The Tower Hamlets Council Pension Fund, part of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS), has a total membership of over 22,000. Our aim is to provide members and employers with an accurate, timely and personal member-focused service.
About the role
Tower Hamlets Council are looking to appoint a Principal Accountant Pensions to support the Head of Pension Fund Investments in the management of the Pension Fund’s accounts, reconciliations and investments (£2.1bn+).
You will be dealing with performance, research, strategic issues, relationships with investment managers, responsible investment issues, influencing developments with London Collective Investment (LCIV), prepare Committee and Board papers and reporting.
Principal Accountant Pensions you will review processes around the accounting and investments of the Pension Fund, and implement innovative and efficient solutions to problems whilst project managing the production of the accounts and annual report, and the budget setting and monitoring process. From time to time you will assist with treasury management strategy and daily treasury investments for the council.
You will be a Qualified accountant(e.g. CIPFA, ACA etc), with significant experience post qualification experience at a senior level. An investment qualification e.g. Investment Management Certificate is desirable but not essential. You will have evidence of continued professional development and hold at least 5 years post qualification experience.
You will have Significant experience of pension fund accounting and implementation of CIPFA Code of Practice and full understanding of the principles of the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS). You will have expert technical understanding of pension fund investments, and knowledge of monitoring investment services and understanding of strategic investment issues, including experience of managing the strategic asset allocation. You will also have significant experience and knowledge of local government treasury management.
An enthusiastic project manager with excellent analytical skills, you will have demonstrated the ability to solve problems and develop innovative, streamlined solutions and can show a record of delivering tangible results in a complex environment
Closing date: 10 October 2021 11:59pm
For an informal discussion please contact Miriam Adams, Interim Head of Pensions & Treasury on 0207 364 4248