Pension Accountant / Fund Accountant

McGinnis Loy Associates Ltd
Reading, UK
17 May 2019
27 May 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Pension Accountant / Fund Accountant - SUPERB ROLE

McGinnis Loy Associates is proud to be working with a highly established US Business Services Group who are looking to recruit a Senior Pensions Accountant/Financial Accountant for their growing team in Reading. Reporting to the Financial Controller and managing your own portfolio of Client Pension Fund Accounts, duties include:
  • Preparation of pension accounts ensuring they are SORP and AAF compliant for a client portfolio
  • Liaising with Account Managers and Auditors to ensure timetables are agreed and deadlines met for the Trustee Report and Accounts sign off
  • Completion of HMRC returns and ONS Surveys within required deadlines
  • Acting as a prime point of contact for Auditor's queries on accounts and attending audit clearance meetings
  • Reviewing interim financial accounts and analyses as required for the pension schemes
  • Managing the integrity of underlying financial transactions, documentary support, posting, compilation and maintenance of portfolio scheme accounts
  • Preparing investment reconciliations including managed and segregated funds and derivatives
  • Providing quarterly financial information for inclusion in client administration reports
  • Completion of HMRC and other returns as required (including SA970, tax and VAT returns) within required deadlines.
  • Reviewing year-end account files and supporting schedules for allocated schemes and providing team cover when required
  • Attending client meetings including audit planning of pension/fund accounts as required
  • Keeping up to date with regulatory changes including relevant Accounting Standards, Client Money Regulations together with compliance
  • Mentoring junior accountants, ensuring they are aware of applicable legislation and any impact on the business

To be considered for the position, you will preferably have at least 2 years pension/fund/investment accounting experience, have dealt extensively with auditors and have some knowledge of the new SORP requirements. Someone from a client services or outsourcing environment would also be considered where you have investment accounting experience or experience in reviewing Pension/Fund schemes. As a Qualified Accountant, ACCA/ACA Finalist or someone Qualified By Experience, the ability to work in a team environment and have a positive and flexible approach to the job are critical, and you must have an eye for detail, be highly numerate and able to prioritise and meet strict corporate & legal deadlines.

On offer is a salary to £43,000 depending on experience, pension & healthcare schemes, 25 days holiday and other flexible benefits. To apply for the position or for more information, please contact McGinnis Loy Associates (Reading) Office by telephone or via email at admin@mcginnisloy. com

For other opportunities in Finance / Accounting or Public Practice within London, the Thames Valley & Midlands please visit our website. McGinnis Loy Associates Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy, in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act

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