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Head of Financial Accounting and Compliance

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
Sector: Social Housing
Date Posted: 24/11/2021
Salary: £65,000 - £70,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB17783
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Are you a financial accounting expert with experience in the housing sector? Could you provide technical financial support and create complex reports for an organisation with a diverse range of services? Are you fully ACCA or ACA qualified? If yes, you could be the perfect candidate for this role!

Robertson Bell are working with this unique housing association whilst they recruit for a Financial Controller on a permanent and full-time basis. Reporting into the Director of Finance you will manage one direct report with overall responsibility for three members of staff.

Responsibilities for this role will include:

  • Preparation of the annual financial statements and consolidate the groups entities including managing the audit schedule.
  • Manage all corporation tax returns and offer tax related advice to the wider finance team and organisation.
  • Review value for money metrics and sign off intercompany reconciliations.
  • Act as the lead on rent ledger maintenance.
  • Process VAT returns and ensure the group is maximising savings around partial exemption where possible.
  • Lead on the drafting of the statutory accounts timetable.
  • Work closely with the Director of Finance on key projects and contribute towards the organisations yearly budget and forecasts on a quarterly basis.
  • Manage a small team, offering necessary training and development opportunities.

This Financial Controller position will officially be based at the organisations head office in Cambridgeshire however highly flexible working from home arrangements will be on offer. This position offers the perfect opportunity for a strong Financial Accountant with housing sector experience who is now keen to secure a step up in their career.

The successful candidate will:

  • Be either ACA or ACCA qualified.
  • Have solid experience within the housing sector.
  • Have previously led on the preparation of financial statements.
  • Be highly knowledgeable around component accounting.
  • Have excellent communication skills.

For more information on this brilliant opportunity please don’t hesitate in applying!

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