Head of Group Financial Accounting & Control

Financial Controller - Liverpool, North West

Ref: 514Wednesday 23 November 2022

£Negotiable + a wide range of benefits

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Head of Group Financial Accounting & Control – Permanent – Liverpool or London (Flexible and hybrid working) – Salary Negotiable + Excellent benefits

Riverside is one of the leading registered providers of social housing in the UK, offering affordable housing and support to people of all ages and circumstances. Following a recent partnership with One Housing Group, now is an exciting time to join, as the organisation is seeking to appoint a number of new key roles within finance. Embarking on integrating two finance functions the vision is to create an influential finance team that will play a vital role in ensuring the organisation delivers its’ ambitious delivery plans, whilst enhancing the lives of many. As the Head of Group Financial Accounting & Control, you will join a talented and committed finance team, and your role will be to ensure appropriate and robust controls are in place across the group.


  • Lead the production of the financial statutory and regulatory reporting
  • Lead, manage and co-ordinate the financial accounting team
  • Act as the technical accounting expert for the Group
  • Develop the financial accounting processes and procedures ensuring compliance with FRS’s, SORP and IFRS
  • Assess the implications of changes in reporting standards and ensure these are adopted
  • Develop and maintain a strong internal controls and review framework
  • Work closely with the Group Tax Manager in the management of VAT efficiency, VAT return calculation and preparation of the corporate tax return and overall tax compliance
  • Work with the CFO and FD to understand and influence business results through effective analysis and decision-making
  • Act as the lead for the external audit
  • Support the budget, quarterly forecast and business plan processes
  • Prepare monthly and quarterly cash flow reports

This will be a high profile role within the senior management team and will be a key ambassador for finance.

The Person:

  • It is essential you are a fully qualified accountant
  • A background or knowledge of social housing is strongly desirable
  • Substantial experience of managing teams
  • Previous experience of working in a large and complex organisation


  • Hybrid and flexible working
  • Life cover
  • Health cash plan
  • Eye care
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Childcare vouchers

Please visit https://jobs.baymanatkinsonsmythe.com/riverside/ for more information. To apply or for a further discussion about the role please contact Tracy Topping on 07814 765503 (or email tracytoppingsmythe@basrecruitment.com)


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