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Equiniti is a leading international provider of shareholder, pension, remediation, and credit technology. With over 6000 employees, it supports 37 million people in 120 countries.
EQ's vision is to be the leading global share registrar, offering complementary services to its client base and our values set the core foundations to our success. We are TRUSTED to deliver on our commitments, COMMERCIAL in building long term value, COLLABORATIVE in our approach and we IMPROVE by continually enhancing our skills and services. There has never been a better time to join EQ.
As a Pension Accountant you will be joining a team of over 30 Accountancy professionals working together to service in excess of 200 clients. Whilst you will be working as part of one team, you will be responsible for your own client portfolio & will report to the Head of Pension Accounts through a Team Leader.
Equiniti helps some of the UK's best known brands and public sector organisations manage complex and regulated administration covering pensions, payroll and payments. Our activities are often mission-critical to our clients but not core to their organisations. By taking care of these services, we free them to focus on what matters most. Our solutions are delivered at scale, supporting eight million pension scheme members and paying three million people over £21bn a year. EQ Paymaster works with some of the largest pension schemes in the UK. We provide technology enabled pension administration and flexible benefits designed to provide an interactive experience through the life employees and scheme members. Our outsourced solutions help the life and pensions industry deliver high quality customer service and stay one-step ahead of evolving legislation and our expertise allows scheme trustees and sponsors to de-risk through data and calculation management.
Responsible for drafting pension scheme financial statements and annual reports in accordance with agreed legislation and best practice, in liaison with clients and their professional advisers.
Responsible for facilitating audits by pension scheme auditors to agreed timetables.
Preparing periodic financial reports and financial management information for clients.
Processing transactional information and reconciliations.
Comply with financial control environment and accounting quality standards.
Authorise payments in accordance with mandates.
Prepare trustees self-assessment tax return forms for submission to HMRC within statutory deadlines; prepare quarterly accounting for tax returns for submission to HMRC, prepare ONS Returns.
Share skills and experiences with team members, build relationships with clients as their dedicated Pension Accountant.
Build and maintain an awareness of other EQ Paymaster activities and work flexibly with other teams and departments.
Ad-hoc accounting activities as required by your Team Leader and the Head of Pension Accounts.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following experience, skills and behaviours:
At least part-qualified or qualified by experience.
Excellent accounts production skills, written and verbal communication skills.
Ability to provide reports to client in accordance with agreed time scales.
Good numeric and interpretation skills.
Ability to translate rules, regulations and current legislation into appropriate service delivery.
Ability to develop working relationships.
Sound knowledge of accounting, reconciliation, payment transaction and reporting procedures.
Proficient in Microsoft PC packages; knowledge of accounting packages, EQ Paymaster uses DREAM.
Previous experience in a similar accounting role, including sound knowledge of accounts production at least to trial balance level.
Capable of applying compliant policies, procedures and processes in accounting situations.
Preferable experience of providing pensions services to external clients.
We provide study support to individuals working towards obtaining professional Accountancy qualifications.
We are committed to equality of opportunity for all staff and applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships.
Please note any offer of employment is subject to satisfactory pre-employment screening checks. These consist of 5 year activity & GAP verification, DBS or Access NI, Credit, Sanctions & CIFAS checks.