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Financial Accountant


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This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

The Financial Accountant is key to assisting the Finance Manager in preparing the monthly management accounts (P&L, Balance Sheet, Cashflow and Land Bank Reporting) and the supplementary reporting of data and information to Group.  The role is to run controlled finance processes and delivering accurate outputs in a timely manner. 

The role will deputise for the BU’s Finance Manager (FM) at business unit level.  The individual will have a process improvement mindset / approach.

What will you do:

Supervision of Finance Department

  • Whilst this role will not have any direct reports – you will assist in the supervision of the daily tasks of the finance transactional team.

Accounting, reporting and control

  • Manage the consolidated monthly close process, ensuring a clean close of all sub-ledgers, interfaces, and accounting judgements, with the general ledger closed by WD3
  • Prepare reports for Weekly Build / Sales meetings & assist with plot forecasting
  • Prepare and Process month end journals
  • Maintain and report on the Completed Sites provisions
  • Preparation of monthly management reporting for the BU.  Include commentary which explains both YTD and full-year forecast variances from budget (or forecast), for review by the FM and FD and incorporation in the monthly BUMT Board Report. The analysis will reflect operational understanding
  • Prepare and Review balance sheet reconciliations, including entries and accounts managed by central teams (e.g. payroll accounting), ensuring that items are correctly analysed and any accounting anomalies are cleared on a timely basis.  Highlight issues to the FM during review
  • Account, forecast and report on cost excesses/ savings
  • Account and forecast for the complex areas of notional interest (IAS) on land acquisitions, land overage payables and closed sites
  • Report on site pre-acquisition costs to help the Technical team monitor, control expenditure & set budgets
  • Forecast, monitor and report on Section 106 cash flows
  • Update Group Treasury with cash forecasts and advise of any significant unexpected cash movements
  • Preparation of annual statutory accounts and the annual tax packs
  • Ensure Finance Manual procedures are complied with and timely dispensation sought where appropriate
  • Review and manage VAT and CIS returns for accuracy, before submission to Group Tax

Forecasts and Budgets

  • Creation of plans for direct selling expenses, overheads and other P&L categories
  • Explanation and demonstration of the key budget outputs across BU departments, often to a non-financial audience


  • Deputise for the FM, attending meetings on his/her behalf
  • Analysis of direct selling expenses reporting output to the Sales Director
  • Respond to data and analysis requests from across the Division and Group
  • Provide cover for direct report and peers as required
  • Other Ad hoc projects, processes and procedures as required

What will you have:

  • Qualified Accountant – ACA, ACCA, CIMA
  • Previous work experience of working as a financial Accountant (or external Auditor) and management Accountant
  • Good working knowledge of MS Office and Excel in particular
  • Great organisation and planning skills
  • Good communication and collaboration

Individuals seeking employment at Taylor Wimpey should know that we foster a culture of inclusion and value diversity positively which creates a better workplace and delivers stronger outcomes. We commit to treating all our job applicants and employees fairly and with respect, irrespective of background, disability or any other protected characteristic. If you require any assistance with regards to reasonable adjustments during the application process, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Checks and eligibility to work

To be successful in this role you must be able to prove eligibility to work in the UK and hold a full UK drivers licence. 

If you are successful at interview and the Company considers making an offer of employment, you may be asked to give your consent to the following pre-employment check[s] being undertaken by our third-party provider, Experian (or any other appropriate third-party provider that the Company chooses to engage). 

The type of checks made will depend on the role in question but may include any or all the following:

  • Criminal records (DBS);
  • Credit reference
  • DVLA

The purpose of such checks will be to assess your suitability for the role.  If it subsequently transpires that you have given incorrect, false or misleading information, your application will not be taken further.

What we will offer you:

Taylor Wimpey is a FTSE 100 business and one of the largest residential developers in the UK, building new homes and communities across England, Scotland and Wales. We are passionate about building new homes and communities with a focus on sustainability.

Our people are important to us and we want to make sure that we reward and recognise all the great work that they do. Our employees enjoy many standard benefits including access to the Taylor Wimpey House purchase discount scheme, pension (including company contributions), quality health cover, share save schemes as well as many flexible benefits such as buying additional holiday days, retails discounts, free Bupa health assessments and so much more.  Our benefits work perfectly with our culture where you feel valued as a member of a successful team. 

We offer industry leading subsidised professional training and development, which support our employees to excel and fulfil their career and personal goals in a variety of opportunities and environments. This in turn drives a strong succession of high performing customer centric leaders, really putting customers at the heart of everything we do. We embrace diversity and look to develop our people in the skills and areas they are most interested in, leveraging the qualities and appreciate the unique competencies, skills and experiences that each person brings to the company.

We work hard to attract the best talent for our award-winning business and are proud to feature in the top companies to work for on Glassdoor, voted for by our employees. If you are looking to join a thriving, company going through an exciting period then please get in touch. To read more about what it’s like to work with us then have a look at our Glassdoor profile by clicking here.

This vacancy has now expired, and is not accepting any new applications.

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