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Pensions Actuarial Manager

Date: Apr 10, 2019

Location: London, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID138765BR
Job TitlePensions Actuarial Manager
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
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 roles can offer unrivalled fast-track progression within the company through the manager grades including director and partner level. KPMG Pensions will offer you the opportunity to demonstrate your abilities where you want to use them and will tangibly recognise your efforts. This will be through competitive remuneration and promotion opportunities, as well as other recognition such as encore awards, celebratory team drinks and away days.

Pensions Actuarial Manager – focus on pensions accounting, audit and corporate pensions advice.

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.

Roles and Responsibilities

In the pensions advisory team we deliver professional pensions consulting advice to a wide range of corporate and trustee pensions clients. Our projects are wide ranging, but we carry out a significant amount of regular pensions accounting and audit work within the team, including:
1) Advisory - providing advice around pensions accounting and producing accounting results (e.g. IFRS/FRS102/US GAAP); and
2) Audit - supporting KPMG’s audit teams in auditing the pensions aspects of corporate financial statements.
We are looking for a pensions professional who can manage projects in the above areas, as well as work on wider corporate pensions projects. We anticipate a c50/50 split of time on accounting/audit and wider pensions work.

Your role will include the following:

Client focus:

- Manage the delivery of accounting advisory projects under IFRS or equivalent for our clients, including calculations and reporting;
- Manage the delivery on audit assist projects for our KPMG audit teams;
- Manage corporate pensions projects, for example scheme funding, member options and benefit design;


- Managing projects end to end, and also a team of junior reports in some cases, giving on the job feedback when required;
- Looking to expand the scope of work and look for new business opportunities in the above areas and in particular, helping to grow our accounting advisory and corporate pensions portfolio; and
- Managing risk and compliance procedures for senior sign off.

Professional qualifications

- Qualified actuary

Background and experience

Successful candidates will have the following attributes/experience:

- Relevant experience working in pensions accounting, including good technical knowledge of IFRS/USGAAP/UKGAAP, and corporate pensions advice
- Experience of audit side work considered an advantage, however training can be provided;
- Client facing experience, particularly clients in group finance roles with oversight of pensions accounting
- Understanding of the wider UK pensions landscape and the issues facing our 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; and
- Seeks opportunities to develop internal KPMG network and knowledge of other areas of the business

We recognise that as individuals, we each have particular needs and that one size doesn’t fit all, when it comes to how, when and where you work. That’s why we’re proud to offer our colleagues agile working options. We believe in putting you at the centre of your career – KPMG will offer the training, development and stimulating work environment to help you get to where your career ambitions are. That’s why we introduced ‘Our Deal’ – it’s our way of saying ‘thank you’ for bringing your best to work. As part of ‘Our Deal’, you’ll benefit from a range of rewards from secondment opportunities and preferential banking services to a day off on your birthday and have open, honest conversations about your career development

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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