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Staff Accountant

Company: benefitexpress
Location: Schaumburg
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Job Description:

Benefitexpress is a leader in cloud-based solutions for benefits administration. Our platforms are used by well-known brands in healthcare, retail, education and government.By offering technology that integrates all benefits, in a one-stop-shop, benefitexpress provides simplicity to complex plans and offers a very custom-made experience to engage and educate employees while offering employers an ease of benefit management that is unmatched in the market. benefitexpress provides a full range of services including; benefit enrollment, management and administration as well as direct bill services, reimbursement account administration, carrier bill reconciliation, total compensation statements, and a full-service call center.By joining our team, you become part of the future of benefits delivery.What we need:benefitexpress is seeking a Staff Accountant to join our team in Schaumburg. The Staff Accountant will support both our daily Corporate activities and ancillary benefit services, including COBRA, MPA, and FSA processing. The position will ensure that such transactions are properly initiated, approved, and reconciled between our various client HR claims systems, our accounting system and banking. This position will work directly with the Controller and Supervisor of Custodial Accounting. The Staff Accountant is an instrumental member of our accounting and finance organization. What you will do:Corporate accounts receivable Identify and post daily incoming check/wire/ACH payments to client accounts and process credit card and direct debit paymentsSupport the month end close process by posting recurring journal entries, updating workpapers and reconciling balances back to the financial statementsPrepare the weekly FSA claims funding calculations and client branch reports with data provided by the FSA departmentMonitor and post incoming client funding into the accounting system and across various supporting schedulesMonthly bank reconciliationsAssist with Corporate AR collections - Review accounts receivable aging and contact clients regarding past due invoicesAudits of individual client accounts and benefit plans for FSA and COBRAReview custodial bank accounts on a monthly basis and contact participants regarding uncashed claim checks greater than 90 daysAssist with annual external SOC and financial auditsCross train on other functions within the department to fill in and support where neededWhat you will need:4 year degree in Accounting or Finance, or 1-3 years equivalent work experiencePublic Accounting Experience is a plusPrior benefit experience a plusExposure to NetSuite a plusAdvanced knowledge of Excel; basic knowledge/use of macro'sExcellent customer service skillsWhy work here:At benefitexpress, we ask a lot of our employees, which is why we give so much in return. In addition to your competitive salary, medical/dental/vision plans, and matching 401(k), we offer the following perks:Voluntary benefits including Pet Insurance, FSA, and HSA AccountsExpand your knowledge with our tuition reimbursement programOpportunities for career development including external events and internal Lunch and Learns with a promote from within philosophyTake care of your physical health with our on-site Fitness Center including cardio machines, free weights, and showersBe comfortable at work with our business casual dress codeGive back to your community with paid volunteer time to participate in a project of your choosingWe require a post-offer background check. Equal Opportunity Employer

Keywords: benefitexpress, Chicago , Staff Accountant, Accounting, Auditing , Schaumburg, Illinois

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