Our client, who is a global leader in the insurance industry, is currently seeking qualified candidates for an Accounting Specialist. The Accounting Specialist is responsible for reviewing, reconciling, and posting employer benefit plan payments, which include plan administration fees, employer plan funding and participant plan repayments. Additionally, this position is responsible for auditing benefit plan accounts, preparing plan refunds and responding to internal customer service inquires and requests.Responsibilities:- Review, code, reconcile and post benefit plan payments in administration system in a timely and accurate manner- Audit client benefit plan accounts and prepare refund requests for overpayments, repayments, and medical excess funding with high attention to detail- In adherence to departmental standards, research and respond to assigned departmental service inquiries in a customer centric manner employing professional interpersonal skills to include tact, diplomacy and empathy- Safeguard confidentiality, privacy and security of organization and customer information- Develop and deliver training on integrated product solutions to employees- Support corporate objectives to increase product adoption- Perform other duties as requestedWorking hours: 8:00 AM - 5:00 PMSkills:- Demonstrated knowledge of basic accounting and internal control principles- Demonstrated effective verbal and written communication skills, utilizing proper grammar, syntax and excellent business acumen- Intermediate to advanced proficiency with Microsoft Excel- Basic proficiency with Microsoft Word and OutlookEducation:AssociateExperience:1-4 yearsQualifications:- Associates degree in Accounting, Business or related field; may be substituted with two years relevant experience.- Bachelor's degree preferred- 2 to 5 years working experience with Accounting in a professional office environment- Previous experience working with COBRA and tax advantaged benefit plans preferred- Ability and willingness to travel occasionally to an outside client, meeting or conference, requiring some overnight stays - Possession of valid drivers license and reliable transportation Apply today!Spherion has helped thousands of people just like you find work happiness! Our experienced staff will listen carefully to your employment needs and then work diligently to match your skills and qualifications to the right job and company. Whether you're looking for temporary, temp-to-perm or direct hire opportunities, no one works harder for you than Spherion. EEO Employer: Race, Religion, Color, National Origin, Citizenship, Sex, Sexual Orientation, Gender Identity, Age, Disability, Ancestry, Veteran Status, Genetic Information, Service in the Uniformed Services or any other classification protected by law.