Scheme Accountant

Capita Employee Benefits Ltd
Sheffield, South Yorkshire, United Kingdom, United Kingdom
Competitive salary
15 May 2021
27 May 2021
Job role
Experience level
Qualified accountant
Make an impact as Scheme Accountant

Role will require occasional travel to Sheffield for team meetings etc but we are able to offer this role with flexibility/agility regarding location.

Reporting to the Assistant/Scheme Accountant Manager the primary purpose of the role is to provide a full pension scheme accounting service to designated clients. The role will involve; Maintaining financial records in accordance with GAAP and organizational standards. Creating reports on financial performance for internal and external use. Performing balance sheet and P&L reconciliations. Creating and utilizing automated tools for the updating, analysing and reporting of consolidated financial results.

Job title:
Scheme Accountant

Job Description:

We're supporting our clients as they adapt to a new world in the wake of COVID-19. We're now recruiting for roles which will help our clients to deliver vital services and to resume business wherever possible.

What you'll be doing:
  • Produce year end statutory accounts, liase with auditors and ensure the accounts are signed by the deadline and in line with timetables agreed.
  • Ensure that cash balances are monitored and regular cash flows prepared taking into account all known factors
  • Produce quarterly reports and ad hoc reports and services
  • Ensure that payments are properly controlled, promptly actioned and accurately accounted for
  • Ensure that company procedures are adhered to at all times
    • Liaise with clients, external and internal auditors and other professional advisers
    • Process complaints at the earliest opportunity with a positive attitude,
    • Adhere to the ISO and Investors in People Standards, Quality Management System and comply with pensions and FCA regulations and initiatives, for example, Treating Customers Fairly (TCF)
    • Identify and report risks and breaches immediately to your line manager and /or the Operational Risk & Compliance Department

What we're looking for:
  • Qualified Accountant with demonstrable experience of producing a set of accounts
  • Can demonstrate double entry, accruals, prepayments
  • Use of Outlook and Word for writing letters and email
  • Able to sort, filter and organise data and produce easily readable spreadsheets
  • Ability to work to deadlines
  • Able to identify important/urgent tasks and prioritise work in a consistent, organised and logical manner
  • Able to work independently with little direction
  • Able to work in a team
  • Pension scheme and pension scheme accounting knowledge would be advantageous

About Capita/Capita Employee Solutions

At Capita Employee Solutions (CES), we're creating meaningful connections between organisations and their employees. We're one of the largest employee benefits consultancies in the UK, supporting over 1,600 clients and more than 4 million company employees and pension scheme members. Our work involves redesigning, modernising and revolutionising the way companies offer pensions and benefits. Join us and discover better ways to engage with and value today's employees.

At Capita People Solutions, we're redesigning the future of HR. Our platforms are transforming HR for our clients at every stage of the employment lifecycle. We've improved access to learning for Centrica and increased employee engagement with pensions for Heineken. We partner with more than 6,500 organisations, across the private and public sectors. Join us and discover better as you help to pave the way for healthier, happier employees across the nation.

What's in it for you?
  • A competitive basic salary
  • Genuine scope for career development and progression
  • Exciting opportunity to be part of a significant, large, transformation programme.
  • Company matched pension, life assurance, a cycle2work scheme, 15 weeks' fully paid maternity, adoption and shared parental leave...and plenty more
  • Voluntary benefits designed to suit your lifestyle - from discounts on retail and socialising, to health & wellbeing, travel and technology

You'll get the chance to follow your chosen career path anywhere in Capita. You'll be joining a network of 63,000 experienced, innovative and dedicated individuals across multiple disciplines and sectors. There are countless opportunities to learn new skills and develop in your career, and we'll provide the support you need to do just that. Our purpose is to create a better outcome for you.

What we hope you'll do next:

Choose 'Apply now' to fill out our short application, so that we can find out more about you. If you have any questions you'd like to ask before applying, you can contact

All interviews, assessments and background checks will continue to take place online, to completely remove the need for face-to-face contact. All Capita colleagues who can work from home should do so; and where it is not possible for colleagues to work remotely, we have taken important steps to protect those working from Capita's offices. Social distancing, enhanced hygiene and safety measures are already in place at all Capita locations that are open to protect our colleagues and manage the risk of COVID-19. The welfare of our people is of paramount importance to us, and we're doing everything we can to keep our colleagues and customers safe during this time.

We're an equal opportunity employer, which means we'll consider all suitably qualified applicants regardless of gender identity or expression, ethnic origin, nationality, religion or beliefs, age, sexual orientation, disability status or any other protected characteristic. We recruit and develop our people based on merit and their passion for creating better outcomes, and we're committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.


United Kingdom

Time Type:
Full time

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