We currently have an opening for a pensions scheme accountant to join our clients team in Winchester.
This is an excellent opportunity for a pension scheme accountant who will work as part of the pension’s administration department in our accounting team, providing accounting services to clients and other teams across the business.
You will be preparing Pension Scheme Report & Accounts for schemes within timescales for a portfolio of clients which will involve:
Reconciliation of investments and AVC accounts, preparation of statutory pension scheme Trustee Report and Accounts with supporting working papers, including preparation of the Trustee’s Report and any other accompanying information.
Managing auditors through the audit process, ensuring that the provision of information and resolution of queries are completed to enable the accounts to be published within the legally prescribed timescales and client requirements.
Attendance at client and auditor meetings as required
In addition, you will also be assisting in other aspects of the teams’ work which will include:
Operation of client bank accounts
Bank reconciliations on a daily/weekly/monthly basis
Liaising with banks to verify payments and/or raising or checking of benefit payments.
Producing monthly/quarterly income and expenditure reports
Supporting/owning ad-hoc project work
Experience of pension scheme accounts and investment accounting is absolutely essential, including an understanding of pension scheme SORP.
AAT or similar qualification is preferable.
A background in audit is useful.
Numerate with excellent attention to detail.
Well organised with the ability to work alone and as part of a team.
Based in Winchester.
Mon – Fri, 9:30 – 5:30 (flexibility required)
Annual pay rises linked to your performance, experience, and commitment.
Annual discretionary bonus linked to your performance and commitment.
21 days holiday increasing 1 day per year to 26 days.
Facility to buy or sell holiday buy up to 8 days and sell up to 5 days per year.
Life assurance scheme
Permanent health insurance scheme
Group personal pension plan
Free eye examinations
Cycle to work initiative.
Professional subscription and study support where appropriate
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