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Administrator / Pensions Administrator - Level 3

Preston

Job Ref
LPP 20
Location
Preston
Salary
Competitive

Job Title: Pensions Administrator - Level 3
Salary: Competitive (Dependent on Skills, Qualifications and Experience)
Location: Preston
Position: Full Time, Permanent (37 hours per week

An exciting opportunity has arisen for several case workers to join a busy Pensions Administration team. This is an interesting and varied role which will include processing death benefits for members of the Local Government pension scheme and a range of benefits for the blue light schemes.
The Organisation is looking for individuals who will enjoy working in a busy, target driven environment and who can work effectively on their own initiative as well as being an effective team player. Processing member benefits will include using a variety of databases, Microsoft packages and payroll systems so you should be confident in the use of IT. You will also be required to carry out detailed mathematical calculations accurately.
Full training in Pensions Administration and relevant systems will be provided so whilst previous experience is advantageous it is not necessary.
The Organisation provides an environment of continuous personal and professional development and they will support the right candidate in reaching their full potential
Purpose of the Role:
To assist in the provision of a pensions administration service in respect of the pension schemes administered by the Organisation.
Key Accountabilities:
• To process and check a wide range of complex pensions case work including, but not restricted to, all aspects of casework relating to 'Blue Light' schemes administered by the Company; the calculation of death benefits, benefit recalculations and compliance checks in respect of HMRC allowances
• Dealing with stage one appeals in respect of the schemes administered by the Company
• To respond to member correspondence relating to the work undertaken within the level 3 Casework Team, again ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in these areas
• Ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in respect the areas of casework undertaken by the Level 3 Casework Team and that all work is carried out in a timely and accurate manner
• To have a good understanding of current regulations and overriding legislation and to actively maintain an up to date knowledge
• To recognise and support continuous improvement in casework working practices, processes and procedures, assisting the Team Leader to improve and maintain the integrity and accuracy of the pensions administration system.
• To support service provision as appropriate undertaking other duties commensurate with the post
• Liaise with clients, customers and third parties maintaining good relationships and obtaining information in respect of the work undertaken on the Level 3 Casework Team
• Treat information security with the upmost respect, dealing appropriately with sensitive and confidential information within Service protocol/guidelines
The Successful Candidate will have/be:
• Significant practical working experience in a pension administration role
• Proven ability to work effectively on own initiative as well as being an effective team player, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes, working flexibly, whilst at all times developing and maintaining good working relationship within the team and the service as a whole
• Proven ability to undertake detailed mathematical calculations accurately
• Ability to use systems and processes relevant to pension payroll and pension administration
• Demonstrable ability to work accurately and to deadlines
• Good working knowledge of legislation, regulation, conditions, software, systems and processes relevant to pension payroll and pension administration
• Ability to use Excel and Word to a good standard
• The ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including the ability to communicate complex issues, possessing excellent communication skills
• Commitment to providing a good customer service at all times
• Demonstrable ability to apply and interpret complex regulations, relevant to the casework undertaken on the Level 3 Casework team
• Maintain an understanding and actively support the Company's equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, including maintaining an understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda and embedding good practice
Qualifications:
• 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above
• A recognised pension administration qualification (or working towards) would be desirable
Please note that as part of the recruitment process, candidates may be invited to complete both ability and psychometric assessments and will receive feedback.
Please click on the APPLY button to send your CV and Cover Letter for this role.
The Organisation is keen to promote a diverse workforce to maximise their ability to provide quality services to all their customers. All applicants who are known to be disabled and who meet the minimum criteria for the role will progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.
Candidates with the relevant experience, qualifications, and job titles of: Pensions Caseworker, Pensions Administrator, Pension Data Administrator, Pension Data Processor, Client Services Executive, Customer Service Executive, Pension Administration Caseworker, Business Support, Financial Services Administrator, Financial Services Support, Financial Services Caseworker may also be considered for this position.

Function
Pension Administration
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37


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Pensions Administrator Team Leader Contact Centre

Preston

Job Ref
LPP21
Location
Preston
Salary
Competitive

Purpose
Supporting the Operations Manager; Leading a team of up to 15 Pensions administrators, providing an efficient and robust administration service to Local Government clients & members in respect of various pension schemes administered by the Local Pensions Partnership, including performance management of the team and supporting the learning and development needs of the Team.

Key Accountabilities
• To effectively lead a team of up to 12 Contact Centre Pensions Administrators
• To supervise and motivate the team on a day to day basis
• To carry out monthly 121’s that support individuals’ development and goals
• To meet performance targets across all lines of business including Telephone and Email
• Monitor the quality and effectiveness of your team by reviewing calls and emails identifying any under-performance, taking appropriate action
• To ensure your team provide accurate and consistent advice and information to customers in respect of pension queries
• Support the departments learning and development by carrying out training sessions as and when new processes are implemented
• To support the wider team within Pensions Administration including taking calls or working emails as and when required
• To carry out regular team meetings ensuring these add value
• To drive the Customer satisfaction scores using the relevant process and systems
• To liaise with customers and external organisations to ensure effective partnerships are maintained
• To ensure the sharing of knowledge within the team to ensure a consistent approach
• To undertake key projects from time to time as appropriate and in line with the provision of a pension’s administration service
• Treat information security with the upmost respect, dealing appropriately with sensitive and confidential information within Service protocol/guidelines

Person Specification
We are looking for someone who will invest in their own development as well as that of their team, ideally you will work well within a changing culture as the Contact Centre is evolving and growing at a fast pace. Being able to Multi-tasking is a must as this is a very busy department and you may be required to support our service levels and wait times by taking calls or replying to email. In return we can offer a great working environment with plenty of development opportunities where no two days are the same:
• Significant experience in a management role preferred but we are looking for a positive, change and people manager who is driven and target focused
• It is vital to have experience of driving strong customer service performance in an operational environment
• Substantial experience in a supervisory/team leader role, including experience of performance management
• Demonstrable effective decision making
• Proven ability to work effectively on own initiative as well as being an effective team leader, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes, working flexibly, whilst at all times developing and maintaining good working relationship within the team and the service as a whole
• Demonstrable ability to plan workloads, ensure deadlines are met and cope with a pressurised workload
• Ability to use Excel and Word to a good standard
• The ability to communicate effectively at all levels, including the ability to communicate complex issues, possessing excellent communication skills
• Commitment to providing a good customer service at all times
• Demonstrable ability to apply and interpret complex regulations
• Maintain an understanding and actively support LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, including maintaining an understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda and embedding good practice

Qualifications
• 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above
• A recognised pension administration qualification (or working towards) would be desirable and/or significant experience in a Pensions Environment.

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

Function
Pension Administration
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37 hour week


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Pensions Administrator - Level 2

Havering

Job Ref
LPP021
Location
Havering
Salary
Competitive

Purpose

To assist in the provision of a pension scheme administration service in respect of the pension schemes administered by the Local Pensions Partnership.

Key Accountabilities

• To process and check a range of general pensions case work, including, but not restricted to benefits estimates, transfers, retirements, commutation of benefits and the combining of benefits, ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in respect these areas

• To respond to member correspondence relating to the work undertaken within the level 2 Casework Team, again ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in these areas

• Ensure that all work is carried out in a timely and accurate manner

• To actively develop an understanding of current regulations and overriding legislation, maintaining an up to date knowledge

• To support service provision as appropriate undertaking other duties commensurate with the post

• Liaise with customers and third parties obtaining information in respect of the work undertaken on the Level 2 Casework Team

• Treat information security with the upmost respect, dealing appropriately with sensitive and confidential information within Service protocol/guidelines

Person Specification

• Practical working experience in a pension administration role

• Proven ability to work effectively on own initiative as well as being an effective team player, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes, working flexibly, whilst at all times developing and maintaining good working relationship within the team and the service as a whole

• Proven ability to undertake detailed mathematical calculations accurately

• Demonstrable ability to work accurately and to deadlines

• Ability to use systems and processes relevant to pension payroll and pension administration

• Ability to use Excel and Word to a good standard

• The ability to communicate effectively at all levels possessing excellent communication skills

• Commitment to providing a good customer service at all times

• Demonstrable ability to apply and interpret complex regulations, relevant to the casework undertaken on the Level 2 Casework team

• Maintain an understanding and actively support LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, including maintaining an understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda and embedding good practice


Qualifications

• 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above

• A recognised pension administration qualification (or working towards) would be desirable


How to Apply


You can apply for this role by submitting a CV and covering letter confirming your current remuneration package.

Please note that as part of the recruitment process, candidates may be invited to complete both ability and psychometric assessments and will receive feedback.

We regret that we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

Applications should be sent ideally by email to job-application@localpensionspartnership.org.uk or to the HR team based at LPP, 2nd Floor 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL by the closing date below. For any questions around applying and/or further details in relation

to the position please do not hesitate to contact the HR team on 0207-369-6952

Closing date for applications: We invite all applicants to apply as soon as possible and please note that the campaign will close when sufficient applications have been received.

Function
Pension Administration
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37


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Pensions Administrator (Level 2)

Hertfordshire

Job Ref
LPP022
Location
Hertfordshire
Salary
Competitive


Purpose

To assist in the provision of a pension scheme administration service in respect of the pension schemes administered by the Local Pensions Partnership.

Key Accountabilities

• To process and check a range of general pensions case work, including, but not restricted to benefits estimates, transfers, retirements, commutation of benefits and the combining of benefits, ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in respect these areas

• To respond to member correspondence relating to the work undertaken within the level 2 Casework Team, again ensuring that service level targets and deadlines are met in these areas

• Ensure that all work is carried out in a timely and accurate manner

• To actively develop an understanding of current regulations and overriding legislation, maintaining an up to date knowledge

• To support service provision as appropriate undertaking other duties commensurate with the post

• Liaise with customers and third parties obtaining information in respect of the work undertaken on the Level 2 Casework Team

• Treat information security with the upmost respect, dealing appropriately with sensitive and confidential information within Service protocol/guidelines

Person Specification

• Practical working experience in a pension administration role

• Proven ability to work effectively on own initiative as well as being an effective team player, promoting positive behaviour and attitudes, working flexibly, whilst at all times developing and maintaining good working relationship within the team and the service as a whole

• Proven ability to undertake detailed mathematical calculations accurately

• Demonstrable ability to work accurately and to deadlines

• Ability to use systems and processes relevant to pension payroll and pension administration

• Ability to use Excel and Word to a good standard

• The ability to communicate effectively at all levels possessing excellent communication skills

• Commitment to providing a good customer service at all times

• Demonstrable ability to apply and interpret complex regulations, relevant to the casework undertaken on the Level 2 Casework team

• Maintain an understanding and actively support LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, including maintaining an understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda and embedding good practice


Qualifications

• 5 GCSEs or equivalent including Maths and English at Grade C or above

• A recognised pension administration qualification (or working towards) would be desirable

How to Apply

You can apply for this role by submitting a CV and covering letter confirming your current remuneration package.
Please note that as part of the recruitment process, candidates may be invited to complete both ability and psychometric assessments and will receive feedback.
We regret that we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.




Function
Pension Administration
Status
Full Time
Type
Fixed Term Contract
Hours
37


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Investments

Senior Investment Risk Analyst

London

Job Ref
LPPI
Location
London

Job Purpose

You will work as a member of the risk management team in providing financial risk management services to clients, internal stakeholders and shareholders.

Key Accountabilities

•To measure, monitor, analyse and report investment risks (market, liquidity, counterparty credit, leverage, valuation risks etc.) for funds managed by LPP and for the Pension Clients’ portfolios
•To maintain and enhance investment risk data, models, systems and reporting processes for LPPI’s investments and funds in Equities, Fixed Income, Credit, Private Equity, Real Estate, Infrastructure etc.
•To maintain investment risk reporting and procedures to meet LPPI’s regulatory requirements as an Alternative Investment Fund Manager

Key Responsibilities

•Develop and maintain a high standard of investment risk analysis and reporting across various asset classes at investment, fund and client portfolio levels
•Maintain and enhance data, modelling and reporting systems & workflows for investment risk processes
•Prepare investment risk analysis and Management Information for LPPI’s various committees, internal stakeholders and regulatory reporting.
•Work with senior members in the team to implement enhanced risk & quantitative models, risk systems and automated reporting workflows.

Person Specification

•Educated, preferably master’s level, in Mathematics, Finance or related Quantitative discipline
•4+ years of relevant work experience within Investment or Market Risk, preferably in asset management industry
•Good quantitative and programming skills with good proficiency in Excel VBA and experience in using Bloomberg. Proficiency in languages like R or Python and in databases is desirable.
•A sound understanding of return and risk characteristics of various asset classes
•Highly developed numerical, analytical and report writing skills.
•A proactive, self-motivated team player
•A lateral thinker with excellent problem solving and organisational ability
•Highly effective communication skills including the ability to build good working relationships

Function
Investments
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Analyst - Credit

London

Job Ref
LPPI
Location
London


Purpose
Assist in the development, implementation and management of the agreed Portfolio and particularly the internally managed Credit Portfolio. Build knowledge and capability across the investments function in order to support the wider team in the monitoring of external Credit investment mandates in addition to carrying out other investment administration activities as directed for Executive Committee, Investment Committee and Board meetings. Take responsibility for internal processes and procedures in relation in investment monitoring, including: Ensuring manager monitoring meetings are scheduled, attended and written up; building and stress testing appropriate internal financial models to monitor performance; and preparing appropriate management reports to facilitate performance monitoring and decision-making forums.


Key Responsibilities
1. Actively assist in the development, implementation, on-going monitoring and improvement of the internally managed Credit strategy in accordance to Investment Strategy Statements, Asset Class mandates, LGPS Regulations and other relevant regulatory frameworks ensuring that all investments meet the level of expected performance.

2. Working with colleagues, contribute to LPPI’s stated objectives to close clients’ funding deficit within agreed time frames by optimising the performance characteristics of the Credit portfolio and assist the Credit Investment team in ensuring that LPPI’s investments are:

a. Consistent with the Fund’s investment aims/expected returns and within acceptable risks;
b. Managed by ‘best of breed’ managers - contributing to manager selection processes whilst monitoring and reviewing existing managers against their respective performance metrics;
c. Placed within appropriate funds which match the LPPI’s investment profile and cash flow requirements;
d. Providing value for money by managing the fund’s expense ratio efficiently; and
e. Improving the fund managers’ accountability and asset transparency.

3. Support the wider team as required in all aspects of investment research, execution, manager & performance monitoring and reporting, administrative and operational activities as directed.

Key Accountabilities

1. To monitor the internally managed Credit portfolio as directed by the Investment Director, Credit and other senior staff.

2. To build, develop and maintain internal financial models for all direct Credit holdings and other strategy monitoring models as directed.

3. To analyse company accounts and financial statements as necessary, ensuring all holdings are appropriately stress tested in line with LPPI requirements.

4. To prepare and implement administrative, reporting, record maintenance and other necessary systems or tools to ensure professional management of the Credit Portfolio.

5. To contribute to the due diligence process and prepare the appropriate accurate documentation to facilitate IC members’ decision making.

6. To assist the wider team in the monitoring of external Credit portfolio managers.

7. To provide all necessary accounting and administration information to the Operations and Finance Team as directed in order to aid the preparation of annual accounts and internal committee reporting.

8. To support liaison for all internal and external auditing matters arising in relation to the Credit Portfolio.

9. To contribute to the quarterly and annual Credit Portfolio reporting process and other reports as required and/or directed by senior team members.

10. To continually develop knowledge and skill in the professional investments arena by maintaining up to date information in relation to market developments and regulatory changes, through the attendance of external seminars and other professional courses as approved by the Investment Director.

11. Actively support LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, as directed

Person Specification

The post holder will demonstrate:

1. Degree level educated ideally gained within a business, finance, maths/statistics and/or investment related discipline.

2. Post-graduate qualification in accounting or finance would be desirable.

3. Demonstrate enthusiasm and commitment towards developing knowledge and skills through new initiatives whilst identifying suitable learning opportunities.

4. Ideally, a period of experience in investment or financial analysis gained within a relevant organisation.

5. Capability to develop and follow an investment process based on the Investment Strategy Statement and demonstrable conformance therewith.

6. Knowledge and skills to build, preferably unassisted, appropriate financial models using Excel to support the due diligence process.

7. Demonstrable ability to understand and develop Credit valuation and risk assessment techniques.

8. Effective communication skills including the ability to influence and build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

9. The ability to build positive and productive working relationships with fund managers and other external partners as required.

10. Good level of numerical, analytical and report writing skills including a working knowledge of MS office tools to assist in the communication of key messages and to facilitate discussions and decision making.

11. Ability to build professional network and seek business opportunities within respective asset classes.

12. A proactive, self-motivated team player who can manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines.

13. An understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda including embedding good practice and an understanding of LPP’s commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.


Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

Function
Investments
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent
Hours
37


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Team Coordinator

London

Job Ref
LPPI
Location
London

Purpose of role

To optimise the efficient operation of the Investment and Risk teams by providing a high-level and proactive executive support service. The team co-ordinator will working closely with the other Executive Assistants to ensure that cover and support service is maintained.

Key Responsibilities
• Proactively support the Investment and Risks teams with admin tasks
• Assist with the processing of invoices in a timely manner
• Organise and book team travel, ensuring that all bookings comply with the travel policy and most cost/time effective travel is arranged
• Meeting scheduling – assist team with meeting bookings, organise refreshments, assist in preparing agenda and documents as required
• Meeting and greeting guests ensuring they get the best customer service experience including the provision of refreshments
• Assist in the purchasing of office consumables and direct incoming and outgoing mailings
• Diary management: Assist in the management and organisation of the team’s diary including all appointments, meetings, etc
• Meet and greet visitors at all levels of seniority and be the first point of contact on their arrival

Person Specification

• Proven Team Co-ordinator experience
• A proactive, self-motivated team player
• Ability to multi-task and prioritise conflicting schedule
• Ability to work to a high level of detail in a faced-paced environment
• Hard working, diligent, consciousness, and professional
• Excellent IT skills

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

Function
Investments
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Finance

Senior Financial Controller - Investments & Treasury

London

Job Ref
LPP
Location
London

Job Purpose

Reporting into the Head of Financial Control this role aims to deliver a high quality, efficient finance and accountancy service to the organisation and its customers. The role encompasses day to day management of all investments processes. This includes principle responsibility for investment accounting for Pension Funds.

Key Responsibilities

• Responsible with the Head of Financial control for the delivery of a robust investments accounting control environment.

• Full responsibility of investment accounting for LPFA. Review monthly reconciliations between investment manager and custodian. Supervise and review posting of investment information to accounting system and liaise with Bank of New York as necessary.

• Responsibility to ensure that all transactions are accounted for properly in terms of the double entry and correct postings to the ledgers. Ensure appropriate classification and mapping into reporting templates.

• Support business partnering service for the Investments business.

• Take the lead in the management of accounting aspects of new fund structures.

• Lead the relationship with external service providers for the administration of all investment SPVs. Ensuring proper oversight of each entity encompassing:
- Set up of the entity,
- Agreeing reporting timetable,
- Monitoring each entity through the year,
- Facilitating audits as required and
- Making sure accounting filing and tax deadlines are met.

• Responsible for the management junior Finance team members including:
- Overseeing investments purchase ledger,
- organising workflow to meet deadlines,
- conducting performance appraisals and
- ensuring progress against learning and development plans.

• Lead responsibility for the provision of timely and accurate investment fee invoicing to customers and inter-company recharges.

• Responsible for carrying out a detailed analysis of investment manager costs and prepare information for reporting in line with local government transparency requirements. Ensure investment manager fees are recorded in the correct entity and recharges are carried out on a timely basis.

• Track the benefits from investment cost savings negotiated by the investment team.

• Deputise for the Head of Financial Control on the Fair Value Pricing Committee.

• Collaborate with the Head of Financial control in the proactive management of internal and external auditors. Making sure the audit timetables are adhered to, key deadlines are met and audit queries are dealt with promptly and in line with best practice.

• Ensure adherence to Finance procedures, processes and controls. Make sure, periodically review and update Finance process. Report on compliance with financial processes and controls and highlight any areas of risk to the Head of Financial Control.

• Be the interface between Risk and Finance for the completion of the FCA Returns and ICAAP production. Take the lead on harmonising Finance Regulatory forecasting with the output from the Risk team.

• Responsible with the Head of Financial control for the delivery of a robust control environment.

• Responsibility for Treasury Management whilst ensuring appropriate banking and treasury controls and procedures are in place.

• Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post and where appropriate take additional responsibility when cover needs to be maintained.

• Actively support the LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, as directed.

Person Specification

The post holder will demonstrate:

• Qualified accountant, CCAB or equivalent qualification with at least 2 years post qualification experience in a Finance function.

• Demonstrable experience and knowledge of accounting for investment funds including ledger management, accounts production and required disclosures.

• Understanding and experience of accounting for segregated investment portfolios including: derivatives, private equity, direct property and other pooled structures would be desirable.

• Demonstrable experience of coordinating day to day staff workloads. Conduct effective performance management including development of Finance team members against learning and development plans.

• Thorough understanding of financial systems and controls surrounding investments.

• Knowledge/experience of accounting/auditing for Pension Schemes would be desirable.

• Confidence in handling and interpreting complex numerical data and presenting in a clear and concise manner.

• Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to present arguments to support and/ or challenge a proposal.

• Effective communication skills including the ability to influence and build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

• Good level of numerical, analytical and report writing skills including a working knowledge of MS office tools to assist in the communication of key messages and to facilitate discussions and decision making.

• A proactive, self-motivated team player who has the ability to manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines and continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency and presentation.

• An understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda including embedding good practice and an understanding of LPP’s commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.


Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.



Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Assistant Financial Controller - Treasury Controls

London

Job Ref
LPP
Location
London

Job Purpose

Reporting into the Senior Financial Controller this role aims to deliver a high quality, efficient finance and accountancy service to the organisation and its customers. The role encompasses day to day management of treasury, banking and cashflow monitoring. This includes principal responsibility for treasury management and cashflow monitoring for Pension Funds. Also, responsibility for financial controls over payments made by the Pensions Administration business and monitoring and reporting of financial controls for LPP Group.

Key Responsibilities

• Responsible with the Senior Financial Controller for the delivery of a robust control environment.

• Lead responsibility for treasury management whilst ensuring appropriate banking and treasury controls and procedures are in place. Complete daily treasury management tasks and ensure operation of cash management controls. Produce cashflow reporting and ensuring efficient use of cash and liquid resources. Making sure bank accounts are reconciled daily, in conjunction with Assistant Accountants.

• Responsible for effective relationship management and development with LPP’s bankers.

• Responsible for ensuring pensions payments and lump sums are correctly accounted for in the accounting system and reconciled to the Pensions Administration system.

• Establish end to end financial control over the Pensions Administration business. This includes documenting processes, identifying and enforcing controls.

• Produce financial control reports, covering key KPIs for the Finance teams with commentary to be reported to the Executive Committee and Audit Committees.

• Accountable for the effective management of junior Finance team members including organising workflow in order to meet deadlines. Conducting performance appraisals and ensuring progress against learning and development plans.

• Collaborate with the Senior Financial Controller in the proactive management of internal and external auditors. Making sure the audit timetables are adhered to, key deadlines are met, and audit queries are dealt with promptly and in line with best practice.

• Ensure adherence to Finance procedures, processes and controls. Make sure, there is periodic review and update of Finance processes. Report on compliance with financial processes and controls and highlight any areas of risk to the Head of Financial Control.

• Ensure there is adequate business continuity plans in place for the Finance function and all payment cycles.

• Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post and where appropriate take additional responsibility when cover needs to be maintained.

• Actively support the LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, as directed.

Person Specification

The post holder will demonstrate:

• Qualified accountant, CCAB or equivalent qualification with at least 1year post qualification experience in a Finance function.

• Demonstrable experience and knowledge of establishing and implementing financial processes and controls.

• Demonstrable experience of coordinating day to day staff workloads. Conduct effective performance management including development of Finance team members against learning and development plans.

• Thorough understanding of financial systems and controls surrounding Pensions Administration, Investments, Banking and Treasury.

• Demonstrable knowledge/experience of accounting/auditing for Pension Schemes would be desirable.

• Confidence in handling and interpreting complex numerical data and presenting in a clear and concise manner.

• Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to present arguments to support and/ or challenge a proposal.

• Effective communication skills including the ability to influence and build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally.

• Good level of numerical, analytical and report writing skills including a working knowledge of MS office tools to assist in the communication of key messages and to facilitate discussions and decision making.

• A proactive, self-motivated team player who has the ability to manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines and continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency and presentation.

• An understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda including embedding good practice and an understanding of LPP’s commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.


Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Senior Financial Reporting Accountant - LPFA

London

Job Ref
LPFA
Location
London

Purpose

Support Head of Financial Reporting on financial accounting matters, including financial statements. Ensure that robust and thorough financial reporting is in place and that the annual accounts for all entities are closed with a clean opinion. Assist on investment fund and pension fund accounting matters where necessary.

Key Responsibilities
• Analysis interpretation and support - LPFA
-Responsible for the review nominal ledgers at month, quarter and year end and drive adjustments where necessary. Provide support on Investment fund and Pension accounting where required.

• Financial Reporting - LPFA
-Provide externally oriented financial reporting. Provide output to meet monthly, quarterly and annual output requirements to a high standard and within agreed timescales.

• Year-end audit - LPFA
-Provide support on year end and interim audit, working closely with the Head of Financial Reporting, coordinating with external auditors, liaising with finance colleagues to ensure a smooth and efficient audit. -Ensure that all transactions are accounted for properly and that audit queries are dealt with promptly and in line with best practice.

Key Accountabilities

• Lead accountability for Financial Reporting of both half year and year-end financial statements for LPFA.

• Lead accountability for the monitoring of financial performance of LPFA whilst liaising with senior colleagues. Provide compliance reporting in relation to appropriate activities.

• Lead on financial accounts requirements in relation to pension fund and employee benefits under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) rules.

• Lead on reviewing all Bank of New York Mellon (‘BNY’) monthly reports and assisting the analysis and processing of the data into the ledger.

• Accountability for the implementation of financial infrastructure to support all financial aspects of organisational development and projects/initiatives.

• Lead on the development of an effective working relationship with external auditors and actuaries whilst ensuring that arrangements both meet the needs of the organisation and deliver good value for money.

• Draft and review Committee papers for financial aspects relating to LPFA and provide written comments in time for committee deadlines.

• Leadership, development, management and/or mentoring of junior members of the finance team as appropriate.

• Provide cover for colleagues as appropriate.

• Actively support the LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, as directed.

• Support the team in managing fluctuations in workload and prioritising to meeting deadlines, as well as contributing to team initiatives. Also carry out any other duties commensurate with the post and where appropriate take additional responsibility when cover needs to be maintained.

Person Specification

The post holder will demonstrate:

• Qualified accountant, CCAB or equivalent qualification with at least 3 years post qualification experience.

• Demonstrable advanced understanding of IFRS/FRS and/or public sector accounting conventions.

• Understanding and experience of accounting for pension funds, in particular around disclosure of investment assets and reconciling between finance and pensions administration systems.

• Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to present arguments to support and/ or challenge a proposal.

• Effective communication skills including the ability to influence and build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally. Ability to effectively liaise with team members and delegate aspects of work as required.

• Confidence in handling and interpreting complex numerical data and presenting in a clear and concise manner to assist in the communication of key messages and to facilitate discussions and decision making.

• A proactive, self-motivated team player who has the ability to manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines and continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency and presentation.

• Support the team in managing fluctuations in workload and prioritising to meet deadlines, as well as contributing to team initiatives.

• Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post and where appropriate take additional responsibility when cover needs to be maintained.

Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.

Function
Finance
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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Facilities

Facilities Assistant

London

Job Ref
LPP
Location
London

Purpose

• Provide professional and efficient facilities management support to the business.


Key Responsibilities

• Reception: announce calls/visitors received from building reception to colleagues.

• Facilities Helpdesk: deal with tickets to the internal FM helpdesk, communicating with users and closing off their requests within agreed SLA times. Liaise with London Fire Bridge and their contractors on building maintenance issues.

• Post & Scanning: collect post and scan onto the CMS or distribute post into the appropriate pigeon holes. Sort and frank outgoing post.

• General FM duties including: Set up rooms before board meetings as required, order couriers, taxis, and catering as required, collection and distribution of fruit deliveries within the office, and deal with deliveries ensuring all goods are passed to the relevant staff member promptly.

• Monitor the FMT shared inbox, dealing with queries and requests within 2 working hours.

• Actively support the LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, as directed.

• Carry out any other tasks commensurate with the grade as required by the Facilities Manager or Facilities Administrator.


Person Specification

• Recent experience in an office environment

• Demonstrable IT skills and use of Microsoft Office.

• Willingness to undertake a wide range of duties

• Demonstrate the ability to solve problems under pressure and prioritise

• Demonstrable customer service focus

• Ability to communicate clearly and accurately both orally and in writing

• Ability to maintain accuracy and pay attention to detail.

• Supportive team player with the ability to work in partnership with managers, staff and external suppliers/contractors.

• Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.






Function
Facilities
Status
Full Time
Type
Permanent


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