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Pension Actuarial Consultant - Reading or Bristol based

Date: May 22, 2019

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID143908BR
Job TitlePension Actuarial Consultant - Reading or Bristol based
CountryUnited Kingdom
LocationReading
FunctionTax
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 DescriptionThe 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 actuarial team as part of a wider growth plan, and wish to recruit an experienced professional pensions consultant to be based in our Reading or Bristol office. Please note that our Reading office is moving into a larger, brand new building (Forbury Place) in the centre of Reading later this year.

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.

Responsibilities

Your role will include having the following responsibilities:

- Checking work produced by junior colleagues, ensuring it is technically excellent and consistently accurate with clear audit trail.
- Producing high quality deliverables addressing key client issues.
- Managing your own time and that of reports effectively to consistently meet all deadlines.
- Taking responsibility for and managing small projects / audits.
- Showing awareness of commercial issues and applying these to identify potential opportunities for clients.
- Immediate direct client contact (supported by senior colleagues).

Qualifications

- Studying for the FIA or equivalent qualification and making good progress with the examinations.

Experience and Skills

Successful candidates will have the following attributes:

- Experience working in the pensions industry.
- Good understanding of 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.
- Keenness to seek opportunities to develop internal KPMG network and knowledge of other areas of the business.

Our Deal

Flexible Working

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Our intelligent working options range from role sharing and flexible start and finish times, to home working and more informal arrangements agreed within teams.



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