    • Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to utilize MS Word, Excel, and internal databases;
    • Proficient interpersonal relations and communicative skills;
    • Ability to maintain confidential information;
    • Valid driver's license.

      Benefits:
      • Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401k
      • Bonus program - based on eligibility
      • Paid Time Off (PTO)
      • Company-paid holidays
      • Flexible work schedule
      • Cell phone reimbursement

Keywords: HR&P, Houston , 401k Benefits Associate, Other , Houston, Texas

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