Investment Accountant

GBP30000 - 36000 per annum
19 Mar 2012
16 Apr 2012
Ben Simmons
Contract Type
A qualified Investment Accountant with a Pensions bias is required for this well known and specialised Pensions Organisation. This is a new role and they are seeking an interim of 3-6 months while the role gets sign off meaning there is the opportunity for things to go longer term or even permanent if this is your aim. The role will be offered either on a fixed term contract or potentially on a daily rate if this suits you better.The Investment Accountant role is an important position within the business and will have a high profile internally and externally dealing with Custodians, Fund Managers and Clearing Banks as well as Government Bodies such as the DWP. Internally it will liaise heavily with the Investment, Legal, Actuarial and Service Delivery teams. The main responsibilities of the Investment Accountant will be to contribute to all financial accounting and control aspects of the following functions:·Administration of investment portfolios·Collection of assets from schemes·Payments to schemes·Recognition and valuation of liabilities and claimsAnd to help produce periodic management reports on these financial aspects, culminating in production of relevant sections of the Board's annual accounts.To be successful in your application to the Investment Accountant role you will need to be a fully qualified accountant with a good understanding of Institutional Investments and Portfolio Management, investment valuation techniques and accounting standards. You will ideally also have a good understanding of Pensions account, administration and wider influences of legislation and the roles of Trustees and other advisors to the schemes.