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Manager - Pensions Actuarial (Reading/Bristol)

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Pensions Administrator

Location: Birmingham

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Pensions Investment Analyst

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Pensions - Investment Analyst

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Pensions Investment Manager

Location: Leeds

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Our Team

Our Investment Advisory team (of 85 investment professionals) offers full investment consulting services to both trustees and sponsors of pension schemes across both defined benefit and defined contribution markets. Our practice is expanding to provide advice to charities, insurers and high net worth individuals on a range of investment issues. Our Investment Advisory team has grown significantly over the last few years and is a key growth area for KPMG over the next few years meaning significant investment in new ideas and technology.

Role and Responsibilities

We are looking for individuals with excellent investment consulting skills, backed up with a commercial outlook and internal drive. The role involves taking a lead role in the provision of investment advice to our clients, including:

- Being responsible for building our relationship with a range of clients
- Managing your client teams, including coaching and development of team members
- Taking responsibility for reviewing reports and managing the work undertaken by members of the team
- Undertaking investment research (including developing new ideas, writing research papers, and interviewing managers)
- Performance managing some members of the team, and providing guidance to them on their client advice and career development
- Working with Partners and Directors on developing new business relationships with prospects including Independent Trustees
- Working in multi-disciplinary teams including tax professionals, chartered accountants, corporate financiers and governance consultants to deliver issues led advice to a range of clients

Qualifications and Skills

Applicants are expected to be FIA/FFA or CFA qualified (or equivalent)

Experience and Background

- Growth mindset
- Strong analytical skills
- Investment Consulting experience
- The ability to take on a high level of responsibility
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to work effectively in a team including delegation
- Willingness to manage clients and build strong relationships


Manager - Pensions Actuarial (Reading/Bristol)

Location: Reading

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: Manager

Employment type: Either Full Time Or Part Time


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The Team

KPMG Pensions is a leading edge strategic pensions advisory, actuarial, administration and investment practice. We deliver advice to employers and trustees and their senior people on all aspects of their pension arrangements.

The Role

We are seeking to expand our management team as part of a wider growth plan, and wish to recruit an experienced professional pensions consultant to be based in our Reading or Bristol office.

Our Reading office is moving into a larger, brand new building (Forbury Place) in the centre of Reading later this year.

In the pensions team we deliver professional pensions consulting advice on a wide range pensions issues to both corporate and trustee clients.

The key work streams within the department include:

- Provision of scheme actuary services, including giving strategic advice on funding and long term strategies. �
- Undertaking actuarial analysis and modelling, for example for individual member calculations, actuarial valuations, PPF levies and producing accounting disclosures.
- Providing advice around pensions accounting and supporting the audit teams in understanding the actuarial aspects of financial statements.
- De-risking projects such as buy-outs and buy-ins, liability management exercises.
- Benefit design and implementation of new structures.
Responsibilities
Your role will include having the following responsibilities:
- Being responsible for high quality and complex calculations and written deliverables on multiple clients.
- Building and managing relationships with trustee and company boards.
- Delivering professional pensions consulting advice on a wide range of trustee and corporate pension issues.
- Leading client service teams and taking account management responsibility.
- The potential to act as a Scheme Actuary to defined benefit pension schemes.
- An ability to understand a corporate client’s business and how the pensions issues relate to their corporate strategy.
- An ability to understand how a trustee board can meet their statutory and fiduciary objectives in the context of the scheme sponsor and the regulatory environment.

The Person

Qualifications and Skills

This role will be suitable for experienced pensions consultants who are FIA/FFA qualified, and who have experience of managing client relationships at Board and Trustee level. In addition to proven technical and client consulting experience (including examples of leading large projects), individuals are to have strong communication skills and be able to demonstrate that they can develop the people they work with in order to deliver quality work to clients and achieve their career goals.

Background and experience

Successful candidates will have the following attributes/experience:

- Significant experience working in the pensions industry.
- A proven track record in consulting with clients in a mainstream employee benefits firm.
- Excellent understanding of the UK pensions landscape and issues facing clients.
- Consistently able to work at high level of intensity whilst maintaining a professional and positive approach.
- Fully engaged and taking responsibility for own performance.
- Ability to lead and coach less experienced staff and work closely with colleagues in multi-disciplinary client service teams.
- Seeks opportunities to develop internal KPMG network and knowledge of other areas of the business.

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Pensions Administrator

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

KPMG Pensions carries out administration services for over 200 schemes covering over 100,000 members. It is an integral part of our Trustee Services practice which has experienced annual growth of over 10% pa over the last 5 years. As part of the ongoing transformation of our practice we have invested in a new administration system, Intellipen, which has been a key differentiator in winning new clients. To make the most of this technology we are now launching a project to transition all our remaining schemes to Intellipen from our current system, Profund.

We have a vacancy for two people to join the project team for 12 months. This will be an important role, supporting a critical project within our thriving team. For the right candidate, this role will provide an exciting opportunity to develop their career as part of a high performing team in a forward thinking business. Ambitious problem solvers welcome!

The Responsibilities

You will be a key member of the project team, often acting as a link with the client service teams so as to reduce the impact on them in their day-to-day roles.

You will be responsible for:

• gathering and summarising information about the current administrative practices for each of our existing clients
• identifying opportunities for further automation within our systems
• preparing automation instructions for programming
• testing output from programmed processes
• liaising with the client service teams with project updates specific to individual clients.

One point we can be clear on, this will be a varied and interesting role responding to a wide range of needs.

The Individual

The ideal candidate is expected to have relevant experience in pensions administration, likely to include experience working within a third party pensions administrations team but experience with an insurance company or in-house arrangement would also be considered. Good technical knowledge in relation to defined benefit pensions is essential.

Strong communication, a positive attitude and good organisation skills are also essential for this role.

You should be experienced in all aspects of pension’s administration and, ideally, have some experience of project management. Knowledge of Profund and Intellipen would also be advantageous.

Pensions Investment Analyst

Location: Bristol

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: Junior Professional

Employment type: Full Time


The Role

We are looking for an individual to join our rapidly growing Bristol Investment Advisory team in an Analyst capacity. We are looking for an individual with experience in investment or pensions (or relevant discipline).

The Team
The Bristol Investment Advisory team was set up in late 2018 by George Fowler and Paula Champion. George and Paula joined from a global pensions and investment consulting firm where they had each spent twenty years and had led the successful Bristol Investment Advisory team there from initially four people to around thirty over a ten year period. It was the largest team of its kind in the South West when they left.

The KPMG Bristol Investment Advisory team was started with three people in November 2018, and has subsequently grown to eight within only eleven months (ahead of its initial growth plans). Due to the team’s success, they are looking to expand by a further three people to eleven over the next few months. The team also works closely with the successful KPMG Bristol Pensions team, which has thirty people.

KPMG Investments
KPMG Investments is rapidly growing year-on-year and now stands at over 100 people (with over 500 people in KPMG Pensions & Investments in total). The KPMG Bristol team is a core part of the Investments team’s growth plan and the aim of this business is to double revenue over the next five to six years, a target it has achieved consistently in the past.

We offer full investment consulting services to both trustees and sponsors of pension schemes across both defined benefit and defined contribution markets. Our practice is expanding to provide advice to charities, insurers and high net worth individuals on a range of investment issues.

Responsibilities

The role will include:
- Providing support to the lead consultant in the provision of investment advice to our clients
- Ability to be involved directly in the provision of strategic and manager research
- Ability to be involved at the start in the growing of a brand new Investments team
- Ability to be involved in working on a wide range of clients (DB,DC,Fiduciary,Wealth Management, Endowments and Charities)
- Ability to work in a culture that prides itself in providing independent advice to its clients
- Taking responsibility for the doing of work within the team
- Acting as a point of contact for many clients

The Person

Qualifications and Skills

- Ability to study for a professional qualification (FIA/CFA)
- Strong analytical skills
- Ability to take ownership of tasks
- Excellent communication skills
- The ability to work effectively in a team






Pensions - Investment Analyst

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: Associate/Assistant Manager

Employment type: Full Time


Service Line Information :

The KPMG Pensions Team are always questioning conventional thinking, helping our clients’ businesses thrive by ensuring their pension schemes are as effective as possible. We have a breadth of roles across our dynamic sectors, each one offering the opportunity to get involved in exciting work and deliver bespoke solutions. You’ll be given the training and development you need to decipher complex concepts and the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities in your chosen sector.

Intelligent Working :

Our employees have many varied work schedules to suit their individual needs!

Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.

Check out examples of KPMG employees enjoying different working patterns on our website and please do share your own individual requirements with us.

KPMG’s commitment to inclusion :

We are proud of the value we place on individuality. We want you to bring your full self to work and maximise your potential. KPMG is a place where everyone can thrive, whatever their gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation and socio-economic background.

Returning to work after a break :

At KPMG, we appreciate that returning to work after an extended career break can be daunting. We understand that those with experience who have taken a career break have a wealth of experienceand knowledge to offer our organisation, which could assist us to achieve our business goals. We will support you to refresh your skills, develop your confidence and provide a supportive network across the firm to help you best integrate into the working environment.This role welcomes applications for individuals who have been out of work for 18 months or more and who have previous relevant experience.

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