Finance Officer – Part Qualified

Hudson Accounting & Finance
07 Dec 2018
10 Dec 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Hudson have been retained exclusively by the Scottish Borders Housing Association to recruit a Finance Officer to join the business in newly created role & team. SBHA itself is the 4th largest Housing Association in Scotland with over 5600 homes. This year the 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 is driven from top to bottom throughout the organisation. The role itself will form part of a new team within Finance which will have strong a focus on Systems, Risk and Compliance. Finance is not only going through a re-structure but is also looking to implement a new Finance System to replace Sage 200. Reporting directly to the Finance Coordinator, 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 produce the Financial and Management Accounts as well as all the transactional finance for the organisation. Supporting this team during busy periods will also be a key part of the role as well as supporting the traditional accounting for the organisations in-house property service division. Key Responsibilities: Working closely with 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 “business as usual” 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 Experienced Required Part Qualified Accountant or HND Qualified Preparing month end journals Supported with the production of monthly management accounts Experience of working on projects previously You must be an excellent communicator and comfortable working with senior stakeholders Experience on working on system implementation would be highly advantageous Experience with budget preparations and cost accounting would be advantageous would be beneficial but not essential This is an excellent opportunity for a traditional part qualified accountant who is keen to develop their career further and also work on system and process improvement. SBHA provide study support for your Accountancy qualification and are keen for career progression through the business. You will be paid a highly competitive salary (which is under review), you will receive a strong pension contribution and have an excellent annual leave allowance. Based in SBHA head office in Selkirk, it is accessible by public transport, however having your own transport is highly advisable. Please note you will receive an automated response advising you that we have received your CV. Hudson is a leading provider of permanent recruitment, contract professionals and talent management solutions worldwide.