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Financial Accountant

Networx Recruitment
ME14 1ST, Maidstone
Circa £55,000 dependent upon your knowledge and skills
Closing date
28 Feb 2024

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Corporate Services, Finance
Full Time
Organisation Type
Housing association / RP

Financial Accountant  


Circa £55,000 dependent upon your knowledge and skills 

Full Time, Permanent 


Closing Date: Midnight Wednesday 28th February 2024   

Interviews: Wednesday 6th March 2024  



'It is a great time to join Golding as we are an efficient, local, visible and listening housing provider, providing sustainable homes and communities.' We have an established track record for building quality homes and investing in our local communities. We are looking for a conscientious Financial Accountant to support the Financial Controller in our Finance & Procurement Directorate.   


What you'll be doing?   


The successful candidate will deliver effective financial service to the Golding group, including transactional efficiency, financial accounting, and payroll. Maintaining balance sheet and control account reconciliations, ensuring that appropriate financial controls are implemented and to report on identified weaknesses or breaches.  


More about you. What can you bring?   


The successful candidate will have previous experience in a Financial Accountant role and have the following Professional accounting qualification (ACCA/ACA/CIMA/CIPFA).  


We are looking for someone with experience of managing a small finance team and overseeing a payroll bureau function.  


Experience of automating processes and managing associated workflows, knowledge of payroll and associated deductions, and employment taxes along with knowledge of housing finance and the Housing SoRP.  


Excellent analytical skills, good IT skills including advanced Excel and previous use of Advanced Financials an advantage.  


Having a strong finance and procurement approach is essential to delivering the new Strategic Plan.  


Having the right balance of commercial and technical skills with the ability to form strong relationships and work seamlessly across the organisation are key ingredients in providing value-enhancing services to internal and external stakeholders. Our Finance function is not just about the numbers it is also about developing careers and creating an environment where everyone feels they can deliver their best. We are looking for a person with the skills but also passion to live our Golding values.   



When and where you'll be doing it   


You will enjoy a 37-hour working week and earn an annual salary of circa £55,000 dependent upon your knowledge, skills, and experience.   


Our Hub, Home, Roam approach allows you to work from wherever suits you best whilst also having a central workspace to collaborate and come together. Our head office is in central Maidstone and is a new, modern, and bright space which inspires creativity and innovation.    

   What will you get in return?   


Creating an environment which enables our people to thrive is crucial for us and our Total Reward package goes beyond your salary, designed to support you throughout your working life here.   


You’ll get:    


  • 28 days annual leave per year (plus bank holidays)   

  • Company Pension contribution and life assurance   

  • Flexible Benefits including health cash plan, additional holiday purchase, cycle to work scheme, onsite gym, retail discounts and more.   

  • An annual Wellbeing Fund      


Depending on the volume of applications, if this is higher than usual we may close the applications earlier than the above date.   


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