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Project Accountant

Project Accountant

Job Title: Project Accountant
Contract Type: Temporary
Location: Galway
Salary: €50,805 pa pro rata
Start Date: 01/06/2019
Duration: 8-10 weeks
REF: 10606
Contact Name: Aileen Fitzgerald
Contact Email: aileen.fitzgerald@icegroup.ie

Job Description

Project Accountant - Pensions & Investments

Contract role, specifically to review 360 files and tabulate estimated pension entitlement at the date of retirement, (including annual pension, Lump sum, Spouse's death in service & death in retirement) at the date of retirement in a format that includes the number and associated cost of added years:

  1. Based on calculation applied in line with the Scheme
  2. Based on custom & practice calculation

Review of files and tabulation of pension entitlements will include the following steps:

  1. Open most recent prepared Pension Statement (excel file)
  2. Check if any change in employment status (Log into Payroll & confirm still Part Time / Full Time etc), Salary and OAP (Old Age Pension) versus most recent prepared Pension Statement (excel file)
  3. Confirm all unpaid periods / TRR (non-pensionable) are reflected in latest Pension Statement (Log into Payroll & check if excel file includes all unpaid periods).
  4. Update most recent prepared Pension Statement (excel file) as appropriate.
  5. Contact employee (via email) and (if applicable) former public sector employers (via email) requesting information regarding prior service not yet advised. (Note: Staff & former public sector employers were sent a similar request for this information in 2012/2013).
  6. Record pension entitlements in an excel sheet (ensuring calculations are in line with the updated prepared Pension Statement).
  7. Ensure the final report accurately shows for the 20 years post retirement for each employee the following:
  • Annual cost in line with Scheme
  • Annual cost in line with custom & practice
  • The annual additional cost of custom & practice versus scheme


The successful candidate will have

  1. Accounting qualification or equivalent qualification.
  2. Experience in pension administration in the third level sector is highly desirable.
  3. Excellent organisation and IT skills with a highly developed knowledge of MS Excel, Word & Outlook.
  4. Knowledge and experience in Core payroll/HR is desirable
  5. Attention to details is an absolute requirement.
  6. Excellent customer-focused communication, interpersonal and social skills.
Submit your application today or call us on 091-546700.