Interim Principal Accountant HRA

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Interim Principal Accountant HRA
EASTBOURNE
Interim Position

Lewes RQ602993

Posted: 9th June 2022 12:20
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  • Pay Rate:

    £395.79 per day PAYE

  • Hours per Week:

    37 Monday – Friday, normal working hours

  • This opening assignment is for 6 months

  • EASTBOURNE,

    BN21 4TW

What's involved with this role:

Interim Principal Accountant HRA 

Job Ref: RQ602993 

A DBS disclosure is listed as a requirement for this role; however the level of disclosure has not been specified by the client.

To be the HRA financial expert and manage the Council’s HRA Business Plan, take responsibility for financial reporting and budgeting in relation to all Housing activities, including housing investment and development activity and rent setting processes   

Key Responsibilities: 

 

  • To monitor the political, economic, social and technical context that affects Housing and the HRA. Take account of these factors in strategic and operational plans. 
  • Revisit and update the HRA Business Plan and associated plans at least at quarterly intervals and support the growth of a strong capital base for the directorate to ensure a sustainable development pipeline. 
  • Monitor and report underpinning assumptions and produce sensitivity analysis and options. Reflect associated risks including impact of welfare reforms, rent arrears, Right To Buy levels. 
  • Feed into the performance management agenda, including void levels, rent performance, volume of responsive repairs, movement in costs and other local factors; highlight implications. Support client contracting through provision of financial and performance data 

“Role Requirements” – to give yourself the maximum chance of success please try and ensure your CV addresses the following essential criteria: 

  • Membership of appropriate professional body e.g. CIPFA, or other CCAB accountancy qualification / finalist 
  • Local Authority HRA knowledge and intelligence 
  • Substantial knowledge of local government and housing finance and professional accounting requirements 
  • Experience of local authority housing finance e.g. Housing Revenue Account 
  • Strong experience in accountancy, including budgeting, monitoring, reconciliations, financial modelling and end of year reporting 
  • Very high financial and management accounting skills 
  • Ability to build positive relationships with colleagues at all levels 

 

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Please quote the Job Title & Vacancy Reference No. in your application, or we will be unable to match your CV to the role being applied for.

Other “Essential Requirements” – Please check to ensure that your CV addresses the following items: 

  1. Our clients are generally seeking applicants who are reasonably local, so on that basis we would ideally like you to supply us with your address (or at least your post code) and a telephone number so that we can reach you during working hours. 
  2. Your recent UK working experience going back at least 5 years, or full employment history if you have been working for fewer years than this. 
  3. Your availability to work either immediately, or at short notice. 
  4. Unless the DBS requirement stated above is for a Basic Disclosure, your DBS must be either through us or be accompanied by a subscription to the DBS updating service.
  5. Please refer to the Role Requirements section above - your CV must address the requirements listed. 

 

Other preferable/desirable details to include on your CV, if applicable: 

  1. Any local authority/public sector experience 
  2. Any relevant qualifications held or being studied for. 

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Job Ref: Lewes RQ602993
Interim Principal Accountant HRA
Client Category: Local Authority

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Interim Principal Accountant HRA
Client Category: Local Authority

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