Senior Retirement Benefits Analyst - 401(k) / Pension Programs

McLean, VA, USA Req #5785

Wednesday, February 27, 2019

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Senior Analyst, Benefits


  • Assists with the implementation and ongoing delivery of corporate retirement plans, including both 401(k) and pension plans as well as nonqualified executive retirement plans
  • Handles day to day administration of large 401(k) plans including knowledge of applicable IRS & DOL rules
  • Leads retirement-related initiatives and special projects
  • Perform and review 401(k) contribution calculations and reconciliations
  • Prepares and/or reviews government filings for 401(k) and pension plans
  • Provides proactive customer service support to internal and external customers
  • Responds directly to escalated service center requests and elevates complex requests as appropriate
  • Works with Senior Director, Benefits to establish plan procedures and benefit policies that improve benefit offerings and simplify plan administration
  • Serves as first line contact with vendors on plan administration and invoicing
  • Works directly with vendors and internal resources on quality control of eligibility files, internal websites and other benefits-related platforms
  • Draft, review and execute employee communication campaigns through a variety of mediums
  • Audit plan census and payroll data for accuracy then communicate results to applicable parties
  • Assists with updates and maintenance of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and knowledge library documents
  • Gathers benefits data for annual proxy reporting
  • Works effectively in a team environment and is willing to assist others as needed
  • Collaborates with all internal and external stakeholders
  • Builds open and honest relationships with peers and business clients

    Job Requirements:
  • Bachelor's Degree and 4-6 years of experience in Human Resources, including strong background in benefits and employee communications.
  • Benefits-related certifications are a plus (ASPPA, SHRM, CEBS)
  • Mergers & Acquisition experience a plus
  • Strong problem-solving and analytical skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to interact with and present to senior executives
  • Must be detail oriented
  • Must be a self-starter and comfortable in an energetic, collaborative, fast-paced environment
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite with an emphasis on Excel and PowerPoint



Gannett Co., Inc. is a proud equal opportunity employer. We are a drug free, EEO employer committed to a diverse workforce. We will consider all qualified candidates regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity, family responsibilities, disability, education, political affiliation or veteran status.

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