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Senior Associate - Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) - Minnesota

Company: Clifton Larson Allen
Location: Saint Cloud
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:

At CLA we create inspired careers.

We recognize that not everyone wants to grow their career paths in the same way. That's why CLA exists to create opportunities. We promise to know you and help you.

CLA is looking to hire a Senior Associate to join our growing Employee Benefit Plan (EBP) audit and tax practice, at any one of our Minnesota office locations.

CLA is the leading provider of employee benefit plan audits (per DOL statistics) and continues to grow the practice area of auditing large benefit plans including Multiemployer Taft Hartley Plans and 11-k Plans. Our CLA EBP team members dedicate their time to ERISA audits and are very passionate in serving our clients. We are seeking professionals with audit experience who are interested in building their career specializing in employee benefit plan audits. If you have enjoyed auditing plans but were not given the opportunity to dedicate your career to EBP, this is an opportunity for you. As a member of our EBP team, you will assist clients across multiple industries keep abreast of their responsibilities as plan sponsors and fiduciaries while keeping employees' retirement and health benefits safe. We have provided EBP audit, tax compliance, and consulting services for more than 40 years. Our 30 partners and 300 professionals audit more than 3,000 plans across the country and provide compliance and consulting services for hundreds more.

As a Senior Associate you will:

  • Become an EBP service professional and attend industry leading events and trainings.
  • Gain knowledge of ERISA and IRS regulations and alternative investment structures.
  • Foster and build opportunities for our clients, communities, and people through paid volunteer hours.
  • Develop and train team members to help them build inspired careers.
  • Be given opportunities to lead client engagements.
  • Benefit from the opportunity to work with many great clients and service providers.
  • Learn retirement plan compliance issues and solutions to help our clients.
  • Be given the opportunity to become a well-rounded EBP professional with audit, tax and consulting experiences.

Job Requirements:

  • Education: Bachelor's degree in Accounting, Finance, or related field.
  • Experience: 2+ years working in public accounting. Employee benefit plan audit experience preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of basic auditing, accounting, and tax concepts
  • Proficiency and aptitude for Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook.
  • Travel: less than 10%.


  • Ability to work independently at client sites and in office/home.
  • Possess strong organizational skills, be goal orientated and self-motivated.
  • Ability to handle pressure in a positive, professional manner.
  • Ability to communicate in a clear and concise manner while being considerate of the needs of others.
  • Works cooperatively with others and values the different contributions people make.
  • Focus efforts on managing work to exceed client expectations.

Shortly after you apply you will receive an invitation with additional information. CLA has partnered with Pymetrics to allow you to showcase your potential and help us get to know you a little better. The Pymetrics games take 20-30 minutes to complete and there are no right or wrong answers - so we hope you have fun! Following completion of the Pymetrics games, CLA will view the Pymetrics results alongside other information as part of the application review process.

CLA exists to create opportunities for our people, our clients, and our communities. We are a proud equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/

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