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Retirement Plan Administration - Discontinuance Specialist



New York, NY, USA · Phoenix, AZ, USA · Austin, TX, USA
Posted on Monday, May 20, 2024


There are over 30M small businesses in the United States, but only a tiny fraction of them have a workplace savings program in place. As the savings gap in the country widens, it’s imperative that every worker has access to and participates in their company’s savings program, such as a 401(k) or 403(b). We believe that American workers should have easy access to an inexpensive, flexible, and intuitive solution to save for a brighter future.

Unfortunately, prior to Vestwell, small businesses have been neglected and underserved, with expensive, inflexible, poorly designed offerings built on old, mainframe software. Vestwell is changing that, starting with rebuilding the core infrastructure for the modern era.

Vestwell’s north star is to be the engine behind a $30T industry, powering all payroll-deducted workplace savings programs for small-to-midsize businesses, such as 401(k), 403(b), IRA, emergency savings accounts (ESA), health savings accounts (HSA), 529 college savings, and alike.

Vestwell’s focus is to build the most flexible, powerful workplace savings and investment platform, delivered through the hands and minds of their financial services partners with the help of payroll provider partners. The team at Vestwell makes the hard stuff look easy, by combining the expertise of financial advice with the sophistication of a technology provider.

As a result, workplace providers are able to bestow the advice and solution employers and employees have been asking for, while growing and scaling along the way. Employers get a cost-effective solution designed for their needs without all the headaches, and employees get a user-friendly portal that helps them achieve their long-term saving goals.


With backing from leading FinTech investors, as well as a growing team of dedicated professionals of strong industry pedigree, Vestwell is at the forefront of a much-needed change in a 40-year old industry. Our team believes in the mission we’ve set out to achieve and we are working hard to get there. We’re ambitious, honest, thoughtful, and fun.

Who are we looking for?

The Retirement Plan Administration (RPA) team is responsible for compliance testing, government reporting, plan terminations, and retirement plan compliance for Vestwell’s bundled clients.

This team is the go-to subject matter experts on qualified retirement plan rules and operations - often operating as an internal consulting group, defining and guiding retirement plan-specific strategic, operational, and product improvements across the company. The team ensures cross-functional alignment in iterating and executing the annual retirement plan administration process, overseeing the retirement plan compliance of Vestwell’s clients, and driving product improvements.

The RPA team is seeking an experienced retirement plan termination administrator to join this dynamic and agile team. The ideal candidate is a motivated individual who is able to manage their own block of responsibilities, confidently answer retirement plan questions, and collaborate with the team to improve workstreams.

What will you be doing?

  • Year-end testing for DC plans that are in plan termination status
  • 5500s for DC plans in plan termination status (EZ, SF, and large)
  • Answer questions from the client service team on retirement plan subjects
  • Assist with EPCRS corrections for plans in termination status
  • Prepare and provide reporting for plans in a termination status
  • Prepare documentation for the withdrawals team to distribute assets
  • Provide notices to plan participants regarding the plan termination
  • Prepare plan termination amendment for sponsor
  • Coordinate with the billing department regarding the final invoicing of terminating plans
  • Provide consulting services to sponsors and advisors as needed
  • Stay up to date with plan termination rules and regulations


  • 2 years experience in the retirement industry working on plan administration
  • Excellent written & oral communication skills
  • Meticulous attention to detail & organization
  • Passion for helping people
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite & G suite
  • Proven ability to think analytically & operate independently within set deadlines
  • Team player
  • Shows ownership and initiative in all aspects of work
  • QKA certifications, preferred
  • FT Williams experience, preferred

The expected base salary range for this position is $65-$85k. Please note that salary bands are based on NY and other similar metro areas and may differ based on where the role is ultimately hired.


We’re a growth stage startup with lots of exciting milestones ahead. We value health and wellness at Vestwell and in addition to a dedicated Employee Wellbeing Committee, we offer competitive health coverage and an open vacation policy. We have adopted a remote-hybrid office policy, but all employees are welcome at our bright, comfortable office with many workspace options in midtown Manhattan so everyone has a setting that is the most productive for them. We provide our team with all the equipment they need (plus a few perks!) to work effectively remotely. Oh, and naturally we have a great 401(k) plan!


It starts the same for every candidate: getting to know the team members through 1 - 2 conversations about Vestwell, your experience, and your interests. Next steps can vary by role, but the usual next steps are a skill or experience screen (e.g. a coding interview for an Engineer, a portfolio review for a Designer, deeper experience call for other roles) which leads to a virtual or in-person interview panel after that if the screens go well. Before making an offer, our interview process concludes with a references check stage for your recruiter to meet with a current or former supervisor and peer. We prioritize transparency and lack of surprise throughout the process.

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