Qualified Accountant: Senior Finance & Client Management (Pensions) £60k-£65k -
Ref: KC13746

This purpose driven responsible investor is seeking a dynamic qualified Accountant to join their small team. The role would suit candidates who may have a financial regulatory, or audit background, together with strong relationship and/or consulting skills, preferably with pensions knowledge.

Roles & Responsibilities

  • Reporting to the Funding & Risk Director, this key role will the lead the Employer Management Services team by delivering a high-quality employer service that reflects the integrity and professionalism of the organisation.

  • Lead a small team (of 2) to deliver service to employers across three main areas.

  • Engagement – improving relationships with employers and representing the Company for the benefit of employers and the Fund.

  • Operations – facilitating the pensions aspects of employer-related activities including accounting disclosures, mergers, outsourcings, admissions, cessations.

  • Develop and enhance the Company’s professional relationships with employers by delivering work in accordance with internal targets and by communicating consistent messages and principles.

  • Lead on negotiations with senior employer stakeholders when discussing employer covenant, contributions, security, and other risk matters.

  • Recommend appropriate courses of action in relation to emerging employer matters, taking into account a professional evaluation of the benefits and risks to the Company

  • Develop and maintain fund policies on employer related processes as required.

Experience & Qualifications

  • A relevant accountancy qualification (ACCA/ACA/CIMA/CIPFA).

  • Experience of working as a pensions covenant professional, auditor, restructuring professional, or other role involving critical assessment of organisations’ financial position.

  • Energetic, proactive and self-motivated individual who is confident multi-tasker with a focus on improving outcomes wherever possible.

  • Knowledge and experience of assessing the financial strength of organisations

  • Collaborative and outcome-focussed attitude

  • Able to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences with very different levels of understanding.

  • A team player who has integrity, professionalism and the desire to make a difference.

  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills, with the ability to build positive relationships.

  • Excellent numerical, analytical and report writing skills.

  • A full understanding of risk management principles.

  • Ability to engage with, and influence, senior finance, legal and actuarial professionals.

  • Experience of challenging senior leadership on financial matters.

  • Experience of working within regulatory frameworks.

  • An ability to deliver work to demanding deadlines

To hear more about this exciting opportunity, please contact Karen Consalvi on 020 7847 8874 or email your CV to http://karen@meredithbrown.com

Please note: that due to the high volume of applicants responding to our adverts we are regrettably not able to feed back on all applications; only successful candidates will be contacted.