DESIblitz Job: Pension Fund Accountant, Treasury Fund Accounting,

Pension Fund Accountant, Treasury Fund Accounting,

Contract,Part Time BS1, Bristol, City of Bristol
29/11/2023
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Barnett Waddingham

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With over 1500 people across 9 UK offices, we are proud to be a leading independent UK consultancy at the forefront of risk, pensions, investment and insurance. Each individual delivers on our shared values and our commitment to ensuring the highest levels of trust, integrity and quality. We aim to continue our growth by recruiting talented and committed individuals that have the desire to learn and develop. We strive to employ staff who share our values and can bring special skills – enhancing the service that we provide to our clients.

We are recruiting for a Treasury Accountant / Pension Fund Accountant for our Pension Administration business area. This role can be based from our Liverpool, Birmingham, Bristol, Cheltenham, Glasgow or Leeds office (hybrid home/office working).

The Pension Administration Business was established in 1993.  Our core business is the provision of services to trustees of UK occupational pension schemes DB, DC, CARE, cash balance – and we will do this as a stand-alone “admin-only” appointment or in conjunction with services provided by other Barnett Waddingham Practice Areas.  This role reports into a Treasury Team Leader, Pension Fund Accounts Manager or Associate, as agreed. 

Responsibilities

The Treasury team is responsible for supporting Pension Administration teams in reconciling schemes’ bank (non-pooled) accounts and investments and settling invoices. The Treasury Team is managed by a team leader and work is carried out in accordance with the Pension Administration Department’s control environment procedures, which are in place to ensure accuracy and timeliness of the services for clients.

  • Demonstrates an advanced understanding of the pension systems
  • Maintaining and reconciling (non-pooled) bank accounts including the review of unreconciled and miscellaneous entries
  • Raising payments of invoices
  • Reconciling complex investment funds including segregated investments 
  • Assists with the preparation of Expenditure Reports
  • Ensures our work management system, Taskstream, is used effectively and timesheets are updated correctly and regularly
  • Provides financial management information for clients
  • Maintains effective client relationships with trustees and other stakeholders
  • Works independently and manages own workload according to business priorities 
  • Recommends more efficient and effective ways of working
  • Ensures all client (internal and external) feedback is processed in accordance with Pension Administration’s procedures 
  • A willingness to make progress towards further professional qualifications would be a benefit; however, proven experience in the role is more desirable than other academic achievement
  • Participates in Pension Accounts Group discussions and shares ideas with others in the group
  • Carries out and ensures tasks are completed in line with agreed service levels and legislative timescales
  • Actively demonstrates an ability to solve problems in a rational manner, identifying potential problems and seeking to resolve them before they develop further
  • Demonstrates a clear understanding that procedures, practices and systems are maintained and developed to support the accounts services and comply with Barnett Waddingham’s AAF requirements and Business Management System
  • Supports effective team working, is willing to ask others for support and shares knowledge to assist with the development of colleagues through coaching and training
  • Supports junior members of the team in their personal development and improves their knowledge and understanding of processes and pension systems; provides continuous feedback
  • Participates in the design and delivery of training relating to the pension systems
  • Assist in the managing of the team’s workload, filling in for the team leader during absences.
  • Provides support to internal projects and implementation work streams
  • Ensures work is delivered against time/cost estimates and escalates concerns
  • Any other reasonable task as advised from time-to-time

The above is intended to describe the general nature and responsibilities of the role and is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties or responsibilities of employees in this role

Experience/Qualifications

  • GCSE Grade “5” or “C” in Mathematics and English
  • A knowledge and experience of accounting in the pension industry
  • A knowledge of Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, and in particular, Excel) to an intermediate level
  • A relevant degree (for example, Finance, Accounting) is desirable but not required
  • Hold, or studying towards, a professional qualification (for example the Association of Accounting Technicians) is desirable

Key Deliverables (Objectives)

Client satisfaction

Keen to develop new skills, dealing with more complex work, enjoys a challenge

Willingness to continue to work towards a professional qualification

Build strong effective client and team working relationships

Develops assertiveness to ensure that timescales are adhered to

Excellent time management and organisational skills

Good communication skills

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Here is a summary of our benefits: 

Competitive discretionary annual bonus 

Life assurance (4x up to 10x)

Group income protection up to 65% of salary

Private medical cover from Day One

25 days holiday per year and up to 30 days with holiday trading

Generous pension scheme (we contribute 8%)

Sports Allowance – we pay up to 50% of your gym/sports membership (up to £50 pm)

Employee Assistance Programme 

Complimentary fresh fruit, hot and cold drinks in all our offices

Paid volunteering day per year as a commitment to our Corporate Social Investment

Support your favourite charity with the "Give as You Earn" option

Match-funding for individuals raising money for a recognised charity

Corporate social investment programme 

Funded training and professional development 

Lots of clubs, sporting events, social, cultural and belief groups across our offices 

Tech scheme

Cycle to work scheme

Healthcare cash plan

Health assessments

Subsidised Dental cover

Subsidised Critical illness cover

Subsidised extension of private medical cover or life assurance to family members

Discounted gym membership

Subsidised Travel insurance

Broad range of cash back offers and discounts at hundreds of retailers including supermarkets, fitness centres, travel and leisure companies

 

Accessibility

If you have a disability, learning difficulty, medical condition, or individual need, which you believe may affect your performance during our selection process, we’ll be happy to make adjustments to our processes to enable you a fair opportunity to showcase your skills.

Please visit AbilityNet should you benefit from advice on making your device easier to use if you have a disability. Should you require information in a different format, have other accessibility or reasonable adjustment requirements or if you find any problems not listed on this page, please contact us

Postal applications should be sent to: Resourcing & Talent Acquisition, Barnett Waddingham, St James’s House, St James Square, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50 3PR

 

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