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Employer Officer

Essex County Council
England, Essex, Chelmsford
Up to £28846 per annum
Closing date
12 Aug 2021

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Employer Officer

Fixed Term, Full Time

Up to £28,846 per annum

Location: Chelmsford

Closing Date: 12th August 2021

Please note this is a fixed term contract for 2 years.

We have an exciting opportunity for an Employer Officer who will join a fund boasting one of the largest numbers of admitted employers within the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).

The successful candidate will form part of the Employer Team and be at the forefront of meeting the challenges of such a rapidly expanding employer population. Contributing to the delivery of the Funding Strategy it is also an important aspect of the role to monitor and account for Essex Pension Funds contribution income identifying any potential risks.

Experienced in both day to day and year end accounting procedures, the role will combine good analytical spreadsheet capabilities with strong communication skills to ensure effective relationships are maintained with both Fund employers and auditors.

The post holder will contribute to the production of data for Actuarial Valuations, Interim Reviews and Year end accounting disclosures as well as assisting the Employer Manager to meet the Fund's deliverables in relation to employer's admissions, conversion of schools into Academies and termination events.

We are fully committed to investing time and effort into our staff to help them develop and succeed. As such the successful candidate will be expected to enrol on to an apprenticeship soon after joining. Using your existing qualifications and experience as a guide we will investigate, discuss, and agree the best apprenticeship for you.

Knowledge, skills, and experience

You will be a part qualified Accounting Technician (AAT) or equivalent by significant experience within a public sector environment and provide evidence of continuing professional development and knowledge in relevant professional area.

You will be required to adhere to and complete the accounts related modules of the CIPFA knowledge and skills framework.

You will understand and demonstrate strong levels of accuracy in addition to having the ability to produce accurate information under pressure due to immovable deadlines. It is essential you are personable and an effective communicator as you will be required to build and maintain strong relationships across both the Council and the Fund's other employers.

With excellent IT skills, you will have experience and knowledge in all Windows based programmes, especially Excel, including familiarity with pivot/look up tables and macros.

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