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Senior Accountant - Housing

Venn Group
Closing date
30 Jun 2022

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Senior Accountant - Housing

We are currently working with a Local Authority in the Midlands who require the assistance of a Qualified Senior Accountant, supporting the Housing department, providing specialist technical financial information and advice, acting as a finance lead for specific, complex work

Please see below for further details:

  • Producing and providing financial advice and management information to support the effective and efficient delivery of services by Service Delivery and other managers
  • Arranging financial input/calculations into business case proposals including calculation of Rents, Service Charges and intensive housing management
  • Assisting with the production of financial information required to meet statutory requirements, including completion of final accounts, budget information and government returns
  • Completing budget setting and monthly financial monitoring reports
  • Composing grant claims and returns which impact the Council's cash-flow and funding
  • Support the development and implementation of the Council's Service and Financial Planning strategy, supporting services in developing savings options or carrying out service reviews

Key Requirements:
  • Fully qualified Accountant e.g. CCAB or equivalent
  • Experience working within a housing discipline e.g. Housing authority
  • A knowledge of the eligible criteria via housing benefit is needed, particularly around Exempt, Social and Affordable housing rent and service charge calculations
  • Experience of solving complex problems and identifying options
  • Proactive approach to progressing and resolving financial issues appropriate to the job role
  • Prioritise effectively whilst dealing with competing demands and a challenging workload
  • Good ICT skills for reporting including a good understanding of all systems available and effective use of these

Start: ASAP

Duration: 6 months initially with likely extensions

Rate: £350 - £400 via an Umbrella company (Inside IR35)

Hybrid working model: 3 days at home - Negotiable depndant on business requirements

For more information on the roles we are currently working on within Local Government, please in the first instance email your CV to the team at or call us .

If you meet the above-mentioned criteria, please apply below. At Venn Group, we endeavour to respond to all applications. However due to the volume of applications we receive, if you have not heard from us within 48 hours please assume you have been unsuccessful on this occasion
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