• Benefits Specialist

    Job Locations US-NY-New York
    Requisition ID
    Corporate - People Practices
    Functional Area
    Human Resources
  • Overview

    The Madison Square Garden Company (MSG) is a world leader in live sports and entertainment experiences.  The company presents or hosts a broad array of premier events in its diverse collection of iconic venues: New York’s Madison Square Garden, Hulu Theater at Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall and Beacon Theatre; the Forum in Inglewood, CA; The Chicago Theatre; and the Wang Theatre in Boston.  Other MSG properties include legendary sports franchises: the New York Knicks (NBA) and the New York Rangers (NHL); two development league teams –  the Westchester Knicks (NBAGL) and the Hartford Wolf Pack (AHL); and esports teams through Counter Logic Gaming, a leading North American esports organization, and Knicks Gaming, MSG’s NBA 2K League franchise.  In addition, the Company features the popular original production – the Christmas Spectacular Starring the Radio City Rockettes – and through Boston Calling Events, produces New England’s preeminent Boston Calling Music Festival.  Also under the MSG umbrella is TAO Group, a world-class hospitality group with globally-recognized entertainment dining and nightlife brands: Tao, Marquee, Lavo, Avenue, Beauty & Essex and Vandal.  More information is available at www.themadisonsquaregardencompany.com

    Role Summary

    The Benefits Specialist provides front-line Benefit Department customer service to FT, PT and Union employees. The candidate will administer MSG’s employee benefit programs with a primary focus on retirement plans, but also supporting health and welfare and related programs, as needed. This role ensures deduction and funding accuracy and timely remittance; prepares, reviews and administers department invoices; and prepares reconciliation reports.

    Specific Functions/Activities Summary

    • Monitor, update and correct 401k and retirement plan processing and payroll issues, including reconciling data errors
    • Process and reconcile monthly and quarterly vendor invoices
    • Assist with Health Savings Account administration and remittances
    • Respond to vendor and employee inquiries and resolve employee issues related to Retirement plans (and fringe benefits)
    • Conducts front line customer service for the department via in person one on one, group meetings, phone and email
    • Support (as back-up) the Fringe Benefit remittance process
    • Support and respond to internal and external audit and survey requests
    • Assist with the coordination between Legal, Compliance and 401k service providers, as needed, on plan changes, divestitures, acquisitions, QDROs, data clean-up, etc.
    • Perform other projects and duties as assigned


    • 1-3 Years’ experience in the Benefits/Retirement plan field with previous experience as a Benefits Administrator, Benefits Representative, Benefits Coordinator or Benefits Specialist desirable.
    • Prior knowledge of benefits administration and related laws and regulations in the all private or not for profit sectors.
    • Bachelor’s Degree. Concentration in HR, Finance preferred.

    Knowledge and Skill Requirements:

    • Strong Excel skills.
    • Demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced, deadline driven environment
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills
    • Excellent analytical and quantitative skills
    • High attention to detail and strong organizing skills


    Candidates who have completed 60 credits of college-level coursework (representing 2 years), or have shown similar self-development through certifications, trade school coursework, etc. are preferred.

    Educational requirements may differ from job to job based on the role.

    EEO Statement

    At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law requirements, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations.


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