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Housing and Regeneration Accountant

Housing and Regeneration Accountant
Salary range: £41,770 - £47,015 per annum
Hours: 36.5 hours per week
Contract: Permanent

About Us
The West Midlands Combined Authority (WMCA) is a strategic authority working with partners to deliver a stronger West Midlands, with a focus on skills, innovation, transport, economic development and regeneration.

Individual Councils and Local Enterprise Partnerships will still deliver services and retain their identity but on the big decisions we will have the resources to work together.

This is an exciting time for the West Midlands - the Commonwealth Games will be here in 2022, the arrival of HS2 will help make us a world class business location and a new £350m housing deal aims to deliver 215,000 new homes by 2031.

Against a backdrop of a uniquely challenging and evolving environment, we are looking for the right people to ensure we can meet the demands of delivering an ambitious agenda that aims to build a healthier, happier, better connected and more prosperous West Midlands.

This new role will truly have an impact on the whole of our region.

About the Role
We are looking for a Housing and Regeneration Accountant to provide excellent financial guidance and support to the Housing Team at the Combined Authority as it delivers on its commitment to build 2015,000 houses by 2031.

The successful applicant will play an absolutely pivotal role within the Housing Team by influencing commercial land acquisitions / disposals, ensuring the Combined Authority is able to meet its strategic objectives.

You will have experience in supporting land acquisitions and disposals and potentially have experience working with property developers or have a solid understanding of the market characteristics.

To deliver the best possible outcomes for the Combined Authority, you will be team player through and through and be able to connect investment opportunities right across the Combined Authority's full range of functions including Transport, Skills and Digital.

The successful candidate will be a commercially astute qualified accountant and will demonstrate a flair for analysing / interpreting complex proposals to ensure any exposure to the Combined Authority is managed and mitigated to an acceptable level.

In return for your hard work and commitment, we will reward you with a range of competitive and attractive benefits.

We are committed to developing an organisation that is representative of the diverse communities that we serve and welcome applications from all sections of the community.

The following groups are currently under-represented: young people, Black, Asian and ethnic minority groups and women at senior levels.

Wherever possible we will offer flexible working options which assist work-life balance and support service delivery for the customer.

To apply for this role, please click below and you will be emailed to let you know how to continue your application.

A CV may be uploaded for extra information, but please note that personal details should be omitted and a CV alone will not be accepted.

Closing Date: 4 September 2019
Interview date: Week commencing 11 September 2019

We are committed to equality of opportunity in service provision and employment.

Our recruitment policies, procedures and practices enable all applicants to be considered on merit and ability to do the job.

We will make reasonable adjustments, in line with the Equality Act, for disabled applicants if these are needed.