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Benefit Plan Services - Retirement Plans Manager

Req #: 15105_1
Location: Oak Brook, IL
Job Category: Tax
Job Summary

We are currently seeking a Senior ESOP Administrator/Consultant to join our Benefit Plan Services Consulting Team.  The ideal candidate will be experienced in the management of ERISA compliance/recordkeeping services for employee stock ownership plans (ESOP) 401(k) retirement plans, and profit sharing plans, with an emphasis on ESOPs. This position offers a career path for ambitious, driven individuals seeking challenges and growth in their development.


Responsibilities include reviewing compliance and administrative work; review of government filings (Forms 5500, 1099-R, etc.); consulting with clients on complex retirement plan issues including correction of plan defects, plan design and establishment, devising creative solutions to help clients' achieve their goals, etc.; analysis of the impact of legislation on clients' retirement plans; and management of staff, including performance reviews and training.

  • Bachelor's degree along with 6+ years of experience in defined contribution plan administration is required.
  • ESOP experience is preferred, but we are willing to train the right person.
  • Candidates must have strong analytical skills, a proven customer-service focus, and excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Assist with training, developing and coaching entry-level staff
  • Advanced Microsoft computer skills
  • Strong communication and writing skills
  • Strong Analytical, problems solving skills and project management skills
  • Proven ability to multi task, complete projects on time and on budget, and be able to adapt to changing priorities
  • Ability to excel in a fast-paced environment, manage multiple priorities and adhere to strict deadlines
  • Opportunity to work from home a few days per week.

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Company Overview

Crowe Horwath LLP ( is one of the largest public accounting and consulting firms in the United States. Under its core purpose of “Building Value with Values®,” Crowe uses its deep industry expertise to provide audit services to public and private entities while also helping clients reach their goals with tax, advisory, risk and performance services. With a total of more than 3,000 personnel, Crowe and its subsidiaries have offices coast to coast. The firm is recognized by many organizations as one of the country's best places to work. Crowe serves clients worldwide as an independent member of Crowe Horwath International, one of the largest global accounting networks in the world, consisting of more than 150 independent accounting and advisory services firms in more than 100 countries around the world.

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