Senior Financial Accountant

Onward Homes
Flexible - Either Merseyside or Greater Manchester
£40,650 (Recruitment Rate) £43,300 (Confirmed Rate)
18 Jan 2021
31 Jan 2021
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Onward Homes is one of the largest registered providers of social housing in the North West, with 35,000 properties across the region.

We believe that everyone deserves a place to call their own, which is why we’re committed to building 400 new homes each year. We do more than just provide a roof over our customers’ heads, we’re here to make a real difference.

At Onward we’re working towards creating positive spaces, which extends to not only to the communities we serve but to our workplaces being positive spaces that are open, diverse and inclusive.  Onward is committed to being a diverse and inclusive organisation in every aspect of our work. 

We are looking for a Senior Financial Accountant (1 post) to join our Finance Team. 

The purpose of the role is to support the provision of financial accounting services including monthly management reporting, performance reports, internal control compliance and statutory reports in line with relevant accounting and sector standards. You will also support the management of the tax activities for the Group.

You will support the preparation of the annual financial accounts for group and subsidiary legal entities including consolidation and preparation of statutory disclosures required under applicable accounting standards. You will prepare for submission of various tax returns for group and relevant legal entities. Liaising with external and internal auditors, you will provide information and resolution to queries and put in place improvements based on recommendations.

You will be responsible for the maintenance and accuracy of the chart of accounts, ensuring that the necessary controls are in place to ensure correct classification of income, costs, asset and liabilities of the Group and its members, to facilitate good quality and accurate statutory and regulatory reporting outputs.

You will also support the coordination and production of the month end accounts, prepare control account reconciliations and analysis, ensure all reporting is delivered within agreed group time scales. You will also provide data assurance to ensure that information decisions are made at the right level.

Working in collaboration with finance colleagues you will develop and maintain effective processes and reporting through systems. Encouraging a culture of cross team collaboration you will also support workplace mentoring for the finance team. 

You will have experience of working in a financial accounting role and year end process and working with external auditors. You will also have experience of people management and development and good knowledge of various accounting software packages.

You should also be full/part or working towards a qualification with a recognised accounting body (ACCA, CIMA, ACA) or hold the relevant professional experience.

All posts are recruited to the recruitment salary and movement to the confirmed salary is based on successful completion of a 6 month probation.  As well as a competitive salary and a generous annual leave entitlement, we offer a range of benefits for a rewarding career including a health cash plan, pension scheme and personal development.

The base location for this role will be either Greater Manchester or Liverpool. However please note that due to Covid-19, we have adapted our working arrangements under government guidelines and Safe Systems of Work and the post holder would currently be expected to work from home.  Discussions around the current working arrangements and Safe Systems of Work specific to the role will take place during the interview process. If candidates have any concerns / questions in relation to Covid-19 and the role at any stage of the recruitment and selection process they can contact the HR team on and a member of the HR Team will be in touch.