Pension Officer - In-House position
Pensions Officer – In-House role
The Role: The Pensions Officer will have responsibility for ensuring the effective and efficient delivery of our client’s in-house pension scheme. The role will involve all aspects of pension administration, and the development and implementation of a professional pension service to current scheme members, former members and retired scheme members.
- Ensure the administration and delivery of a comprehensive and efficient In-House Pensions Scheme
- Provide expert advice, support and preparation of files for all employees who are members
- Ensure that all employees are registered in the appropriate pension and maintain individual employee pension files
- Liaise with the payroll officer to ensure that; all pension deductions are correctly calculated and applied, All pension and lump sum benefits are appropriately paid
- Liaise with the Head of Finance and payroll officer to ensure Income taxes are appropriately calculated and applied to lump sum benefits
- Regularly audit the activities of the pension function and initiate changes and improvements designed to strengthen controls and systems.
- Ensure pension applications are managed and processed appropriately and efficiently, liaising with relevant depts. Eg Finance and HR Dept
- Respond to, and manage all correspondence regarding pension issues from employees, employers and external agencies in relation to all current and former members of staff
- Advise all employees of their pension entitlements and deal with their queries
- Ensure that information and updates relating to pension entitlements are communicated to staff through meetings, Staff hand book, relevant circulars, open information sessions, etc.
- Keep abreast of all legislative and other developments, by regularly attending relevant training courses
- Liaise with relevant organisations and legal representatives on matters relating to pension issues.
- Participate as required in external working groups in relation to projects and initiatives.
- Ensure data in relation to personal employee details is accurate and up to date and records are maintained and stored in accordance with Data Protection guidelines
- Minimum 5 years Pension Administration experience – DB and DC
- Knowledge of public sector superannuation legislation and processes
- Excellent IT skills including proficiency in Microsoft Office and in particular proven skills in use of Microsoft Excel
- Have a high capacity for responsibility and individual initiative
- Have financial acumen and ability
- Excellent communication skills verbal and written
- Have excellent organisation and time management skills
- Excellent customer services skills- skilled at dealing with queries and problems
- A team worker; able to work cooperatively with other members of the finance team.
- Self-motivated and able to manage own work load, prioritise and meet deadlines
- Ability to deal with and protect the confidential nature of all superannuation/employee data
For more information on the role and company please contact Honor on 01 664 1214
Salary: Salary is negotiable depending on the experience of the successful candidate, along with a generous benefit package
Please note: Not all opportunities are advertised in order to satisfy the discretion of our clients, please contact an AIR Consultant for a consultation.
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