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Location: Flexible working arrangement – including remote working/hybrid, with the ability to attend meetings at our Head Office Location in Emersons Green, Bristol

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We are recruiting a team of Finance Business Partners to support our service delivery managers, as part of our plans to transform the commercial skills in our organisation. These are new roles with a significant remit and a huge scope for changing the sustainability of our organisation. As part of this we are on a journey towards becoming a Registered Housing Provider, the post holder therefore will need expert knowledge in the setting and maintenance of rent and charges according to relevant regulations, and in planning Asset Management investment.

We’re looking for motivated and experienced finance professionals with a passion for delivering excellent service to the people we support and colleagues. To be successful in this role you’ll need an understanding of accounting processes and housing rent knowledge having worked in a Rents or Rents & Service Charge Team in a Housing Association. You will have great attention to detail and be able to help design the new software systems to deliver excellent service to all of the people we support and key stakeholders.

Our Finance department works collaboratively with its stakeholders, actively looking for opportunities to improve financial analysis, model new types of tenure e.g. shared ownership and provide insight in support of the organisation’s delivery of financial sustainability, performance targets and outstanding services.

We recognise the work we have to do, and the imperative to support the cultural change in the charity which has been empowering vulnerable adults for over 60 years. These roles are not business as usual and will be the most rewarding for those willing to engage in the challenge.

What will you be doing?
As a Finance Business Partner, you will build trust, credibility and rapport with key stakeholders. You will develop and provide analytical insight and targeted reporting to further improve the businesses understanding of financial performance as well as supporting the budgeting process to ensure robust budgets are produced. You will utilise your financial expertise in Housing to support and influence the Asset management team in such a way they are able to understand financial performance and make optimal financial decisions, and you will influence the central support teams to design and provide new housing systems and processes to facilitate commercial accountability.

Your main duties will focus on creating systems for setting and maintaining rent charges in line with legislation and process, you’ll also have opportunity to support service charge accountants and the wider team. We are passionate about providing a great service to our customers and colleagues so it’s important that you bring a confident telephone manner and will be comfortable speaking with our key stakeholders to provide that service. You will also support the Asset Management team in Housing with preparation of our long-term capital investment programmes and in accounting for responsive maintenance.

What’s in it for you?

There are a range of benefits and career development opportunities at Hft, and while we are looking for an experienced Rent Accountant we offer excellent personal and professional development support with on demand, structured and specialist training. This is a great opportunity to join us and take the next step in your career at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on the growth of our business into other forms of tenure including shared ownership.

With Investors in People and Skills for Care accreditation we are committed to investing in you to ensure you have the specialist skills and expertise needed.

We offer

  • Access to the Hft Plus benefits package, which includes a great number of discounts and rewards across shops, restaurants, gym membership and days out; but also an Employee Assistance Programme, with telephone and face-to-face support options.
  • Flexible working arrangement – including remote working/hybrid arrangement
  • 25 days holiday (pro rata for part time staff)
  • A contributory pension scheme & life assurance
  • Private Heath Cover

We ask all our teams to take advantage of the Covid-19 vaccination, which is offered to frontline support workers as a priority group. In some types of service this vaccine is required by law, but we strongly encourage everyone to be vaccinated (across all our services) to ensure both the safety of the people we support and our colleagues.

Find your place with us and change lives.

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We reserve the right to close this vacancy early should we receive sufficient applications.

Hft’s usual terms and conditions apply.
Hft is committed to equal opportunities and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. As a Disability Confident Employer, Hft is helping to ensure that disabled people have the same opportunities to fulfil their potential and realise their aspirations that people without disabilities do.
Successful applicants will need to undertake an enhanced disclosure check against the Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS). Having a criminal record may not bar you from employment.

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