UK Pension Finance Manager (In-house)

Salary Description:
Up to £70, 000pa + excellent benefits
Location Description:
Job Role:
Pensions Accountant / Financial Officer
Employment Type:
Contract Type:
30th November 2017
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Working for this major name, in a highly important role you will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities of the UK Pension Finance Team.  This includes overseeing all the day, month, quarter and year-end accounting activities for the five UK Pension Schemes and the Common Investment Fund, including associated reporting and activities as noted in the detail below.

Managing a team of three professional accountants, you will also be on hand to help with ad hoc assignments as delegated by the Director, Pensions Finance and Risk.  You will also be responsible for ongoing review and delivery of process improvements across the Pensions Finance function.  Other elements of the role will entail preparation of committee papers required for the various Trustee Boards, and delivery of year-end accounts for all Trustee companies.

You will be responsible for the management of the Scheme’s in-house cash requirements, ensuring accurate forecasting and timing of funds.  You will review the cash books from the third party administrators and record transactions to accounting system to ensure that they are correct and accurate.  You will also review cash flow forecasts for the Schemes and the Common Investment Fund and third party administrator cash funding requirements.  You will provide financial information to key stakeholders as required, including the scheme actuaries.

You will be competent in compliance and technical information related to running pensions accounts, from ensuring that key Sarbanes Oxley controls are met, reviewed and updated during the year, organising and delivery of the risk reviews, documentation and remediation pertaining to the finance function, to management of the external audit.

Review work will include review of the quarterly report of actual expenses for the Schemes & Common Investment Fund against budget for presentation to the Trustees, review of the augmentations collection process from the sponsoring employer company, and review of VAT returns and other reports to HMRC and the Office of National Statistics.

This is a rare and exciting opportunity to work for this reputed name in their sector and dynamic forward-thinking company, who look after, value and empower their employees. 

For a full Job Profile about this role, to apply, or for a formal/informal discussion please contact: / 07747 800740.

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