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Assistant Pensions Administration Consultant

Location: Manchester

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Manager - Pensions Admin Consulting (Reading/Birmingham)

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Pensions Actuarial Manager

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Pensions Administrator

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Assistant Manager – Pensions Actuarial

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Assistant Pensions Administration Consultant

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: E

Employment type: Full Time


Role and Responsibilities

The Pensions Administration Consulting team has vacancies for an Assistant Administration Consultant who will be part of a team based in either, Manchester, Reading or Birmingham who work on all aspects of Administration, Actuarial Consultancy and Investment services.

You will assist in the delivery of administration consulting services to a number of our pension clients. The role will involve carrying out data and benefit audit projects, administration operation reviews, administration provider selections, and a wide range of other projects.

Qualifications and Skill

The ideal candidate is expected to have at least 2 years’ experience as a Pensions Administrator in a consultancy based environment, an insurance company or in-house arrangement. The position would suit an individual who has a strong administration background and is looking to take on a more consultative role. Good communication skills are essential.

Knowledge of a variety of administration packages, Word, Powerpoint and Excel packages would also be advantageous.

As an Assistant Administration Consultant, you would be encouraged and supported to study for Pensions Management Institute qualifications.

You will have the opportunity to develop communication skills, team-working skills and technical skills

Manager - Pensions Admin Consulting (Reading/Birmingham)

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: C

Employment type: Either Full Time or Part Time


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

The Role

The KPMG Pensions team has been growing significantly, positioning us as one of the largest specialist corporate pensions advisers. This incredible growth is expected to continue over the next year and beyond and we are looking to recruit outstanding individuals with a commercial edge.

There is a wide variety of work available - many of our projects are bespoke and unique and being an expanding business means that the opportunities are there for you to find your niche in the team.

The Pensions Administration Consulting team has a vacancy for an Administration Consulting Manager who will be part of a National Team based in Birmingham, Reading and Manchester. Therefore, we will consider candidate from either location.

We can offer unrivalled fast-track progression within the company through the manager grades including director and partner level.

KPMG will offer you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities where you want to use them and will tangibly recognise your efforts through competitive remuneration and promotion opportunities, as well as other recognition such as encore awards, celebratory team drinks and away days.

Role and Responsibilities

Our Pensions Consulting team provides strategic advice on and carries out detailed integrity assessments of pensions administration operations. The growth in demand for these services has increased dramatically in the last 3 years, with continuing demand from both Trustees and corporate clients.

As a manager in the team, you will take day-to-day responsible for the delivery of administration consulting projects to a broad selection of pension clients, including some of the largest pension schemes in the UK.

Typical projects include: data and benefit audit projects, administration operation reviews, administration outsourcing and provider selections, governance reviews and a wide range of other projects.

You will be responsible for drafting and reviewing reports, delivering at client meetings, overseeing the work of junior team members and being a point of contact for clients.

You will also take on performance manager responsibilities for some junior members of the team.

Experience and background

Successful candidates will have the following:

- Relevant experience working in the pensions industry, particularly a strong understanding of pensions administration operations and what constitutes “best practice”
- Self-confident person with an understanding of how to present, debate and listen to both clients and colleagues
- Proactive approach
- Professional qualifications eg. APMI
- Experience of performance management


Pensions Actuarial Manager

Location: Manchester

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: C

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do.

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 Manchester pensions team is growing significantly due to substantial new business wins. We are recruiting at all levels within our trustee services team to help deliver actuarial and administration advice to a large portfolio of clients in new and innovative ways. This is the opportunity to be part of this exciting and growing business.

The Role

We are seeking to expand our Actuarial team and wish to recruit an experienced and professional Pensions Actuarial Manager to be based in our Manchester office and act as Scheme Actuary.

This role will be suitable for senior experienced pensions consultants who are FIA/FFA qualified with a scheme actuary certificate (or the ability to obtain one), and who have experience of leading client relationships and advising Trustee boards. In addition to proven technical and client consulting experience, 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.

Responsibilities

Some of the responsibilities include:
- Building and managing relationships with trustee boards
- Delivering professional pensions consulting advice on all aspects affecting trustees
- Acting as Scheme Actuary to a number of smaller DB Pension schemes
- Providing pension accounting disclosures where required by pension scheme’s sponsoring Employers

The Person

Qualifications and Skills
- Professional qualifications either FIA or FFA.
- Scheme Actuary certificate held for two years (or the equivalent experience obtained)
- Excellent client management relationship skills.
- Proactive and commercial approach.

Knowledge/Experience

- The ability to act as a Scheme Actuary to defined benefit pension schemes
- 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.
- Experience of providing pension accounting disclosures for company accounts
- A proven track record in consulting with clients in a mainstream employee benefits firm
- The ability to work within a multi-disciplinary professional services firm
- Ability to lead and coach less experienced staff and work closely with colleagues in multi-disciplinary client service teams.



Pensions Administrator

Location: Birmingham

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: D

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.

Assistant Manager – Pensions Actuarial

Location: Leeds

Capability: Tax

Service line: Pensions

Experience level: D

Employment type: Full Time


At KPMG, our values define who we are and the way we do business. As a leading professional services firm, we know that our strength and capability come from our people – their different perspectives, experiences and backgrounds. From our inclusive leadership strategy to our diversity and inclusion targets – we’re making bold changes to who we are and what we do. Be part of it.

In the Pensions team we deliver professional pensions consulting advice on a wide range of corporate and trustee pension issues. Projects include:

•Trustee projects including triennial actuarial valuations, actuarial updates, factor reviews and CETV basis reviews
•Managing the day to day running of schemes on behalf of our trustee clients, including liaising with the administration teams
•Pensions strategy projects such as benefit change and scheme design
•Corporate projects such as advice on company accounting disclosures, liability management feasibility and implementation and long term journey planning
•De-risking projects such as buy-outs and buy-ins
•Helping clients with the pensions aspect of Mergers & acquisitions involving both UK and international pensions arrangements
•Supporting the audit teams in auditing the actuarial aspects of financial statements

Role and Responsibilities

•Produce technically excellent and consistently accurate calculations with clear audit trail
•Produce high quality deliverables addressing key client issues
•Manage your own time and that of reports effectively to consistently meet all deadlines
•Take responsibility for and manage small projects / audits (including appropriate delegation fee analysis and billing)
•Regularly monitor all aspects of risk compliance
•Show awareness of commercial issues and occasionally applies this to identify potential opportunities for clients
•Look for opportunities for direct internal and external client contact

Professional Qualifications

•Studying for the FIA actuarial exams and making good progress

Experience and Background

•At least three years’ experience working in the pensions industry
•Good understanding of 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
•Contributes to the development of others
•Seeks opportunities to develop internal KPMG network and knowledge of other areas of the business

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