Senior Financial Accountant

Job Title: Senior Financial Accountant
Contract Type: Permanent
Location: London
Salary: £50000 - £60000 per annum + 10% pension, 27 days annual leave
Reference: JN -042021-2562118_1628005951
Contact Name: Ben Tibbert
Contact Email:
Job Published: August 03, 2021 16:52

Job Description

Senior Financial Accountant reporting into the Director of Financial Services and responsible for the the preparation of the statutory accounts.

Client Details

The organisation is a large Housing Association based in London, which owns and manages 75,000 properties. Over the last few years, it has increased its development pipeline seeking to construct 2000 new homes in the next two years and continues to invest into the local area. On top of the housing services it provides it also works closely with the local community and grass root charities.


The Senior Financial Accountant position will involve the following responsibilities:

  • Line manage three finance assistants providing support, training and development opportunities.
  • Preparation of the group consolidated accounts.
  • Responsible for all the financial accounting activities and financial control monitoring.
  • Maintain and develop accounts payable and receivable services.
  • Manage all restricted funding and ensure all funds are agreed and utilised in line with business aims.
  • 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.



  • Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA)
  • Exposure to the preparation of statutory accounts and ideally hands on experience of preparing them yourself.
  • 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 and tax matters.
  • Experience of working within the housing sector

Job Offer

£50,000-60,000 + Excellent benefits