Peabody employees

Head of Financial Accounting

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Work type: Permanent - Full Time
Location: Waterloo, SE1
Department: Finance
Salary: £80,000 +

We have a fantastic opportunity and seeking to recruit an experienced Head of Finance to effectively and proactively lead, manage and motivate the Financial Accounting team within Finance Services ensuring that there is a culture of high performance, strong engagement and a commitment to continual improvement.


Skills/Experience required:

  • Proven track record of building and managing effective relationships with leaders, peers, colleagues, partners and stakeholders.

  • Excellent communication skills; proven record of preparing and delivering persuasive, high quality, written and verbal reports and presentations within the organisation up to Executive and committee level and externally.

  • Proven experience of successfully leading, managing and coaching employees and supporting them through times of change.

  • Proven track record of developing and leading on change management programmes through employee engagement, involvement and collaboration.

  • Proven ability to collaborate with leaders, work cross-functionally with diverse groups.

  • Strong commercial awareness with knowledge of budget management, planning and proven experience of leading on risk management.

  • A commitment to continuing professional development.

  • Effective networking, negotiation and influencing and stakeholder management skills.

Role specific:

  • Experience of day to day management of a team of auditors delivering the external audit of organisations of comparable size and complexity to Peabody

  • Strong, up-to-date technical knowledge of the Companies Act and accounting standards, and ideally Housing SORP, Charities SORP, Accounting Direction for Private Registered Providers of Social Housing

  • Strong understanding of intercompany accounting and consolidated reporting

  • Extensive knowledge of accounting software (SunSystems desired)

  • Knowledge of the social housing sector regulatory framework

Qualifications required:

  • Qualified CCAB Accountant with significant post qualification experience


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