Development Accountant

Balham, London (Greater)
£43,000 - £45,000 per annum
30 Jul 2019
27 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

At Certitude we are proud of our history of supporting people with complex mental health needs and learning disabilities. We support more than 1500 people across London through a diverse range of support services and believe in providing the right level of support, to enable individuals to flourish, contribute and live a good life.  

As a Gold Level Investor in People, we have high employee engagement and a strong commitment to people development from both our Board and Leadership Team. As a result, we are able to support people with mental health needs and learning disabilities to live the life they want to lead; happy, healthy, respected as equals and valued for their contribution within communities

We aim to be the best social care employer in London and are proud of our reputation as a London employer - employing more than a 1000 staff and volunteers with a turnover of £34m.

We are looking for a Development Accountant to lead on all tender and other costing related matters.

This person will be working with the Director of Finance, IT & Housing on all new development opportunities ensuring that all costs are captured and new opportunities are financially viable. Also to be the lead on managing finance reviews at local locations ensuring compliance with financial procedures as well as taking the lead on new systems regarding People we support money policies. Provide training for all managers and other staff as part of their introduction to Certitude as well as providing other general finance training. Be the lead an all ad hoc projects that require finance input as well as being one of the key contacts for all senior staff on finance related matters.


  • Part Qualified accountant (ACA, ACCA or CIMA) or Qualified to degree level or demonstrable experience
  • A high degree of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Advanced excel spreadsheet skills

What we would give to you

  • A competitive salary
  • A stimulating work environment full of opportunities to learn and develop
  • An attractive package of 25 days annual leave + 8 Bank holidays
  • Pension scheme, childcare vouchers, access to a 24 hour Employee Assistance counselling
  • We will pay for your Enhanced DBS.
  • Eye care vouchers
  • Travel season ticket loan
  • Cycle to work Scheme

All our posts are subject to an Enhanced DBS disclosure as well as a need for full employment history from time of leaving compulsory education and up to date employment references. We are committed to equal opportunities in employment and service delivery and we welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all applicants with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the job vacancy and to consider them on their abilities.

Closing date: Monday, 12th August 2019

This is a Blue Octopus Recruitment Ltd vacancy who are operating as an employment agency. Once you have clicked to apply for this vacancy, we will then send you more information on the role including a copy of the application form via email.

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