Job title:Accountant (Rent and Income)
Location: South Manchester
Closing date:2019-06-15 00:00:00
Job type:Full time
Role overview:
Accountant (Rent and Income) 

Salary: £32,420-£39,624 per annum 
Job Type: Full Time, Permanent 
Location: Head Office, South Manchester 
Benefits: Include fabulous, new, modern office environment, great pension options, 26 days holiday plus bank holidays, option to buy and sell, flexi days, fantastic learning and development opportunities, savings club, cycle to work scheme and much more. 

About the role: 

Reporting to the Rent and Service Charge Manager, the Rent and Income Accountant will provide a comprehensive rent setting and income accounting service to the Customer Services Directorate.. 

You will maintain the data required to produce stock / property / conversion information including figures for the financial statements, regulatory submissions and monthly balanced scorecard. You will also produce models which calculate all new rents and prepare the annual re-calculation of rents in line with the Rent Standard, including producing data for Customer letters, Housing Benefit and DWP schedules. 

Maintain and update the stock monitoring / rent planning spreadsheet to help ensure rental income is maximised and to ensure stock movements are accurately tracked for regulatory and statutory reporting purposes and keep abreast of all relevant rent related legislation and guidance and provide ongoing training where required. 

About You: 

The successful candidate will have a recognised professional accountancy qualification (or a strong QBE) as well as the relevant experience within a finance setting, ideally within a regulated environment. You will have experience of rent accounting in a complex environment to include preparing budgets, forecasts and management accounts. 

You will have strong IT skills and proficiency in excel, experience of manipulating large volumes of data for multiple scenarios and a good commercial awareness and insight. 

You will have proven management skills and the ability to motivate, inspire and influence a large and diverse workforce by example and persuasion. 

The ability to travel between sites and to meet external commitments is essential as is the ability to work flexibly and when needed outside normal working hours. 

You may have experience of the following: Accountant, Company Accountant, Finance Manager, Social Housing, Management Accountant, Housing Association, Rent, Financial Analyst, Accounts Assistant, PQ Accountant, CIMA, ACCA, ACA, Financial Accountant, etc 

About our company: 

Great Places Housing Group is not your average housing association. We are a forward-thinking, profit-for-purpose business that works hard to improve the lives of residents in our 19,000 homesacross the North West and Yorkshire. 

Our work doesn’t stop at our customers’ front door. The surplus we make is invested back into the business to fund building new homes and to provide a full range of support services for some of the most vulnerable members of society including the homeless, young parents, older people and those with mental health needs. 

We are extremely proud of our dedicated, passionate and friendly colleagues who live our values and work hard to make a difference every day. Working for us you will be part of something special and in return, we offer a competitive package with a range of enhanced benefits, and learning and development opportunities to help you achieve and exceed your potential 

We reserve the right depending on application numbers to close or extend the closing dates for positions; we would therefore recommend an early application.