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Employee Benefit Plan Auditor - 401k (CPA required)

New york, NY

Posted: 05/01/2024 Employment Type: Temp Industry: Accounting & Finance Job Number: 11447

Job Description

Certified Public Accountant (CPA) – 401k Plan Auditor
Remote (must reside in the United States for tax purposes)
$70-100/hr, depending on experience

J. Morrissey’s client is a leading provider of financial consulting services, specializing in auditing employee benefit plans for a diverse range of clients.
We are seeking a skilled Certified Public Accountant (CPA) candidate to join our team on a contract basis, with a focus on auditing employee benefit plans, particularly 401k plans. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in public accounting and employee benefits plans (EBP) audits and be capable of conducting thorough and efficient audits in a remote setting.
  • Conduct audits of employee benefit plans, primarily focusing on 401k plans, ensuring compliance with different federal and local regulatory requirements and policies.
  • Review financial statements, plan documents, and other relevant materials to assess the accuracy and completeness of financial reporting.
  • Perform detailed testing of plan transactions, contributions, distributions, and investment activities to identify any discrepancies or irregularities.
  • Communicate findings and recommendations effectively with clients and team members, providing clear explanations and guidance on corrective actions as needed.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to streamline audit processes, enhance efficiency, and maintain high-quality standards in deliverables.
  • Occasionally perform audits of 403b plans for non-profit organizations, adapting audit procedures as necessary to accommodate specific regulatory frameworks.
  • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) designation is required.
  • Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or a related field.
  • Minimum 8 years of experience in public accounting, with a focus on auditing.
  • Proficiency in auditing employee benefit plans, especially 401k plans.
  • Strong knowledge of auditing standards, regulatory requirements, and best practices in financial reporting.
  • Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail, with the ability to identify and resolve complex issues effectively.
  • Effective communication skills, both verbal and written, with the ability to interact professionally with clients and colleagues


Meet Your Recruiter

Jake Anderson
Staffing Manager, Professional Services

Jake Anderson, the eldest of four siblings, hails from the charming town of Glastonbury, Connecticut, where he grew up in a bustling household of six, accompanied by two lively Boston Terriers. His journey through life has been marked by a combination of academic excellence, work ethic, and a deep passion for sports.

In 2021, Jake proudly earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Business-Human Resources, with a minor in Psychology, from Marist College in Poughkeepsie, New York. His dedication to academics was complemented by his commitment to hard work, as he spent summers during high school and college laboring at a local golf course, honing his skills and building valuable life experiences.

Jake's career took off in September 2021 when he embarked on a professional journey within the office support group. Here, he specializes in filling both temporary and permanent roles across a diverse range of fields, including administration, clerical work, human resources, accounting, and manufacturing. His innate ability to connect with people and find the perfect fit for each position has made him an invaluable asset in the world of staffing and recruitment.

Beyond his professional pursuits, Jake's heart beats for the Boston Red Sox, a testament to his unwavering loyalty to his team. He's not just a fan; he's a true "die-hard" Red Sox enthusiast who follows their every game and passionately supports them through thick and thin.

Jake's love for adventure and cultural exploration led him to study abroad in the enchanting city of Florence, Italy, for a semester. This experience broadened his horizons, allowing him to immerse himself in a rich tapestry of art, history, and cuisine.

Jake Anderson's story is one of dedication, academic achievement, and a deep-rooted passion for life's diverse experiences. As he continues to carve his path in the world of business and human resources, there's no doubt that his journey will be marked by success and unwavering enthusiasm for the pursuits that ignite his soul.

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