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Vacancies last updated 23 January 2020

Finance Manager

Hill Homes has an exciting opportunity for a Finance Manager to join the team based in Highgate, London. The successful candidate will join us on a full-time permanent basis and will receive a competitive salary of £50,000 per annum.

Hill Homes is a small specialist Housing Association based in Highgate, providing individualised packages of care to older people.

Our aim is to improve the quality of life of our customers, building confidence and skills to allow them to live independently. We view all our customers as individuals with specific needs, treating them with respect and dignity, and focusing on achieving real results.

The Finance Manager will be responsible for all financial functions of Hill Homes Group, ensuring that they are run efficiently and effectively in line with agreed policies and procedures. They will provide support to other staff managing finances, alongside preparing board papers as required and attending Finance, Risk & Audit Committee meetings.

Key Responsibilities of the Finance Manager

  • Manage year end process, including: o prepare supporting year-end schedules for audit

o drafting statutory accounts complying with relevant legislation

o liaising with auditors, attending planning and clearance meetings

o managing the on-site audit

o discuss audit findings report with auditors and draft responses on behalf of HH

  • Prepare monthly inter-company account reconciliations
  • Preparation of monthly investment journals, including identification of income and realised/unrealised gains
  • Preparation of management accounts, including:

o reforecasting as required

o writing a commentary to accompany the management accounts

o preparing an organisational cashflow, reforecasting as required

o preparing an organisational debtors’ report

o providing KPIs as needed

  • Manage payroll, including:

o preparing the payroll for Hill Homes

o providing support to Hill Homes Care staff in preparing Hill Homes Care payroll

o submitting payrolls to provider and liaising over queries

o reviewing and checking draft payrolls submitted by the provider

  • Manage the fixed asset register, including:

o reconciling the register to the accounts

o calculating depreciation

  • Manage the VAT processes, including:

o ensuring transactions are correctly recorded

o submitting quarterly VAT returns for group

o liaising with VAT advisors as required

  • Prepare the annual budgets for approval, liaising with budget holders as necessary
  • Rent and service charges:

o calculating service charges due on an annual basis

o providing notification to tenants in line with the statutorily required notice

  • Review purchase orders with the care team (for both Haringey and privately funded tenants), ensuring care hours identified are all paid
  • Responsible for credit control
  • Draft finance policies & procedures, including keeping the Financial Procedures Manual up-to-date
  • Authorise work prepared by the Finance Officer as required, including

o bank reconciliations

o supplier payments

  • Prepare ad hoc reports and undertake ad hoc projects as required
  • Prepare board papers as needed
  • Attend meetings as required
  • Line management of staff

General responsibilities

  • Ensure that there is clear communication on all matters relating to finance, adapting to users’ requirements
  • Maintain the confidentiality of service users, other staff members and the organisation in line with the organisation’s Confidentiality Policy
  • Good communication and teamwork with Hill Homes Care
  • To observe, and be aware of individual responsibility relating to, Health & Safety at Work acts and regulations

Skills, Knowledge and Experience required by the Finance Manager

Essential

  • CCAB/CIMA qualified accountant, or equivalent experience
  • Knowledge of finance and payroll legislation
  • Excellent IT skills, including use of finance software packages (Sage200 is used at Hill Homes), familiarity with the Microsoft Office suite of packages and advanced Excel skills
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, with a demonstrable ability to communicate financial information to non-financial staff and board members
  • Well organised, self-motivated, positive and conscientious, able to achieve high standards of performance and having good attention to detail
  • Effective organisational skills, including workload planning
  • Experience of preparation of statutory accounts
  • Experience of payroll management
  • Experience of managing staff
  • Experience of preparing management accounts and presenting financial information in a user-friendly way

Desirable

  • Experience of preparing board reports and presenting to board members
  • Experience of working within a not-for-profit organisation

If you have an enthusiastic can-do attitude and a willingness to challenge yourself in order to push your learning and progress your career as our Finance Manager, please email Charlotte on for a job description and application form.