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Senior Finance Analyst

Job Description

Senior Finance Analyst
Location: London
Contract: Temporary (3-months initial)
Rate: £450-500 per day umbrella
Start Date: ASAP
*Hybrid Working*

Job Description
Service Care Solutions are currently recruiting on behalf of a Local Authority in London for a Senior Finance Analyst (HRA) on a temporary basis. The postholder will support the Head of Finance in developing the overall sound financial framework that helps to ensure viable, value for money and timely investment in housing and estates. The Senior Finance Analyst will contribute to the overall HRA financial strategy and long-term stability of the HRA Business Plan by ensuring the appropriate balance between investment in new housing, existing stock and services.
The postholder will have line management responsibility for two Finance Analysts and supporting Graduate Trainees that work on rotational basis. They will ensure budget monitoring position is understood and mitigating corrective action taken where an overspend is projected.

Main Responsibilities

  • Provide robust and clear financial advice to senior stakeholders, presenting information on all financial matters relating to the HRA to committees and forums as required
  • Managing the monthly financial monitoring
  • Assisting in the submission of and understanding of various statutory and benchmarking returns, as well as bidding documentation
  • Providing finance consideration on all reports for governance purposes
  • Overseeing budget modelling to determine financial impact of future service demands, changes in legislation and other factors determining resource requirements
  • Reviewing benchmarking information and supporting the service with identifying action plans for efficiencies and savings
  • Supporting the delivery of projects with a complex financial implications or strategic projects
  • Supporting services in identification of funding sources for projects and preparation of bidding documentation
  • Closing the accounts annually, ensuring statutory deadlines are met


  • Qualified CCAB/CIMA Accountant, preferably CIPFA
  • Experience of working at a Senior level in HRA Finance within a Local Authority is essential
  • Experience of preparing the HRA annual statement of accounts and notes from start to finish
  • Experience of maintaining financial models for rent setting, service charge reviews and the HRA Business Plan
  • 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.