Management Accountant - Service Charge

Salary £45,000
Contract type Permanent
Hours Full-time
Job Advert Description

We have an exciting new role for a Management Accountant with Service Charge experience to join our team of six other Management Accountants supporting different parts of the Business, all reporting to the Head of Management Accounts. The Management Accounting Team produce the monthly management accounts for all associated numerical outputs and schedules needed by the Finance Business Partner Team.

You will be working to support the operational Service Charge Team to establish a reconciliation process between Blue Box (service charge software) and Sun financials. You will provide technical expertise and guidance to operational staff on all aspects of service charges and support the  Housing Services Finance Business Partner, in the  delivery of the Service Charge Accounts. 

Why work for us?

As well as providing a happy and enjoyable working environment, we offer fantastic learning and development opportunities and an attractive benefits package that includes: season ticket loan, discounts with over 1,200 retailers (including House of Fraser and Boots), cycle to work scheme, life assurance, defined contribution pension scheme, free eye tests, employee assistance programme and career breaks.

The Role

  • Produce a monthly reconciliation between Blue Box and SUN financials
  • Implement a monthly surplus/deficit adjustment process to SUN financials
  • Provide technical expertise and guidance to operational staff on all aspects of service charges
  • Liaise closely with the Service Charge Team to assist in settling accurate budgets and to calculate monthly surplus/deficit adjustments
  • Ensure all accounting entries are processed in an accurate and timely manner
  • Ensure accurate monthly management accounts are produced in-line with agreed timeframes
  • Ensure sinking funds are accurate and up to date
  • Produce all financial information and reports as required by the finance business partner team
  • Ensure accurate service charge budgets are prepared
  • Load the annual budgets in to the finance system
  • Update management account forecasts in the finance system as required
  • Prepare and post monthly salary journals to the General Ledger ensuring transactions are correctly coded.
  • To prepare and post monthly journals
  • Assist with the preparation of year-end statutory accounts and working papers within the agreed time scales in time for the annual external audit.
  • Support the production of certificates for funders that are prepared and audited in accordance with the relevant authority’s request.
  • Assist in the delivery of benchmarking data, contributing to the interpretation of the outcomes.
  • Keep up to date with Financial Reporting Standards, SORPs, Inland Revenue and HCA requirements.

About You

You must be a Part or Fully Qualified Accountant (ACA, ACCA, CIMA or CIPFA) and it is essential that you have previous experience of working as a Service Charge Management Accountant collaboratively across teams.

You should have recent experience of budgeting, forecasting and critically analysing outputs. 

Knowledge and experience of Sun Accounting and Blue Box software and experience working for a medium/large sized Housing Association is desirable.

You should have strong analytical skills, excellent communication skills and have a ‘can do’ attitude.

About Us

One Housing helps people to live better by providing high quality homes and care across London and the South East. We manage approximately 16,000 homes and have plans to build 3,500 more by 2020. We also care for over 11,000 people to help them live independently.

We work hard to make a positive difference to our residents’ lives by promoting aspiration, independence and well-being through a range of training and support services.

We are delighted to join g15 and play our full part in helping to address the housing crisis in London.

Next Steps

One Housing values the diversity of our workforce and we welcome job applications from all parts of the communities which we serve.

If you feel you meet the desired skills and criteria for this role, please submit your application by clicking ‘Apply Now’, attaching a copy of your CV and providing a supporting summary.

Closing date: Friday 28 September

Additional Documentation JD_Management_Accountant_Service_Charges.docx