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Assistant Accountant (Reports & Core)

Bedford, Bedfordshire - Hybrid
Closing date
31 May 2022

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Corporate Services, Finance
Assistant / coordinator
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP
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bpha are a forward-thinking housing association, on a mission to build thriving communities where people can live happily in a home they can afford. 

We work right across the Oxford to Cambridge Arc, and own or manage over 19,000 homes. As one of the top 25 Housing Association developers in the country, we remain committed to delivering high-quality affordable housing to those who need it the most. 

Our Residents, shared owners and leaseholders are at the core of everything we do at bpha. With every employee playing an important part in ensuring we continue to provide them with excellent customer service and maintaining our role as a responsible landlord 

We are currently looking for an experienced Assistant Accountant to provide financial and non-financial information for areas of responsibility, ensuring timely and accurate information is delivered. As a key member of the team, you will report to the Finance Manager and proactively have the ambition to learn. You’ll have the ability to champion and promote new ideas that contribute to the aims and meet business needs. 

 What you will be doing:  

To assist in the production of accurate and timely year end and half year financial statements for bpha group, in compliance with all process requirements.  Assist in the production of monthly management accounts and other regulatory returns for bpha group as required.  Ensure accurate reporting for areas of responsibility at a team level, while meeting or exceeding agreed timescales.  Deliver balance sheet reconciliations for areas of responsibility. To initiate remedial actions as required thereby ensuring the integrity and control of the data contained within these accounts.   To implement and maintain financial controls that ensure there are no material errors in routine financial reporting for designated areas of responsibility. 

We’d love to meet someone with:   

ACA/ACCA/CIMA studier or QBE.  Evidence of continuous professional development.   Experience in financial and management accounting & producing reports.  Ability to communicate effectively and influence other managers and stakeholders.  A strong customer focus – demonstrating a thorough understanding of customer needs. 

Amongst what we offer you is:  

A competitive salary of £36,000  28 days holiday PLUS Bank Holidays  A generous contributory pension scheme  Private health care  Free life assurance  Access to an extensive suite of wellbeing services and tools including a digital gym   Opportunities for learning and development  Discounted gym membership  Retail discount scheme 

Please note the successful candidate will need to complete a basic DBS application. 

bpha is flexible work friendly and is on the Great Place To Work list. 

Closing date: 31st May, 2022  

Interview date: To be confirmed 

We reserve the right to close this recruitment if it is deemed that we have received a suitable number of applications. On this basis we would advise that applications are submitted as soon as possible. 

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