Senior Accountant (Pensions & Treasury)

15 January 2024
£358 / day
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Job Description

Job Title : Senior Accountant (Pensions & Treasury)
Job Category : Interims
Location : ALEXANDRA HOUSE, London Borough of Haringey
Hours Per Week : 7.20
Start Date : Immediate Start
Start Time : 09:00
End Time : 17:00
Salary: £357.60 per day
To provide interim support to the Head of Pensions and Treasury in the provision of accounting and reporting services for the organisation’s pension fund and treasury management functions
Main Responsibilities
1. Assist and, when required, deputise for the Head of Pensions and Treasury in the efficient financial and investment management of the Council’s pension fund and treasury management functions.
2. Ensure the general ledger for the pension fund and treasury management functions are maintained and kept up to date regularly. This post will be responsible for monitoring various reconciliations, identifying, and resolving any outstanding queries in a timely manner.
3. Support the preparation of the pension fund’s accounts, annual report, treasury budgets setting and monitoring, including the preparation of treasury management notes to the Council’s statement of accounts.
4. Undertaking the day-to-day cashflow management for the Council including short-term investing and borrowing transactions consistent with the approved Treasury Management Strategy Statement.
5. Undertaking the day-to-day investment activities for the Pension Fund which include cashflow analysis, managing purchase orders and invoices, and liaising and instructing investment managers and the custodian on the settlement and funding of transactions.
6. Support in the preparation of reports and advice provided to the relevant committees including the development of the treasury management strategy and the Pension Fund’s investment strategy.
7. Liaise with members, officers, fund advisors, investment managers, actuaries, government departments and other external parties in the provision and receipt of information as requested or in line with agreed delivery timescales.

Knowledge, Qualifications, Skills and Experience
Degree level or equivalent qualification plus relevant experience
Part qualification or membership of appropriate professional accounting or treasury body by examination e.g., CIPFA, or other CCAB body; or evidence of continuing professional development (CPD)
Excellent communication and analytical skills, including an ability to analyse complex data, reach logical conclusions and communicate this to a variety of stakeholders
Ability to exercise initiative and good judgement in delivering service and Council aims and objectives
Ability to work with high level internal and external stakeholders
Experience of working at a middle management position in finance or treasury, with evidence of having advised senior management on financial matters

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