T. Rowe Price Senior Plan Compliance Consultant in Colorado Springs, Colorado
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PRIMARY PURPOSE OF THE POSITION
To ensure the best interests of Retirement Plan Services clients and in accordance with plan documents and legal requirements, the Senior Compliance Consultant consults with clients and associates on how best to attain plan objectives while maintaining the plans’ qualified status, reviews plan documents, and helps clients resolve complex operational and regulatory compliance issues relating to qualified and nonqualified plans. The incumbent independently analyzes and interprets new laws and regulations to determine impacts on RPS plans and holds discussions with RPS clients to influence the best strategy to implement changes for clients and impacted internal partners. The incumbent will be responsible for delivering consultative services across their client base, which will primarily consist of large retirement plans. These plans are more complex in structure and have a significant impact to the firm’s bottom line. This requires an advanced understanding of retirement plan regulations and consultative skills in order to service large clients and influence them to adopt best practices.
Maintains highest level of regulatory knowledge and understanding of industry trends. Analyzes impact of new regulations and legislation on client needs and RPS services and develops a strategy to influence client decisions to align with best practices. Proactively educates clients and RPS associates regarding legislative and regulatory developments. Drafts client-specific talking points and other written analysis relating to such developments. Conducts Internal training as needed.
Researches and resolves highly complex operational and regulatory compliance issues arising from both client questions and from internal activities, using available electronic and hardcopy resources. When applicable, conducts an analysis of options available under the Employee Plans Compliance Resolution System if there has been an operational error discovered on the plan. Communicates findings to client, internal parties, and client’s attorneys and other advisors. Discusses implications and offers alternative courses of action that client may take. Prepares for and participates in client related meetings, both internal and external. Analyzes and discusses legal implications of test results with client and internal parties. Provides strategic alternatives for correction of failed tests, and presents options to improve future nondiscrimination test results.
Evaluates plan documents and administrative forms for compliance issues, internal recordkeeping problems or client concerns. Coincident with implementation of new plans, provides suggestions for plan design and/or administrative enhancements to influence client in using best practices while meeting client objectives. Coincident with corporate mergers and acquisitions, provides comparative analysis of plan provisions and protected benefits. Reviews plan design on an ongoing basis to ensure that the client’s objectives continue to be met in view of rapidly changing legislation and regulatory guidance and changes in the workforce. Participates in the RPS sales process.
Serves as a lead subject matter expert on RPS cross functional taskforces and committees. Conducts internal training as needed. Responds to internal and external inquiries sent to the compliance services email box.
Excellent written and verbal communications skills
Qualified 401(k) Administrator (QKA) designation from the American Society of Pension Professional and Actuaries (ASPPA) or equivalent professional designation
Broad knowledge of plan documentation and plan testing concepts and practices for 401k, profit sharing, 403(b), ESOP, Puerto Rico and 457 plans.
Knowledge of the laws and regulations affecting plan design and plan documents, including but not limited to ERISA, TRA 86 & 97, SBJPA/ GUST and EGTRRA.
College degree and 2 years of related work experience, or Associate degree and 4 years related work experience, or High School diploma/equivalent and 6 years related work experience
Bachelor’s degree with at least 10 years experience in compliance, legal, or investment related field
Qualified Pension Administrator (QPA) and Certified Pension Consultant (CPC) designations from the American Society of Pension Professional and Actuaries (ASPPA)
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