Finance Officer With Scottish Borders Housing Association
Fyte have been retained exclusively by the Scottish Borders Housing Association to recruit a permanent Finance Officer to join the business in a brand new role. Following a Finance restructure, whereby Fyte successfully brought in a Finance Manager and Finance Coordinator, the Finance Officer will assist and report to the Finance Coordinator in the newly created Systems and Projects team. Based in Selkirk, SBHA is proud to be the 4th largest Housing Association in Scotland with nearly 6000 homes. In the past year alone their turnover grew by 4.6% to £21.9m, mainly from rental income, with revenue grants of £302,000 to support adaptations, employability and fuel poverty projects. The businesses key purpose is to provide the best possible service for its tenants and this goal is imbedded throughout the entire organisation. The role itself will form part of a new team within Finance which will have strong a focus on Systems, Risk and Compliance. Alongside the restructure, the team are looking to implement a new Finance System to replace Sage 200. This role will play an integral part of the support function to the implementation process and working alongside key stakeholders throughout the business. The core finance team are responsible for producing the Financial and Management Accounts as well as all the transactional finance for the organisation. However, the successful applicant will play an integral part in supporting this team alongside the core Systems and Project work. Key Responsibilities: Working alongside the Finance Coordinator to manage the review, procurement, testing and implementation of the new accountancy software Continuous process improvement around processes and system procedures Financial analysis around costings and trends within the property services section of the organisation Producing monthly balance sheets and account reconciliations Providing support to the transactional team which covers general, purchase and sales ledger Production of monthly management accounts Supporting with year-end accounts and liaising with both internal and external auditors Essential Experience: Part Qualified Accountant or HND Qualified At least 3 years’ experience in a similar Finance-based role Preparing month end journals Supported with the production of monthly management accounts Experience of working on projects You must be an excellent communicator and comfortable working alongside senior stakeholders Experience which would be advantageous: Experience on working on system implementation Experience with budget preparations and cost accounting Experience in a housing association or construction organisation This is an excellent opportunity for a traditional part qualified accountant who is keen to develop their career further whilst working on system and process improvement. In return, you will be paid a highly competitive salary (DOE), will receive a strong pension contribution and have an excellent annual leave allowance. SBHA will also generously provide full study support for your Accountancy qualification in the hope of seeing their employees progress throughout the business. So what are you waiting for? This great opportunity awaits.