£35,000 - £40,000
37 hours per week
We have an exciting opportunity at Watford Community Housing to join our Finance team where you will manage the service charge setting and accounting function for the Group. You will have great organisational, numerical, and interpersonal skills which will help us build a strong finance function.
What’s the role?
The ideal candidate will be responsible for providing high quality financial information for service charge activities, ensuring the integrity of the Group’s income streams for budget reporting.
You will also be responsible for the management of the service charge calculation and arrears recovery for our commercial and residential tenants, leaseholders and freeholders throughout the year.
You will work effectively and proactively by organising the schedule for the preparation of service charge statements with other departments, ensuring that statutory deadlines are met.
The right candidate will analyse and monitor system data to ensure that correct costs are reflected against properties and schemes to enable accurate estimates and recharges to be calculated.
You will also support on the internal/external service charge audit, and lead on the development and implementation of strategies, policies, procedures and service improvements.
The role has line management responsibility for the Service Charge Officer.
In this role you will need to:
- ensure a high standard of customer service have the ability to continually ensure compliance with current legislation and best practice be an excellent problem solver
What are we looking for?
You will be a customer-focused member of the finance function, with the ability to interact with a wide variety of people in order to deliver an effective finance income management service to all stakeholders.
- Knowledge of service charge legislation Knowledge of the income and service charge processes of a Registered Social Landlord Experience of delivering projects related to service charge recovery Knowledge of Microsoft Office including Excel Ability to prepare clear and concise financial reports for internal and external stakeholders Experience managing relationships with external stakeholders Experience managing and developing staff You will need to maintain a satisfactory basic level DBS check.
- Part qualified professional accountant Knowledge of the housing sector Experience of Open Accounts financial system, Orchard housing system Experience and understanding of Registered Providers financial legislation, including reporting standards (particularly Financial Reporting Standard 102)
What can we offer you?
We know that people are our most valuable assets, so we offer a range of benefits including 28 days’ annual leave pro rata, an employer pension contribution of up to 11%, development opportunities and access to a comprehensive employee rewards scheme.
We are a housing association with homes across South-West Hertfordshire. We aim to make a real difference by delivering better homes and supporting our communities, because we know that good homes give people the chance to lead more fulfilling lives.
We own and manage more than 6,800 homes and associated assets in South-West Hertfordshire. Our business is evolving rapidly as we find new ways to deliver great homes, improved services and much-needed new homes. We also have a one-star accreditation from Best Companies, putting us in the top 25 housing associations to work for.
The closing date is Friday 24 November 2023, (but please note we reserve the right to close the vacancy early if we receive a large response). Interviews will take place in the week commencing.