Reporting to the group Pensions Finance & Investment Operations Manager, your new role will be to ensure all Pension Schemes comply with statutory reporting, and Trustee Report & Accounts are signed off and agreed levels of service with the internal team in pensions adhered to. As the pension fund accounting expert you will liaise frequently with the aforementioned team, and also have some contact with custodian and investment managers. You will review work of the other two members of the Finance & Investment Operations team.
You will prepare monthly reconciliations for all nominals and participate in a monthly sign off with the Finance & Investment Operations Manager. Maintain and update at least monthly the risks relating to the Finance & Investment Operations team in the Risk Register. You will ensure all ledgers are reconciled and reports produced at least quarterly. Ensure that all regulatory and tax returns are completed. Review asset and liability information to be provided to the company actuary for IAS19 disclosures. You will also maintain control of cash payments, and prepare the monthly pension payroll, and ensure all financial controls, financial procedures, bank mandate and authorised signatures are up to date. You will also prepare Trustee Papers related to your role, and much more… (please ask for the full job description).
You will be joining a continually changing department striving for operational excellence and supporting integrated activities with related departments. Pension Scheme Investments are complex, e.g. Private Debt, Liability Strategies, and you will enjoy challenges within your role, whilst always looking to improve on and make processes more efficient and contain good financial control. Part of your role will be to review the investment accounting and property accounting outsourcing checks and journals carried out by the Pension Project and Investment Fund Accountant, and you will have the confidence and experience to deputise for the Finance & Investment Operations Manager in their absence.
You will have significant experience of pensions accounting and application of SORP, and an understanding of different types of pension scheme investments and the accounting standards for each. You will have working knowledge of Microsoft Office, Excel, and an accounting system, our client uses Aviary, but it is not essential to have worked on this system to undertake the role. You will preferably be part or fully ACCA qualified, or equivalent.
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