Assistant Accountant

Anchor Trust
04 Apr 2019
28 Apr 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Title: Assistant Accountant

Location: Bradford

Contracted Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Contract time: 6 months FTC

Salary: To be discussed at interview, DOE

Anchor Hanover Group is the largest provider of specialist housing and care for people in later life in England, employing more than 9,000 people throughout England. We provide more than 60,000 homes for older people, and are a trusted care provider with more than 100 care homes.

About Us

We know that quality services start with quality people. We work hard to be recognised as a leading employer and are committed to retaining and attracting the best in our industry.

At Anchor Hanover Group we believe in values. We are Accountable, Respectful, Courageous and Honest. We believe our people should be proud of the work they do making a difference to society and our customers.

We’re currently looking for an Assistant Accountant to join our Finance Business Partnering Team. If you're interested in working for an award winning organisation then read on and apply.

About the role

You will be directly reporting to the Management Accountant and your main responsibilities will include proactively supporting line management and operational managers whilst providing accurate, timely financial information and advice for a large portfolio of retirement properties. You will be performing month end processes, variance analysis, reconciliations, budgeting/forecasting and ensuring compliance standards are met both internally and externally. You will need to report incidents of non-compliance with financial policy and escalating any concerns appropriately.

About you

You will have experience of working in the housing sector and will be working towards AAT/HNC or other CCAB qualification, with experience of working with a variety of accounting and reporting systems. You will have knowledge of business planning processes preferably within large organisations and knowledge of variance analysis, budgeting and period end activities.

You will be an organised and self-motivated individual with and keen eye for detail and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Your time management will be excellent as will your ability to work to multiple deadlines within tight timescales. You will be computer literate with excellent Excel skills.

As England’s largest not-for-profit provider of care and housing for older people, we’re able to negotiate great deals and benefits for our people. Here are just a few of the things you’ll get when you work with Anchor Hanover Group.

  • Exclusive discounts on high-street shopping
  • Pension plan (3.75% employee, 6% employer contribution)
  • Extensive career progression opportunities
  • Flexible working
  • Ability to buy & sell annual leave

Hundreds of talented professionals with a range of specialist skills and experience based in our Bradford and London offices make up our Support Services. While we all do very different things, we work towards the same goal of improving the lives of the older people who live with us.

Anchor Hanover Group is formed as part of a recent merger between Anchor Trust and Hanover Housing Association.

To find out more about recent merger please visit our merger pages

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