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Financial Accountant / Pension Accountant
Title: Financial Accountant / Pension Accountant logo #13585
Category: Accounting & Finance
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £25,000.00 - £35,000.00
Salary per: annum
Location: England, East Midlands, Derbyshire, Derby
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McGinnis Loy Associates is proud to be working with a highly established US-listed Business Services Group who are looking to recruit a Financial Accountant / Pension Accountant for their growing team in Derby. Reporting to the Regional Controller and managing your own portfolio of Pension Fund Accounts, duties include:

• Preparation of pension accounts ensuring they are SORP and AAF compliant for a client portfolio

• Liaising with Account Managers and Auditors to ensure timetables are agreed and deadlines met for the Trustee Report and Accounts sign off

• Completion of HMRC returns and ONS Surveys within required deadlines

• Acting as a prime point of contact for Auditor queries on accounts and attending audit clearance meetings

• Producing interim financial accounts and analyses as required for the pension schemes

• Managing the integrity of underlying financial transactions, documentary support, posting, compilation and maintenance of portfolio scheme accounts

• Preparing investment reconciliations including managed and segregated funds and derivatives

• Providing quarterly financial information for inclusion in client administration reports

• Completion of HMRC and other returns as required (including SA970, tax and VAT returns) within required deadlines.

• Reviewing year-end account files and supporting schedules for allocated schemes and providing team cover when required

• Assisting in the execution of treasury activities, and reviewing year-end accounts and supporting schedules as necessary

• Attending client meetings including audit planning of pension/fund accounts as required

• Keeping up to date with regulatory changes including relevant Accounting Standards, Client Money Regulations together with compliance

• Mentoring junior accountants, ensuring they are aware of applicable legislation and any impact on the business

• Complying with Corporate Policies and Procedures on reconciliations, authorisation levels etc

To be considered for the position, you should have 2-3 years or more financial and management accounts experience (expertise in pension, fund or investment accounting would be a distinct advantage), have dealt extensively with auditors and have some interest in Pension Accounts. Someone from a client services/outsourcing environment would be highly desirable and they are looking for a Qualified Accountant, ACCA/ACA part-qualified or someone Qualified By Experience. The ability to work in a team environment and have a positive and flexible approach to the job are critical, you must have an eye for detail, be highly numerate and able to prioritise and meet strict corporate & legal deadlines.

On offer is a high market-rate salary depending on experience, pension & healthcare schemes and 25 days holiday. To apply for the position or for more information, please contact McGinnis Loy Associates on or via email at

For other opportunities in Finance / Accounting or Public Practice within London, the Thames Valley & Midlands please visit our website at McGinnis Loy Associates Ltd is acting as an Employment Agency in relation to this vacancy, in accordance with the Employment Agencies Act
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