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Accountant - Housing

Job Description

Accountant (Housing)

Location: Tyne and Wear

Contract: Temporary (12 months)

Rate: £20 - 25 Per Umbrella

*Hybrid Working Available*

Start date: ASAP


About the Role

Service Care Solutions is proud to be recruiting for an experienced Accountant to work with a local authority in Tyne and Wear. This is a unique opportunity to join the Housing Finance team and contribute to the effective management of housing finances within a respected local authority. If you have a passion for public service and a background in local government finance, we want to hear from you.

Role Overview

In this crucial role, you will manage the Housing Revenue Account, rent setting, and service charges while playing a significant part in business planning. Your expertise will ensure compliance with financial regulations and support the strategic financial management of the local authority's housing services.

Key Responsibilities

  • Housing Revenue Account: Oversee the Housing Revenue Account, ensuring precise financial reporting and adherence to relevant legislation.
  • Rent Setting & Service Charges: Develop and implement rent-setting policies, manage service charges, and ensure alignment with best practices and statutory requirements.
  • Business Planning: Provide financial insights and analysis to support strategic decision-making in business planning processes.
  • Financial Reporting: Prepare and present financial reports to senior management and stakeholders, ensuring clarity and accuracy.
  • Budget Management: Assist in budget preparation, monitoring, and management, offering advice and support to budget holders.
  • Compliance & Governance: Ensure compliance with financial regulations, internal policies, and best practices within the local government finance environment.

About You

To excel in this role, you will need:

  • CCAB qualification (CIPFA, ACCA, ACA, or equivalent) with evidence of continuous professional development (CPD).
  • A thorough understanding of housing finance, including Housing Revenue Account, rent setting, and service charges. Comprehensive knowledge of financial regulations, business planning, and local government finance practices.
  • Strong analytical, organisational, and communication skills, capable of interpreting complex financial information and presenting it clearly to non-financial stakeholders.
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and support colleagues in achieving common goals.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Miraj at Service Care Solutions on 01772 208969 or email

Service Care Solutions also offers a £250 referral bonus! So, if you know of anyone who would be perfect for this position and they are placed into work, you will receive £250 for the referral once their probationary period has been completed.