Haig Housing – Finance Assistant


Reports to: Accounting Manager

Location: Morden/Remote Working

Salary: £30,000 – £34,000 Pro rata (Depending on experience)

Contract: Permanent 21 hours, 3 days per week

Haig Housing is a long-established charity based in Morden, South West London with a presence across the UK. We are the largest veterans housing charity, providing houses for over 1500 veterans and their families. We put people at the centre of everything we do – our beneficiaries and staff. All our employees can expect to experience a professional and friendly working environment where we deliver for those who need us. We are on a journey to become even better and help more people.

You will join a highly motivated team in providing full financial support and professionalism, you will be experienced in purchase ledger, bank control, budget monitoring and financial management for the Trust. You will be supported by our Head Office in Morden, South London and will attend regular team meetings. Haig offers generous benefits including a company pension, optional private medical insurances and a 3x salary death in service benefit. Additionally you will be provided with IT equipment for home working as necessary.

Job summary

  • Manage the Nominal ledgers and ensure that Accuracy and integrity of all reconcilable intercompany Accounts is maintained
  • Provide training on how to use the P2P system for all Haig staff and administer development to the system
  • Input information that supports the Finance Manager in the production of management and year- end statutory accounts
  • Manage Haig Housing SOLDO Card Prepaid System, include Card Top up, setting New Limit setting up new accounts, closing accounts and ensure that all Accounts are reconciled Monthly
  • Manage Barclay Card, include, setting up new accounts, setting New Limits, closing accounts and ensure that all Accounts are reconciled Monthly
  • Provide the senior team with future Cash Requirements and Reports to other Departments
  • Prepare, check and post journals including supporting senior team with journal postings
  • Provide Cover to the finance team with Rent processing, Setting up new Suppliers, the processing and payments of invoices and respond to queries for contractors with regards to non-payment of invoices and any other reasonable duties
  • Reconcile Scotland Bank Accounts
  • Management of the recollection processes e.g. Ground Rent and Management Charges on an agreed and regular schedule

Person Specification

Qualifications, Skills & Experience ESSENTIAL DESIRABLE
AAT, ACCA or CIMA Qualification or working towards an Accountancy Qualification x
At least 5 years’ experience of purchase ledger, bank control and budget monitoring and financial management. x
Experience work working as part of a team to deliver strategic goals x
Experienced of producing and presenting reports to a financial and non- financial audience x
Experience in the use of accounts & office IT systems, including CX, SUN x
Experience of inputting financial data into accountancy systems x
Experience of communicating with colleagues at all levels x
Experience of resolving account queries in a timely manner x
Clear attention to detail whilst maintaining sight of the bigger picture for the team x
Personal Qualities    
Dynamic, flexible and innovative x
A collaborative person who works with colleagues to deliver strategic outcomes x
Self-motivated, unafraid to challenge and be challenged, lives organisational values x
Able to build relationships, trust & credibility with diverse audiences x
A problem solver, proactive, collaborative and agile mind-set x
Clear identification with charitable purpose and tireless working for beneficiaries x
Comply with responsibilities regarding safeguarding & training x

Applications by CV and covering letter to humanresources@haighousing.org.uk by the closing date of 18 April.

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