Benefits & Internal Audit Specialist

Finance Office - Omaha

POSITION TITLE: Benefits & Internal Audit Specialist

DEPARTMENT: Finance Office

REPORTS TO: Controller

EFFECTIVE DATE: May 23, 2022

CLASSIFICATION: Regular, Full-Time, Exempt


The primary responsibility of the Benefits & Internal Audit Specialist is to manage the billing and administration of Archdiocesan sponsored health plans including new hire and annual enrollment, processing life event changes, producing reports and 1095/1094 forms, and providing customer service to parish and schools within the archdiocese. A secondary responsibility is to assist in providing accounting support to the Finance Office and parish and school pastors and business managers.

Benefits (75%)
• Administer the Archdiocesan-sponsored health plans, including billing, collections and the enrollments, terminations, and changes to covered employees and their dependents.
• Assists with the annual enrollment process.
• Performs quality checks of benefits related data.
• Reviews and updates all benefits enrollment materials posted in the benefit system.
• Assists parishes and schools with determining health benefit eligibility for their employees.
• Enrolls employees with carriers and processes life event changes.
• Responds to manager and employee inquiries regarding health benefits enrollment, status changes, health benefit cards and other general topics.
• Oversee the 1095/1094 form process for the Archdiocese and its parishes and schools.
• Assist with processing daily transactions.
• Provides necessary reports for allocation/billing charges.
• Assist with managing other benefits as directed by the Controller.
• Perform all other duties as assigned by the Finance Office.

Internal Audit (25%)
• Assist in answering parish/school inquiries regarding accounts, budgets and reporting requirements.
• Assist with parish/school operating reviews when necessary.
• Assist in producing consolidated parish quarterly financial reports.
• Back up Sr. Accountant through knowledge and use of Archdiocesan primary software and execution of policy and procedure.

• Computer proficiency and technical aptitude with the ability to use Microsoft products, including Excel, Word, and PowerPoint; experience with HRIS and benefits databases.
• Proven ability to work effectively in a team environment with associates.
• Effective planning and priority setting. Ability to manage several projects simultaneously while working under pressure to meet deadlines.
• Ability to apply strong analytical skills in trouble shooting and data analysis.
• Knowledge of all pertinent federal and state regulations, filing and compliance requirements, both adopted and pending, affecting employee benefits programs including ACA.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Effective organizational skills.
• Ability to educate and train others on complex subjects such as ACA eligible or other benefit matters.
• Knowledge and experience using QuickBooks accounting software preferred.
• Knowledge of Generally Accepted Accounting Principles and Financial Accounting Standards Board statements preferred.

• Background in and/or knowledge of the Catholic Church with a demonstrated commitment to the mission and teachings of the Church.
• Two years’ experience in benefits administration, accounting, or human resources OR successful completion of college-level coursework in human resources, accounting, or business required.

• Routine office environment; ADA-accessible building.

• Travel within the Archdiocese of Omaha to train parish and school staff may be required on occasion.