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Responsible with the Head of Financial control for the delivery of a robust investments accounting control environment.
Full responsibility of investment accounting for LPFA. Review monthly reconciliations between investment manager and custodian. Supervise and review posting of investment information to accounting system and liaise with Bank of New York as necessary.
Responsibility to ensure that all transactions are accounted for properly in terms of the double entry and correct postings to the ledgers. Ensure appropriate classification and mapping into reporting templates.
Support business partnering service for the Investments business.
Take the lead in the management of accounting aspects of new fund structures.
Lead the relationship with external service providers for the administration of all investment SPVs. Ensuring proper oversight of each entity encompassing:
Set up of the entity,
Agreeing reporting timetable,
Monitoring each entity through the year,
Facilitating audits as required and
Making sure accounting filing and tax deadlines are met.
Responsible for the management junior Finance team members including:
Overseeing investments purchase ledger,
organising workflow to meet deadlines,
conducting performance appraisals and
ensuring progress against learning and development plans.
Lead responsibility for the provision of timely and accurate investment fee invoicing to customers and inter-company recharges.
Responsible for carrying out a detailed analysis of investment manager costs and prepare information for reporting in line with local government transparency requirements. Ensure investment manager fees are recorded in the correct entity and recharges are carried out on a timely basis.
Track the benefits from investment cost savings negotiated by the investment team.
Deputise for the Head of Financial Control on the Fair Value Pricing Committee.
Collaborate with the Head of Financial control in the proactive management of internal and external auditors. Making sure the audit timetables are adhered to, key deadlines are met and audit queries are dealt with promptly and in line with best practice.
Ensure adherence to Finance procedures, processes and controls. Make sure, periodically review and update Finance process. Report on compliance with financial processes and controls and highlight any areas of risk to the Head of Financial Control.
Be the interface between Risk and Finance for the completion of the FCA Returns and ICAAP production. Take the lead on harmonising Finance Regulatory forecasting with the output from the Risk team.
Responsible with the Head of Financial control for the delivery of a robust control environment.
Responsibility for Treasury Management whilst ensuring appropriate banking and treasury controls and procedures are in place.
Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post and where appropriate take additional responsibility when cover needs to be maintained.
Actively support the LPP's equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, as directed.
The post holder will demonstrate:
Qualified accountant, CCAB or equivalent qualification with at least 2 years post qualification experience in a Finance function.
Demonstrable experience and knowledge of accounting for investment funds including ledger management, accounts production and required disclosures.
Understanding and experience of accounting for segregated investment portfolios including: derivatives, private equity, direct property and other pooled structures would be desirable.
Demonstrable experience of coordinating day to day staff workloads. Conduct effective performance management including development of Finance team members against learning and development plans.
Thorough understanding of financial systems and controls surrounding investments.
Knowledge/experience of accounting/auditing for Pension Schemes would be desirable.
Confidence in handling and interpreting complex numerical data and presenting in a clear and concise manner.
Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to present arguments to support and/ or challenge a proposal.
Effective communication skills including the ability to influence and build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally.
Good level of numerical, analytical and report writing skills including a working knowledge of MS office tools to assist in the communication of key messages and to facilitate discussions and decision making.
A proactive, self-motivated team player who has the ability to manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines and continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency and presentation.
An understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda including embedding good practice and an understanding of LPP's commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.
Reasonable adjustment will be made to working arrangements to accommodate a person with a disability who otherwise would be prevented from undertaking the work.