Finance Operations Manager

Stirling Andersen

Finance Operations Manager The Company Our client are the number no.1 Corporate Pensions Administrator in Ireland.

  • 12 month FTC
  • South Dublin
  • Financial Services
Finance Operations Manager
The Company
Our client are the number no.1 Corporate Pensions Administrator in Ireland.
The Position
This position will be a 12-month FTC within the Corporate Pensions Administration Team with responsibility for providing pension accounting services for corporate clients with Defined Benefit and Defined Contribution Schemes.
You will oversee a team here in Dublin and also another global team.
Responsibilities include:
  • Managing a team of 25 based across geographic regions (two locations in Ireland and Mumbai) with a Team Leader in each location
  • Responsibility of monitoring and controls on MiFID regulated conglomerate Bank account.
  • Ensuring PCF-45 obligations are met.
  • Central point of contact for compliance and complaints, Revenue, Pensions Authority and Central Bank.
  • Liaison for internal and external audits undertaken by Pensions Authority & Central bank. Review of ICAAP.
  • Reporting of MI to executive team & Board on a regular basis and attendance at Board meetings as required. 
  • Ensuring effective controls in place to meet pensions Act and FRS & GAAP and Mifid/Central Bank requirements.
  • Driving the budgeting process from end to end for a team of 100+ associates across multiple business units.
  • Ongoing – Development a capacity plan & forecast model tool to ensure effective resourcing following on from ne business report.
  • Oversee production MI reports incorporating relevant KPI measurement across multiple business units.
  • Documenting business requirements arising from procedural review.
  • Where risks/efficiencies were identified drafting and implementing new procedure.
  • Establish and maintain MI logs to monitor and improve compliance with regulatory and client deadlines.
  • Scheduling of audits for over 550 Pension Scheme Trustee Annual Reports
  • Maintaining outsourcing relationships with providers.
  • Trained and managed the offshoring of Preparation of financial statements to India.
  • Attendance at client and Trustee Meetings to present financial statements.
  • Preparation and presentation of training sessions for procedural and compliance updates, topics including, Client Asset account requirements, Pension Fund Accounting and Error and Omissions training.
  • Responsibility for returns of information and payments to the Revenue as appropriate.
Qualifications and Experience
  • Accounting Qualification wit 6+ years PQE 
  • Experience within in regulatory reporting of Pensions OR MiFID
  • Experience dealing with Central Bank 
  • Team Management experience essential
  • Someone who is deadline driven and adaptable
  • 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 both internal and external
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Strong analytical skills.
  • A strong understanding of Microsoft Office programmes, in particular Excel, Word and Outlook.
  • Knowledge of Sun system accounting packs age would be an advantage.