Fyte has been retained exclusively by the Scottish Borders Housing Association to recruit a qualified level Finance Manager to support the Director of Finance deliver a first class finance service to SBHA. This is the final part of a 3 stage recruitment process for the business within Finance. The Finance function recently restructured to help meet the needs of both its internal and external customers and as part of this process we have already successfully recruited a Financial Co-ordinator and a Finance Officer. The new structure will allow for a more defined and specialised approach to achieve the opportunities and meet a range of diverse business needs. SBHA itself is the 4th largest Housing Association in Scotland with over 5,600 homes and a turnover of £22m. It is a charitable Housing Association regulated by the Scottish Housing Regulator and OSCR, and has a non charitable subsidiary and an in-house Property Services team for repairing and upgrading SBHA’s homes. The Association’s key purpose is to provide the best possible services and maintain affordable homes for its tenants, and this is driven through its commitment to delivering excellent customer service. The Finance Manager will be responsible for the leadership, management and development of SBHA’s Finance team and to ensure that the accounting function performs accurately, effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of the business and in accordance with good accounting practice and statutory requirements. To be responsible for the maintenance of all management and financial accounting information for the Association and its subsidiaries in line with the needs of the business and the end users. Key Responsibilities: To prepare the monthly management accounts of the Association and its subsidiaries including forecasting outturns and the commentary of variances, and monitoring compliance of Lenders covenants. To ensure, where applicable, that all operations are completed in line with the Association’s policies and procedures, statutory requirements, accounting standards, and the SORP in order to provide efficient and effective financial management and to minimise risk of misstatements or fraud. To ensure effective budget monitoring information is provided to budget holders to facilitate budgetary control. To undertake financial allocation reviews of operational functions including the management recharge basis for inter group transactions. To ensure all accounting policies and procedures are, in place, up to date, relevant to the current needs of the business and are being followed. To undertake the preparation of the Statutory Accounts for the Association and its subsidiaries. Maximise the use of ICT to improve efficiency, increase productivity and develop services, including document management. To maintain a rolling 12 month cash flow forecast to enable effective treasury management. Lead on the preparation of the Association’s annual budget and 30 year business plan. Background/Experience: Qualified Accountant with demonstrable leadership experience of at least 3 years Must be able to demonstrate a strong commitment to working to Organisational success and be able to prioritise workloads for self and team Experience of preparing Statutory Accounts Experience of preparing Budgets and reporting performance against Budget Experience of preparing Cash flow statements A Committed, flexible and adaptable approach to work requirements This role represents a great opportunity to join a thriving, fun organisation within a diverse role in a beautiful part of the world. As part of the process you will be required to complete an application form as well as the Fyte Psychometric testing which will be tailored to SBHA and this particular role. Closing date for applications will be Friday 8th March 2019. If you are interested in this vacancy please contact Graeme Bruce in our Edinburgh office.