Careers at NHRS

Join the dynamic team at the New Hampshire Retirement System.

NHRS plays an important role in the long-term economic well-being of the state’s public employees, teachers, police officers, and firefighters.  NHRS strives to fulfill that responsibility through the professional management and administration of the pension trust fund. To learn more about who we are, see our Mission, Vision, and Values.
NHRS employees enjoy outstanding benefits, including health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, and access to a supplemental 457b plan. We also offer health-care and dependent-care reimbursement accounts, access to a fitness room, and other benefits.
The New Hampshire Retirement System is an equal opportunity employer committed to building a workforce of diverse individuals.

Current openings

Positions that are currently open at NHRS are listed below. (If no positions are listed, there are no current openings.)

Executive Assistant - The Executive Assistant provides senior level administrative assistance to the Executive Director and Chief Legal Counsel, and support for Board of Trustees’ and Independent Investment Committee functions, including coordinating the review and distribution of external mail; managing schedule and correspondence; phone contact; interacting with various stakeholders; and project assistance.

This position is also responsible for providing or managing periodic administrative support and various project assistance to members of the Executive Team.

The Executive Assistant manages the administrative coordination of Board of Trustee meetings and Board Committee meetings including preparation and distribution of agenda and related material; logistical meeting set-up; and the recording, drafting, distribution and retention of meeting minutes.


Education:  Minimum of an associate’s degree in paralegal studies, management, business administration, secretarial science or other related field.

Experience:  Seven years’ experience in a professional environment performing various administrative support and paralegal functions, with at least two years of that experience in some aspect of management of a project or process .

NHRS offers an excellent benefits package. Compensation is commensurate with education and experience.

MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION: To apply please click on Employment Application above or send your cover letter, salary requirements and resume to

Controller -  The Controller is a member of the New Hampshire Retirement System’s (NHRS, “the System”) Management Team and reports to the Director of Finance.  Under the direction of the NHRS Director of Finance, the position administers and manages the general ledger accounting and finance functional area of NHRS, including reporting and audits.  The Controller is responsible for timely and accurate preparation of NHRS financial statements and reports in accordance with Governmental Accounting Standards Board (GASB) pronouncements as well as Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and all aspects of providing efficient and accurate employer reporting.  This position also oversees the direct supervision of the Finance Team.

Some accountabilities are:

  • Plans, coordinates and prepares NHRS’s Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) and
  • Works directly with NHRS’s external auditor to provide supporting schedules and other information for the completion of the financial audit.Also works directly with NHRS’s actuaries and provides the actuarial extract data.
  • Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with the organization’s policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities include interviewing, hiring and training employees;
    planning, assigning and directing work; appraising performance; rewarding and disciplining employees; addressing complaints and resolving problems.
  • Assists the Director of Finance with the preparation and monitoring of the NHRS operating and trust fund budgets.
  • Prepares and provides various data and reports to the Director of Finance, NHRS Management Team, actuaries, Legislature, Board of Trustees, State Administrators and auditors as necessary.
  • Serves as subject matter expert for GASB and other applicable financial reporting standards.
  • Responsible for preparing, processing and issuing annual 1099R tax forms to retirees/beneficiaries. Also prepares all required annual and quarterly payroll tax forms required by the IRS.
  • Responsible for posting the monthly annuity payroll and issuing the related ACH and check files to the bank in a timely manner.
  • Responsible for overseeing physical inventory for NHRS fixed assets including, location of items, cost of items and related backup paperwork that shows method of purchase and related invoice


Education:  Bachelor’s degree from a recognized college or university with a major study in accounting, finance, business administration or economics. 

Experience: Eight years of progressive work experience in accounting, auditing, or financial management and four years of direct managerial experience.

License/Certification:  Valid driver’s license 

MORE INFORMATION & APPLICATION: To apply please click on Employment Application above or send your cover letter, salary requirements and resume to