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Manager - Pensions Actuarial, Trustee Services

Date: Jun 26, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138409BR
Job TitleManager - Pensions Actuarial, Trustee Services
CountryUnited Kingdom
Service LinePensions
Service Line InformationThe 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.

KPMG OverviewKPMG is part of a global network of firms that offers Audit, Tax & Pensions, Consulting, Deal Advisory and Technology services. Through the talent of over 16,000 colleagues, we bring our creativity and insight to our clients’ most critical challenges.

With offices across the UK, we work with everyone from small start-ups and individuals to major multinationals, in virtually every industry imaginable. Our work is often complex, yet our vision is simple: to be the clear choice for our clients, for our people and for the communities we work in.

Job Description
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 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 London office. The team work closely with our South regional team and so some cross working with our Reading colleagues may be expected.
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.


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.

Our DealIf the chance to work with interesting clients and innovative technology wasn’t rewarding enough, we’ll motivate you in other ways too. At KPMG you can expect real responsibilities and opportunities to grow professionally.

‘Our Deal’ sets out all the different ways you’ll be rewarded at KPMG. Among other things you can benefit from honest conversations about your career as well as a range of other rewards. In all these ways and more, we have created an environment that can bring out the best in you.

Flexible WorkingWhile some of our client-facing professionals can be required to travel regularly, and at times be based at client sites, we are supportive where possible of helping you to achieve a balance between your home and work demands.

We are happy to discuss individual requirements and our range of flexible working arrangements could be of interest. Furthermore, as part of the recruitment process, we can put you in touch with people who work flexibly so you can understand from them what our culture is like.

Applying with a DisabilityKPMG are proud to be an inclusive, equal opportunity employer and we seek to attract and retain the best people from the widest possible talent pool. As a member of the Business Disability Forum we're committed to ensuring that you are treated fairly throughout our Recruitment Process. Should you be successful after the initial application stage, please discuss any reasonable adjustments that you may require, with your recruitment contact.

KPMG's commitment to diversity

We are proud of the value we place on individuality; we want you to bring your full self to work and truly maximise your potential. We believe that your individuality helps us to deliver the best results for our clients. Diversity of background, diversity of experience, diversity of perspective - that's the KPMG difference. But, don't take our word for it, find out more about diversity at KPMG.

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 experience and knowledge to offer our organisation, which helps 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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KPMG has a commitment to sourcing candidates directly and as such we do not accept speculative CV’s from agencies. Please check here to see our policy on agencies: Policy

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