Specialist Pension Services Ltd is a firmly established and leading provider of conferences and seminars to the institutional pension fund and asset management industry with 75 events held annually in the UK, Europe and Southern Africa.

We are a small and dedicated team with offices in lovely rural surroundings in Welwyn Hertfordshire.  We are looking for someone with several years’ experience as a financial controller, or similar role, to join us and run our finance function and, in time, take on the office and HR management.

The is a varied role with a wide remit but the key immediate focus is responsibility for managing the accounts function and preparing a wide range of management reports including:

  • Managing the sales, purchase and nominal ledgers to trial balance level

  • Checking and inputting supplier invoices and processing cheque and BACs payment

  • Posting sales invoices and payment receipts onto the sales ledger and chasing debtors

  • Reconciliation of bank balances and credit card statements

  • Processing monthly accruals and payments and balance sheet reconciliations

  • Preparation of the monthly payroll to our processor and managing BACS payments, PAYE and pension issues.

  • Producing monthly management accounts and preparing quarterly and annual budgets and forecasts and reporting variances

  • Preparation and submission of all company  and tax returns

Future responsibilities in HR and office management will include:


  • Responsible for ensuring we meet all health and safety requirements

  • Manage all day to day HR queries from staff including recruitment and maintenance of staff records 

  • Management, smooth working and resolution of any computer network, server and PC related issues.

  • Purchase of hardware and software where required, and maintenance of software accounts.

  • Premises and property maintenance – printers, copiers, kitchen, furniture, stationery etc




Minimum of 5 years in a finance department

Proficiency  in Quickbooks an advantage and excellent Excel skills

Flexible and down to earth approach and strong attention to detail

A committed and effective team player with a 'can do' attitude

Prior experience in HR would be an asset

IT literate

Full driving licence


Please send your CV and a covering letter to jane@spsconferences.com

No agencies.

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Given the continuing situation with Coronavirus/Covid-19, we have taken the decision to run some of our conferences virtually. Our updated conference calendar gives the dates of those events and the events we are currently planning to hold physically.

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