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Contribution Specialist

Company: SAG-AFTRA Health Plan - SAG-Producers Pension Plan
Location: Burbank
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:

The SAG-AFTRA Health Plan and SAG-Producers Pension Plan (the Plans) provide health and pension benefits to SAG-AFTRA members based on earnings thresholds. The Contribution Management Department (CMD) is responsible for the timely processing of employer contributions and participant earnings to establish health eligibility and provide retirement benefits.
This essential position is the first point of escalation for issues as well as the first level approver for refunds and adjustments.
This position will do the work associated with matching contributions to earnings in trickier situations when the automation is unable to do so (i.e. if one payment is split between multiple earnings files). The Specialist will be charged with internal audit functions to ensure the quality of the work being performed by the department and help identify ways where the automation can be improved or refined. The Specialist will be the primary point of contact for and manage the relationship with AFTRA Retirement Fund. Lastly, this position will handle special requests that come into the department from multiple sources including auditors and other departments within the organization.
Essential Job Functions

  • Maintain knowledge of all functions and processes within the Contributions Management Department.
  • First point of escalation for all business issues from staff.
  • Review and provide first level approval for refund requests and adjustments per CMD guidelines.
  • Ensure compliance with procedures for data integrity, continuous cash flow and exceptional participant service in relation to HIPAA and confidentiality protocol.
  • Ensure receipt of all major reporting companies' earnings and contributions reports to meet quarterly deadlines.
  • Assist with annual financial statement audit.
  • Assist with special requests made to the department.
  • Manage relationship with AFTRA Retirement Fund.
  • Assist with internal audit functions.
    Minimum Qualifications
    • Bachelor Degree in Business or a related field; or a combination of High School Diploma or GED Certificate with relevant work experience.
    • 4+ years of office experience in an Accounts Receivable or related department.
    • Work experience in a lead or QA capacity.
      Preferred Qualifications
      • Entertainment industry knowledge.
        Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
        • Knowledge of basic accounting / bookkeeping.
        • Knowledge of processing in a database environment.
        • Knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook) - Advanced.
        • Knowledge of various file types (Excel, CSV, XML, TXT).
        • Knowledge of general office principles and practices.
        • Strong mathematical and analytical skills.
        • Ability to understand and apply knowledge of Collective Bargaining Agreements.
        • Ability to work under pressure in a demanding, fast-paced environment and to work under tight time constraints and meet deadlines.
        • Ability to understand or quickly learn Taft-Hartley multi-employer pension and health plans.
        • Ability to work autonomously.
        • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Plans require all employees whose jobs necessitate them to work in the office to be fully vaccinated. The Plans do not discriminate on the basis of disability or religion and will provide reasonable accommodations that do not cause an undue hardship to the Plans' operations or pose a direct threat to the safety or health of individuals in the workplace.

Keywords: SAG-AFTRA Health Plan - SAG-Producers Pension Plan, Burbank , Contribution Specialist, Accounting, Auditing , Burbank, California

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