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Group Pensions Annual Reporting Specialist (Hybrid)


Job Summary


This role supports our continued focus on enhancing service delivery within our Group Pensions department. This role includes but is not limited to the preparation of full audited accounts for pension schemes with over 100 members.

Your Role


As a Group Pensions Annual Reporting Specialist your main responsibilities will include, but not necessarily be limited to, the following:


  • Prepare Trustee Annual Reports for pension schemes with more than 100 members
  • Ensuring all audited accounts are delivered to an acceptable time scale and compliant with all regulation
  • Reconcile cash flow for pension schemes for the relevant reporting period
  • Proactively schedule and plan Annual Reports for completion within relevant deadlines
  • Proactively communicate to management and suggest improvement actions/opportunities
  • Expand knowledge and exchange it with team members
  • Build relationships with external auditors and enhance our service offering
  • Ensure high quality output that meets accounting standards
  • Willingness to learn and take ownership of routine practices
  • Attend trustee meetings on behalf of Zurich where necessary
  • Build resilience within the team by training others how to prepare audited accounts

Your Skills and Experience


As a Group Pensions Annual Reporting Specialist your skills and qualifications will include:


  • 3-5 years pension experience
  • Minimum qualification of QFA
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Have strong communications and interpersonal skills
  • Be able to work independently and as part of a team
  • Strong time management and organisation skills

MEASURES: How will we measure the impact this is having?


  • An increase in technical pension audit knowledge in the Group Pensions Annual Reporting team
  • Performance measures around audit queries including work in progress, cycle times, capability and various quality measures, including but not limited to complaints, breaches, sampling results etc..
  • Colleague feedback
  • Customer, Broker, Trustee and Employer feedback
  • Feedback from auditors

Additional Information


Primary work location is Blackrock. Position is Dublin-based but occasional travel may be required to other Zurich locations.


If you value an exciting and varied working environment and meet the above requirements, then our recruiter is looking forward to receiving your application by clicking on the button “Apply online”.


Who we are


Zurich is one of Ireland's leading insurance companies providing a wide range of general insurance and life insurance products and services. The company employs over 1,000 people across its locations in Dublin and Wexford.


Zurich is a strong brand – with our 53,000 employees worldwide form the basis of our success, helping our customers in 210 countries and territories to understand and protect themselves from risk. In order to deliver our services, we offer our employees flexible working models and interesting opportunities for further training & development. As a Zurich employee you benefit from a multitude of advantages as well as a strong culture, characterized by acceptance, diversity and team spirit.


At Zurich, we foster a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our purpose and values are designed to protect, inspire confidence and help our employees reach their full potential. We value and defend what is right and promote opportunities for equity among our professionals, regardless of gender, disability, LGBTQ +, race, ethnicity, generations, belief, etc. Join Zurich and be part of this culture. Together we are committed to delivering on our purpose - Let’s Create a Brighter Future Together!

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