Head of Group Financial Accounting & Control

  • BAS
  • Hybrid (London, UK)
  • Nov 11, 2022
Permanent Accounting

Job Description

Head of Group Financial Accounting & Control – Permanent – Liverpool or London (Flexible and hybrid working) – Salary Negotiable + Excellent benefits

Riverside is one of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, offering affordable housing and support to people of all ages and circumstances. Following a recent partnership with One Housing Group, now is an exciting time to join, as the organisation is seeking to appoint a number of new key roles within finance. Embarking on integrating two finance functions the vision is to create an influential finance team that will play a vital role in ensuring the organisation delivers its’ ambitious delivery plans, whilst enhancing the lives of many. As the Head of Group Financial Accounting & Control, you will join a talented and committed finance team, and your role will be to ensure appropriate and robust controls are in place across the group.


·        Lead the production of the financial statutory and regulatory reporting

·        Lead, manage and co-ordinate the financial accounting team

·        Act as the technical accounting expert for the Group

·        Develop the financial accounting processes and procedures ensuring compliance with FRS’s, SORP and IFRS

·        Assess the implications of changes in reporting standards and ensure these are adopted

·        Develop and maintain a strong internal controls and review framework

·        Work closely with the Group Tax Manager in the management of VAT efficiency, VAT return calculation and preparation of the corporate tax return and overall tax compliance

·        Work with the CFO and FD to understand and influence business results through effective analysis and decision-making

·        Act as the lead for the external audit

·        Support the budget, quarterly forecast and business plan processes

·        Prepare monthly and quarterly cash flow reports

This will be a high profile role within the senior management team and will be a key ambassador for finance.

The Person:

·        It is essential you are a fully qualified accountant

·        A background or knowledge of social housing is strongly desirable

·        Substantial experience of managing teams

·        Previous experience of working in a large and complex organisation


·        Hybrid and flexible working

·        Life cover

·        Health cash plan

·        Eye care

·        Cycle to work scheme

·        Childcare vouchers

Please visit https://jobs.baymanatkinsonsmythe.com/riverside/ for more information. To apply or for a further discussion about the role please contact Tracy Topping on 07814 765503 (or email tracytoppingsmythe@basrecruitment.com)