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Senior Manager - Pensions Administration

Date: Jun 19, 2019

Location: Reading, United Kingdom

Company: KPMG UK

AutoReq ID141238BR
Job TitleSenior Manager - Pensions Administration
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 DescriptionAt 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.

Role and Responsibilities


The Pensions Administration Consulting team has a vacancy for a Senior Administration Consultant who will be part of a team based in either Reading or Bristol.

The team provides strategic advice on and carries out detailed integrity assessments of pensions administration operations. The growth in demand for these services has increased dramatically in the last 2 years, with continuing demand from both Trustees and corporate clients.

As a senior member of the team, you will lead the delivery of administration consulting projects to a broad selection of pension clients, including some of the largest pension schemes in the UK.

Typical projects include: data and benefit audit projects, administration operation reviews, administration outsourcing and provider selections, governance reviews and a wide range of other projects.

You will be responsible for developing strategic solutions relating to pension scheme operations, overseeing the delivery of our services to clients, reviewing the work of junior individuals to ensure that deliverables are compliant and taking a lead in client relationship management.

Your responsibilities will also include participating in business development activity and undertaking a people management role within the team.

Experience and background

Successful candidates will have the following:

- Excellent client management relationship skills
- Relevant experience working in the pensions industry, particularly a strong understanding of pensions administration operations and what constitutes “best practice”
- Experience of working with trustees and Board level corporate clients
- Proactive approach Professional qualifications eg. APMI
- A proven track record in consulting with clients in a mainstream employee benefits firm
- Ability to lead and coach less experienced staff and work closely with colleagues in multi-disciplinary client service teams

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.

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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