We are Places for People Group; we are placemakers; our work impacts on the lives of people across the U.K. – providing homes to live in, communities to retire to, spaces to stay active, supported homes for independent living, and student accommodation. Our places work when they work for everyone.
How do we do all this? By surrounding ourselves with “get things done” people, proactive people and commercial people. Our people live and breathe our SPIRIT values; we are the place for spirited people.
So, we want you to join us and the 12,000 other colleagues on our journey; colleagues who have helped us create places, maintain 195,000 homes, manage £4 billion of assets and teach 75,000 children to swim each week.
More about your role
We are looking for a recently qualified Accountant to join our close-knit and hard-working Financial Accounts team. You will ensure the delivery of high quality, timely statutory reporting for the Group and our numerous subsidiaries. This is a high-profile role within the Finance department, with exposure to the Group Finance Director and senior staff across the Group. This role has been created to ensure the Group is able to deliver its ambitious growth strategy and meet the changing needs of the industries in which the Group operates.
This is an excellent opportunity to join an ambitious, diverse Group and would suit a career minded individual looking for their first step in industry, or for someone looking to work for a larger complex business.
For more information please download our job profile available on our website.
More about you
Due to diverse nature of the Group and the large number of companies in the Group you will need considerable experience of accounts prep. You will be involved in the completion of annual statutory accounts for subsequent external audit review, under limited supervision. You will also have considerable contact with our external auditors, supporting the relationship with them and dealing with queries.
In addition to strong technical skills we are looking for you to have an eye for continuous improvement, someone who questions current ways of working and looks for improvements however small – be those procedural, technological or through the use coaching staff to improve their knowledge/methods.
The role is based at our office in Preston however home working in encouraged, where practical, to aid work/life balance.
Our ambition gives you all the challenge you could wish for and that's why we can offer you tangible and exciting career progression in a diverse and pioneering business.
Here people can flourish, thrive, better themselves and work in fantastic communities with inspirational colleagues and customers.
We know that there's always more we can do to make you smile, that's why we offer a comprehensive benefits package to help colleagues save money or make their lives a little bit easier; from a pension, generous holiday pay, training, sick pay, and free or discounted gym membership – to a wealth of extra perks including discounts and offers on thousands of retailers, restaurants and leisure outlets and much more