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Pension auditor

Specialism: Audit and assurance

What is a pension auditor and what do they do?

Pension auditors will have exposure to a wide variety of pension scheme audits, in terms of size and complexity. This is a complex and specialised role. 


While the accountancy profession offers diverse career options and paths, the core capabilities required to perform at the highest standards remain the same - irrespective of skill level or job role.

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Continuing professional development at ACCA

A commitment to life-long learning is a vital part of your ACCA membership; it unlocks the full potential of your career choices - and drives forward the profession.

We deliver a wide range of CPD resources tailored to different areas of expertise - and an ever-changing profession. Our, and your, commitment to quality CPD ensures you will have the most up-to-date skills to perform at the highest standard. 

So, get started (or restarted) and take a look at our curated list of the most relevant CPD resources to secure and succeed in this role.

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Certificate in international auditing (Cert IA)

The qualification is ideal for professional accountants or auditors. If your employees have experience, but no formal qualifications in accounting and auditing, they may still be able to apply for this certificate.

The qualification is structured in an accessible and user-friendly way that underlines key information and provides useful summaries. It examines and breaks down specific standards topic-by-topic. There are case studies which are based on real-life examples, many exercises, multiple-choice questions and sample answers for students to test their knowledge with as they progress through the course.

The course is also updated every year to make sure it stays relevant, and includes a topic-by-topic explanation of the specific clarified ISAs.

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2023-24 update: UK tax

Staying up to date with tax changes is vital for finance professionals. This year's UK tax updates course focuses on changes in tax for the new financial year, legislation from Finance Act 2023, announcements made in the Spring Budget, and the contents of the recent Spring Finance Bill.

This course looks into the most recent and upcoming changes to tax in the UK. Working through the modules on personal, business, capital and indirect tax will ensure that you are familiar with the changes in these areas and prepare you for the tax year ahead.

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How does the ACCA Qualification prepare you for this job role?

From a combination of exams, ethics and experience, the ACCA Qualification will boost your employability and performance at every stage of your career journey.

Here we have listed some elements of the ACCA Qualification that will help you perform at the highest standard in this job role.