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Finance Team Lead – Dublin 4

o Financial Services

s 55,000 - 60,000

q Dublin 4

p Permanent

r 2141

The role is suitable for someone with practice/audit or pension background who wishes to acquire new skills and career opportunities.

As a team leader, you will be responsible for meeting a monthly rolling schedule of objectives including weekly team reviews, developing skills within the team and managing workload.  You will also be expected to maintain and develop your own knowledge of pension schemes and relevant Accounting standards.

Responsibilities

  • Daily review of Mifid Conglomerate account reconciliations
  • Be a point of reference on technical issues and non-standard cases
  • Monitor own workflow and that of junior associates to ensure service levels are achieved
  • Take the lead in more complex/project work when required
  • Build and maintain technical, procedures and client knowledge through experience
  • Work with the TAS Finance Manager to improve operational efficiency and reduce costs e.g. automation, full use of standard procedures
  • Be responsible for the team members’ performance reviews
  • On an on-going basis be the principal contact the client, and maintain and develop client relationships
  • Ensure all communications are dealt with within defined quality and service standards
  • Gather and analyse individual complaints received and produce report for Manager
  • Ensure accurate and timely recording of all work in time recording system
  • Identify in advance with Manager nonstandard events through work planning to ensure all work is charged, in particular, requests and projects outside the agreed fee basis
  • Display good time management skills and demonstrate ability to organise and prioritise own workload
  • Reviewing and analysing relevant financial data to be used as a basis for the preparation of Trial balance for Pension Fund Accounts
  • Case management of pension fund account audits end to end through the audit and trustee signoff process for schemes under your portfolio
  • Report on the financial position of the scheme and the results of its operations to trustees and the Pensions Authority in accordance with generally accepted accounting practice, statute and client instructions
  • Adherence to internal controls within the Fund Accounts department
  • MIS and reporting on audit management
  • Ensuring that we comply with all Pension Act and the Central Bank of Ireland compliance requirements

Requirements

  • The candidate should demonstrate a substantial knowledge and understanding of accountancy procedures, with the ability to work accurately and in a detailed manner to meet strict deadlines
  • Attention to detail
  • Flexible approach to the job as required and provides support in helping to meet deadlines or take on additional responsibilities
  • Good interpersonal skills, works and interacts well with people from various levels of the business i.e. Senior Management & Administrators within the company, Finance and Human Resource Managers of Clients and , External Audit Companies and Fund Trustees
  • Previous experience with pension scheme audits would be an advantage
  • Works well under pressure
  • Strong analytical skills
  • A strong understanding of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Excel, Word and Outlook
  • Previous Team Leader experience

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