Housing Development Accountant
Housing Development Accountant
Salary: £37,905 to £48,486
Enfield Council is one London’s leading local authorities combining a diverse and modern suburban location with excellent travel links into Central London and neighbouring counties. Consistently putting our residents at the heart of our operations, Enfield sets the benchmark in ensuring we provide best-in-class services to our local community. Our finance department is central in this endeavour.
Enfield Council has consolidated its finance functions from across the local authority into a single Finance Hub. The hub covers four teams: Corporate Finance; Capital and Projects; Budget Challenge and Financial Activity; and Pensions.
You will support the Head of Finance – Capital & Projects in developing the HRA financial framework to ensure investment in housing and estates is consistent. You will also contribute to the overall HRA financial strategy by finding a balance between investment in new/additional housing and land stock. The Housing Development Accountant will play an integral part of finding opportunities for the HRA to take forward schemes to purchase homes direct from developers similar to the successful Meridian Water development.
Key duties in this role will include reviewing proposals for estate regeneration schemes, undertaking scenario modelling for tenure mixes across HRA schemes, and review the value for money for development schemes to ensure they comply with financial framework HRA conditions and funding criteria. You will also manage the monthly financial monitoring of various HRA schemes and attend the monthly Regeneration Board to provide advice on financial implications and progress of each scheme.
Ideally you will be CCAB qualified or working towards your qualification and have a comprehensive understanding of housing development finance. You will have strong numerical and analytical skills with the ability to interpret complex financial information and present this to senior management and elected members.
Why it's great to work for Enfield Council:
An excellent pension through the Local Government Pension Scheme (LGPS).
Up to 31 days annual leave depending on grade and length of service. You will also get eight public holidays per year and an extra day off at Christmas.
Interest free season ticket loan repayable over three or ten months.
Career development and learning experiences from a range of training courses and learning methods.
Employee Assistance Programme to provide advice and counselling services. This is a free and confidential service available to staff and members of their family.
Health and leisure discounts and tax-free bikes for work.
We are passionate about our people and how we deliver services to our community in Enfield. That’s why we encourage a culture that puts our customers at the heart of everything we do - by empowering our people to work together to find solutions, be open, honest and respectful, take responsibility and listen and learn. If you value these behaviours too, we’d love to hear from you - and of course we are always happy to talk flexible working, click here to find out more.
For a confidential conversation about this role please contact Chris Macdonald at CIPFA-Penna who is managing the recruitment of this campaign – firstname.lastname@example.org / 0207 300 9104.
Closing Date: Sunday 29th September
Interview Dates: Week commencing 7th October
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