My client a leading Pensions and Actuarial company is actively looking to recruit an ambitious hard working, Junior Pensions Administrator to join their Team within DB and DC Pensions in their Reading and Wokingham offices. This is a great opportunity for someone with a real interest in working within Pensions for a highly successful company. The benefits and opportunity is excellent.
Key responsibilities & accountabilities
Performing various administration tasks e.g. handling of new entrants, leavers, retirements, transfers and deaths
Adhering to best practice procedures in all aspects of pensions administration related tasks as defined by the Company.
Updating relevant pension administration databases and systems.
Logging and scanning post/correspondence.
Handling both Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) and HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) queries.
Receiving and handling internal and external telephone queries.
Running automated systems calculations.
Performing manual benefits calculations.
Producing letters to ‘draft standards’ via Electronic Document Management system (EDM) in response to customer queries and arranging for them to be issued after checking.
Returning original documentation and certificates to customers.
Amending of, and with experience developing into checking non-financial work e.g. change of address.
Developing a basic knowledge and awareness of their clients and associated schemes.
Assisting the team with project related work e.g. bulk mailshots to scheme members.
Working closely with other departments/teams both internal and external to the Company in order to provide a total service to our clients. E.g. Pensions Accounts, Payroll, Administration Support and ITM (3rd party IT software provider).
Ensuring the accurate updating of time recording system (Virtual Office) for both chargeable and non-chargeable activities and meeting required utilisation targets.
Due to the changing nature of the business, the job holder may from time to time be required to undertake other activities of a similar nature that fall within their capabilities.
Knowledge & experience
Previous office based experience ideally gained within the financial services or pensions industry would be advantageous. This role is likely to appeal to individuals with up to 12 months experience although not exclusive as all applications will be considered on an individual basis.
Able to demonstrate a basic awareness and/or knowledge of pensions industry.
Able to demonstrate a numerical aptitude evidenced by work related experience or academic achievements as listed below.
IT proficient, in particular Microsoft Word, Excel & Outlook.
Training, education & qualification
Educated to a minimum of A Level or Degree or equivalent standard.
Ideally a minimum of three C grades or above at A Level or equivalent qualification.
Strong Maths and English GCSE or equivalent qualification - minimum grade B.
Willingness to study for a relevant pensions qualification e.g. CPC/DPC/RPC/APMI.
This is a fantastic role please apply if you tick the boxes.