Accountant - Care and Support

London (Greater)
£45,000 - £48,000pa depending on experience and locationCar User Allowance*
24 Sep 2020
01 Oct 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Interviews will be held on:                                                 

8th October 2020

We are looking for a dynamic and enthusiastic CCAB qualified accountant for L&Q’s Care and Support business. The division has annual revenues of £43m and manages a portfolio of 6,000 supported housing properties. Reporting to a Finance Manager, you will have responsibility for provision of a full management accounting service for the department including detailed accounts production with commentary, budgeting and forecasting, business planning and year end audit.

A critical part of your role will be to act as a primary Business Partner, collaborating and building relationships with senior staff including directors. You will be expected to become a specialist in your area, assisting the department head and other stakeholders including the Board in making strategic decisions for the business.

To take advantage of this opportunity you need to be a dynamic, self-motivated individual who is interested in a career in finance and can meet the following criteria:

  • Be a qualified accountant (ACCA, CIMA, CIPFA, ACA)
  • Experience of management or financial accounting in a corporate entity or, alternatively, an audit background
  • Have excellent technical accounting knowledge
  • Be an excellent communicator and team player with the ability to influence people at senior levels
  • Have a collaborative and flexible attitude
  • Be able to work to tight deadlines
  • Have excellent Excel, financial systems and analytical skills


If you believe you have the qualities we are after and are interested in working for an organisation that can really make a difference to people’s lives, then please apply without delay.

COVID 19: The safety of our staff and our candidates is of the utmost importance. Every effort will be taken to ensure that safe ways of working are adopted throughout the Recruitment and Selection process. We are introducing extra precautions in line with UK Government Guidelines. Our recruitment processes will follow social distancing and COVID-19 Secure requirements. This will include the use of various technologies to support the interview process. Should candidates have any questions regarding this, or if you require additional support please let us know at the interview planning stage.                                         

Our commitments:

At L&Q, people are at the heart of our business and our success depends on employing the best people and getting the best from them.  This is why we are committed to developing our people. It's only by investing in a well-trained and motivated workforce that we can continue to prosper and sustain business success.

In addition to our support and training, the successful candidate will have access to our full suite of benefits including 26 days holiday rising to 31 days with length of service, annual bonus subject to group performance, excellent Pension scheme, an employee assistance programme and non-contributory life assurance.

We are committed to supporting your work-life balance and recognise the changing demands and circumstances in life.  Please let us know during the recruitment process if you’re interested in part time working or job sharing.  In addition, should your circumstances change once you have joined L&Q, you can also request flexible working arrangements, e.g. a change to working hours - if it’s feasible then we’ll make it happen.

We are recognised externally for our commitment to inclusion.  We are a Stonewall Diversity Champion, a Disability Confident (Committed) employer and have signed the Time to Change Employer Pledge to demonstrate our commitment to end mental health discrimination in the workplace.

We expect all of our employees to support our environmental policy and social responsibility work. We are an employer committed to environmental and social responsibility