Financial Accountant

Job Title: Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50000 - £55000 per annum
Reference: 14094971/001_1595241202
Contact Name: Ben Tibbert
Contact Email:
Job Published: July 20, 2020 11:33

Job Description

Financial Accountant position working for a leading Housing Association in central London. The position reports into the Head of Financial accounting and effectively acts as the deputy in the preparation of the organisations statutory accounts. This is a great role for someone that had recently qualified and is looking for a broad technical position.

Client Details

The organisation exist to provide affordable housing to those that need it and has over 20,000 homes in London and the South East. Housing associations are seen as a key market to protect in the current environment, as they often looks after some of the most vulnerable within our society.


The Financial Accountant position will involve the following responsibilities:

  • Line manage 1 finance assistant providing support, training and development opportunities.
  • Responsible for all the financial accounting activities and financial control monitoring
  • Maintain and develop accounts payable and receivable services.
  • Produce cash flow reports and forecasts.
  • Manage all restricted funding and ensure all funds are agreed and utilised in line with business aims.
  • Manage payroll accounts
  • Maintain compliance with HRMC gift aid requirements and prepare VAT returns for the organisation.
  • Produce and review annual reports and month-end balance sheet reconciliations.
  • Liaise with external advisors on tax efficiencies



  • Newly qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Exposure to the preparation of statutory accounts and ideally hands on experience of preparing them yourself.
  • Excellent analytical skills to review data effectively.
  • Experience of developing complex spreadsheet models for record keeping and reporting financial information with strong attention to detail.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills across a range of audiences.


  • Knowledge and experience of managing VAT, Gift Aid, and tax matters.
  • Experience of working within the property/housing sector.
  • Technical understanding of Housing SORP.

Job Offer

£50,000-55,000 + Excellent benefits