Financial Integration Manager
A Finance Integration Manager 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 Finance Integration Manager will support a large scale project to support the move from one third-party supplier to another by 2023 that will have impacts across the entire business. Key duties include: Document the design and data flows from the suppliers systems to the company systems so it can be replicated to the new supplier. Ensure the data provided is backed up by a robust audit trail to ensure it can be reconstructed in the new supplier's systems. Assist the Head of Accounting with the design of information flows around the G/L, payments, cash, banking & charges. Provide testing and assurance over all financial transactions during the transition period. Devise a financial test and audit plan to ensure the transactions have been transferred over correctly. Work with the Finance Business Partner to ensure that the project comes in on-time and to budget. The successful candidate for the post of Finance Integration Manager will: Have some formal financial training though candidates may or may not be qualified accountants. Possess a strong understanding of double entry accounting (ideally with the pensions sector). Have experience of defining accounting systems & processes and embedding financial awareness within a business. Demonstrate significant exposure to mapping workflows. Thrive in a project-based role where you'll be one of the key people responsible for the successful delivery of this project. NOTE: This role will initially be offered as a 2 year Fixed-Term contract though extensions are likely.
Finance Business Partner
A Finance Business Partner 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 Finance Business Partner will report into the Director of Finance and duties will include: Act as the primary business partner to the Investments business; support decision-making and lead on short-term forecasting. Work closely with all senior stakeholders to ensure the business is maximising any and all investment opportunities. Provide insightful & actionable commentary to month end reporting, adding real value to the numbers provided. Participate in the business planning process; help to set budgets for both cost and revenue generative departments. Be the finance lead on cross-functional projects that impact the investments business. Deputise for the Head of Finance where necessary. The successful candidate for the post of Finance Business Partner will: Be a fully qualified accountant with proven experience of business partnering to a wide range of stakeholders. Demonstrate superior analytical, modelling and decision support skills. Quickly gain the trust of senior stakeholders and possess the gravitas to challenge them where relevant. Enjoy working with large volumes of complex data and be able to present conclusions in a clear & simple way. Ideally possess Pensions, Asset Management, Fund Management or other Financial Services experience.
An FP&A Manager 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. Reporting to the Head of FP&A, the FP&A Manager will enjoy the following responsibilities: Lead a comprehensive budgeting and forecasting process for the business as it continues to grow. Provide monthly commentary on management accounts and support budget holders across the organisation. Design and lead a company-wide business planning process, building in business cases for any new initiatives. Introduce an improved dashboard of KPIs to provide better flash information. Create & implement financial models to improve the accuracy of decision making for BAU and bespoke tasks. Develop appropriate controls and process that will underpin any assumptions made. The successful candidate for the post of FP&A Manager will: Be a fully qualified accountant with strong analytical, business planning & financial modelling Enjoy working with large volumes of data and developing new analytical reports to aid decision-making. Demonstrate particularly strong stakeholder management skills across financial & non-financial stakeholders. Thrive in managing several different projects for different managers at the same time. Appreciate the need for a structured approach to hit deadlines and work collaboratively with colleagues. NOTE: Pensions, Asset / Fund Management or other Financial Services experience would be of benefit.
Pension Scheme Finance Manager
A Pension Accounting Manager 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 Pension Accounting Manager has recently been created and the incumbent will report to the Head of Pension Accounting. Duties will include: Assisting in the production of high quality monthly pension scheme accounts and annual report & accounts. Maintaining & developing appropriate financial controls that remain fit-for-purpose as the scheme continues to grow. Ensuring all financial data flowing from the Scheme Administrator and Fund Administrator to the scheme G/L is recorded on an accurate and timely basis. Overseeing the accounting for scheme expenditure; recording & analysing costs as relevant. Supporting the relationships with external advisors (bank, tax, auditors etc… A range of ad hoc projects to support an ever growing organisation. The successful candidate for the post of Pension Accounting Manager will: Be a fully qualified accountant. Ideally have prior experience working for a pension fund, a third party administrator or in pension fund audit. Demonstrate strong financial reporting skills that may have been gained either in industry or practice. Enjoy working as part of a team to improve financial processes & controls. Thrive in an environment where there is significant contact with senior management.
Head of Pension Scheme Accounting
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.
Management Accountant (Part-Time)
A Management Accountant is sought on a part-time basis (30 hours per week) by a global member services business that supports one of the leading names in their sector. This is a newly created position and will support the Finance Director as the business grows. Please note that this is a home-based roles with only occasional visits to the office in central London (once Covid allows). Duties of the Management Accountant will include: Prepare monthly management accounts including commentary & variance analysis. Produce monthly cost reporting for budget holders; discuss actuals & forecasts with stakeholders. Complete monthly journals for revenues, accruals, prepayments and other transactions. Provide financial information for statutory accounts, VAT and other returns. Support International Finance Manager with analysis, insight and other financial reporting. Develop controls & process to ensure they are, and remain, robust. A range of ad hoc projects. Candidates for the position of Management Accountant must: Be a qualified accountant (CIMA / ACCA / ACA). Have proven experience in management accounting, variance analysis & cost centre reporting. Enjoy presenting at Board level and working with global stakeholders at all levels every day. Be self-motivated; able to structure deliverables and work accurately whilst hitting deadlines. Want to work on a part-time (30hrs pw) basis. NOTE: The salary mentioned is the FTE and 30 hours per week represents 80% of a full-time week.