Utah Retirement Systems (URS) provides benefits for state and other Utah public employees. It has two divisions. The Retirement Office administers pension and retirement savings plans. PEHP specializes in medical, dental, life, and other benefits.
Performs a variety of professional duties related to auditing municipal, county, and state agencies for their administration of URS Benefit Plans with employees in compliance with plan requirements. Provides direction, education, and training to these agencies for correcting noncompliance in their administrative policies and procedures covering benefit plan matters. Benefit plans include pension and saving plans.
Education and Experience
Bachelor’s degree in accounting, finance, business administration, public administration, organizational communication or related field; and two (2) years of responsible auditing and compliance experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience in providing group presentations or direct customer service is preferred.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Requires a working knowledge of principles and theory of auditing, public retirement systems, and defined benefit and defined contribution plans. Must be able to understand and apply specialized rules and techniques related to Utah Retirement Systems’ administration of Title 49, Utah Code Annotated. Must exercise skill in the use of public relations concepts and practices, interpersonal communication and training techniques, and personal computer software applications. Must be attentive to detail and accurate, ability to follow written and verbal instructions.
Requires an ability to speak articulately and confidently in group presentation settings. Must have the ability to competently use Microsoft Power Point from slide creation and modification to presentation.
Must have the ability to analyze processes, work flow, and control systems; write and produce comprehensive audit reports and compliance advisory notices; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; maintain effective working relationships with professionals, executives, department heads, co‑workers, contractors and the public; work independently or in teams and deal effectively with stress caused by work load and deadlines. Must possess excellent interpersonal communication skills and telephone etiquette skills.
Incumbent performs in a typical office setting with appropriate climate controls. Tasks require a variety of physical activities which do not generally involve muscular strain, but do require activities related to walking, standing, stooping, sitting, reaching, talking, hearing and seeing. Common eye, hand, finger dexterity required to perform essential functions.
Job duties require occasional travel for office business. Individual must be physically capable of safely operating a vehicle, possess a valid license and have an acceptable driving record based upon data provided by a current Department of Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).