Accounting Manager (Technical Accounting)

Homes England
UK offices excluding London & Manchester
£34,027 - £46,037
29 Apr 2022
27 May 2022
A0063N (1212)
Where will they be working?
Hybrid - mostly home
Full Time

What we offer... 

We understand how important life is outside of work so, as well as competitive salary and 33 days annual leave, we are totally committed to flexible working. We’ll support you, wherever possible, so that you don’t miss out on what truly matters to you.

If you do ever need a little bit of extra help we have a great employee assistance programme, financial well-being support and access to loads of great discounts with leading high street names.

Our range of network groups are also there to support you to truly be yourself at work and play a key role in helping shape our future.

If you are a member of a professional body we’ll pay for your membership and once you get your top of the range digital kit you’ll be good to go in one of our great offices.

A bit about the role...

Working within the Technical Accounting team, you will be responsible for assessing the correct accounting and budgetary treatment for new programmes and complex transactions, preparing reports and accounting papers to be utilised by staff with varying levels of accountancy knowledge. You'll be providing a key role in the preparation of the Agency's annual financial statements. 

Our Technical Accounting team is currently predominantly based in Newcastle however you will be able to work from any of our UK offices locations excluding London & Manchester.

You'll be reporting to Kathryn Addison, our Senior Technical Accounting Manager. The Technical Accounting team are dedicated to providing first class taxation and technical accounting advice within the Finance team and to the wider business.

You will be expected to work in an agile and flexible way, which will also involve collaboration with various teams and directorates. 

This is a rare chance to shape the future in a fast growing, national organisation with real social purpose. Working with key stakeholders and a professional Finance team you will ensure efficient, consistent and effective resolution of technical accounting queries from across the Agency.

A bit about you…

You'll be a recognised professional accountant, qualified with an ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA or have other equivalent qualification. As an experienced finance professional, you’ll understand how to manage colleagues and be able to demonstrate you can work with others as part of a team in a collaborative, inclusive way.

You'll have an excellent eye for detail and be able to meet strict deadlines with a demonstrable track record in technical accounting, including knowledge on IFRS (International Financial Reporting Standards) and experience of year-end or month-end accounts production.

Being responsible for ensuring that International Financial Reporting Standards and HM Treasury Financial Reporting Manual requirements are interpreted and applied correctly, you will have advanced data interrogation and analytical skills and be proficient in the writing of reports.

You'll be comfortable supporting the Senior Technical Accounting Manager and Assistant Director of Financial Reporting with complex accounting issues as well as being excellent at report writing and have good analysis and IT skills.

You will be resilient and comfortable managing stakeholders at a senior level with the ability to negotiate and persuade, and your discussions will always be shaped by a good understanding of the commercial and operational impact of what we do as a finance team. 

Who are we? 

We are the Government’s national housing agency. Our role is to accelerate the pace of house-building across the country, particularly in areas where there are the most serious affordability issues – meaning people are struggling to find homes. 

We have the appetite, influence, expertise and resources to drive positive market change and meet the Government’s ambition to deliver 300,000 new homes a year. We are using our land, influence, funds and knowledge to increase the pace, scale and quality of new homes accelerating delivery in areas of greatest demand and helping create great places to live. Within the next few years, we will have invested over £27 billion across our programmes. To deliver against these aims we’re building a different kind of public service - join us to help make this happen.

We would encourage all applicants to apply as soon as possible as we may close vacancies early should we receive a high number of applications. We also encourage you to apply using the full application option as opposed to quick apply, this is especially important if you would like to indicate to us that you would like to be considered under the disability confident scheme. 

If your application is shortlisted to interview we will require you to provide proof of your right to work in the UK at that stage.

Homes England are a geographically diverse community. We are all hybrid working at the moment spending some of our time working from home and some based at our offices which are spread across England. The wellbeing of our colleagues remains one of our top priorities. 

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