Senior Pension Fund Accountant - Multiple Locations

Salary Description:
Highly Competitive
Location Description:
Multiple locations available
Job Role:
Pensions Accountant / Financial Officer
Employment Type:
Full-time
Contract Type:
Permanent
Posted:
20th November 2017
Recruiter:
Susan Ford Recruitment
Job Ref:
SF 171105

Our client, the largest independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services in the UK have a superb opportunity for a Senior Pension Fund Accountant.

The Senior Pension Fund Accountant responsibilities would include:

·         Maintenance and reconciliation of accounting records

·         Reconciliation of complex and segregated investments and AVC funds

·         Preparation of statutory pension scheme trustee reports and other accompanying information for a portfolio of clients, ensuring that legislative timescales and client requirements are met

·         Provision and review of financial management information for clients

·         Organise and supervise the audit process, liaison with auditors, clients and third parties as required

·         Maintain effective client relationships with trustees and auditors

·         Check work of other team members, ensuring accuracy and compliance with procedures and legislation including the Statement of Recommended Practice

·         Organise, attend, and lead audit planning and completion meetings, as and when required

·         Attend external meetings with a view of networking and building contacts to promote the company.

·         Encourage the team and Pension Accounts Group to look for efficiency gains

·         Project based or committee work, as agreed from time to time

·         Identifying training and development needs in the accounts team and deliver this including coaching and providing support and technical help on accounting issues to others

·         Ensure tasks are completed in line with agreed service levels and legislative timescales

·         Ensure that client and auditor concerns or complaints are raised with the reporting Partner and dealt with immediately

·         Actively demonstrate an ability to solve problems in a rationale manner, identifying potential problems and seeking to resolve these before they develop further

·         Ensure that procedures, practices and systems are maintained and developed to support the accounts services and comply with the company’s AAF requirements and Business Management System

·         Demonstrate a clear understanding of the SORP including providing support and help to fellow colleagues on technical issues concerning the SORP

·         Support effective team working, be willing to ask others for support and share knowledge to assist with the development of colleagues through coaching and training

·         Reporting and advice as required for Pension Administration teams and clients

·         Support, implement and maintain Information Security procedures and activities in accordance to the Company’s Information Security Policy, and other accreditations and awards

·         Any other reasonable task as advised from time-to-time

 Qualifications, Skills, Knowledge:

·         GCSE/A levels are required at grade C and above are essential. 

·         A relevant qualification within the finance industry, such as AAT, CIMA or ACCA, or progress with AAT examinations is essential.

·         The candidate would demonstrate a substantial knowledge and understanding of accountancy procedures, together with experience in production of accounts with the ability to work accurately and in a detailed manner to meet strict deadlines. 

·         Proven experience in producing pension scheme accounts would be an advantage.

 Benefits

Candidates can expect a highly competitive salary package and the opportunity for career development within this award winning, growing and inspiring company.

The role can be based in one of 4 locations throughout the UK.

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