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Finance Manager

This position is now closed to applications.

Scottish Borders Housing Association is a Charitable, Registered Social Landlord owning 5,656 properties, with a turnover of £21m, employing 188 staff, including an in-house property services team who deliver SBHA’s response and void repairs and around 40% of SBHA’s planned maintenance programme.

The Association is going through an exciting period of change and is clearly focussed on the next steps for delivering the recently drafted 5 year Strategic Plan. A key element of achieving their objectives will be the recruitment of a highly motivated and experienced Finance Manager.

Scottish Borders Housing Association delivers its finance services from its head office location in Selkirk. The service covers a range of functions which are typical for a Housing Association. The Association has an in-house Maintenance Division of around 95 staff who carry out day to day repairs, voids works and a significant part of the Association’s maintenance programme. Reporting and analysis of the financial performance of this function is therefore a key part of the role.

Overall Purpose

To be responsible for the leadership, management and development of SBHA’s Finance team and to ensure that the accounting and risk management function performs accurately, effectively and efficiently to meet the needs of the business and in accordance with good accounting practice and statutory requirements.

Experience and knowledge required for the role

It is desirable that the successful candidate will have a minimum 3 years staff management experience and experience of preparing Statutory Accounts. It will also be key that you have experience of preparing cash flow statements and significant experience of treasury management and dealing with Funders Knowledge and understanding of current Accounting and Auditing requirements. In addition you will :

– Be a Member of CCAB Accountancy body

– Be considered an excellent leader with the ability to motivate individuals and teams to achieve/exceed targets

– Demonstrate a strong commitment to working to Organisational success –can prioritise workloads for self and team

– Be able to communicate complex information clearly, by written or verbal means to individuals, with a wide range of financial knowledge

This is a unique opportunity to join a leading organisation, offering personal challenge along with growth potential, working as part of a small dynamic team, set within an idyllic rural location, offering an alternative to the daily stress of commuting.

For a confidential discussion about the role and the organisation, contact Ray Williamson or Mike Orr at Aspen People on 0141 212 7555.

Closing date: Thursday 16th November 2017

To apply, please complete the form below and submit your CV and cover letter.  If you do not receive an automatic acknowledgement please contact Melissa Scholes on 0141 212 7555.