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Service Charge Finance Officer

A non-for profit organisation Vivid are working with in Greater Manchester are looking for a Service Charge Finance Officer.


  • You will support budget holders in the annual setting of service charges
  • You will produce annual accounts for audited and non-audited schemes in accordance with the group timetable
  • Conduct monthly variance analysis of service charge income and expenditure by schemes to ensure costs are allocated correctly.
  • To regularly meet and support budget holders and contract managers by providing analysis and scheme performance information highlighting overspends and poor financial management;
  • Prepare routine journals to ensure the service charge accounts accurately report income and expenditure and the balance sheet accurately reports assets and liabilities for each period;
  • Use the monthly variance analysis to support the production of the Directorate Packs, analysing in month and year to date variances against budget and projection and quantifying the year end impact and any potential impact to future years budgets;
  • Advise and train budget holders in matters of financial understanding, service charges and budgetary control;
  • Provide information for the annual service charge audit and respond to auditor queries ensuring a clean audit;
  • Report to the Service Charge Team Leader

Experience Required:

  • Service Charge experience
  • Keep up to date on all relevant service charge legislation
  • Attention to detail
  • Experience of cross organisational working and engaging stakeholders;
  • Data analysis
  • Use of full range of Microsoft Office

What we need from you:

  • A commitment to understand the challenges and opportunities that exist in the communities in which we work. We particularly value lived experience in social housing
  • A passion to advocate on behalf of people and communities
  • A commitment to work in partnership with others for the benefit of the organisation
  • A commitment to continuous learning and improvement
  • Ability to work flexibly and when needed outside normal working hours to ensure service continuity
  • An ability to work in uncertainty
  • To be professional and work with integrity, inclusivity and respect for diversity
  • You will be required to attend a number of face to face training sessions as well as virtual sessions and e-learning this part of your role is vital and of equal importance as the day to day aspects

This role will be paying up to £350/day. This will be a 6 month contract with a view to extend.

Interviews commencing the week starting 17/06 with a Start Date of 24/06.

If you’re interested in applying for this role, contact Alfie Timmons:

Phone: 0161 413 7290


Vivid Resourcing are committed to equality of opportunity for all applications from individuals are encouraged regardless of age, disability, sex, gender reassignment, sexual orientation, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief and marriage and civil partnerships or any other characteristic protected by law.

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