Pensions Scheme Accountant

North Lanarkshire
14.00 - 16.00 GBP Hourly
10 May 2017
22 May 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Lloyd Recruitment Services client, an international Financial Services company with offices in Glasgow, have just released an exciting, sought after vacancy, for an accomplished and process driven Pensions Accountant to join their busy and respected team.

The successful candidate needs to have proven experience of working in a financial control environment, especially within reconciliations, along with good Excel skills and a keen eye for detail.

The primary responsibility of the role is to providing support to the Central Accounting Manager in delivering effective financial reporting and control, timely completion of monthly general ledger account reconciliations and assisting in the SOX testing process on behalf of the Operational Finance team.

Other responsibilities
•Teams in Payroll, Accounts and Treasury (PAT) follow procedures and respond to queries related to running client payrolls, payment of pensions to pensioners and the creation of financial statements and reports. Depending on the specific team the Colleague will administer, balance and authorize monthly payrolls, produce, check and sign-off financial statements for client Pensions Schemes or administer and check payments for pensioners. The Colleague processes complex non -standard cases and answers complex queries and escalations from the client, colleagues and HMRC within legislative timeframes and takes part in audits as appropriate.
•Being a SME for processes, clients, systems and tools and being proficient in processing and checking.
•Monitoring team activity and coordinating workload in line with SLAs by organizing, prioritizing and making effective workload allocation decisions.
•Producing and analysing reports as required for internal and external clients and requirements.
•Identifying issues with processes handled in teams and driving a process to find and implement solutions.
•Implementing changes to tools and documentation needed to support effective service delivery.
•Increasing the level of processing knowledge and driving continuous improvement in all areas of processing.
•Writing and maintaining knowledge documents, keeping them up to date and incorporating changes to legislation.
•Sharing best practice with colleagues through process and tool training.
•Taking part in both internal and external audits.
•Being a role model in the team by giving constructive feedback to colleagues to improve performance and supporting the Manager.
•Coordinating and participating in projects that will impact the work of teams and domains.
•Building strong relationships with client teams, client representatives and third-party providers.
•Achieving team and individual targets (KPIs, SLAs, quality targets.
•Contributing to the team as a whole, supporting the rest of the team based on their needs (a buddy to less experienced colleagues and supporting more senior colleagues).
•Maintaining required technical knowledge and behavioural standards and expertise, especially all regulatory and statutory requirements.
•Performing additional tasks as requested by your manager.
Skills and Qualifications
•Ideally be either a part qualified accountant, CIMA, ACCA or ACA or qualified by experience or equivalent
•Working knowledge of PeopleSoft and Cognos, preferable

Unfortunately, due to the high number of applications received, Lloyd Recruitment Services are only able to contact shortlisted candidates