Pensions Accountant/Auditor (Ipswich/remote)

Location: Ipswich

We have an opportunity within our growing specialist Pension team for a Pensions Accountant/Auditor.  The grade will be determined dependent on experience of the pensions sector.  We will accept applicants who are ICAEW/ACCA qualified or qualified by experience.

The role is ideally suited for someone who is already working in a specialist pension team in practice or is perhaps working as an pensions accountant and would like to develop their audit skills.  Whilst the role will sit within our Corporate Services team in Ipswich, the nature of the work involved means that the role may be carried out substantially remotely if you should wish.

Our client portfolio includes a broad range of trust based, DB, DC and Hybrid schemes. From the small self-administered schemes (SSAS) to the multi-million pound schemes with complex investment structures and thousands of members.  Working closely with many of the country’s finest pension administrators and investment managers to provide Trustees’ with a tailored and seamless approach.  We are a growing team with a strong commitment to the pensions sector. With links to the PMI Eastern region and professional supporters and members of PRAG.

The exact type of work you undertake will depend upon your experience and competencies, but this role provides real scope to develop your existing skills in this area and your external profile.  Our mix of pensions work includes accounts preparation and audit.

At the higher end scale of this role, you will be expected to participate in all stages of an audit from planning through to fieldwork, and finalisation of the assignment for Partner review. Reporting directly to the Corporate Services Manager and Partners, you will oversee client engagement teams and may manage multiple engagements simultaneously.

Responsibilities will include:

  • Preparation of accounts in accordance with the 2018 Pensions SORP
  • Overseeing day to day work on client engagements; mentoring and developing team members
  • Leading or working towards leading audit assignments in order to produce high quality audit files
  • Reviewing assignments and working papers, providing constructive feedback to team members
  • Trustee interaction, including communicating engagement progress.
  • Participating in networking and building client relationships
  • Monitoring engagement profitability – billings and collections

Further details of how our pension audit teams work can be seen here.

The role offers a great opportunity to gain experience within a prestigious team that has gained significant recognition.    Ensors were shortlisted for ‘Pensions Accountancy Firm of the Year’ at the 2020 Pensions Age Awards having won this accolade in 2018. Staff members have also been shortlisted and reached the finalist stage at the professional pensions rising star awards and the Women in Pension awards.

We offer an attractive salary with numerous benefits in a friendly working environment.  We have an impressive record of growth and an excellent reputation for staff development, offering an extensive in-house training programme for all staff.  We also offer a wide range of benefits with this role, including an agile working policy, private medical insurance and a salary sacrifice scheme to purchase additional holiday and/or pension contributions.  Read more about working at Ensors here.

To apply, please send your CV together with a covering letter stating your current salary, to hr@ensors.co.uk quoting reference ‘pensions-acct’.  Please note we are not accepting postal applications for this role.