Apr 2015

Job Description

Our client a large independent provider of actuarial, administration and consultancy services have an opportunity for an experienced pensions administrator with marked DC abilities to join their growing pensions administration team.

You will have a minimum of 5 years in the industry from either a third party or in house organisation. You will be fully conversant with all aspects of pensions scheme administration with specific abilities with DC scheme administration. You will have experience of checking and overseeing others’ work and have solid and up to date technical abilities. You will be a superb communicator, team player and have strong client skills

You will be part of a growing administration team, supporting the delivery of a quality administration service to a diverse range of client schemes and benefit bases with a focus specifically on the DC schemes, using your experience, knowledge and abilities to lead the delivery of a key service to clients. In addition to the specific DC responsibilities, the role will also include some or all of the following:

• Project management and ensures all activities meet agreed targets
• Prepare manual and computer generated benefit calculations and related correspondence, as required
• Maintain database records and prepare systems generated benefit calculations and related correspondence
• Communicate with clients, their employees and former employees and advisers
• Undertake a proactive client facing role, attending client and prospect meetings
• Carry out and check cash handling and accounting functions to client pension and related arrangements, liaising with bank and investment managers as appropriate
• Process and check client pensioner payrolls, including calculation of net pay, arranging payments, liaison with tax offices and preparation of year end returns
• Liaise with authorities including DWP, HMRC, The Pensions Regulator and the Information Commissioner
• Prepare annual benefit statements (not applicable for PPF schemes)
• Prepare annual accounts
• Read, research and understand documentation relating to each scheme (e.g. deeds)
• Check work of other team members, ensuring accuracy and compliance with scheme rules, procedures and legislation
• Ensure that any customer concerns or complaints are processed correctly and raised with appropriate reporting Partners immediately
• Consultancy, secretarial duties, project based or committee work, as agreed
• Maintain a clear understanding of how the PPF operates and the nature and type of compensation (specific for PPF Administration)
• Adhere to specific targets, carry out calculations and tasks involved in working on PPF schemes, and respond to the need for a rapid turnaround of work (specific for PPF Administration)
• Builds strong, effective client and team relationships, in particular with Independent Trustees and the PPF (specific for PPF Administration)
• Deputise for the team leader as agreed, or manages a small team
• Delegate where appropriate while retaining accountability
• Support effective team working
• Encourage the team to look for efficiency gains, particularly looking to eliminate the need for manual or spreadsheet calculations
• Act as a mentor providing constructive feedback for others in order to improve their understanding, knowledge and support the development of the individual by coaching and training

If you are interested in this role and would like to understand more detail about the role and our client, please contact us on 0121-684 1555 or send your CV to susan.ford@sfrecruitment.co.uk

c £28000 Dependent on Experience

SF 150006

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