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Newport Group Senior Compliance Specialist in ., Iowa


Who We Are

Newport helps companies offer their associates a more secure financial future through retirement plans, insurance and consulting services. Newport offers comprehensive plan solutions and consulting expertise to plan sponsors and the advisors who serve them. As a provider and partner, Newport is independent, experienced and responsive.

JOB SUMMARY: Performs more compliance testing for defined contribution plans. Verifies the accuracy of plan census data and identifies contributions to be tested for plan year.

Essential Functions Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions.

  • Prepares non-discrimination tests, top heavy tests, coverage tests, 415 annual addition tests with assistance of a Sr. Compliance Analyst. Completes more complex testing, contribution calculations, and plan projections.

  • Reviews legal plan documents, employee census data, and determines participant eligibility.

  • Reconciles all financial activity, prepares government forms and associated schedules for assigned plans in a timely manner with a high degree of accuracy.

  • Processes plan participant distributions, loans, disbursement requests, and assists with special projects as needed.

  • Researches and responds to client inquiries, collaborates with other departments to ensure client concerns are resolved, and participates in client calls as needed.

  • Performs other duties, as assigned, that are related to the essential operation of the department.

Supervisory Responsibilities (None)

Required Education, Experience and Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

  • 1-2 years’ of experience within the retirement sector.

  • Ability to apply advanced mathematical concepts utilizing spreadsheet and accounting database software programs.

  • Strong MS Office skills to include Word and Excel.

Preferred (but not required) education or skills for this role are

  • Bachelor’s degree in a business related field or industry experience.

  • ASC experience preferred


  • Independent

  • Diplomatic

  • Creative Problem Solver

  • Integrity

  • Analytical Thinker

  • Resourceful

  • Team Player

  • Utilizes Sounds Judgment

  • Results Driven

  • Exhibits Personal Credibility

  • Written and Oral Communication

TRAVEL: Less than 5%.


Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities and activities may change at any time with or without notice.


Newport offers for employment are conditioned upon satisfactory completion of our employment screening process (including, but not limited to, a review of past employment and education records, background investigation, and/or credit check and fingerprints.)

Newport unequivocally rejects racism and discrimination of any kind and fosters an environment of belonging to provide access and opportunity for all. As an Equal Opportunity Employer we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify, gender expression, national origin, age, non-disqualifying physical or mental disability, veteran status, or any other basis covered by applicable law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.