Accounts Assistant

Goodman Masson
Springfield, UK
15 Jul 2019
24 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
CHP are an award winning, people focused organisation based in Chelmsford, Essex, and we are hiring. We have been providing more homes for people unable to rent or buy privately since March 2002 and we aim to build a home a day - 365 new homes per year.

There couldn't be a more exciting time to join CHP as we are currently experiencing three times the growth of the industry average. Whilst our customers are at the heart of everything we do, we also aim to make sure our people are happy and healthy, so they can provide the best services. We facilitate collaborative working and host a range of learning activities to develop our people, support their career aspirations and professional qualifications as well as encouraging team building.

Our commitment to our people has been recognised for a number of prestigious awards. In 2018 we were ranked a Top 100 Not-For-Profit Organisation to Work for by the Sunday Times and were named one of the Top 25 organisations within our industry. With wellbeing being one of our top priorities, we aim to help our employees achieve a successful work/life balance with free and subsidised sports classes provided on our dedicated multi-activity outside space, these include netball, football and Pilates. We also offer all employees free fruit and refreshments, discounted gym membership and a cycle to work scheme!

We are looking for a Development Accounts Assistant to provide effective and efficient finance support to the development finance team which includes the recording of accurate accounting transactions for CHP and its subsidiaries.

  • Prepare accurate scheme budgets and re-forecast schedules for budget management upload;
  • Monitor development spend and finalise costs with Development managers;
  • Prepare and post accurate capital accruals for all developments on a monthly basis;
  • Produce monthly analysis reports e.g. Development net committed expenditure reports, Outturn analysis reports, Build Handover units forecast reports and any other ad hoc reports when needed;
  • Update the daily treasury cashflow for each company with development forecast expenditure accurately;
  • Prepare designated balance sheet accounts reconciliations on a monthly basis;
  • Maintain and produce written working procedures;
  • Assists the Asset Accountant with the preparation of Assets' capitalisation and disposals;
  • Assists in the preparation of statutory accounts and year-end audit files;
  • Provide cover for other areas of the Finance team as may be required from time to time;
  • Collaborate with other members of CHP in the fulfillment of role;
  • Undertake any other responsibilities relevant to this post, as directed by your line manager.

  • Educated to minimum level 4 GCSE/O Level at Grade C or above
  • Part qualified AAT accountant or qualified through relevant finance experience

Experience, knowledge and skills
  • Experience of working in a similar finance function
  • Advanced Excel skills
  • Ability to work and manage relationships with other non-financial managers to resolve issues
  • Ability to work as a member of a team to achieve targets and objectives
  • Able to use organisational skills and own initiative in managing own workload

Values and Personal Competencies
  • Committed to CHP's values as well as Diversity and Inclusion
  • Analytical mind and excellent attention to detail

  • Development finance experience
  • Experience using Sun
  • Experience using Sequel

Please ensure you take the time to answer the questions on the application form. Failure to do so will disqualify you from the process.


£24,303 Per Annum

Our benefits include a competitive pension scheme, a healthcare cash plan and numerous learning and development opportunities. We value our people and listen to feedback to ensure we are a great place to work and are able to attract and develop the careers of the best talent in the market.

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