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COMMUNITY COLLEGES OF SPOKANE Fiscal Analyst 2 - Benefits Specialist in SPOKANE, Washington

Job Title: Fiscal Analyst 2 - Benefits SpecialistClosing Date/Time: Thu. 01/27/22 4:00 PM Pacific TimeSalary: $3,446.00 MonthlyJob Type: ClassifiedLocation: District Office, 501 N Riverpoint Blvd, Spokane, WashingtonDepartment: DIST Business OfficeCommunity Colleges of Spokane (CCS) District Equity Statement CCS believes that access to high-quality education in a safe and inclusive environment is the right of all individuals and imperative for the continued advancement of a strong democracy and workforce. We also believe higher education institutions have an obligation to work toward and demonstrate progress in ensuring equity amongst their students, faculty, and staff. Equity is grounded in the principle of fairness. In higher education, equity refers to ensuring that each student receives what they need to be successful through the intentional design of the college experience. Please be aware that this recruitment closes at 4:00 p.m. PST. The application process will not be available after this time. To ensure consideration make sure your application is completed and submitted as soon as possible. Applications will only be accepted prior to 4:00 p.m. on the closing date. The Community Colleges of Spokane is seeking a highly motivated and qualified individual for the position of Benefits Specialist in the Accounting Division. GENERAL DEFINITIONUnder general supervision and reporting to the Director of Accounting, this position will assist in overseeing the employee’s benefits programs and will perform professional accounting functions for the Benefits area of the Business Office using policies and procedures established by the Accounting Department, CCS and State and Federal regulations in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP).CHARACTERISTIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES *Provide CCS staff benefits information and guidance in the eligibility and enrollment activities for health-related benefits and retirement. * *Accurately maintain computer and paper file benefits records. * *Reconcile life insurance and long-term disability employee deductions. Resolve differences and prepare benefit adjustments to correct as needed. * *Review and reconcile benefit data and perform routine audits to ensure accuracy and compliance with external constituents such as DRS, PEBB, HCA, ACA, PERS and prepay accounts. * *Review and reconcile benefit data and perform routine audits to ensure accuracy and compliance with employee authorizations and state/federal requirements. * *Become proficient in Benefits enrollment processing. * *Assist higher-level accountants or fiscal officers with accounting summary information, analysis of financial reports and development of procedures. * *Notify employees and take appropriate action in the appropriate data base systems when employees are no longer eligible for benefits. * *May perform other accounting duties as assigned. * *Make presentations to staff regarding benefits. * *Resolve problems for faculty and staff related to benefits and eligibility. Reconcile the CCS cash receipts holding account. Investigate discrepancies and resolve differences. Prepare journal entries to correct as needed. * *Communicate with other state agencies and vendors to resolve problems with faculty and staff benefit calculations, payments and eligibility. Prepare vouchers to refund vendors for overpayments. * *Monitor tax deferred annuity maximums and prepare cal