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Department Finance Specialist for SEIU in Washington, DC

Service Employees International Union | Washington DC 20036 USA | Full Time | Posted: 12/18/2012

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SERVICE EMPLOYEES INTERNATIONAL UNION’s Benefits Office, is seeking a

Pension Benefit Fund Specialist



This position is responsible for processing and reviewing pension benefit calculations, processing pension benefit appeals and processing Qualified Domestic Relations Orders in accordance with plan rules and regulations for the SEIU Benefit Funds. The SEIU Benefit Funds administer multiple benefit funds in a fat paced environment.

Responsibilities:
PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:
Duties include but are not limited to the following:

Processes pension benefit appeals
Reviews, analyzes and provides explanation to pension actuarial data inquiries.
Processes Qualified Domestic Relations Order (QDRO).
Assist with the preparation of presentations to participants, employers and locals unions.
Assists with training of Fund Staff.
Prepares pension benefit approval letters and ensure efficient delivery of pension benefits.
Processes and/or prints pension benefit checks as assigned.
Provides information to the external audit and assists with the implementation of suggested changes made by the external auditor.
Reviews pension benefit calculations according to plan rules and regulations and/or merger agreements.
Reviews pension benefit recalculations as required due to additional service credit being reported after initial calculation is performed.
Processes pension benefit calculations according to plan rules and regulations and/or merger agreements.
Analyzes, interprets, communicates and applies complicated plan language and merger agreements as related to pension benefits.
Analyzes, interprets, communicates and applies ERISA, DOL, IRS and Canadian Regulations as related to pension benefits.
Researches and analyzes pension benefit related delinquencies in coordination with the SEIU Benefit funds Contributions Compliance Department.
Consult, research, and resolve issues regarding various issues related to participants, beneficiaries, trustees, employers, etc.
Prepares and coordinates reports for Trustees Meetings.
Assists with implementation of software.
Assists with clerical function of the SEIU Benefit Funds
Assists Executive Director, Deputy Director, Benefits Processing Manager and Assistant Benefits Processing Manager with special projects.
Performs other duties as required to support the mission of the department and the SEIU Benefit Funds

Qualifications:
Education and Experience:


Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university with coursework including business administration and advance math or other related coursework and six (6) years of experience in a pension environment.

Equivalency:
Associate’s degree with coursework including business administration and advanced math or other related coursework and eight (8) years of experience in a pension environment.

Candidates must be able to demonstrate the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

Ability to analyze, interpret, apply and communicate ERISA, DOL, IRS and Canadian Regulations as related to pension benefits.
Ability to analyze, interpret, apply and communicate complicated plan language and merger agreements.
Ability to create and maintain confidentiality of information.
Ability to perform detailed calculations with accuracy in an efficient manner.
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing
Ability to think critically and produce sound, logical conclusions.
Ability to perform data entry functions.
Ability to work efficiently and effectively in demanding environment.
Ability to handle sensitive situations in a calm respectful manner.
Ability to multitask using oral, visual and tactile senses simultaneously.
Ability to handle multiple projects, meet established deadlines and adapt to an ever changing environment for the purposes of accomplishing results.
Ability to organize work/tasks to provide for systematic and efficient process.
Ability to produce work accurately and thoroughly.
Ability to work with people at all levels, discreetly and confidently from diverse backgrounds and cultures.
Ability to maintain flexible attitude and approach toward assignments while actively participating and supporting a team environment.
Proficient in the use of personal computers using accounting, database, and spreadsheet software or other SEIU Benefit Fund Office software including Microsoft Office Suite in the performance of record keeping.

Test Certificates:
Excel (Intermediate)
Word (Basic)
Power Point (Basic)

Physical Requirements:
Work is generally performed in an office setting. Long and extended hours required as necessary. Travel required as assigned.

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Location Washington, DC, 20036, United States
Categories Community Improvement/Capacity Building/Economic Development, Employment/Job-related, Other, Public Policy
Function Accounting/Finance
Experience Years 6 yrs
Pref Major Business
Pref Degree Bachelors
Certifications Excel (Intermediate) Word (Basic) Power Point (Basic)

Location Maptop

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Contact Name Pamela Kieffer
How to apply Applications are no longer accepted for this job posting.
Url https://careers-seiu.icims.com/jobs/1020/pension-benefit-fund-specialist/login
Job Code 2012-1020