Salary: £23,437 - £28,645 per annum
Job Type: Full Time, 12 Months Fixed Term Contract
Hours: 35 per week
Location: Head Office, South 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.
Closing Date: 8th July 2019
*Please note that fixed term opportunities are also available
About the role:
Reporting to the Service Charge team leader, the Service Charge Finance Officer will provide a comprehensive and professional service charge function to Great Places Housing Group. You will support budget holders in the annual setting of service charges including providing historic costs, group contract costs and ensuring templates balance and are accurate with costs split correctly between leaseholders, tenants and housing benefit eligible and ineligible charges.
Additionally, you will produce annual accounts for audited and non-audited schemes in accordance with the group timetable. Monthly variance analysis of service charge income and expenditure by scheme to ensure costs are allocated to the correct schemes with corrective action taken and escalation of issues as appropriate. Provide a full accounting function for Private Managed schemes including updating core financial and housing systems, bank reconciliations, purchase and sales ledger, treasury and audited Service Charge and Statutory Accounts.
The successful candidate will be qualified to minimum GCSE grade C or equivalent in English and maths and will have service charge experience. You will be competent with the use of full range of Microsoft Office and will have the ability to complete tasks in an accurate and timely manner when working under pressure. You will also have good written and verbal communication. The ability to work flexibly and when needed outside normal working hours is also essential.
You may have experience of the following:
Service Charge Finance Officer, Rent and Service Charge Officer, Service Charge Accountant, Finance Officer, Finance Assistant, Finance Administrator, Accounts Assistant, Accounts Administrator, Rent and Income Officer, 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.