Head of Financial Accounting

HP2 4XH, Hemel Hempstead
£63,282 pa
09 Aug 2018
28 Aug 2018
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

About Us

Hightown is a charitable housing association transforming thousands of lives every year. We do this by building hundreds of much needed new homes and providing care and supported housing services for a wide range of people. We have high ambitions, a principled approach and a dependable, flexible team that delivers.

We currently manage over 6,000 homes and employ over 900 full and part time staff from our head office in Hemel Hempstead. We have an annual turnover of £80 million and a development programme that will deliver over 1,300new affordable homes in the next 3 years.

Once our houses are built, they are let to people who cannot afford to buy or rent at full market values. The majority of our properties are offered to people on local authority housing lists to rent. We also manage homes to let at intermediate rents, for people saving for a deposit, and shared ownership homes, which help people make their first step on the housing ladder.

About the Role

We currently have an opportunity for a Head of Financial Accounting to join us at our Head Office in Hemel Hempstead. This role is responsible for the delivery of an excellent financial accounting service to the Association with particular responsibility for fixed asset accounting, integrity and control of financial ledgers, VAT,tax andthe preparation of statutory financial accounts.

About You

We are looking for a technically strong senior financial accounting professional with excellent leadership and communication skills who can hit the ground running. You must have a sound understanding of Value Added Tax (VAT) requirements and partial exemption rules with the ability to produce financial accounts in a statutory format.

You must be able to work as part of a team to deliver an excellent service to the people we support and be flexible in your approach to work. You will have a commitment to equality and diversity and take a positive approach to supporting others. You will demonstrate a compassionate, enthusiastic, respective and `can-do` approach.

The Benefits

We offer a range of benefits which include:

  • Generous annual leave allowance of 25 days per year, rising with service, plus statutory bank holidays

  • Workplace pension scheme

  • 45 pence per mile mileage for the first 5,000 miles

  • Life assurance of three times your annual salary

  • Comprehensive training and development support

  • Annual bonus based on satisfactory performance

  • Free on-site gym

Closing date: Tuesday 28th August 2018

Interview date: Thursday 13th September 2018