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Rent and Service Charges Accountant

  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1272
  • Published: Sun 14/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: PO6 £51,093 - £54,129
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed

Organisation: London Borough of Waltham Forest

Salary: PO6 £51,093 - £54,129

Contract Type: Full-time, Permanent

Working hours per week: 36

Application Deadline: 15th July 2024

Proposed Interview Date(s): w/c 22nd July 2024


About Us:

Bursting with culture, energy, and opportunity, the London Borough of Waltham Forest is a fantastic and exciting place to work.

We are a highly ambitious borough. Driven by culture and the innate creativity of our residents, we have developed new and innovative ways to build our communities. Our Council is relentlessly resident-focused, insight-led, digitally driven and commercially minded; a Council focused on meeting the needs of our existing and future residents.

London Borough of Waltham Forest is one of the Mayor of London's Good Work Standard employers. This accreditation is a proof of our commitment to creating a healthy, fair and inclusive workplace. This includes fair pay and conditions, workplace well-being, skills and progression and diversity and recruitment.

About the role:

We are currently looking for a Rent and Service Charge Accountant who will ensure the delivery of an efficient and effective rent and service charge financial function for the Housing Service by joining the Housing Finance Team based within the Finance and Governance Directorate.

As a Rent and Service Charge Accountant you will be providing high-level expert, professional, technical, and financial advice to senior officers to ensure that the Council's financial resources in Housing are managed effectively.

Our ideal candidate will have excellent technical, communication and ICT skills with the ability to interpret and explain complex legislation and guidance, to a variety of audiences, and to make clear, consistent decisions. In addition, the Rent and Service Charge Accountant will have the ability to manage and oversee systems and process changes, have extensive knowledge of leases, tenancies, and legislation in relation to service charge and rents. Work under pressure; to manage and prioritise a high caseload and to adhere to tight deadlines.

Due to the nature of this post, a basic Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check is required.

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Key Responsibilities:

Responsible for an effective housing rent and service charge financial function

Support and partner with the housing Service

Contribute to the formulation of the councils financial policies and strategies

Qualifications and Requirements:

Qualified AAT level 4 or equivalent

Comprehensive knowledge of rent and service charge accounting

Comprehensive knowledge of accounting concepts

Experience of using NEC Housing

Terms and conditions:

Satisfactory employment references and CIFAS identity checks;

Satisfactory declaration of interest;

Satisfactory DBS check;

Continued professional body registration;

How to Apply:

Interested candidates are invited to submit their applications online by pressing the 'Apply' button below. This includes a supporting statement that outlines to us how your skills and experience make you a good candidate for this vacancy.

We reserve the right to close this vacancy early if we receive sufficient applications for the role. Therefore, if you are interested, please submit your application as early as possible.

Equal Opportunity Employer:

Waltham Forest is a diverse borough where diversity is valued and is integral to both, service delivery and employment of its staff. The Council is proud of its rich mix of communities and as the largest employer in the area, it works hard to respond to the changing needs of its population. We use our statutory duties on race, gender and disability equality and best practice in respect of age, faith and sexual orientation to ensure equality of opportunity in the workplace. The Council is committed to meeting its 4 equality objectives: - Promoting equality of opportunity - Opposing all forms of discrimination, intolerance and disadvantage - Ensuring our workforce reflects the diverse communities of Waltham Forest at all levels. - Providing fair, appropriate, accessible and excellent Services to all. Respecting Diversity is a core Council value.

To support the above and reduce the risk of bias in its recruitment activities, the council is operating an anonymous shortlisting process, which hides personal information that can identify individuals until their application has been considered for shortlisting. The council also operates a scheme whereby, for jobs graded up to and including scale SO2, internal candidates are considered first. This includes those candidates who self-identify as having a disability for the purposes of the Disability Confident scheme. For more information, please refer to our recruitment and selection policy.

We are keen to support employees to balance their working life with other commitments. Therefore, wherever possible, we will consider working arrangements that suit an individual's personal circumstances whilst still meeting the needs of the Council. If you would like to discuss the possible flexible working options that might be applicable to this role, please contact the person named below or feel free to discuss this during your interview.

For more information on the benefits of working for the Council, please visit https://www.walthamforest.gov.uk/jobs-and-training/find-jobs-and-other-opportunities/working-us.

Contact Information:

If you have any questions about this vacancy or the application process, please contact Natalie McPherson Senior Finance Officer at Natalie.McPherson@walthamforest.gov.uk

If you have any technical issues when trying to apply for this post, please contact our Recruitment Team via email at recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk.

The Council's preference is for online application. However, if you have a disability and are unable to complete an online application, please email recruitment@walthamforest.gov.uk so we can arrange an alternative application method.

Click here for further information on the Human Resources recruitment privacy notice.
  • Employer: London Borough Of Waltham Forest
  • Reference: 1272
  • Published: Sun 14/07/2024, 19:02 PM
  • Closing on: Mon 15/07/2024, 1:00 AM
  • Working Pattern: Full Time
  • Hours: To be confirmed
  • Salary: PO6 £51,093 - £54,129
  • DBS Check: No
  • Location: To be confirmed