Pensions Administrator

Salary Description:
£23, 000 to £25, 000 depending on qualifications and experience
Location Description:
Bristol
Job Role:
Pensions Administrator
Employment Type:
Full-time
Contract Type:
Permanent
Posted:
26th October 2017
Recruiter:
Hughes Price Walker
Job Ref:

Hughes Price Walker is an expanding owner-managed consultancy based in Bristol, offering administration, actuarial, consultancy and investment services to the trustees and sponsoring employers of DB and DC occupational pension schemes.

Our continuing expansion allows able individuals to develop and progress in a friendly supportive atmosphere very different to the larger consultancies.  Our distinctive approach means we retain staff and clients.

Due to our continued expansion we are currently looking for semi-experienced administrators to strengthen the administration team whose main priority would be dealing with the day to day administration of both DB and DC Schemes.

The Role

We are looking for an administrator to be part of a team providing cradle to grave administration services to Trustees, including:-

  • Installing DC new entrants;
  • Dealing with member queries, direct with the member, with other advisers or with Trustees;
  • Processing membership movement events within SLA (leavers, retirements, transfers and deaths);
  • Processing monthly contributions, including lifestyle switches;
  • Processing relevant investments/disinvestments;
  • Processing monthly payroll reconciliations;
  • Preparing and issuing annual benefit statements;
  • Calculating and implementing pension increases for DB clients;
  • Processing of GMP reconciliations;
  • Liaising with HMRC and the Pensions Regulator;
  • Supporting clients in the preparation of Scheme Returns; and
  • Providing data for the actuarial and banking and accounting teams.

The Candidate

You will have

  • 2-3 years’ experience of administering DB and DC occupational pension schemes either in house or with a third party administrator
  • Achieved at least Grade B in Maths GCSE and four other A- C GCSEs with English, plus 2 “A” levels at Grade C or above (or equivalent qualification);
  • Preferably, already made progress with a relevant professional qualification;
  • An ability to be part of a team and the initiative to work on your own, at times;
  • Good attention to detail, accuracy and personal organisation;
  •  Good problem-solving skills;
  • A positive and professional attitude and
  • The ability to work to deadlines and manage workload appropriately.

The Benefits

  • The successful candidate can expect;-
  • A salary of £23,000 to £25,000 depending on qualifications and experience;
  • Support with studying, including awards on passing exams;
  • Training towards taking responsibility for your own portfolio of clients when appropriate;
  • Flexible hours and a good work life balance;
  • A friendly team environment within an open plan office; and
  • A social office which holds many events throughout the year.

Further benefits will be discussed with the candidate.

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