Defined Benefit Data Analyst
Des Moines, IA  / Atlanta, GA  / Pittsburgh, PA 
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Job Description
Defined Benefit Data Analyst
Job Locations US-IA-Des Moines | US-GA-Atlanta | US-PA-Pittsburgh
Job # 2021-31560
Category Clerical/Administrative
Ent Seg RIS
Bus Area Pension
Pos Typ Regular Full-Time
Remote Yes
FLSA Non-Exempt

Do you have strong Defined Benefit knowledge? Strong attention to detail? Do you like to solve problems?

If so, check out this great opportunity to join our Defined Benefit Plan Data Management team.

As a Defined Benefit Data Management Analyst, you will be responsible for updating and maintaining accurate Defined Benefit participant records.

We are looking for someone who thrives on using their analytical skills to solve complex problems, enjoys working with a wide variety of internal partners and can the develop analytical tools and processes to meet the needs of an evolving retirement plan service landscape.

Additional responsibilities may include:

    Assist in the onboarding of new clients, providing guidance on data and plan provisions to implement the client onto our recordkeeping platform ensuring a seamless transition for the client.
  • Provide technical support and resolution, including research, analysis and data consulting, to business partners to ensure data in our recordkeeping system is accurate.
  • Utilize defined benefit expertise to clearly communicate complex data needs and calculations in simplified terms for internal and external parties.
  • Lead and assist in the completion of assigned projects, including but not limited to research, and analysis.
  • Serve as an expert for selected topics for internal and external contacts.
  • Coordinate activities with other departments to ensure the benefit update process meets established target dates.
  • Identify, analyze and resolve administrative data concerns.

Skills required:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent of 8 years' experience. (such as, but not limited to, Math, Actuarial Science, Statistics, or major in an analytical field is preferred.)
  • 1+ years of work-related experience in defined benefit pension field.
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Office applications with advanced knowledge of Excel logical functions.
  • Knowledge of SQL, XML, VBA, or other programming languages is highly preferred.

What will make a successful candidate:

  • Excellent mathematical and analytical skills
  • Ability to interpret complex defined benefit plan provisions
  • Must have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to work collaboratively and manage projects
  • Ability and willingness to work across several different technology platforms
  • Passion for solving problems and sharing solutions
  • Strong decision making and organizational skills
  • Must be able manage a large workload and prioritize accordingly with willingness and flexibility to work overtime, as needed
  • High integrity and discretion to ensure the confidentiality of client information.
Additional Information

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Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
8+ years
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