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Financial Accountant

Hightown Housing Association
Closing date
2 Feb 2022

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Full Time
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At Hightown, we`re a housing charity that builds homes and supports people.

We have an opportunity for a Financial Accountant to join our busy Financial Accounting team for someone who has the right values, behaviours and attitudes to be the difference which are:

* Putting our residents and service users first

* Treating people with respect, promoting independence and choice

* Developing passionate and committed teams

* Being cost effective without compromising standards or safety

If you share our values, we`d love you to work for us.

Who we are looking for

We`re looking for someone who:

* has a professional accountancy qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIMA)

* is experienced in managing a large fixed asset database and has a sound understanding of the accounting requirements relating to them (IFRS, SORP)

* has good working knowledge of VAT legislation and experience of creating VAT returns

* is able to motivate, inspire and manage staff to achieve consistently high levels of performance.

* has excellent communication skills to effectively present to senior staff on complex financial issues

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with an enthusiastic and `can-do` attitude who can make a real difference by delivering an excellent financial accounting service to the Association including housing fixed asset and grant accounting, VAT returns, and the provision of a payroll service.

About the role

Hightown currently manages over 7,500 homes and has a programme to build over 450 affordable homes each year. You`ll manage a Senior Finance Officer to ensure that the Fixed Assets Database (RAM Database) is maintained and accurately reflects the changes in the Associations stock of properties. Youll also produce the quarterly and annual VAT return dealing with Partial Exemption calculation and the application of any Special Methods and Capital Goods Scheme.

Working alongside the Head of Financial Accounting, you will manage and support the delivery of a payroll function.

The benefits

In return for your hard work and commitment, we offer a considerable benefits package which includes:

* Generous annual leave allowance of 33 days per year, including statutory bank holidays, rising with service

* Annual bonuses based on satisfactory performance

* Regular reviews of salary and cost of living to ensure you receive the market salary for the role

* An organisational commitment to employee health and wellbeing

* Life assurance of three times your annual salary and a workplace pension scheme.

* 35 hour week

* Ongoing training and support to deliver outstanding support

* Free to use on-site gym

How to apply

To apply for this position please click the link below and complete an online application form.

Please click below for a copy of the job description.

Closing date: Monday 24th January 2022

Interviews: 3rd and 4th February 2022

We are an Equal Opportunities Employer.

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Please note: suitable candidates will be invited to interview throughout the application window and therefore the vacancy may close at short notice. However all candidates will be advised of the outcome of their application and therefore interested candidates are encouraged to apply at their earliest convenience.

Covid-19 considerations
We have safely re-opened our offices in Hemel Hempstead. All candidates must be able to commute to our office in Hemel Hempstead on at least four days each week with one day working from home when current Plan B restrictions are lifted
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