Job: Pension Accountant

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  • Title Pension Accountant
    Categories Latest Jobs in Gibraltar
    Salary DOE
    Location Gibraltar
    Job Information

    Key Responsibilities

    • Preparation of pension scheme reports and financial statements based on a range of relevant information
    • Lead the liaison with the department’s external auditors and other advisors ensuring all pension plans’ financial statements as required are reconciled and signed off within appropriate reporting timescales
    • Reconciliation of pension scheme contributions and investments
    • To manage the client accounts daily and ensure these are reconciled at all times
    • Review of files to ensure that transactions are properly reflected in the books of account and that transactions have been appropriately authorised
    • To ensure client accounts transactions are posted and maintained on the department’s database to produce accurate AUM, asset accumulation and up to date valuation reports and analysis
    • Review and update of client ledgers in accordance with work programmes
    • To assist with the preparation and review of the relevant investment returns as required
    • Issue timely reports for the invoice and collection process with relevant analysis for errors and omissions
    • Oversee the tax reporting process to ensure statutory timescales are met
    • Provide management information as requested
    • Monitor and manage the aged debt in accordance with approved process and report monthly on relative position and root cause analysis
    • Act as a source of knowledge for appropriate accounting treatment of unusual transactions
    • To ensure that internal accounting systems, processes and controls conform to accepted accounting principles and are robust and support the business needs
    • Coach, guide and support team members to enable them to be effective in their roles and encourage their personal development

    Role requirements:

    Essential:

    • Business related degree (minimum 2nd class) or equivalent professional qualification
    • Part CIMA or ACA qualified
    • Microsoft excel intermediate (minimum)

    Desirable:

    • ACCA Qualification or equivalent

    Knowledge:

    • Financial Services environment, preferably pensions and relevant regulatory authority
    • Methods of interpreting, analysing and presenting financial information
    • Understanding pensions accounting requirements and linked taxation regulations

    Experience:

    • 3 years’ experience working in a financial services environment within a diverse range of business teams
    • Preparation of pension scheme reports and financial statements
    • Analysing and interpreting key information as part of accounting and finance legislation
    • Identifying and recommending appropriate solutions to meet business requirements
    • Analysing current competition and markets
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