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Head of Pension Scheme Accounting

London

A Head of Pension Accounting is sought by one of the UK's leading pension schemes; with well over £10bn AUM they are growing particularly quickly both in terms of member numbers and assets under management. The post of Head of Pension Accounting has recently been created and the incumbent will report to the Director of Finance. Duties will include: Managing the Pension Accounting team (2 staff); ensure everyone is led, motivated & developed accordingly. Producing high quality monthly pension scheme accounts and annual report & accounts. Leading the relationship with the fund accounting team to ensure all data flows are timely and accurate. Working closely with the investment team to consider the implications of new investments and any changes to the scheme's investment strategy (i.e. greater use of exotics / PE investments). Owning the day-to-day relationships with the scheme's banks, tax advisors, auditors and audit committee. A range of ad hoc projects to support an ever growing organisation. The successful candidate for the post of Head of Pension Accounting will: Be a fully qualified accountant with significant PQE Have proven experience working for a pension scheme, in the investment industry or for a third-party administrator. Demonstrate a thorough understanding of pension scheme controls & processes and how to develop these over time. Enjoy managing and developing a diverse team of people. Possess strong interpersonal & communication skills along with the ability to explain complex and / or technical concepts to all audiences.