Financial Accountant

Job location

Department: Finance

Reports to:  Financial Controller

Working Hours: 37.5 hours a week

Salary: £25 000– £28 000

Location: Floor 8, Cobalt Square, Hagley Rd, Birmingham B16 8QG

About ACH:

ACH (Ashley Community Housing) is an award-winning social enterprise specialising in the economic, social and civic integration of refugees via accommodation and community-based training support. 

Our vision

For all refugees coming to the UK to be successfully integrated into society with access to adequate accommodation, employment and education.

Purpose of job

Working with the Financial Controller in leading the improvement and delivery of the site's financial performance. To support and develop operating procedures to enhance the company's ability to deliver effective and timely information.

Key Responsibilities

  • Perform company accounting duties and determine revenue and expenditure
  • Update Salesforce with Income data and produce monthly income for month end reporting.
  • Determine monthly revenue forecast and perform monthly revenue analysis and reconciliation.
  • Follow up outstanding invoices with the council every month and improve cash collection.
  • Create monthly revenue report to the management
  • Oversee financial transaction and process invoices promptly in Xero
  • Perform reconciliation of account receivable and payable and handling daily receipts and daily reconciliation.
  • Perform financial planning, analysis, and reporting activities
  • Support the efforts to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of all financial operations.
  • Ad hoc tasks and reporting as required by the business.

Person Specification

This describes what is required of the role holder, and is split into six sections:

1. Qualifications


  • Fully Qualified (CIMA, ACCA, ACA, AAT)
  • Bachelor’s degree in accounting with experience in revenue recognition


  • 2- 3 years of work experience in a finance department and revenue reporting role.

2. Experience



  • Previous experience working revenue / income.
  • Experience using Excel to advance level


  • Experience working in Housing background 
  • Prepare Month End reports and working spreadsheets.

3. Knowledge



  • Overseeing collection of income from the company
  • Working alongside the management team, to make improvements to procedures and controls



  • Knowledge of Sales force desirable but training will be provided.
  • Knowledge of Xero

4. Skills


  • Raising income invoices and making sure payment is received on time.
  • Revenue analysis and reporting


  • Help improve collection of cash and credit control
  • Working closely with the income team.
  • Able to work independently

5. Personal Attributes


  • Self-starter with strong ability to execute on assigned tasks.
  • Attention to details
  • Self-motivated and strong analytical skills


  • Organised and highly reliable
  • Strong verbal and oral communication skills

6. Other


  • Able to work by themselves and be part of a team.


  • Positive attitude and capable of taking ownership of tasks

This role will require a clearance from the Disclosure and Barring Service.

ACH welcomes applications regardless of gender, disability, age, ethnicity, sexual orientation or faith. You will need right to work in the UK to be considered for this role.

How to apply

Please send a copy of your CV and a covering letter detailing a) why you are applying for this role at ACH and b) how you meet the personal specification for the role. to:

We will interview candidates as applications come in. We may close this role early, so please apply ASAP to avoid disappointment.