DB Pensions, Manager,Reading,London,Bristol

14 Oct 2019
20 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
Who We AreOur People & Organisation team sits within our Tax practice and we're the leading UK provider of tax services in terms of the reputation, size and scope of our practice. The work we do is diverse and our clients span a range of industries, from multinational organisations, to entrepreneurs and family businesses.

Our purpose is to build trust in society and solve important problems. It's this focus that influences the services we provide and decisions we make.

We seek to attract the best people from a diverse talent pool and encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. This is what makes us a strong organisation with an increasingly agile workforce which is why we've introduced Everyday Flexibility, encouraging you to balance work and life. 'Dress for your Day' lets you choose what you feel is appropriate to wear for each working day.
The OpportunityOur team, consisting of both actuarial and non-actuarial pensions specialists, works with clients to develop and implement solutions to today's pensions challenges which are aligned to their organisational strategy and objectives.

We are looking for qualified actuaries to join our dynamic and growing team, with promotion potential, working across an exciting mix of clients.

You will be part of a well-established team with office locations in Reading, Bristol, and London (Embankment Place), and will have flexibility as to which office you wish to work from (as well as the ability to work from home on occasion).
As a Manager in this role, you will manage a varied portfolio of clients, establishing effective working relationships and offering proactive advice.

The key responsibilities of the role is to work with Senior Managers, Directors and Partners in the team to lead the delivery of client projects. Your focus will be on the delivery of a range of technical actuarial services and advice to corporate sponsors of pension schemes, covering a number of areas including the following, depending on your previous experience:
Pension scheme strategy

Scheme funding

Financial reporting covering pensions (essential) and share based payments (non-essential but useful) - both preparation and auditing

Member options and other liability management exercises

Risk transactions and other end game solutions
Specific ResponsibilitiesAs a Manager a key part of the role will be to contribute to coaching and development of junior members of our team, with opportunities to be a people manager to junior staff.

You will also be expected to develop a network of contacts to support the team's business development objectives in your specialist area(s). You will use your pensions knowledge within a wider commercial context, as part of a multi-disciplinary team including working alongside other professionals in our Covenant Advisory, Investment, Legal and Reward and Employment teams.The responsibilities will include, but are not limited to:
Proactively managing a portfolio of clients and generally working to Senior Managers, Directors and Partners.

Managing a team of junior staff on each client.

Establishing effective working relationships with appropriate levels of client staff.

Taking a proactive role in the financial management of the client.

Contributing to the development of personal and team knowledge.

Building your own network of contacts through regular attendance at internal and external meetings.

Staying up-to-date with changes in law and in the firm's products and services.

Staying up-to-date with local and national business and economic issues that might potentially impact on clients and /or their industry.

Some travel and occasional overnight stays will be expected.

We understand that applicants may not feel comfortable in applying for a role unless they fully meet the requirements as advertised. We want to encourage people to apply who may not fully meet the requirements but still have relevant skills and experience to fulfil the role.


We help organisations and the people who run them answer the big business questions. How should we raise finance? Where should we be based? How should we reward our people? With some 3,300 experts whose expertise covers every conceivable area of taxation, we're one of the UK's leading tax practices.

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All our people need to demonstrate the skills and behaviours that support us in delivering our business strategy. This is important to the work we do for our business, and our clients. These skills and behaviours make up our global leadership framework, 'The PwC Professional' and are made up of five core attributes; whole leadership, technical capabilities, business acumen, global acumen and relationships.

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We work in a changing world which offers great opportunities for people with diverse backgrounds and experiences. We seek to attract and employ the best people from the widest talent pool, as well as those who reflect the diverse nature of our society. And we aim to encourage a culture where people can be themselves and be valued for their strengths. Creating value through diversity is what makes us strong as a business and as an organisation with an increasingly agile workforce, we're open to flexible working arrangements where appropriate.

Learn more here www.pwc.com/uk/diversity

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