Washington University is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, genetic information, disability, or protected veteran status.
This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Human Resources. This position is for the Danforth Campus.
Responsible for a full range of accounting and analysis necessary to maintain the accuracy and integrity of the University’s benefit plans. Provides financial analysis of data to provide recommendations of benefit plan design.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Performs the following accounting / finance activities, with regard to University’s benefits plans which total over $400 million annually, in compliance with GAAP and University Accounting policies and procedures:
Running and analyzing general ledger accounts
Transferring premiums and flexible spending to appropriate accounts
Calculating annual health plan premiums
Making adjustments for payroll, transfer files to vendors for processing
Balance retirement plan accounts
Track and calculate 457 plan accounts
Pay vendors as appropriate
Collaborates with University Accounting & Finance staff to resolve issues and ensure consistency.
Provide an annual audit of existing benefit plans for accuracy and submit annual and periodic regulatory filings (i.e. 5500s, etc.) as required. The position is the project lead for the annual retirement plan audit, providing required financial and plan documents.
Provide all benefits data analyses and modeling as a foundation to potential future benefit plan changes.
Human Resources Department Budget preparation and monthly tracking.
Lend accounting & benefits expertise in testing for HRMS upgrades/enhancements.
Other duties as assigned. This includes ad hoc reporting and special projects, document/maintain procedures, cross-train with other positions in the department and serve as a backup during peak periods and vacations.
BS in Accounting.
Three to four years of professional accounting.
Experience working with financial accounting systems; proficiency in Excel, Word, and Access.
Understanding of benefit plan design and processes.
Experience with accounting practices with benefit plans.
Prior experience in a decentralized and / or university environment.
Excellent interpersonal skills, written and verbal; a service-oriented communicator with the ability to forge relationships and bring diverse groups together on difficult accounting issues.
A self-motivated individual driven by challenge with a high degree of reliability, accuracy and productivity.
Ability to multi-task and manage shifting priorities and deadlines with attention to detail and ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
Strong problem solving and decision-making capabilities; ability to properly assess pertinent data and develop a framework for effective and practical solutions to complex issues.
Excellent spreadsheet, word processing and database management software skills, preferably with Access knowledge.
Applicant Special Instructions:
West Campus Office, tobacco free environment; 40 hour work week with extra hours as needed; ability to travel to various locations across campuses is required.
The hiring range for this position is $50,895 - $66,144 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
Human Resources website (hr.wustl.edu)
Internal Applicant Instruction:
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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