Benefits Retirement Plan Specialist

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Title :

Benefits Retirement Plan Specialist

Location :

Houston

Hours :

Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Job Summary

Gibson Dunn is a leading global law firm, advising clients on significant transactions and disputes. Our exceptional teams craft and deploy creative legal strategies that are meticulously tailored to every matter, however complex or high-stakes. The firm’s work is distinguished by a unique combination of precision and vision.

Gibson Dunn seeks a Benefits Retirement Specialist for the Benefits Department.  The focus for this position will be processing and performing all aspects of benefits retirement administration, while contributing to special projects as needed.

This position is open to all U.S. office locations of Gibson Dunn.

This role reports to the Benefits Manager.

Responsibilities include:

  • Processing deduction calculations for the Retirement Plan semi-monthly and monthly contributions
  • Processing Retirement Plan demographics
  • Administer employee benefits; including interpreting and determining eligibility
  • Keeping firm’s benefits materials updated, running reports to determine ACA eligibility
  • Conducting Benefits New Hire orientation and Open Enrollment meeting
  • Reconciling and processing various insurance plan vendor invoices for premium payments
  • Performing a variety of tasks as required
  • Providing day-to-day benefits administration
  • Assisting with the Retirement Plan projects

Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Compliance with legal requirements and knowledge of benefits laws and regulations
  • Demonstrated knowledge of COBRA, HIPAA, ERISA
  • Prior experience with PeopleSoft/Oracle and Microsoft applications
  • Familiarity with standard practices, procedures and concepts within benefits administration
  • Basic Accounting Skills required
  • Flexibility to work overtime and weekends, based on department needs is required

Experience

    • Bachelor’s degree required
    • At least 3 years combined experience working with Retirement Plan and Employee Benefits
    • Experience in the retirement plan industry and a familiarity with the various aspects of plan administration, including trust accounting, compliance testing, contribution allocations, preparation of Form 5500 and participant distributions

    Gibson Dunn will consider for employment qualified Applicants with Criminal Histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of local law.

    Compensation & Benefits:
    The annual compensation range for this position is $72-82k. The salary offered within this range will depend upon qualifications and other operational considerations.
    Benefits offered for this position include health care; retirement benefits; paid days off, including sick time, and vacation time; parental leave; basic life insurance; Flexible Spending Accounts; as well as discretionary, performance-based bonuses.

GIBSON DUNN & CRUTCHER LLP IS COMMITTED TO THE PRINCIPLES OF EQUAL EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY FOR ALL PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES AND APPLICANTS AND, IN ACCORDANCE WITH THE APPLICABLE FEDERAL AND STATE LAWS, DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF SEX, RACE, CREED, COLOR, RELIGION, MATRICULATION OR POLITICAL AFFILIATION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, ALIENAGE OR CITIZENSHIP STATUS, ANCESTRY, AGE, MARITAL STATUS OR PARTNERSHIP STATUS, FAMILY RESPONSIBILITIES, DISABILITY, MEDICAL CONDITION, PERSONAL APPEARANCE, GENETIC INFORMATION, PREDISPOSING GENETIC CHARACTERISTICS, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, MILITARY STATUS, STATUS AS A VICTIM OF DOMESTIC VIOLENCE, STALKING AND SEX OFFENSES, ARREST OR CONVICTION RECORD, OR ON ANY OTHER BASIS PROHIBITED BY LAW.