Consultant, Accounts Preparation, Pensions, DTRB, Deloitte
Deloitte AU
Belfast, Scotland
6d ago

We are currently seeking a qualified AAT or part qualified accountant to join a growing team in the preparation of accounts for pension schemes.

This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with strong accounts prep and experience of audits. This role may suit someone previously in practice and looking for a new role.

We encourage consideration of flexible ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients.

If this opportunity is of interest to you with some flexibility, please do discuss with us.

Are you looking to return to the workplace after an extended career break?

For this role we can offer coaching and support designed for returners to refresh your knowledge and skills, and help your transition back into the workplace after a career break of 2 years or more.

If this is relevant for you, just let your recruiter know when you make your application.

Your role

The responsibilities and requirements for the Accounts preparation role that we are looking to fill are as follows :

  • Preparation of accounts for a portfolio of pension schemes using Sage Line 50 and other similar accounting systems
  • Preparation of accompanying Trustee’s Report using templates
  • Preparing working papers and reconciliations to support the financial statements through Sage Line 50 and other similar accounting systems
  • Posting journals to support working papers of accounts
  • Closely working with auditors throughout the accounts sign off process
  • Compliance with regulations and UK accounting requirements
  • Completion of monthly bank reconciliations, cashbooks and other cash management as required
  • Reconcile investment and AVC data, and other information
  • Completing tax returns
  • Check and review of work for junior members of the team
  • Working to agreed deadlines so as to deliver a high quality and efficient service to clients
  • Dealing with queries from other team members, Auditors, Trustees, etc
  • Work in diverse teams within an inclusive team culture where people are recognised for their contribution
  • Your work, your choice

    How long does impact take? How long is a piece of string? How many seconds does a solution contain? How can we possibly tell?

    After all, impact can be huge or small. Immediate or years in the making. At Deloitte we believe the best impact is the value we add, not the hours we sit at our desk.

    We, therefore, carefully consider agile ways of working, both formal and informal, that allow for the best impact for our people and our clients.

    If the working pattern you are looking for is not specifically indicated below, we are happy to discuss alternative arrangements.

    Location :

    You will be based in a Deloitte Belfast office, however travel may be required for client based projects. Whilst some clients are London based, we do spend time on site with regional and international clients.

    We specify full mobility for our consulting roles but we make arrangements respectfully, there may be some opportunity for working from home depending on client demands.

    Suggested work pattern :

    This is a permanent role with a degree of flexibility. We do encourage careful consideration of agile ways of working, both formal and informal arrangements that allow for the best outcomes for our people and our clients.

    Your professional experience

    To qualify for the role the candidate must have :

  • Finance related degree preferable.
  • Experience preparing accounts to trial balance
  • Experiences in accounting and finance work environment.
  • A thorough understanding of double entry book-keeping.
  • Excellent knowledge of computerised systems e.g. Microsoft Office / Windows applications, especially in Excel
  • Excellent verbal and written English communication skills
  • Good attention to detail and accuracy
  • Good interpersonal skills to ensure collaboration with administration, actuarial and consultancy team
  • Additional desirable experience includes :

  • Experience of using Sage 50 Accounts
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