Finance Assistant

Sheffield, South Yorkshire
Starting salary of £20,970 plus generous holiday entitlement and excellent benefits
17 Oct 2016
24 Oct 2016
Job Title
Accounts Assistant
Experience Levels
Entry Level
Contract Type
Full Time

“With our client you can settle at home, live well and realise your potential”; this applies equally to their customers and their staff.  This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic organisation and contribute significantly towards delivering a purpose.

Our client is a successful not-for-profit organisation.  A Sunday Times Best 100 Companies “one to watch” they are a forward thinking, innovative and ambitious organisation. Financially strong, they currently own and manage 6000 properties, have a turnover of £45 million and employ nearly 500 people.  Beyond the provision of housing, 60% of their work is providing care and support, helping vulnerable people to remain independent.

The Leasehold and Service Charge team manage over 300 Leasehold properties, mainly in mixed tenure schemes, on both a full leasehold and shared ownership basis in general needs and extra care schemes. The team also administer fixed and variable service charges for the whole of the association, including preparing the service charge budgets and accounts.

You will be in frequent contact with colleagues in all areas of the business as well as their customers and therefore it is essential that you have excellent written and oral communication skills and the ability to communicate with people at all levels. You will be expected to meet regularly with customers to discuss their service charges as well as give advice, respond to enquiries and complaints, maintain financial records and produce accurate budget and accounting information.

Do you:

  • have experience of working in a complex financial environment?
  • possess a good understanding of financial principles and processes?
  • have experience of producing high quality, accurate and timely financial information?

Are you:

  • positive, motivated and enthusiastic?
  • a highly skilled user of spreadsheets?
  • flexible, adaptable and passionate about continuous improvement?
  • able to show sensitivity when communicating with customers?

If so, we would love to hear from you.

Working hours 37 hours per week Monday - Friday

Closing Date: 12 noon, Wednesday 2nd November 2016

Interview Date: Monday 7th November 2016

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.