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Manager - Pensions Administration

Date: Feb 11, 2019

Location: Manchester, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID133672BR
Job TitleManager - Pensions Administration
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationManchester
FunctionTax
Service LinePensions
Service Line InformationThe 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.

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 DescriptionWhy KPMG? 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 Pensions team has a vacancy for a full-time Administration Manager who will be part of a team who work on all aspects of Administration, Actuarial Consultancy and Investment services.

You will be an Administration Manager in the team which administers both Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution pension schemes, and report directly to the National Administration Manager. You will be responsible for ensuring that the work of the team is accurate and you will monitor that all work is produced in a manner that meets the clients’ expectations and is in line with KPMG procedures.

You will be accountable for the financial management of administration clients and will report to the North management team on a monthly basis regarding client delivery, fees against budget and non-routine billing opportunities.

You will actively participate in the national administration managers’ meetings and provide input to the development of the administration procedures and best practise. Identifying efficiency initiatives and implementing these to further enhance client service delivery is essential. You will oversee the implementation of national initiatives and processes within the team.

Roles and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for maintaining strong relationships with existing Trustee clients. Attending and presenting at client meetings will be required. Calculating and solving the more technical cases and monitoring the team’s workflow and priorities. Developing and coaching of your team, including identifying individual training needs and dealing with performance issues. This will primarily be done by conducting formal performance appraisals.
The Individual

Experience and Background

You must have relevant experience in pensions administration working as an administration manager in a consultancy based environment, an insurance company or in-house arrangement. You should be experienced in all aspects of pensions administration, and have some experience of people management. Knowledge of Profund, Word and Excel packages would also be advantageous.

Qualifications and Skills

Ideally, you should already be a qualified APMI or near completion of this qualification Good sound technical knowledge is essential. Strong communication, a positive attitude and good organisation skills are essential for this role.

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

KPMG consistently features in the Sunday Times Best Big Companies to work for, which has been recognised with a special achievement award to mark our 10 years in the Top 25. 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.

Policy for Agencies

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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