Management Accountant
(Ref: MA300524)
Blaina, Blaenau Gwent

Job Description

About Us:

Tai Calon was established in 2010 as a not-for-profit housing association, with almost 6,000 homes we are the largest provider of affordable homes in Blaenau Gwent. Our focus is to deliver high levels of customer satisfaction in all aspects of the service that we offer. Part of that is to ensure our customers’ homes meet the Welsh Housing Quality Standards, and that is why since 2010 we have invested over £130 million in their homes.

We are proud to announce that we recently achieved our Great Place to Work certification, demonstrating our commitment to ensuring Tai Calon fosters a culture of trust, fairness, respect and camaraderie, making it a place colleagues truly want to work.

With more than 280 people trained and dedicated to their jobs, we’re a big employer in the area, and we’re looking for a Management Accountant to join our team.

About You:

To be successful as a Management Accountant, the ideal candidate will

  • Demonstrate integrity and support for our CALON values
  • Be a self-starter, driven, enthusiastic and customer-focused
  • Enjoy working under their own initiative
  • Have excellent people skills, be very personable and able to develop good working relationships.
  • Be able to network confidently and establish good operational relationships with target groups, potential partners and external stakeholders.
  • Be able to demonstrate excellent written, verbal and presentation skills.
  • Be organised with excellent attention to detail to ensure effective work planning, prioritisation of workload, multi-tasking and the meeting of deadlines.
  • Be able to problem solve and make sound judgements of decisions when required.
  • Have the ability to analyse data and statistical information and use it to develop, monitor and improve services.
  • Be able to negotiate effectively, showing a willingness to find a common ground.
  • Have excellent financial skills and be able to present complex financial information to others so that it is easily understood.

Your Knowledge, Experience and Qualifications:

You will also need to have the following knowledge, experience and qualifications

  • Educated to level 4 on the National Qualification Framework for England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • Part-qualified accountant or technician qualification
  • Experience within a similar role with similar responsibilities
  • Experience in management accounts preparation, interpreting accounts and advising budget holders
  • Experience managing budgets and resources.
  • Experience in using Open Accounts financial system (or similar)
  • Advanced user of using Microsoft Office including Word, Excel & PowerPoint.

What you’ll be doing:

You will support our Senior Finance Business Partner and Head of Finance in managing our Capital Investment Programme, ensuring efficient and effective management, and recording components, costs, cashflows, depreciation, and impairment.

You will also provide financial support to the organisation and assist the Head of Finance with the delivery of an efficient and effective strategic finance function and delivery of the Finance Operational Plan.

As a Management Accountant, you’ll take ownership in

  • Playing a key role in the delivery of the Finance Operational Plan, our financial strategy which integrates with the Asset Management Strategic Approach and our financial strategy which supports the Corporate Plan and departmental strategic objectives
  • Partnering with the Assets Directorate to support effective financial management of the Investment Programme and to provide real-time financial information to support decision-making.
  • Managing the Fixed Asset and Component Accounting Function ensuring compliance with Tai Calon Accounting Policies.
  • Creating and maintaining a robust system of controls, procedures, and forms for recording fixed assets in a timely manner.
  • Ensuring accurate treatment of VAT.
  • Recommending updates to accounting policies related to fixed assets.
  • Preparing detailed Monthly Management Accounts in a timely manner.
  • Preparing detailed budgets for the forthcoming year and the Medium-Term Financial Plan in partnership with relevant budget holders ensuring supporting documentation is provided.
  • Supporting the year-end closing of the financial system.
  • Supporting the preparation of the Financial Statements including preparation of working papers and information for audit in line with agreed timescales.
  • Liaising with Internal and External Audit
  • Preparing information for external stakeholders such as but not limited to House Mark Data.
  • Ensuring compliance with Financial Regulations and Standing Orders by implementing and assisting in the review of effective systems of internal control.
  • Supporting the ongoing development of finance software and associated reporting tools.
  • Being a proactive member of the Strategic Finance Team demonstrating continuous improvement and compliance and driving value for money across the organisation.
  • Assisting in the delivery of Improved financial and commercial skills of staff within the finance team and across the business.   

Contract Type:


Working Pattern:

As a Management Accountant, you will work 37 hours per week.

Where You'll Be Working:

This role offers Hybrid Working, where you’ll be able to work from home.

For the days that you're in the office, we've got a bright, open and modern space for you to catch up with colleagues and work from. 

Tai Calon Office



In joining our team, you will access the following:

  • Flexi Time
  • Hybrid Working
  • Free on-site parking
  • 33 days of annual leave (including bank holidays)
  • Defined Contribution Pension Scheme
  • Occupational Sick Pay
  • Training and Development opportunities
  • A comprehensive range of company benefits, including a Cycle to Work scheme and access to HOP (Home of Perks) with a whole array of shopping discounts and cashback.
  • Free, confidential, 24/7 employee assistance programme (with access to flexible counselling)

Disability Confident Employer:

We are a disability-confident committed employer, and if you require any adjustments or support to be considered for this role, email our team at or contact us on 0300 303 1717.


More Information:

If you'd like more information about this role, why not reach out to one of the team using the details below.


What happens next:

If this sounds like the role for you, we look forward to receiving your application. Here is what you can expect in the recruitment process with us


  • We will review your application when the vacancy has closed.
  • On average it will take us around 5 working days to complete shortlisting, so if you don’t hear from us before then, please don’t worry
  • We will update you with the status of your application, so please make sure your contact details are correct (email address and phone number)


  • Our interviews typically take place at our offices in Blaina, Blaenau Gwent, and it is a great chance for you to see where you could be working in
  • Typically, you will spend between 45 minutes and 60 minutes with us, but this will of course depend on the role you’re interviewing for
  • We will do everything we can to make it a great experience, and we’ll share as much information on the process as we can in your invitation email
  • After your interview, we will let you know the outcome and how it went

Starting with Us

  • If you are successful in securing the role, we’ll be in contact to discuss your Offer of Employment in more detail, to make sure you have all the information you need
  • We will agree a start date with you and send all documentation to your email address via our digital signing platform
  • As part of your onboarding, we’ll complete a number of onboarding checks which may require you to provide documentation, these include obtaining Right to Work in the UK documents, two work or character based references, completing a DBS check (if applicable) and obtaining copies of any listed qualifications.
  • We will stay in touch with you throughout your Onboarding, and we will see you on your first day with us.

Closing date



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