Finance Officer - Rent Accounting Team (9 Month Contract)

Christchurch, Dorset
18 Jun 2017
18 Jul 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Officer - Rent Accounting Team (9 Month Contract)
Christchurch, Dorset
£21,324 pro rata

Sovereign is a social business and one of the largest housing associations in the country. We provide over 55,000 homes for around 130,000 people in housing need across the south and south west of England and the Isle of Wight. We’re also a major developer of affordable housing, building around 1,500 new homes each year to rent or buy. Sovereign was formed in November 2016, as the result of a merger between Spectrum Housing Group and Sovereign.


We are looking for a Finance Officer, reporting to the Finance Supervisor, who will contribute to the accurate and timely processing of financial transactions relating to Sovereign Housing Association. The position sits within an immediate team of 5 whilst also being part of the larger Group Finance team.


- Maximise income ensuring all sources of rent income are posted to resident rent accounts
- Investigate and clear suspense items
- Reconciliation of bank accounts
- Download information from 3rd parties
- Posting of housing benefits
- Processing AUDDIS and BACs runs for Direct Debits


The Finance Officer will need to have demonstrable experience in processing financial transactions and completing reconciliations.

We are looking for someone who has an aptitude for numerical work and is able to communicate at all levels. You must have the ability to prioritise a busy role and be able to work independently as well as part of a team. You will need to be proficient in IT systems including Word, Excel and Outlook.

Please note, the closing date for applications is 30/06/17. All applications should be completed by this date. Interviews are scheduled to be held on 25/06/17.

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Working hours: 37 hours per week