Pension Fund Accountant

Closing on: Nov 30, 2020
Contract: Full Time
Location: Bristol
Hours: Full time
Salary: Competitive

Pension Fund Accountant

Role Purpose

To be responsible for the provision of accounting and cash management to clients of Trustee Services.

Key Accountabilities

  • Responsibility for the preparation, production and completion of the annual Trustees’ Report & Accounts for clients. This will involve liaising with various third parties (i.e. investment managers, auditors and trustees) to produce the accounts as well as agreeing audit timetables prior to the accounting date and also ensuring that the accounts are completed within the statutory deadline
  • Maintaining cash book records for each client on the accounting system used
  • Dealing with the Accounting for Tax Quarterly Returns and Self- Assessment Tax Returns for clients
  • Monitoring Cash Flows
  • Checking direct credit entries in Sage for a portfolio of scheme accounts and other cashiering work as required
  • Providing monthly, quarterly and annual cash flow statements for clients as required
  • Providing cash management information for Trustees’ meetings, client reports
  • Providing information to the actuaries for FRS 17/FRS 102 figures
  • Supervisory responsibility for book-keeping staff i.e. training, checking work etc.
  • To keep up-dated the monitoring reports which must be supplied to the Pensions Director, including the Trustees’ Report & Accounts report to monitor agreement of Audit timetable and then progress of completion of draft accounts
  • To comply with the Company’s internal procedures with regard to visiting auditors
  • To attend Trustees’ meetings and other client meetings as required e.g. to present draft accounts
  • Project work of a cash management/accounts nature as instructed by Pensions Manager/Director
  • Provide updates at monthly team meetings of any client/accounting issues
  • Assist with any ad-hoc tasks as required

Technical Knowledge and Professional Qualifications

Key Skills

  • Ability to work on own as well as a member of a team
  • Analytical and numerical ability – able to analyse, evaluate and interpret data
  • Ability to multi-task
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and deal with any urgent issues that arise
  • Ability to identify solutions
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written
  • Ability to build strong client relationships

Required

  • AAT Technician qualified

Recommended

  • Experience of carrying out a similar role with a Third-Party Administrator.

Overarching Obligations

  • Adhere to all relevant laws & regulations, and Broadstone Policies & Procedures
  • Achieve a good standard of ethical behaviour, i.e. do the right thing at all times
  • Comply with all relevant professional standards
  • Comply with the FCA’s requirements in relation to Conduct Risk & Treating Customers Fairly

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