A pension analyst plays a vital role within a business, and larger companies in particular as they are more likely to provide a pension plan within an employee benefits and compensation package.
When searching for the ideal pension analyst candidate it is important to consider what their daily responsibilities will be within the company, and who they will be required to work alongside. In many businesses this will be the HR department, and it is therefore necessary that the applicant possesses strong interpersonal skills as well as the ability to work well within a team.
Daily responsibilities of a pension analyst
A pension analyst’s day-to-day role is not likely to vary much in terms of activity but may in whom they find themselves working with. This can be within the HR team as well as with employees at different levels of the internal hierarchy throughout the business.
At Portfolio CBR we ensure that any candidate we send to you fulfils the criteria for a pension analyst, saving you the time needed to be spent searching through CVs. We will ensure that the applicant is able to:
- Maintain an up to date understanding of pension legislation
- Recognise how changes in legislation will affect the work required within a pensions department
- Develop pension schemes that meet government guidelines and the business’s budget
- Work closely with both employees and HR staff
- Resolve potentially complex pension claims from individual employees
It is therefore necessary that the candidate is able to demonstrate certain core skills and abilities including:
- Exceptional numerical and analytical skills
- A logical approach to problem solving
- The ability to meet deadlines and manage several tasks at once
- Experience in project management and in working as part of a team
Working with Portfolio CBR
At Portfolio CBR our recruitment consultants recognise that many of our clients do not have time to search for the ideal pension analyst themselves, or search through CVs for potential candidates. That is why we do the time consuming part for you, and only pass on those applications that we believe will fill the needs of your vacancy as well as your company.
It may therefore occur that the top candidate for your position has worked in other areas of compensation, benefits and reward prior to moving into pensions. For instance, a compensation and benefits specialist will have many of the desirable qualities for a pension analyst.
We can help you find the latest addition to your HR department whether you require a pension analyst or a reward analyst, our clients have access to our talent pool of candidates with experience across the compensation, benefits and reward sector.