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 Human Resources Benefits Specialist 

Human Resources Benefits Specialist

Reston | Virginia | United States

Are you an HR professional that enjoys being the subject matter expert for both internal and external stakeholders on all things benefits? Do you gravitate towards dynamic environments where your contributions matter and you’re able to positively impact those around you? Do you enjoy compiling and leveraging data to make better decisions?

As a Benefits Specialist at Appian, you’ll own the administration and day-to-day operations of our comprehensive group benefit plans and wellness programs. You’ll serve as the primary liaison for Appian employees, brokers, carriers, and vendors to facilitate proper and complete utilization of benefits.

About the job:

  • Administer comprehensive global employee benefits and retirement programs, including group health, dental, vision, accident, critical illness, short-term and long-term disability, life insurance, health savings and flexible spending accounts, and identity theft, including discrimination testing and COBRA administration.
  • Assist with US Health Care Reform and Regulation Compliance and Reporting. (Non-Discrimination testing, W2 Code DD Reporting, 1095-C Filing, ACA eligibility tracking, etc.)
  • Coordinate and facilitate global annual open enrollment processes.
  • Plan, organize and lead corporate wellness budget and year-round initiatives.
  • Processes all US leave requests such as FMLA and Short-Term Disability/Long-Term Disability, including approving/denying leave, ensuring all necessary paperwork is completed, and accurately documenting employee FMLA hours used.

About you:

  • You have a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources or Business with 2+ years as a Benefits Administrator in a fast-paced, dynamic environment.
  • You’re analytical, leverage technology to your advantage, and have advanced skills in MS Office.
  • You’re customer-service oriented and ensure quick, equitable, and courteous resolution to both internal and external clients of Appian.
  • You exercise sound judgment and confidentiality, are a well-organized planner, work well under pressure, and take initiative to manage projects throughout their entire lifecycle.
  • Your co-workers view you as flexible, cooperative, accurate, timely, tactful and discrete.
  • You’re an eloquent communicator (both written and verbal)  and can form effective relationships with individuals at all levels of your organization, from the C-Level down.
  • Brownie points if you’ve dabbled in HRIS and payroll procedures, and are SHRM-CP or SHRM-SCP Certified.

About Us:

Appian makes building complex software simple. We’ve built our low-code platform from the ground up with the power to address some of the world’s toughest business problems. It’s exciting and challenging work with exciting and fulfilling rewards. It takes the right person…is that you?


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