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Ascensus Plan Administrator in Austin, Texas

Newport, an Ascensus company, helps employers offer their associates a more secure financial future through retirement plans, insurance and consulting services. Newport offers comprehensive plan solutions and consulting expertise to plan sponsors and the advisors who serve them. As a provider and partner, Newport is independent, experienced, and responsive.

Job Summary : Plans, develops, delivers and services more complex/mega clients’ corporate non-qualified plans for administration.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions .

  • Develops and maintains full understanding of day-to-day workflow processes required for client plans assigned.

  • Acts as a liaison with the client and Newport to ensure accuracy of plan recordkeeping and data.

  • Reviews all documents for completeness and accuracy; assures all checklists are completed.

  • Collects all pertinent plan data from requisite sources.

  • Maintains knowledge of Plan Recordkeeping system and functions.

  • Assists in the implementation and ongoing maintenance and application of regulatory requirements for client benefit accounts.

  • Responds to and documents participant, plan sponsor and trustee inquiries.

  • Researches and resolves any issues concerning reports, investments, plan provisions and specific transactional activities.

  • Provides information and support to the Service Team as needed to manage client accounts.

  • Participates in setting department standards, processes and procedures. Makes recommendations to ensure regulatory compliance issues are met.

  • Contributes to development of enrollment, client communications, materials and administrative standards for new product lines, and assists to implement changes as directed by supervisory personnel.

  • Analyzes and prepares all transactions prior to processing including deferral and distribution management.

  • Prepares, reviews and delivers all plan periodic, regulatory and ad-hoc reporting. Performs quality control checks.

  • Reports to manager on client satisfaction, and any other items necessary to assure customer loyalty.

  • Supports all administrative activities as needed for assigned client accounts.

  • Successfully completes requisite reporting and recordkeeping as well as audit activity associated with the production and distribution of participant benefit statements

  • Coordinates training and provides mentoring to team members, as needed

  • Assumes project management responsibilities for department initiatives to increase efficiencies and document changes in processes and procedures.

  • Oversees the scheduled client deliverables for completeness and in a timely manner

  • Works under pressure in a very fast paced environment

  • Focuses on learning in everyday activities and events

  • Collaborates with and openly shares knowledge with colleagues

  • Presents information and responds to questions from managers, clients, customers, and the public

  • Regular, reliable and punctual.

Management Responsibilities

  • None

Required Education, Experience and Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • 5+ years’ experience working in a related position in the retirement services sector.

  • Strong MS Office skills to include Excel, Word, PowerPoint, and Adobe.

Preferred (but not required) education or skills for this role

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field or industry experience, or a combination of education and industry

Competencies

  • Analytical

  • Business Acumen

  • Avid Learner

  • Collaboration

  • Rapport Building

  • Customer Oriented

  • Detail Oriented

  • Verbal and Written Communication Skills

  • Planning and Organizing

  • Problem Solver

  • Team Player

  • Time Management

TRAVEL: Up to 5%.

OTHER DUTIES

Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

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