Mercer is a global consulting leader in talent, health, retirement and investments. Mercer helps clients around the world advance the health, wealth and performance of their most vital asset – their people. Mercer's 20,000 employees are based in more than 40 countries. Mercer is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies
(NYSE: MMC), a global team of professional services companies offering clients advice and solutions in the areas of risk, strategy and human capital. We strive to develop our staff offering them training, support, progression options and exposure to technical work to help them develop their skill set as well as their career.
To work as part of a team to provide a reliable and high standard of pension fund accounting services for a portfolio of clients in compliance with current regulations and to agreed client service delivery levels and regulatory deadlines. The role also includes accountability for the checking and peer review of client deliverable work.
- To project manage the annual pension scheme accounts process from planning, preparation and peer review, through to audit and completion.
- Communicate effectively and build relationships with internal stakeholders, auditors, clients and other scheme advisers.
- To efficiently prepare accurate accounting information for clients in compliance with regulations & in accordance with agreed SLAs. To prepare ad hoc financial information as requested. Be accountable for the standard and quality of own work and peer review work undertaken by other team members.
- To complete all associated routine tasks, following agreed business procedural requirements, including accurate time recording, use of standard templates, peer review, e-filing & WIP reporting.
GCSE grade C or above in Maths and English
Preferably degree level education
Completed AAT / ACCA qualification (or equivalent), or has relevant experience in a pension fund accountant role.
Previous experience of working in an accounting environment or financial services industry.
Knowledge and skills
Strong technical accounting knowledge
Experience of providing pension fund accounting service to a portfolio of clients
Ability to work in a team
Ability to work to tight deadlines
Ability to follow processes