Qualified Retirement Plan Compliance Associate

  • Guideline
  • San Mateo, CA, USA
  • Sep 13, 2018
Full time Compliance Legal

Job Description

At Guideline, we’re helping Americans save for a better future. Guideline is the only 401(k) provider with a fee-free, full-stack 401(k) offering that automates plan administration and compliance with a platform that directly integrates with many of the most popular payroll providers. 
By building transparent and first-of-its-kind software, the Guideline team is combatting what’s unfortunately become the retirement industry status quo -- legacy providers have put profit over the interests of employees, abandoning the goal of the programs in the first place: to give employees the opportunity to save as much as possible for retirement. 
With over 4,000 clients and hundreds of millions of dollars in assets under management, in just a couple years of operations, we’re well on our way to making smart retirement planning easy for everyone.
Job Description
We are seeking an experienced Retirement Plan Compliance Associate to join our team. The role will focus on qualified retirement plan compliance with ERISA and IRS regulations.  A high level of attention to detail, ability to interpret and effectively communicate plan document rules to team members, and confidence working with plan data are musts, as the position will directly relate to the prompt resolution of important client issues. 
  • Possess a deep understanding of defined contribution plan rules and be able to clearly articulate these rules to Guideline team members and clients with varying degrees of understanding
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including Customer Operations on customer questions and requests involving plan compliance 
  • Lead projects as part of ongoing examinations of plan compliance issues
  • Use analytical tools and industry publications to gather information and to think independently and proactively about how to best distill relevant information
  • 5+ years relevant professional experience
  • High level of proficiency with Microsoft Excel / Google Sheets
  • Impeccable attention to detail
  • Background in accounting or finance
  • Strong drive to results in a fast-changing environment 
  • Comfort level with learning new technology platforms 
  • Proven ability to work independently managing and prioritizing a range of assigned tasks 
  • Demonstrated strong verbal and communications skills
  • Ability to communicate clearly and maintain professional disposition with clients and team members
  • Ability to pass background check and credit check for employment