Finance Systems and Controls Lead

West Bromwich

Salary – £36,000 – £40,000 per annum – depending on skills and experience

Contract type – Permanent

Working hours – Full Time – 37 hours

Closing Date – 20 September 2022

Interview Date – TBC

About us

In April 2021, GreenSquare and Accord Housing Association merged to create a bigger, better, organisation. GreenSquareAccord was created in order to deliver our purpose of Building Better Lives. Building Better Lives means that we exist to provide the affordable homes and care services that enable people to achieve their full potential, without having to worry about the quality, affordability and safety of their housing and care.

As a charitable housing provider, we provide over 25,000 homes to more than 54,000 people. We deliver over 3 million hours of care to individuals every year. We have a geographical reach from the north east, to the south west of England. And we employ around 4,000 people.

We are committed to providing great homes and care, in a great neighbourhood, with great service.

About the role

We are now recruiting for a Finance Systems and Controls Lead on a permanent basis.

You must support the development of a robust single systems environment and single set of key controls across the finance team for the Group

You must support the finance `Heads Of` in systematising processes within their teams, documenting them consistently, testing them regularly and reviewing exceptions before making improvements

You must ensure that finance is promoted as a business partner across the Group, delivering evidence based advice to the business allowing all layers of management to make informed decisions.

About you

You must have a recognised accountancy qualification (ACCA/CIMA/ACA)

You must be able to adjust to new business environments, be a fast learner and work with a broad range of staff in a wide-ranging business and culture.

You must be innovative and creative. Committed to process improvement, continually analysing processes, and driving change where required.

You must have experience of working at a management level.

You must have experience of working with senior managers on financial and operational strategy.

You must be a good team worker with strong interpersonal skills. Able to strengthen relationships with other teams and negotiate and influence.

You must be customer focused, commercially aware with clear understanding of the `internal customer`.


In support and recognition of our colleagues who will help us deliver our employer strategy, we offer a fantastic benefits package. This includes; annual holiday entitlement (plus statutory bank holidays); a defined contribution pension scheme; trust based flexible working and a Confidential Employee Assistance Programme (EAP).

All individuals who apply to work at GreenSquareAccord are considered on their merits in line with our Diversity and Inclusion strategy and policy.

GreenSquareAccord are a Disability Confident Employer therefore we actively encourage applications from individuals with disabilities and try to provide access, adjustments, equipment or other practical support where required. All applicants with a disability who meet the `essential eligibility criteria` for the role, as detailed in the job description, are guaranteed an interview.

If you need any assistance, adjustments or adaptations throughout our selection processes please let us know.