Contract Administrator– Finance (Repairs, Voids, Estate Services)

Accent Group
Bradford, West Yorkshire
04 Apr 2019
22 Apr 2019
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Contract Administrator– Finance (Repairs, Voids, Estate Services)


Who are Accent?

We own almost 22,000 houses across the north, east and south of the country.

They are home to over 35,000 customers. We exist to improve lives, providing people with high quality homes, affordably. Whatever their housing need, whether family, single, older or more vulnerable – our customers come first. They are always at the very heart of our business.

If you feel great about putting customers first, then we feel great about you joining the Accent team.

And we are a team. We live and breathe our values – we are smart, we are driven, we are caring and we are energetic – are you? If you can do what’s right and challenge what you think is wrong, relish the opportunity to work with some fabulous colleagues to improve the customer experience and make sure we keep to our promises, then you are the person we are looking for.

Come and join us and start your own journey with Accent. We aim to be number one, and you could help us get there.

You will be joining Accent at an exciting time. Our new 3-year Corporate Strategy ‘With you for your Journey’ sets out an ambitious and exciting agenda for the future that will establish Accent Group as a sector leading organisation.     






The spot salary for this post is £23,925 per annum for applicants who fully meet the requirements of the post. Applicants, who do not meet all of the requirements of the post, will start 5% or 10% below the spot salary.    


The Role and Person

  • Permanent                      
  • 35 hours per week        

This role is about ensuring that budgetary control processes are in
place for all repairs, voids and estate services work streams and all associated systems reconcile,  and are house kept to enable accurate and timely management accounts to be produced.

We are looking for someone who has in-depth knowledge and experience of budgets and forecasting .  The successful candidate will have the skills to undertake critical analysis of spend patterns which will provide insight for internal customers to enable successful service delivery.


As a Contract Administrator – Finance (Repairs, Voids, Estate Services), a typical day might include:

  • Assessing budgetary control processes in place and ensure complete familiarisation with all key stages
  • Spending time understanding the compilation of the budgets and how the budgets have been phased for delivery
  • Good understanding of services charges and the impact on our customers
  • Reviewing service charge budgets and expenditure, ensuing all monies are posted to the correct accounts
  • Advise relevant managers (estates, contract and finance) if actual spend is greater than budget
  • Sense checking all budgetary control processes are in place across repairs, voids and estate services work streams
  • Recommending areas of improvement where processes and ways of working can be bettered
  • Working with internal customers to determine accurate forecasting for all in-year works including reviewing and updating forecasts each month including cash flow
  • Interacting with finance colleagues to ensure all forecast information is provided in a succinct and timely fashion within the tight month end deadlines
  • Reconciling budget control and finance systems to generate clarity of spend vs. budget including analysing and explaining variances working with contract managers
  • In depth monthly analysis of the accrual position and outstanding invoices to achieve budget control / management account cleanliness
  • Month end finance reporting to examine delivery against budget and reforecast positions
  • Undertaking trend analysis work to feed early warning signs of sporadic expenditure linked to repairs, voids and estate services work streams
  • Provide financial exceptions reports upon request form the internal customer
  • Informing future years budget preparation stages to take account of trends and ensure accuracy
  • Working with both the homes and finance team on a daily basis



  • 28 days paid holiday per year rising by 1 day per year up to a maximum of one working week
  • Option to purchase additional holiday of up to 2 of your working weeks (at managers discretion)
  • Flexi-time scheme
  • Salary based contributory pension
  • Scheme with Life Assurance cover or a defined contribution pension
  • Scheme (SHPS)
  • Cycle Scheme
  • Learning & Development opportunities
  • Employee Assistance Programme          

Notice Period

  • 1 Month                 

Interview Date

  • TBC