Salary: £45,000-£55,000 per annum
Job Type: Full Time, 12 months Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 35 hours per week
Location: Head office, Manchester
Benefits: Competitive pension, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, increasing with service, cycle to work scheme, season ticket loans for public transport plus much more.
About the role:
Reporting to the Director of Finance, the Finance Business Partner will provide strategic finance support to Great Places Housing Group and its subsidiaries and will help embed financial planning, commercial thinking and budgetary control, with responsibility primarily for the Customer Services Directorate.
Proactively articulate financial and value for money implications of business decisions. Responsible for overseeing monthly management accounts packs for the directorates you support. Responsible for directing and supporting the budget holders through the annual budget setting process including setting rents. Responsible for overseeing forecasting activities and challenging assumptions.
You will hold a recognised professional accountancy qualification and have financial management experience within a social housing setting. You will be a proven relationship builder and influencer with stake holders and you will fully understand the rental regime and service charge accounting within the social housing sector.
You will have experience of preparing budgets, forecasts and management accounts as well as experience of identifying the potential for delivering efficiency savings and driving business decisions. You will be able to manipulate large volumes of data for multiple scenarios.
The ability to travel between sites and to meet external commitments to include working flexibly and when needed outside normal working hours is essential.
You may have experience of the following: Finance Business Partner, CIMA, ACCA, ACA, Financial Controller, Finance Manager, Business Partner, Assistant Accountant, Management Accounts, Accountant, Management Accountant, etc.
About our company:
Great Places Housing Group is not your average housing association. We are a forward-thinking, profit-for-purpose business that works hard to improve the lives of residents in our 19,000 homes across the North West and Yorkshire.
Our work doesn’t stop at our customers’ front door. The surplus we make is invested back into the business to fund building new homes and to provide a full range of support services for some of the most vulnerable members of society including the homeless, young parents, older people and those with mental health needs.
We are extremely proud of our dedicated, passionate and friendly colleagues who live our values and work hard to make a difference every day. Working for us you will be part of something special and in return, we offer a competitive package with a range of enhanced benefits and learning and development opportunities to help you achieve and exceed your potential.
We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.