Pension Fund Accountant

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We pride ourselves on providing market leading administration.

We pride ourselves on providing market leading administration.

Our multi-award winning service has a reputation for quality, innovation and exceptional delivery that is rooted in the quality of our staff.

Designed and built from scratch, our service uses the latest technology available – which means we don’t need to worry about legacy problems. Instead, we are free to concentrate all of our efforts on providing a first class service.

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General description of the role

Supporting the Pension Fund Accounting team and reporting to the Treasury and Accounts Manager in the production of scheme year-end accounts, providing a reliable, high standard of pension fund accounting services to a portfolio of defined benefit, defined contribution and hybrid pension schemes with intricate scheme and investment structures.

Competencies

Below are a list of essential and desirable qualifications, experience, skills and knowledge that are required for the job.

Essential

  • Strong pension fund accounting technical knowledge and understanding, including complex, segregated investment structures.
  • Experience of working in a third party administration environment.
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines.
  • Strong MS office skills.
  • Very strong numeracy skills.
  • Very strong literacy skills.

Desirable

  • At least 2 years’ experience of delivering pension fund accounting services to complex Defined Benefit, Defined Contribution and Hybrid pension schemes.
  • Studying towards ACCA or equivalent qualification.
  • Experience of using Caseware accounts software.

Main Responsibilities

  • Preparation of accounts to trial balance/draft stage, through audit and to final accounts sign-off – in accordance with the latest SORP guidelines, and using CaseWare accounts production software.
  • Liaise with and maintain effective professional relationships with third parties including consultants, actuaries, investment managers and auditors to meet agreed service standards and timetable target dates.
  • Remain up to date and compliant with Premier’s organisational procedures.
  • Reconciliation of investment information received from investment managers and investment custodians.
  • Analyse and post cash book, bank account, pension payroll and other financial information.
  • Agree and process journals and amendments resulting from the audit process and in liaison with trustees and consultants.
  • a culture which reflects Premier’s values, and puts the member at the heart of all activities.
  • Attendance at Trustee and/or client meetings.
  • Attending internal and external meetings to provide technical support and guidance on related client administration issues.
  • Keeping up to date with technical and scheme changes.
  • Supporting the Treasury and Accounts Manager.

Salary and benefits

  • 25k – 33k based on experience
  • Group personal pension plan
  • 25 days holiday
  • Flexible working
  • Regular company social events
  • An excellent company culture and a fantastic approach to employee wellbeing and engagement
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