Our client is seeking a Junior Pension Fund Accountant who will be responsible for a portfolio of clients' pension scheme accounts and be accountable for their reporting activities. The Pensions Funds Accounting team performs a critical part of our client's pensions consultancy service.
Each accountant will have a set of clients, which will change every couple of years to gain further knowledge and expertise. The accountant is responsible for every aspect on the completion of the Trustee Report & Accounts, enabling us to build the best possible relationships with our clients and auditors.
The role will involve:
Preparing pension scheme Trustee Report & Accounts.
Reconciling investment transactions.
Preparing all the necessary working papers & reconciliations of the financial statements.
Liaising with auditors and investment managers.
Providing assistance with cash books.
Ensuring company policies and working procedures are implemented and adhered to by self.
Forging strong working relationships with other teams in order to provide a total service to our clients. E.g. Administration, Payroll, Client Banking, Actuaries.
Ensuring the accurate updating of time recording system (Virtual Office) for both chargeable and non-chargeable activities.
Studying towards a recognised accountancy qualification, e.g. AAT, ACA, ACCA, CIMA
Experience of Profund Aviary would be of advantage.
High degree of numeracy.
Ability to work as part of a multi-disciplinary team.
An aptitude for working with people both internal and external of the organisation.
Excellent interpersonal abilities, able to forge strong working relationships with colleagues and clients.
A client focused approach
Flexible approach to work pressures.
Continuing to augment technical pensions accounting knowledge as well as keeping abreast of legislative changes.
A high degree of professional integrity.
Outstanding communicator, able to communicate effectively, professionally and concisely in writing, face to face and over the telephone.
Excellent organisational and planning skills.
Able to take ownership and responsibility for own work.
Well-developed analytical and problem solving skills.
Meticulous attention to detail is required in order to perform many elements of the role.
Proficient in Microsoft Office including Excel, Word and Outlook