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Finance Manager- Agudas Israel Housing Association

  • Location: Stamford Hill, London
  • Sector: Financial
  • Salary: Depending on experience
Objectives of job:    
To be responsible for the management and development of the Finance team and to ensure that the accounting function performs accurately, effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of the business and in accordance with good accounting practice and statutory requirements.

Key tasks:

Accounting and Reporting
  • To be responsible for the maintenance of all management and financial accounting information for the Association and any subsidiaries in line with the needs of the business and the end users.
  • To ensure, where applicable, that all operations are completed in line with the Association’s policies and procedures, statutory requirements, accounting standards, and the SORP in order to provide efficient and effective financial management and to minimize risk of misstatements or fraud.
  • To ensure that the systems and information available are developed to meet the needs of staff to manage both the existing business and to support new initiatives while providing value for money.
  • To ensure all accounting policies and procedures are, in place, up to date, relevant to the current needs of the business and are being followed.
  • To assist the Finance Director in undertaking the preparation of the Statutory Accounts for the Association and any subsidiaries.
  • To liaise with the Association’s internal and external Auditors as necessary and ensure an efficient audit process.
Treasury & Tax
  • To monitor the Association’s cash flows to ensure there are sufficient funds to meet the Association’s financial commitments while investing surplus funds in line with the Association’s Treasury strategy.
  • Ensure VAT and Taxation compliance and liaise with the Association’s tax advisors on such matters.
Rent Accounting
  • To manage and maintain the effective collection of tenant arrears and rent accounting within the organisation.
Staff
  • Manage and co-ordinate the team, including setting standards of performance and work targets, and providing guidance, support, training and development to both the team and other staff within the Association.
  • To manage the team to ensure that they fully contribute to achieving the Association’s strategic objectives including the management of any changes required.
Other finance duties
  • To carry out other tasks as requested by the Director of Finance or senior management.
  • Provide cover for other Finance staff as required.
  • Perform other duties as necessary to ensure the delivery of an efficient and effective finance service to both internal and external users.
PERSON SPECIFICATION

Qualification           
Member of a CCAB Accountancy body- essential

Experience             
  • Experience of preparing Statutory Accounts and understanding of current Accounting and Auditing requirements- essential
  • Experience of preparing budgets and reporting performance against budget- essential
  • Experience of VAT Including preparing returns-  essential
  • Experience of treasury management and dealing with funders- desirable
Skills             
  • Demonstrates a strong commitment to working to organisational success –can priorities workloads for self and team- essential 
  • Good all round computer skills especially in accounting software use (ideally Sage) and very good spreadsheet and moderate WP skills- essential 
  • The ability to import and export information, use look up and pivot tables- desirable 
Housing    
  • Some commitment/understanding of housing sector or similar sector- essential