Financial Reporting Manager in Shipley

Location: Shipley
Salary: £60,000 per year
Recruiter: Incommunities
Job Hours: Full-time

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An exciting opportunity has arisen to join Incommunities as our new Financial Reporting Manager. Reporting into the Head of Finance, you will have full responsibility for the preparation of the statutory accounts and oversee two direct reports. This role provides ample opportunity to implement change and help shape the service we deliver.

About us

We are social housing landlord and think our vision of Improving Lives Incommunities says it all!

Working to provide great homes in great neighbourhoods, we manage more than 22,600 homes across Yorkshire and are proud to collaborate with our customers, communities, local and national stakeholders to achieve this.

Our values are at the heart of everything we do, inspiring our thinking and guiding our plans and actions. This year will see us continue to focus on our 2 -year plan, to 2024. Our plan puts customers at the heart of what we do, providing great places to live and work, with homes that they are proud to live in.


  • Prepare the Statutory Accounts, primary statements and related notes.
  • Understand key business areas to provide best practise guidance on financial reporting consequences.
  • Produce monthly information for the management accounts for the Statement of Financial Position and Statement of Cash flows.
  • Oversee the month end balance sheet reconciliations, ensuring a strong system of control
  • Design implement and review financial processes and procedures.
  • Look after the taxation of Incommunities, including submission of Quarterly VAT returns.
  • Liaise with external providers on the completion and submission of Corporation tax returns.
  • Manage and oversee the Accounts Payable Manager and the Accounts Payable team using coaching, supporting and supervision to maintain excellent performance and high-quality service.
  • Manage and oversee a financial accounting team.
  • Liaise with the external auditors in an open, transparent robust process during the interim audit, controls testing, walkthroughs and full year, ensuring a clean audit with no surprises.
  • Prepare accurate and timely information for the FVA for the regulators.
  • About you

  • Qualified Accountant ( ACA,ACCA,CIMA).with a degree
  • Minimum of 3 years post qualified experience.
  • Have strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • Have strong communication skills with proven experience in influencing senior stakeholders, as well as strong IT skills, including Excel,
  • The ability to learn new IT systems and processes.
  • Open accounts knowledge would be an advantage.
  • Strong background in designing, implementing and reviewing financial processes, procedures and controls in large businesses.
  • Eager to deliver an excellent service to our stakeholders.
  • Understand your audience and can deliver information in a clear logical manner.
  • Able to work collaboratively with colleagues in other areas of the organisation 
  • Have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Requirements

  • Strong analytical skills and attention to detail.
  • An up-to-date knowledge of the Housing SORP and FRS102.
  • Substantial experience of Financial Reporting.
  • Experience of preparing VAT returns and Corporation tax submissions.
  • Excellent oral and written communications skills.
  • Experience of partnership working with senior stakeholders.
  • Experience of contributing to Regulatory Returns.
  • Experience of managing and leading a team effectively, setting performance targets and objectives.
  • Strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Strong background in designing, implementing and reviewing financial processes, procedures and controls.
  • Benefits

  • Salary up to circa £60,000 per year
  • West Yorkshire Pension Fund membership - current employer contribution is
  • Excellent holiday allowance which increases with service
  • Agile and hybrid working - 2 days per week in the office
  • Our Hub: our wellbeing and benefits site, with exclusive access to discounts and savings (at over 800 retailers)
  • Training, development, and qualification opportunities
  • Corporate health scheme membership
  • Access to an Employee Assistance Programme
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • A team of trained Mental Health First Aiders who are available for colleagues to contact for support
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    About Incommunities

    With over 22,600 social and affordable homes, Incommunities is a leading housing provider in the region and our properties are primarily located in the Bradford district. However, we also have homes in Kirklees, Wakefield, and the Sheffield area, and we are constantly developing more new homes in North and South Yorkshire.

    As a not-for-profit organisation, we reinvest our income into the homes and communities in Bradford and the surrounding areas. Our goal is to provide a diverse range of good quality, warm, and affordable homes while delivering high-quality services that meet the needs of local people.

    We also invest in our homes to make them more energy-efficient and cheaper to run for our residents, as well as creating employment opportunities for local people and contributing to the local economy through our various employment schemes and activities.

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