Finance Partner (Assets & Growth)

England, Berkshire, Bracknell
£46000 - £51000 per annum
Aug 07, 2019
Sep 04, 2019
Freddie Boath
Contract Type
Full Time
Level of qualification
CIMA, Qualified

As Finance Partner (Assets and Growth), your role will be to play a crucial part in helping us make the best use of our financial resources. It works with the assets & growth directorate to provide effective financial planning, reporting and analysis to support our decision making. It ensures the organisation has accurate and timely financial information about its properties.

Client Details

Silva Homes is a vibrant, confident and independent leading social housing association with ambitious plans, backed by strong finances and excellent colleagues. Established in 2008 as a stock transfer association, Silva Homes have added 800 homes to their property portfolio, and are continuing to significantly invest in and improve, their homes and services to customers.


  • You will partner with the assets & growth directorate to determine inputs for financial plans, budgets and forecasts
  • You will support the assets & growth directorate in monitoring and managing in-year spend and KPIs including causal analysis and actions to be taken
  • You will apply the correct allocation of development and major repair expenditure between capital and operating expenditure
  • You will manage the property fixed asset ledger including calculating the depreciation and/or impairment of all property fixed assets, and completing monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • You will prepare balance sheet reconciliations including prepayments/accruals for assets & growth income & cost centres
  • You will partner with the assets & growth directorate to determine and implement effective mechanisms to monitor the efficiency and effectiveness of its teams including the responsive repairs team
  • Manage the accounting and reporting for Forest Future Homes with support from the finance partner (resources)
  • You will prepare allocated sections of the annual report and financial accounts
  • You will support the design and implementation of strategic improvement projects across the organisation
  • You will ensure the organisation's financial regulations are complied with
  • You will undertake such other work as determined by the organisation as being compatible with the responsibility levels of the post. This will include ad-hoc support for other colleagues within the finance and procurement team.


Skills and experiences

  • Experience of preparing financial plans, reports and analysis
  • Experience of working at all levels across organisations
  • Experience of working in social housing or businesses with one of more similarities (e.g. physical asset-based, property development, property maintenance, regulated, charitable etc)
  • Excellent verbal, written and numerical communication skills
  • Strong digital skills, including experience of finance systems and MS Office
  • High levels of attention to detail
  • Excellent problem-solving skills
  • Approachable, friendly and with a commitment to delivering a high-quality experience for customers and colleagues
  • Flexible and willing to adapt to change

Qualifications and other requirements

  • CCAB qualified accountant preferred
  • Driving license with own transport preferred

Job Offer

Silva provide a wide range of benefits that help them invest in colleagues and their aspirations, to support them to work in the way they want and that makes sure Silva recognise, reward and look after everyone. They are also constantly reviewing this and looking at ways to improve our offer.

Investing in you

  • A strong established pension scheme with employer contributions up to 12%
  • Support to gain new skills to be at your best
  • Investment in qualifications that will help you to develop in your role
  • Payment of professional fees and subscriptions
  • Uniforms, tools and vehicles for accredited people in trades and supportive housing areas

Supporting you

  • Digital devices to help you work where you need to, because we know work and life extends beyond the office
  • Free office parking
  • Paid volunteering opportunities

Recognising you

  • A competitive market salary
  • Recognition awards

Looking after you

  • A generous leave entitlement
  • A rewarding buy and sell leave scheme
  • A comprehensive employee assistance programme to provide confidential advice when you need it
  • Flu jab vouchers
  • Eye care and spectacle vouchers
  • Access to various health and wellbeing activities
  • Discounted gym membership option
  • Health cash back plan option

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