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Head of Financial Accounts

Location: Greater London, Crystal Palace
Sector: Social Housing
Date Posted: 06/01/2022
Salary: £67,000 - £72,000 per year
Specialism: Finance
Ref: RB19340
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Are you a financial accounting expert with a passion for the housing sector? Could you confidently manage a medium-sized, high performing team covering a diverse range of services? Do you have a strong track record of driving efficiency improvements? If yes, look no further!

Robertson Bell are pleased to be working with this unique housing association whilst they recruit for a Head of Financial Accounts on a permanent basis. Reporting into the Head of Finance, you will manage a medium-sized team, overseeing all areas of financial accounts, payments and service charge.

The key duties of this Head of Financial Accounts role are as follows:

  • Management of three direct reports and an overall team of ten, ensuring you are leading a high performing department, recognising areas of improvement and providing any necessary training and support.
  • Lead the delivery of the organisation’s annual statutory accounts.
  • Coordinate the Audit process at year end, acting as the main point of contact for the External Auditors and supporting the provision of information.
  • Ensure best practice is carried out at all times and tight financial controls are maintained.
  • Work closely with the Senior Management Team in the review and development of the organisation’s rent and service charge function.
  • Hold key oversight of the accounts payable department, ensuring all payments are made in a timely fashion and acting as the key point of escalation.

This position is the perfect opportunity for someone with experience working in a senior financial accounts focused role who is now ready for a new challenge whilst working as part of a complex, rapidly developing establishment. This will also officially be based at the organisation’s head offices in South London, however extremely flexible working arrangements will be on offer.

The successful candidate will have:

  • Fully qualified as an accountancy professional.
  • A background leading a financial accounts function.
  • Experience managing and coaching a team of finance professionals.
  • Fantastic communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Ideally, a background working in the housing sector and a solid understanding of rents and service charge.

If you are interested in this Head of Financial Accounts opportunity, please do not delay in applying as this role is likely to be filled before the closing date.

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