Pension Accountant / Fund Accountant

Recruiter
McGinnis Loy Associates Ltd
Location
Reading, UK
Salary
Competitive
Posted
19 Oct 2019
Closes
30 Oct 2019
Ref
1301297203
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Pension Accountant / Fund Accountant - SUPERB ROLE

McGinnis Loy Associates is proud to be working with a well-known & established US-listed Business Services Group who are looking to recruit a Pensions Accountant/Fund Accountant for their growing team in Reading. Reporting to the Regional 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 (inc SA970) and ONS Surveys within required deadlines
  • Acting as a prime point of contact for Auditor's queries on accounts in progress
  • Producing 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
  • Assisting in the execution of treasury activities, and reviewing year-end accounts and supporting schedules as necessary
  • 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
  • Complying with Corporate Policies and Procedures on reconciliations, authorisation levels, AAF specific requirements etc

To be considered for the position, you will preferably have 2-3 years pension, fund or investment accounting experience including treasury, have dealt extensively with external auditors and have some knowledge of SORP requirements. Someone from a client services/outsourcing environment would also be considered where you have investment accounting experience or experience in reviewing Pension/Fund schemes ready for auditing. As a Qualified Accountant, ACCA/ACA Finalist or someone Qualified By Experience, the ability to work in a team environment and have a positive & 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 up to £45,000 depending on experience, pension & healthcare schemesand 25 days holiday. To apply for the position or for more information, please contact McGinnis Loy Associates (Reading) Office via 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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