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Employee Benefit Plan Audit Senior Associate

Company: Grant Thornton LLP
Location: Hartford
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

Employee Benefit Plans Audit Senior Associate

Position Summary

Grant Thornton considers employee benefit plan audits (EBPA) to be a priority service offering of the firm. We have the deep resources of a large firm to provide our clients a team comprised of industry-leading audit professionals, and subject matter experts including actuaries and ERISA compliance experts. Grant Thornton understands how important fiduciary responsibility is to our clients, participants, and other stakeholders. We work with some of the country's most successful private and public companies to first understand their plan environment and the risks they face, and then focus our efforts where they matter most. We work with clients to improve their overall financial reporting processes and to help them better understand their plan processes and areas of risk. We also consider it our job to continually inform our clients about accounting, financial and regulatory developments that may affect their plan environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

+ Your focus will be on our benefit plan services clients, which includes auditing defined contribution pension plans, defined benefit pension plans, and health and welfare plans.

+ Oversee the efforts of multiple client engagements, including staffing, with the ability to manage to budget.

+ Maintain active communication with clients to manage expectations, ensure satisfaction, and lead change efforts effectively.

+ Proactively interact with key client management to gather information, resolve audit-related matters, and make recommendations for operational or internal control improvements

+ Team with partners, senior managers, and managers on proposals and business development matters.

+ Manage, develop, train, and mentor staff on projects and assess performance for engagement and year-end reviews.

+ Attend professional development, networking events, and training seminars on a regular basis.

+ Adhere to the highest degree of professional standards and strict client confidentiality.

+ Other duties as assigned

Qualifications - External

+ Bachelor's degree in accounting, MBA a plus.

+ Minimum 3-5 years of progressive audit experience in a medium to a large public accounting firm or equivalent, and well versed in an array of plan types (DC, DB, HW, ESOP)

+ Excellent analytical, technical, project management, and auditing skills including proficiency in US GAAP, GAAS, and PCAOB rules and standards.

+ Knowledge of employee benefits laws, ERISA laws, and regulations, Internal Revenue Code and regulations, compliance, and resolution programs.

+ Ability to work additional hours as needed with limited travel domestically to various client sites as needed.


About Us

At Grant Thornton, we believe in making business more personal and building trust into every result - for our clients and you. Here, we go beyond your expectations of a career in professional services by offering a career path with more: more opportunity, more flexibility, and more support. It's what makes us different, and we think being different makes us better.

About the Team

Keywords: Grant Thornton LLP, Hartford , Employee Benefit Plan Audit Senior Associate, Accounting, Auditing , Hartford, Connecticut

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