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Finance Manager - Financial & Rent Accounting

Job Description

Finance Manager - Financial & Rent Accounting
Location: London
Contract: Permanent
Rate: £62,000 - £67,000 per annum
Start Date: Flexible
*Hybrid Working - One day minimum in office*

Job Description
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a Housing Association in London for a Finance Manager (Financial & Rent Accounting) to join the team on a permanent basis. The organisation has over 7,000 homes across nine south London boroughs. They are a provider of homes for rent (social and affordable), shared ownership, outright sale and supported housing and also have a small portfolio of commercial properties and garages.
This role will have line management responsibilities for 4-5 staff members and will provide cover to the Finance Manager - Management Accounting as required. The Finance Manager for Management Accounting will also provide covering support as required.

Main Responsibilities

  • Ensure the Transactions team have support where required for Accounts Payable, Banking and Rent accounting.
  • Contribute to project working groups as required with the wider business.
  • Ensure all Financial accounting systems are providing accurate and reliable data.
  • Ensure that the trial balance is reconciled for annual financial statements.
  • Prepare the annual FVA submission file.
  • Prepare returns or surveys for NROSH, The ONS or FCA
  • Supervise the Financial officers responsible for AP and Rents processing.
  • Ensure the AP team process invoices efficiently and in line with Wandle Policies
  • Ensure all reconciliations for Banks, Rents, AP and AR are completed each period in a timely manner.
  • Provide relevant AR reporting to support credit control processes.
  • Provide reporting to ensure Purchase Orders are raised in accordance with policy.
  • Work with the Governance Transition Manager to ensure successful implementation of the Dynamics/Redkite automated rent uplift solution.
  • Lead on regular training of Social Rent Accounting (Formula rent, affordable rents, etc.)
  • Lead the budgeting process for annual rent increases.
  • Ensure accuracy of rental transactions and rental accounts within the Dynamics system.
  • Input to the year end and internal audit process as required, producing data flows and trails to support all areas of reporting.
  • Ensure the data set is consistently allocated at property and scheme level.
  • Enhance budget detail and monthly comparisons to actuals.

Candidate Criteria

  • Qualified ACCA, ACA, CIMA or Equivalent with extensive PQE
  • Experience of reporting within the Social Housing sector with an understanding of the technical accounting and reporting requirements this entails.
  • Experience of working on Rent Accounting within a Social Housing environment is highly desirable.
  • Experience of operating at a senior level with high-level financial reporting and presenting skills.
  • Experience of setting and managing timescales/timetables for work completion in line with internal controls.
  • Great communication skills and ability to work professionally and adapt to any team fit.

If you are interested in the role, or know of anyone who may be, please contact Greg 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.