Horsham, West Sussex
£47000 - £50000 per annum
Job description

Qualified ACCA/CIMA/ACA Accountant required

Management Accounts Manager required for well respected Housing Association

Client Details

Leading Sussex based Housing Association are looking to recruit a Management Accounts Manager on a 12-month fixed term contract basis.

Reporting to the Head of Accounting and managing 4 members of staff you will be expected to lead the management accounts team through a deadline driven month end process, produce the management accounts enabling the executive management team to make informed decisions. To drive the continuous improvement in the quality of management information


  • Manage and ensure financial control is maintained throughout the period end close
  • Manage the production of business unit management accounts and budget-holder reports
  • Build a relationship with colleagues to ensure there is value adding reporting across the Group
  • Manage and ensure accounts are prepared accurately and in line with current group accounting requirements
  • Continually improve the quality, timeliness and relevance of all management information produced by the Finance Directorate
  • Production of Regulatory returns to the group
  • Production of the corporate metrics for use in the management accounts
  • Manage the Co-ordination of non-financial information for analysis
  • Provide the Group's external and internal auditors with the information they require carrying out their audit work
  • Develop the team to provide outstanding Customer Service across the business
  • Participate in appropriate cross departmental teams and provide high level financial and business reporting support
  • Provide support as and when required to the Director of Operational Finance
  • Manage the month end process which includes communication of month end reporting deadlines across finance and the business more broadly
  • Manage the team through 1:1s, and the Group Appraisal process. Set objectives, coach and support team development, measure progress, motivate and address performance issues to ensure that an individual's potential is maximised



  • Experienced user of financial database ledger systems.
  • Experience of using management reporting systems
  • Understanding of financial transactions from books of prime entry through to financial statements
  • Experience of designing ad hoc reports
  • A working knowledge of current financial reporting standards
  • Experience of Group consolidation adjustments
  • Experience of working in a finance position within a large organisation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • High attention to detail
  • Ability to prioritise workload and meet agreed deadlines
  • Strong project and stakeholder management experience
  • Highly skilled in Excel and other MS office applications
  • Able to learn quickly and understand the needs of budget holders

Job Offer

Generous pension

Free parking

Part office, part remote based job

Impressive office location

Friendly team

Posted on: 17 June 2021
Closed date: 15 July 2021
Job ref: JN -062021-2927916
Tags: Finance