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Plumbers & Pipefitters National Pension Fund

Plumbers & Pipefitters National Pension Fund


Staff Accountant II
Pension Accounting

Based in Alexandria, VA


Reports to: Accounting Supervisor

Position Summary
In most organizations Accountants are behind the scenes running the numbers. In our organization, the Pension Accounting team is on the front lines of taking care of our Participants and their retirement. Being a member of the Team means you have the dynamic combination of a passion to deliver quality service, with a knack for accurate accounting. There is no compromise for quality of work and no negotiations when it comes to delivering the best in class service to the esteemed retirees that we serve at the Plumbers and Pipefitters National Pension Fund (PPNPF).

The Plumbers & Pipefitters National Pension Fund (PPNPF) is a multi-employer defined benefit pension fund established over 50 years ago. We are responsible for administering the retirement benefits nationwide for over 160,000 hardworking members of the United Association of Plumbers & Pipefitters and their families.

In the role of Pension Accountant, you will perform professional accounting work in the recording and reporting of pension benefit payments, and update pensioner and beneficiary records accordingly. As the Pension Accountant, you will ensure accurate accounting records are maintained for Fund disbursements.

Your duties will include performing a variety of complex clerical, data entry and accounting tasks, all in accordance with GAAP standards. You will be responsible for the maintenance of all Pension Accounting records, and preparing financial, statistical and technical reports. Most critically, as Pension Accountant, you will become the liaison for the Pensioners and Beneficiaries to ensure that no question or concern regarding the payment of their pension benefit is left unanswered.

If you are ready to be a part of something bigger, and possess the passion and patience to serve others, then join us at PPNPF.

Core Competencies

  • Ability to patiently and passionately serve retired pensioners and beneficiaries.
  • Ability to provide speedy and effective resolution of issues to internal staff and external pensioners and beneficiaries.
  • Possess intermediate knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).
  • Understanding of laws and requirements for preparation of IRS and state tax filings (IRS Forms 1099-R, 1099-MISC, 1099-INT, 940, 945, etc.).
  • Ability to understand the banking processes as it relates to industry standard software.
  • Ability to innovate and actively seek new ways to improve processes & productivity.
  • Ability to proactively and successfully identify and address areas of key concern and provide solutions and contingency plan if necessary.
  • Ability to demonstrate honesty, integrity and professionalism at all times.
  • Track record of inter and intra departmental collaboration.

Responsibilities

  • Enters all pay data (Direct Deposits, Tax forms and pay rates, benefit types/options) for the creation of the pensioners/beneficiaries pre-notes, pre-codes and supplemental and monthly benefit payments daily.
  • Produces and records all Supplemental and Main Check Runs by verifying totals, creating reports, checks and ACH files which are transmitted to the bank.
  • Prepares the monthly Journal Entry for Pension Account activity for the month.
  • Processes and records all bank activity as it relates to the Pension account.
  • Analyzes Accounts Receivable reports, prepares collection letters, process AR receipts and updates member’s records.
  • Prepares Write-offs on a monthly basis.
  • Maintains and processes all incoming Sec 9.09 inquiries (Durable Power of Attorneys, Conservators, Guardians or Committees) as it relates to Pensioners disbursements.
  • Performs reconciliation of pensioners/beneficiaries records monthly.
  • Analyzes and follows up to resolve Long Term Suspends.
  • Performs daily functions related to UARS ACH.
  • Performs the daily functions related to bank accounts (bank downloads).
  • Updates bank module activity and produces required journal entry transactions for recordation in general ledger.
  • Updates ITF database as deemed by payment and documentation.
  • Analyzes and reconciles Employer contributions.
  • Reconciles and processes petty cash and cleared checks.
  • Prepares data file for IRS Tax Filings (1099-R, 1099-INT, 1099-Misc, W2’s) and Actuarial Review, and analyze as required.
  • Prepares journal entries for Employer Withdrawal Liability, on a quarterly basis.
  • Analyzes and completes required journal entries for general ledger account analysis.
  • Scans sensitive files directly into database.
  • Provides a customer service via telephone and written correspondence.
  • Provides written contributions to the creation and maintenance of Accounting Procedures.

Qualifications

  • College graduate with a minimum Associates degree in Accounting or five plus (5) years of related accounting experience.
  • Intermediate knowledge of and experience using accounting software. Knowledge of Traverse financial application preferred.
  • Advanced skills in Microsoft EXCEL and WORD.
  • Detail-oriented with a high degree of accuracy, well organized, flexible and able to meet concurrent deadlines.
  • Ability to master diverse responsibilities and handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Salary: $1,050.00/wk. ($2,100.00 biweekly)

Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Benefits:
The Plumbers & Pipefitters National Pension Fund offers a competitive salary along with benefits that protect you and your family. Employer paid benefits include medical insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision benefits, short- and long-term disability benefits, a defined benefit pension plan; plus 401(k) plan, flexible spending accounts and free parking!

Apply via our website at www.ppnpf.org and click on Employment Opportunities.

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