Great-West Corporate Senior ERISA Consultant in Andover, Massachusetts

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Would you like to be a part of one of America's leading financial services firms? Great-West Financial is the nation’s second largest insurer in sales of individual life insurance through banks. We also offer annuity and executive benefits products. Under Empower Retirement, we provide employer sponsored retirement plans as the nation’s second largest retirement plan provider.

Our over 5,000 associates across 40 locations across the country provide world class service to:

30,000+ employer sponsored retirement plans

8 million+ employees participating in their employer-sponsored retirement plan

467,700+ individual life insurance and annuity accounts

$460 billion+ total assets under administration

The Sr ERISA Consultant is responsible for performing a variety of administrative and analytical functions associated with implementing Defined Contribution (DC) plans. Performing comprehensive reviews of plan documents for legal/operational issues; consulting with internal and external clients regarding best practice plan design; assist with assessment of certain error correction methodology. Responsible for educating, training, providing analysis on technical ERISA plan issues.

  • Acts as a key contact for new clients.

  • Performs plan document reviews and prepare client assessment outlining recommended changes to ensure documents comply with DC operating practices and regulatory requirements. Negotiate appropriate changes with client and/or client’s legal counsel and ensure proper execution of final documents.

  • Acts as primary contact to facilitate efforts to resolve compliance issues and limit liability.

  • Conducts research and recommend policies on outstanding compliance issues, both general and plan specific, raised during daily operations.

  • Consults with the operating areas of DC on plan document and corporate structural requirements for trust and plan set up on DC systems.

  • Provides accurate and timely reporting on status of assignments as required by Manager.

  • In conjunction with Legal, reviews literature, summaries, and other written materials used internally or externally as guides to the plan’s provisions. This includes participant communications, newsletters, and summaries of a plan’s features.

  • Participates in both pre-sale and post-sale client meetings and presentations as required.

  • Assists in formulating responses to inquiries received in a RFP for prospective clients.

  • Assists management by reviewing and evaluating compliance reporting, documentation, and controls to improve upon the current level of service and to minimize regulatory exposure.

  • Reviews and updates department procedures.

  • Help train new associates

  • Be a part of internal workgroups

  • Provide recommendations to management around improvements to the consulting process

  • Be a resource for other consultants

  • Assist with regulatory and legislative update articles

  • Bachelor's degree in related field or equivalent experience

  • 7+ years retirement industry experience working with clients and advisors

  • Strong broad-based knowledge of qualified plan design and administration.

  • Strong knowledge of ERISA and the tax code as they relate to employer-sponsored retirement plans.

  • Excellent analytic, problem solving, business judgment and organization skills.

  • Excellent collaborator with strong interpersonal and presentation skills. Ability to communicate complex information at a level appropriate for the intended audience.

  • Ability to develop, build and maintain relationships with internal and external constituencies through strong influence, diplomacy and negotiating skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this job. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties and skills.

At Great-West Financial® and Empower Retirement, our more than 5,000 associates are dedicated to helping customers secure their financial futures. We offer a range of retirement savings products, life insurance, annuities and investment services from offices across the country. If you’re interested in joining a company that enjoys a record of strong performance and is rich in history yet innovative, bold and transformative, then our organization is an outstanding place for you to grow and succeed. We’re an equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. We’re also committed to providing a drug-free workplace.

External Job Title: Senior ERISA Consultant

ID: 14544

External Company Name: Great-West Life & Annuity Insurance Company