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Commercial Financial Accountant - Cardiff

Contract, Temporary
Full Time, Managerial / Executive
Job Sector:
Accountancy, Charity / Not for Profit, Property / Lettings / Surveying
South Wales
Salary description:
£35, 277 - £42, 217 per annum
Start Date:
Wales & West Housing
Job Ref:

Commercial Financial Accountant

Location: Cardiff

Hours: 37 a week

Contract type: Temporary role (up to 12 months)

Salary: £35,277 - £42,217 per annum

The Organisation

Wales & West Housing is one of the leading housing providers in Wales. We operate across 15 local authority areas, providing quality affordable homes and services to more than 19,000 residents. We are a major Welsh employer, with over 400 staff at WWH and 230 staff in our two subsidiary companies - figures that are growing year on year. We have been established since 1965, and we have grown from our first scheme of 49 flats in Cardiff, to over 12,000 properties across Wales. We have three main offices situated in north Wales, west Wales and our headquarters in Cardiff.

This has been a big year for us at WWH, not least because we were ranked as the top Welsh not-for-profit organisation in the 2018 Sunday Times Best Companies list and fourth in the UK overall, we have been in the Top Ten for the last seven consecutive years. We are really proud of the fact that our staff love working for us; much of this is because of the unique culture we have here at WWH. Our aim is to create a place that everyone wants to work in and environment where every staff member feels supported and valued. Our values are really important to us at WWH and you will hear us talk a lot about being a values led organisation - our values drive the way we behave.

The Opportunity

An exciting fixed term role (9-12 months) has become available in Wales & West Housing Association’s finance department, supporting the Commercial Financial Manager in delivering insightful financial reporting and analysis and enforcing robust financial controls within the Wales & West Group.

We are seeking an experienced, qualified accountant with a proactive approach who will be able to quickly familiarise themselves with the diverse activities within the Wales & West Group, primarily focusing on the subsidiary companies Cambria Maintenance Services Limited and Castell Ventures Limited.

Strong interpersonal and communication skills are essential as, although this role will not have any direct reports, it will require the candidate to work collaboratively with colleagues both within the Finance department and from other departments/companies within the group.

The role will be broad in nature but will primarily involve:

  • Ensuring strong financial controls over the subsidiary companies, including review of balance sheet reconciliations
  • Overseeing the timely production of monthly management accounts
  • Preparing reports to Board
  • Ensuring intra-group transactions and loans are accurately recorded and balances are fully reconciled on a timely basis
  • Overseeing external billing and collection

For your application to be successful you must be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience:

  • Relevant professional financial qualification (ACA, ACCA, CIPFA, CIMA)
  • Be able to work with minimal supervision and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to communicate and build productive relationships at all levels
  • Critical eye for detail with an analytical approach
  • To have designed, produced and presented financial reports

If you think this may be the role for you and would like to informally discuss the opportunity, please ring Joanne Adams, Commercial Financial manager on 029 20414040

To apply

To apply for this role, please click here or the 'Apply' button below.

Applications are being accepted via our online application process only, unless a disability makes this more difficult. If this is the case please contact the Human Resources Team, on 02920 415311.

Closing date:  24th June 2018

Assessment date:  3rd July 2018

Company Description

Wales & West Housing is an innovative and dynamic organisation that empowers its staff to drive the business forward and to add real value to the organisation. We are committed to equality of opportunity in all our work.

WWH owns over 11,500 high quality, affordable homes meeting housing and communities’ needs across Wales. These include more than 3,000 dedicated properties for older people as well innovative supported housing solutions for people with a range of particular needs. Our vision is to achieve strong, sustainable growth to make a difference to people’s lives, homes and communities.

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