Benefits Coordinator

    Grosse Pointe Public Schools
    Grosse Pointe, MI
    $47,701 - $62,842
This position serves as resource for the School and liaison with third party providers in the areas of employee benefits administration, employee benefit calculations, record maintenance and reporting.  The role is involved in numerous calculations for tracking various benefits costs as well as interfacing with the payroll function to ensure staff members are assessed cost appropriately.

Position Responsibilities
• Serve as a liaison between our third-party benefits administrator and electronic benefit enrollment company 
• Audit reports provided by the electronic benefit enrollment company
• Works in conjunction with Human Resources Dept on matters relating to employee benefits, unemployment and workers compensation to establish timelines and procedures to accurately capture employee benefit changes
• Process cash in lieu of benefits per terms of employment agreements
• Calculate fringe benefit deductions required per terms of employment agreements
• Reconcile payroll related liability accounts
• Prepare State & Federal reports related to Workers’ Compensation claims and audit
• Calculate and process healthcare deductions and Employer contributions
• Reconcile benefit invoices to deductions and process payments in SMART and via ACH
• Calculate Group Term Life and Long-Term Disability for payroll processing to ensure accurate reporting during the W2 process
• Process short term disability, long term disability and life insurance claims
• Maintain database for Affordable Care Act (ACA) tracking and reporting
• Work with third-party benefits administrator on open enrollment and claims 
• Assist with balancing payroll 
• Assist with external audits
• Special projects as assigned
• Bachelor’s Degree required; concentration in business, finance, accounting or related field preferred
• Four years’ fringe benefit experience strongly preferred
• Public school payroll and ORS reporting experience preferred
• Knowledge of fund accounting principles preferred
• Michigan School Business Officials (MSBO) School Payroll Specialist (SPS) or Business Office Specialist (BOS) certification or commitment and eligibility to attain within two years of hire
• Experience and proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Word required
• Experience with WRESA SMART software preferred

Knowledge/Skills/Abilities Required
• Organized, dependable, and able to handle confidential information with discretion
• Maintains integrity and ethical approach to job functions
• Strong analytical and mathematical aptitude required
• Effective writing, negotiation, speaking and communication skills
• Ability to multitask in a high volume, deadline driven environment
• Develop effective working relationships with co-workers and staff
• Perform duties with awareness of all district requirements and Board of Education policies.
• Operate standard office equipment.
• Must be punctual, dependable and work with accuracy.
• Maintain confidentiality of employee records.
• Perform outstanding customer service.

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