An opportunity has arisen in the Trustee Services Team, a small in house team who support the Trustee Boards of PwC’s two legacy DB schemes.
The role is that of Pensions Finance Manager, providing support to the Head of Trustee Services. The schemes have combined assets of £2.6bn and while the administration is outsourced, the accounting function is in-house. The role is offered on a full or part time basis.
Supervision of the trainee pension fund accountant and cover where required.
Ensure appropriate accounting controls and procedures are documented, implemented and maintained to ensure security of the schemes assets.
Preparing and monitoring budgets in relation to costs of advisors and service providers.
Authorising the payment of invoices
Monitoring the production and audit of the Trustee Report and Financial Statements against statutory requirements
Review of monthly investment reconciliations prepared by assistant and posted onto SAGE.
Managing all investment transitions
Monitoring accounting for investments
Monitoring independence requirements for investments
Support with scheme governance
Support with member communications (newsletters, website).
Provide investment statistics and information to the firm as requested.
Attend appropriate courses, seminars and read appropriate journals to maintain knowledge and understanding of current issues within the pensions arena.
Flexible working and the opportunity to work from home.
Previous pensions accounting or audit experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills will be needed as you will liaise internally and externally with Trustees, third party administrators and members
You must possess a strong work ethic, excellent Microsoft Office skills and the ability to operate in a team environment.
Ability to operate with a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail.