Assistant Accountant

Location
Southgate N14, Southgate, Greater London, England
Salary
£30,300 - £36,400 per annum pro rata
Posted
05 Nov 2018
Closes
03 Dec 2018
Ref
3540
Contact
Resourcing Team
Hours
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

6 month fixed term contract

Here at MTVH we are constantly changing, developing and improving the lives and environments for our customers. We value our people and the contributions they make to help us to achieve our priorities.

A 6 month fixed term contract has arisen in the management accounting team as assistant accountant with specific responsibilities for Metworks (In house contractor).

Experience in management accounting is essential and knowledge in the Housing sector would be an advantage.

What you will be doing
Accounting
-Reconcile balance sheet accounts as required in accordance with the month end time table and ensure errors are identified and rectified in a timely and accurate manner
-Assisting in the preparation of budgets, re-forecasts and management accounts
-Complete accurate working papers to support figures used in the financial statements
-Keep organised filing to ensure documentation can be easily found
-Assist with tasks required for the successful completion of the statutory accounts
-Account for items found on reconciliations in the correct manner
-Communicate effectively with colleagues in accounts payables, accounts receivables, treasury, management accounting and external contacts to ensure the speedy resolution of issues
-Produce performance management information as required
-Process month end journals

Managing self and personal skills:
-Perform other duties as may be reasonably required by your line manager
-Agree to conduct yourself in line with the general standards of conduct and behaviour as detailed in Metropolitan`s Code of Conduct; including awareness of risk, health and safety at work, data protection and embracing the cultural diversity of all colleagues and customers
-Manage your own continuing professional development, utilising available learning resources / opportunities and your own personal networks
-Demonstrate flexibility regarding working patterns, as business needs arise.

Working with people:
-Work with managers and colleagues within the Financial Services team to determine the parameters of service delivery and customer service protocols for your own function; then contribute to them accordingly
-Communicate proactively and effectively with colleagues within the teams you are serving to ensure shared understanding and, where necessary, resolution of relevant business issues
-Regularly contribute towards evaluation of alternative ways of working to deliver sustained efficiency savings
-Contribute to a coaching approach that encourages solution orientation, innovation and creativity to achieve the optimum level of customer satisfaction
-Encourage colleagues to work with and learn from each other

Achieving results
-Work with managers and colleagues to understand workflow to ensure delivery against the targets of the team
-Communicate effectively to ensure issues are raised as quickly as possible to ensure they are resolved in a satisfactory timescale .

Skills and experience you need
Essential Criteria
-CCAB part-qualified accountant or commitment to studying a professional qualification
-Experience of completing complex reconciliations
-Experience of preparing either financial or management accounts
-Understanding of the General Ledger
-Understanding of the construction of a Chart of Accounts
-Experience of using Oracle Financials
-Experience of working in a Registered Social Landlord environment
-Strong communication skills
-Ability to create positive relationships with finance and non-finance staff

Desirable criteria
-Knowledge of FRS102
-Knowledge of the Housing SORP 2014
-Experience of the year end process

About you
-You care about your customers and are driven to improve customer satisfaction
-You are a team player with strong interpersonal skills
-You have a "can do" attitude and a positive approach

About us Metropolitan Thames Valley Housing is one of the UK`s leading providers of affordable housing and care and support services. We employ over 1900 people to manage and develop our large portfolio of nearly 56,000 homes serving over 75,000 customers across London, the East Midlands, Southern and the East of England.

How we reward you
Our staff are as important to us as our customers. When working with us you will be introduced to a huge variety of benefits including:
-A unique benefits package that can be adapted to suit each individual.
-The opportunity to choose from a wide variety of benefits which includes options around Health and Wellbeing Programme
-Employee Assistance
-Discounts with multiple retailers and many more.
-An impressive Pens