Battelle Memorial Institute Senior Benefits Compliance Consultant in Columbus, Ohio

Battelle is guided by a founding mission. We invest our knowledge, talents and resources, helping our customers achieve their most important goals. We apply scientific rigor and creativity, succeeding where others may fail and we invest in our communities, making the world better for generations to come. All of us share a common purpose: to solve the greatest challenges of today and tomorrow.

Our 22,000 employees work at the forefront of scientific innovation to tackle critical challenges in security, human health, manufacturing, energy and environmental management. Battelle’s work is grounded in the belief that science, technology and a passion for excellence can make industries more competitive and the world a better place.

We are currently seeking a Senior Benefits Compliance Consultant. This position is located in Columbus, OH.


Assists in the development and implementation of compliance strategies in the administration of Battelle’s qualified and nonqualified employee benefit plans. Provides input into the development of benefit plan designs and implementation of plans. Administers Battelle’s nonqualified executive benefit plans. Prepares executive benefit calculations. Manages aspects of assigned special projects with direction/oversight from manager.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Prepares and maintains employee benefits disclosures in compliance with applicable laws; including but not limited to legal plan documents, board resolutions and amendments, websites, summary plan descriptions, forms and employee communications.

  • Advises employer and plan fiduciaries of changes in applicable employee benefits laws, rules and regulations for the purpose of maintaining compliance and to foresee and protect against legal risks.

  • Manages projects related to employee benefit plans including vendor searches, plan implementations, policy revisions, etc.

  • Researches legal issues and questions and makes recommendations to Director, Benefits on the basis of findings.

  • Maintains compliance calendar for internally administered employee benefit plans and ensures requirements are timely met.

  • Manages regulatory audits and coordinates responses to inquiries from various regulatory agencies.

  • Acts as a resource person to the Pension and Savings committees by analyzing plan coverages and possible interpretations.

  • Liaisons with external benefit providers, actuaries, consultants, third party administrators, trustees, financial organizations, and regulatory authorities concerning aspects of benefit plan design, development, compliance, and finance issues.

  • Monitors the regulatory environment and identifies plan and procedural changes needed to remain in compliance; drafts plan amendments.

  • Provides input into the strategic development, design, and implementation of the Battelle benefits program. Evaluates benefit trends and recommends changes to the Battelle benefits program.

  • Supports project management activities with respect to assigned special projects such as development of bid specifications, review of proposals, and implementation of plan changes and new or enhanced benefit coverage with direction/oversight from manager, as necessary.

  • Performs compliance reviews of plan administration aspects for the pension, savings, and welfare plans.

  • Reviews contracts and agreements.


  • Requires a Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of eight years of ERISA plan compliance experience.

  • Familiar with a variety of ERISA law and accounting related concepts, practices and procedure.

  • Demonstrated excellent communication, presentation and interpersonal skills are required. Good judgment, flexibility, creativity and latitude are expected.


  • Advanced degree or a Juris Doctorate degree preferred.

  • Background in CAS/FAS accounting principles preferred.


Battelle’s competitive benefits program includes comprehensive medical and dental care, matching 401K, paid time off, flexible spending accounts, disability coverage, and other benefits that help provide financial protection for you and your family.

Battelle provides employment and opportunities for advancement, compensation, training, and growth according to individual merit, without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, genetic information, or disability. Our goal is for each staff member to have the opportunity to grow to the limits of their abilities and to achieve personal and organizational objectives. We will support positive programs for equal treatment of all staff and full utilization of all qualified employees at all levels within Battelle.

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