Pension Accountant / Fund Accountant

Recruiter
McGinnis Loy Associates
Location
Reading
Posted
24 Nov 2018
Closes
10 Dec 2018
Sector
Accountancy
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Pension Accountant / Fund Accountant McGinnis Loy Associates is proud to be working with a well-established US-listed Business Services Group who are looking to recruit a 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 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 etc To be considered for the Pension Accountant / Fund Accountant position, you will preferably have 2-3 years pension, fund or investment accounting experience including treasury activities, have dealt extensively with auditors and have some knowledge of the new 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 audit. 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 high £market-rate salary depending on experience, pension & healthcare schemes and 25 days holiday. To apply for the position or for more information, please contact McGinnis Loy Associates on 0845 862 6202 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 at http://www.mcginnisloy.com 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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