Pensions Accountant in Smart Pension at London, England, United Kingdom

Website Smart Pension

This listing is about Smart Pension in London, England, United Kingdom
in 2022

About the job

Smart is a rapidly growing fintech company transforming the retirement industry for the better. We’re changing the way people interact with their retirement savings using our award-winning platform which is powered by our in-house technology. We’ve gone from a small start-up to a global industry leader with over £2bn in assets under management. Join us to transform retirement, savings and financial well-being, across all generations, around the world.


      • Identify opportunities for continuous improvement and support system and process development, with Trustee requirements and fundamentally member experience in mind.
      • Assist with the development and management of the control framework
      • Monitor and process transactions relating to retirement activity. Liaise with other teams and third-party providers.
      • Process member payments and update relevant pension administration records.
      • Completion and/or reviewing the reconcile cash to investment/disinvestment transactions.
      • Completion and/or reviewing reconciliation of bank accounts.
      • Member unit reconciliations & un-allocated units reconciliations.
      • Assist in the preparation of member payroll and related transactions journals to NetSuite.
      • Assist in the preparation annual statutory accounts and delivery of the external audit of the Pension Scheme, working with the Financial Controller, Pension Accountant, external audit team and internal stakeholders.
      • Attendance at audit planning and audit clearance meetings
      • Provision of quarterly financial information for inclusion in admin reports, in tandem with the team
      • Assist in the day-to-day running of the Master Trust finance functions.
      • Be a subject matter expert and assist with the training of more junior staff as required
      • To build relationships with key stakeholders and attend meetings where required
      • Completion of ONS returns as and when required
      • Provide ad-hoc information to trustees, employers, professionals, and other interested parties as required
      • Participate in annual performance reviews and objective setting


    • Ideally from a DB or DC pension background, involved in day-to-day hands-on pension finance.
    • Experience of Microsoft suite of products including Excel and experience of G-Suite an advantage
    • NetSuite experience is an advantage but not essential.
    • A growth mindset
    • A focus on automation and driving efficiency throughout the finance function
    • Very strong interpersonal and communication skills with high amounts of energy and drive with the ability to explain accounting concepts to other team players that are not accountants.
    • A high level of diligence and attention to detail.
    • Strong time management and organisational skills.
    • Proactive with a willingness to learn and a ‘can do’ attitude.
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills coupled with highly developed analytical and problem-solving skills.
    • Experience in the financial services environment but not essential.
    • Part-qualified/Qualified accountant with a recognised accounting body (e.g. ICAEW, ACCA, CIMA etc).
    • PRAG membership desirable
    • Demonstrable knowledge of UK GAAP, FRS102 and the Pensions SORP.

Company: Smart Pension

Vacancy Type:  

Job Location: London, England, United Kingdom

Application Deadline: N/A

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