Interim Pensions Accountant

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Interim Pensions Accountant
Newham, London
Interim Position

Newham RQ739223

Posted: 23rd November 2022 14:19
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  • Pay Rate:

    £337.73 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    36, Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 3 months

  • Newham, London,

    E16 2QU

What's involved with this role:

Interim Pensions Accountant

Reference no: Newham RQ739223

Pay Rate: £337.73 per day PAYE

A Pension Accountant is required to undertake all accounting for the Pension Funds of the three authorities complying with statutory requirements.

The post-holder will also need to ensure that senior managers and members receive correct and consistent financial advice in relation to pension fund accounting and investment decisions, financial frameworks, policies, and legislation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Undertake proper accounting for all Pension Fund transactions.
  • Prepare all Pension Fund accounts, their submission to audit and to deal with audit queries as part of the closure of accounts process.
  • Provide financial advice and support to the Pension Committees and Pension Boards.
  • Prepare reports to members, senior stakeholders, the Pension Committees and Pensions Boards.
  • Work with investment advisers on fund manager monitoring reports.
  • Support the wider aspects of the closure of accounts process ensuring relevant guidance and legislation are adhered to.
  • Support the relevant aspects of the budget development and strategy processes.
  • Develop complex forecasting and modelling tools.
  • Undertake the impact assessment of complex reports, policies, and procedures.
  • Perform cashflow forecasting and risk management of the Pension Fund’s expenditure and income streams.
  • Support the production of the pensions schemes annual reports.
  • Provide training to other members of the Finance team in the provision of pension fund accounting and investment activities.
  • Support delivery of member training programmes.
  • Carry out all reconciliations of the dedicated pension fund bank account in accordance with regulations and any treasury activity in relation to the fund on a timely and accurate basis – carry out forecasting, monitoring, and planning requirements and manage any pre-funding arrangements.
  • Prepare the accounting/financial information for the triennial valuation and annual IAS19/FRS17 reports with the pension fund actuaries.
  • Support the financial arrangements relating to the management of admitted/scheduled/designated bodies.
  • Support production of responses to freedom of information requests are undertaken within the required deadlines.
  • Support the treasury function where required e.g., cover dealer/checker.
  • Arrange meetings and provision of catering facilities.


“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria:

Experience, Skills, Knowledge / Technical skills:

  • CIPFA or equivalent qualified accountant or relevant knowledge gained through experience in LGPS finance.
  • Familiar with LGPS Pension Fund accounting.
  • Experience of Fusion (desirable).
  • Ability to interpret financial data/information, apply logic and judgement.
  • Knowledge of Pension Fund accounting.
  • Good communication influencing and presentation skills.
  • A pro-active approach to work, including identifying and resolving problems/issues.


NB: Please feel free to apply to us direct via [email protected] by quoting the job reference and job title exactly. SEE DETAILS AT THE BOTTOM OF THIS AD.

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To help speed up the process of uploading your CV to the client we would suggest that you send us your CV in Word format (or equivalent) if possible, rather than as a PDF.

If you are successful in securing this role, please note that for the entire duration of this contract, regardless of extension you will be working this role at the PAYE rate that has been advertised. For absolute clarity, we only work on a PAYE basis, rather than entertaining umbrella pay terms, we do not offer Ltd/umbrella or outside IR35 rates. If you wish to understand PAYE vs Umbrella more, please let us know and we can send you some additional information for clarity.

Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items:

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours.
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this.
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice.
  4. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed.


Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable:

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for.


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Interim Pensions Accountant
Client Category: Local Authority

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Client Category: Local Authority

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