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Community Bank System, Inc.
Syracuse, USA
Closing date
Jul 31, 2024

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Job Function
Industry Sector
Finance - General
Employment Type
Full Time

Benefit Plans Administrative Services (BPAS) is a leading provider of employee benefits administration, trust services, collective investment fund administration and actuarial consulting services to customers on a national scale. We support 4,200 retirement plans, $115 billion in trust assets, $1.3 trillion in fund administration, and more than 810,000 participants. With our breadth of services, depth of creative talent, and financial resources, we are well-positioned to help our clients solve all their benefit plan challenges without the need to engage multiple providers. One company. One call.


This position is responsible for working with junior and senior level actuaries in determining the applicable financial implications associated with employee benefit security programs such as pension plans and post-retirement healthcare plans.
  • Perform Actuarial Valuations under required governmental regulations and applicable accounting standards for pension and post-retirement healthcare plans
  • Monitor and prepare items related to annual compliance for qualified pension plans
  • Preparation of pension plan benefits certifications
  • Assist team in special consulting projects as needed
  • Use of standard spreadsheet tools and development of non-standard spreadsheets for special projects
  • Annual update of valuation system software and programming for new plans
  • Draft correspondence for review by junior and senior level actuaries
  • Respond to client inquiries and begin to develop client relationships
  • Coordinate generation of actuarial reports and client presentations with Administrative staff
  • Evaluating work products and exercise independent judgment to determine suitability for escalation
  • Application of standards and procedures to the particular project
  • Identify issues in need of refinement and offer solutions.
  • As an integral member of the organization, this position is also responsible to provide assistance wherever necessary to help the department and the Company in achieving their goals.
  • Maintain proficient knowledge of, and demonstrate ongoing compliance with all laws and regulations applicable to this position, ensure ongoing adherence to pertinent policies, procedures, and internal controls, and meet all training requirements in a timely manner.


  • Minimum of a Bachelor's degree upon graduation from an accredited College or University with a major in Mathematics, Statistics, Actuarial Science or Economics.
  • Must possess a Minimum GPA of 3.2 overall or 3.5 in Major.
  • Must have completed at least one actuarial exam sponsored by the Society of Actuaries.
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to be highly organized and show an attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritize work assignments and multitask
  • Display a high level competency with Microsoft Word and Excel, as well as personal computer skills and other industry specific software
  • Ability to analyze problems and put forth solutions
  • Minimum six (6) months relevant work experience.
  • All applicants must be 18 years of age or older

Other Job Information

Hours: 40 hours/week

Compensation: Commensurate with experience plus potential for annual merit increase. In addition to your competitive salary, you will be rewarded benefits including: 11 paid holidays, paid vacation, Medical, Vision & Dental insurance, 401K with generous match, Pension, Tuition Reimbursement, Banking discounts and the list goes on!

Physical Requirements:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk or sit. Use hands and fingers, handle or feel, reach with hands or arms, and speak and hear. The employee may occasionally be required to lift and or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and the ability to focus.

The Company is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, sexual orientation and gender identity), national origin, citizenship status, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by applicable federal, state or local law.

The Company will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with a disability. If you have a physical or mental impairment and would like to request an accommodation with respect to the application process, please contact the Human Resources Department.


USD $22.60/Hr.

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