Vacancy: Financial Reporting Accountant

Vacancy: Financial Reporting Accountant

Vacancy: Financial Reporting Accountant

Reference: FY17-027

Contract Type:Permanent

Reporting to: Head of Financial Reporting
Team: Finance
Location: London
Salary: Dependent on Skills, Qualifications and Experience
Hours:37 hours per working week


Support Head of Financial Reporting on financial accounting matters, including financial statements for LPP Group.Ensure that robust and thorough financial reporting is in place and that the annual accounts for all designated LPP Group entities are closed with a clean opinion. Assist on taxation and pension fund accounting matters where necessary.

Key Responsibilities

  • Lead accountability for Financial Reporting of both half year and year-endfinancial statements for LPP Group.
  • Lead accountability for the monitoring of financial performance of the LPP Groupwhilst liaising with senior colleagues. Provide compliance reporting in relation to appropriate activities.
  • Lead on financial accounts requirements in relation to pension fund and employee benefits under the International Financial Reporting Standards (IFRS) rules.
  • Accountability for the implementation offinancial infrastructure to support all financial aspects of organisational development and projects/initiatives.
  • Lead on the development of an effective working relationship with external auditors and actuaries whilst ensuring that arrangements both meet the needs of the organisation and deliver good value for money.
  • Draft and review Committee papers for financial aspects relating to the LPP Group and provide written comments in time for committee deadlines.


  • Support the team in managing fluctuations in workload and prioritising to meeting deadlines, as well as contributing to team initiatives.
  • Carry out any other duties commensurate with the post and where appropriate take additional responsibility when cover needs to be maintained.
  • Actively support the LPP’s equality programme, both internally and externally, along with all other corporate policy initiatives, as directed.

Person Specification

The post holder will demonstrate:

  • Qualified accountant, CCAB or equivalent qualification with at least 3 years post qualification experience.
  • Demonstrable advanced understanding of IFRS/FRS and/or public-sector accounting conventions.
  • Understanding and experience of accounting for pension funds, in particular around disclosure of investment assets and reconciling between finance and pensions administration systems.
  • Highly developed analytical skills with the ability to present arguments to support and/ or challenge a proposal.
  • Effective communication skills including the ability to influence and build good working relationships at all levels both internally and externally. Ability to effectively liaise with team members and delegate aspects of work as required.
  • Confidence in handling and interpreting complex numerical data and presenting in a clear and concise manner to assist in the communication of key messages and to facilitate discussions and decision making.
  • A proactive, self-motivated team player who has the ability to manage a high personal workload with multiple deadlines and continually strive for improvements in quality, efficiency and presentation.
  • An understanding of the breadth of the diversity agenda including embedding good practice and an understanding of LPP and the public sector’s commitment to combating discrimination and promoting equality of opportunity.

How to Apply

You can apply for this role by submitting a CV and covering letter confirming your current remuneration package.

Please note that as part of the recruitment process, candidates may be invited to complete both ability and psychometric assessments and will receive feedback.

We regret that we will only be able to respond to successful applicants.

Applications should be sent ideally by email to
or to the HR team based at LPP, 2nd Floor 169 Union Street, London, SE1 0LL by the closing date below. For any questions around applying and/or further details in relation to the position please do not hesitate to contact the HR team on 0207-369-6030

Closing date for applications:We invite all applicants to apply as soon as possible and please note that the campaign will close when sufficient applications have been received.

LPP is keen to promote a diverse workforce to maximise our ability to provide quality services to all our customers. All applicants who are known to be disabled and who meet the minimum criteria for the role will progress to the next stage of the recruitment process.

Ref: HR- LPP- JD-Financial Reporting Accountant – LPP Group Public

Version: V2.0

Issue Date: 20.11.17

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