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Pension Fund Accountant

  • Location: Sheffield, UK
  • Salary: Competitive
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contract: Permanent
  • Uploaded: 19/11/2018
  • Closing: 12/12/2018

Role Purpose

To be responsible for the provision of accounting, cash management and payroll services 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
  • Providing annual cash flow estimates for clients
  • Providing cash management information for Trustees’ meetings, client reports
  • Providing information to the actuaries for FRS 17/FRS 102 figures
  • Processing the monthly payrolls using the appropriate payroll system
  • Monitoring Barclays.Net services to ensure that high level of service received
  • Supervisory responsibility for book-keeping and payroll staff i.e. training, checking work, ensuring target dates are met
  • To keep up-dated the monitoring reports which must be supplied to the Pensions Director
    • Weekly Check of Accounts report i.e. Balance, BACS rejections, Unusual transactions
    • Monthly Bank Statement reconciliation report
    • Monthly Pension Payroll report sheet
    • Quarterly Accounting for Tax Return report
    • 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
  • To update time records on WACMAN on a daily basis
  • 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

Technical Knowledge and Professional Qualifications

Key Skills

  • Ability to work on own as well as a member of a team
  • Delegation skills – able to distribute work to others ability
  • Analytical and numerical ability – able to analyse, evaluate and interpret data
  • Able to multi – task
  • Ability to prioritise workloads and deal with any urgent issues that arise
  • Ability to identify solutions
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written
  • Able 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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