Pensions Consultant 53 views


  •  18662
  •  United Kingdom
  •  Uxbridge, Middlesex
  •  Financial Services
  •  Specialist/ Professional
  •  Full-time Fixed Term

Job Purpose and Summary

This role supports the provision of accurate and effective Defined Benefit Pension reporting as well as monitoring and improving the governance of Defined Benefit pension schemes.

What we give

With Canon, you’ll get the support and encouragement you need to grow, from people who share your ambition. We’ll invest in your professional development to help you learn and progress in your role with us. You’ll find leaders who give you the freedom to explore new things and a team where knowledge is shared openly.

•Lead projects to Review and strengthen Internal controls, governance and risk management  of Pension schemes in Canon UK (CUK), Canon Ireland (CIE), Canon Europa NV (CENV) & Canon Netherlands (CNL).
•Support and develop local finance teams to improve the quality of quarterly and annual pension reporting
•Provide technical accounting support on DB pensions to CUK, CIE, CENV, and CNL.
•Support UK and Ireland with management of Defined Contributions pensions.
•Proactively monitor DB pension risk and make recommendations for its mitigation for in scope entities.
•Ensure cost effective and consistent actuarial support for financial reporting of DB pensions for in scope entities.
•Supplier management of Pension administrators and Pension advisors for in scope entities. .
•Develop training courses for roll out to DB/DC members across CUK/CEL/CIE.

•Quarterly checks on reporting package to CINC on pension disclosure under USGAAP
•Engage with WTW on the EMEA assumptions
•Engage with WTW on WTW EMEA pension reporting
•Support to answer questions from CINC or External Auditors on pension matters
•Review  EMEA pension reporting ad hoc basis
•Support CENV pension committee with ongoing items and the new Legal Pension changes in Netherlands
•Support as agreed with targeted NSO’s to ensure the pension knowledge and accounting is at appropriate level to ensure complete and accurate pension accounting  & reporting. In line with USGAAP
•Support for other pension projects as requested by Corporate Controller.
•Targeted project support as agreed with Corporate Controller with targeted NSO’s for a specific pension issue which could concern funding, structure of pension arrangements  or possible de-risking strategies

What we ask

  • Proven Consultant with in depth knowledge of international pensions and other savings vehicles.
  • Fully Qualified Accountant or Equivalent Qualification eg. MBA, Masters Degree in Finance or Pensions, PMI Diploma in International Benefits
  • Extensive knowledge of USGAAP DB pension reporting requirements,
  • Practical experience of the Pension Regulatory regime in UK & Netherlands
  • Excellent communication skills at all levels
  • Project management skills
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to handle working under pressure
  • Ability to make critical decisions
  • Ability to drive key initiatives  and projects

You will need

  • Build Trust-based relationships
  • Ensures delivery of the outcome
  • Innovates by building on skills and experience
  • Is Business Outcome driven
  • Is Courageous and has Conviction
  • Is Customer Oriented
  • Is Inspirational and Motivational

Canon is an equal opportunity employer. Canon recruits, employs, trains, compensates and promotes regardless of race, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status or other protected status as required by law.

At Canon we have a clear vision: to be committed to creating a more inclusive and equitable culture where employees are valued and can thrive personally and professionally.

Canon also has a strong commitment to sustainability,  encompassed by our Kyosei philosophy of living and working together for the common good, focused on reducing our environmental impact and creating opportunities to make positive social contribution.

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