Financial Accounting Manager (5F0010)

Homes and Communities Agency
40000.00 - 44000.00 GBP Annual
06 Oct 2017
21 Oct 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

HCA has a financial accounting manager vacancy, responsible for producing the Agency's published financial statements. The post holder will contribute to the annual external audit process, quarterly accounts and other monitoring reports. In addition, the role will provide finance support to operational colleagues where required on regeneration projects, and be involved in the Agency's land databases, VAT and corporation tax filings.

At HCA we recognise that everyone is different. The rich diversity of our people, our partners and the communities we serve; we all have our unique differences, qualities and needs. Our aim is to embrace, harness and raise awareness of these differences, ensuring they are at the forefront of everything we do.

We understand that we cannot achieve our mission unless we understand our society's housing needs. We are therefore committed to creating a workforce that represents the society we live in, allowing us increased levels of customer insight and creating a better understanding of those needs. We are committed to creating an inclusive culture that supports that diversity of backgrounds allowing our colleagues to bring their whole selves to work and without fear. We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us. Our aim is to stand out as the employer of choice and one which will enable everyone here to reach their full potential.

At The HCA/Homes England we acknowledge that everyone is different. The diversity of our people, our partners and the communities we work in is reflected by their diversity of differences, qualities and needs.

We are committed to creating a workforce that reflects the society we live and work in. We are also committed to creating an inclusive work place culture that supports diversity and inclusion allowing all our colleagues to bring their whole selves to work without fear.

We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer that values and respects the people who work for us. Our aim is to be an employer of choice, enabling everyone to reach their full potential.

We believe achieving equality, diversity and fairness of opportunity is our shared responsibility and we work hard to ensure that as an organisation, we are all accountable for its delivery.

The Homes and Communities Agency is the national housing and regeneration delivery agency for England. We contribute to economic growth by helping communities to realise their aspirations for prosperity and to deliver high-quality housing that people can afford. The HCA is also responsible for the regulation of social housing providers, ensuring that the sector is financially viable, well-managed and delivers value for money.


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Civil Service pension schemes may be available for successful candidates.

Things you need to know


Successful candidates must meet the security requirements before they can be appointed. The level of security needed is counter-terrorist check.

Selection process details
Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements
Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.


Candidates in their probationary period are not eligible to apply for vacancies within this department.

Grade entry qualifications
•Recognised professional accountancy qualification, such as CIPFA, CIMA, ACCA, ACA.

Working for the Civil Service

The Civil Service Code sets out the standards of behaviour expected of civil servants.

We recruit by merit on the basis of fair and open competition, as outlined in the Civil Service Commission's recruitment principles.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

Apply and further information

Contact point for applicants
For more information on the role, please see the attached document named 'Financial Accounting Manager - Role Remit'

If you would like to apply for the role, please complete the document named 'HCA Application Form' and return it to before the deadline stated. Your email should include the job title and reference number of the post you are applying for.

Application Form - Within the form you are required to provide all relevant details and a supporting statement with specific examples of where your skills, knowledge and experience relate to the main accountabilities in the job remit and to the HCA competencies in the competency framework, attached for your information.

Successful applicants will be advised of the outcome of their application and interviews held as soon as practical after the closing date. The application and selection process is competency-based, and you should familiarise yourself with the relevant competency framework before attending an interview.

Please note - we do not accept CVs as a form of application.

Due to the high volume of applications we receive we are regretfully unable to respond to every application individually. If you do not hear from us within four weeks of the adverts closing date we will not be progressing with your application. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for your interest in this role.

If you need the application form, or any of the other materials, in a different format, please email .

Sift/interview dates and location
Interview dates and locations are to be confirmed. Please sepcify on your application any dates you are unable to attend.

Further information

All appointments are on HCA terms and conditions. Full time hours for this post are 35 hours per week; alternative flexible working arrangements would be considered.

Please note - The HCA has a responsibility to ensure compliance with HMG Baseline Personnel Security Standard to address the potential problems of identity fraud, illegal working and deception generally. To ensure compliance the HCA will carry out a pre-employment Personal Identity and Vetting Report through Equifax to meet the standard and you will therefore be asked to provide certain information in order that the verification check can be carried out if you are successful in your application.

Please note, for posts based in London, appointment will be subject to a Counter Terrorism Check. In order for this check to be carried out all applicants need to have a reasonable period of residency in the UK (over the last 3 years) in order for national security checks to be conducted.

Should an appointment be made to a London base location a London Allowance of GBP3,844 will be paid per annum.

Some roles are currently based in Manchester and, in line with the Government's asset strategy, may be subject to a move from the Manchester Office. Therefore we cannot guarantee that staff will not be required to move base location in the future. Further information will be made available in due course.

The Homes and Communities Agency is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

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