Location: Bournemouth

£25,000 to £30,000 + Bonus

About the Role

  • To undertake key accounting and transactional work on behalf of two of the four trading Divisions
  • Assist the Management Accountants with production of the monthly management accounts
  • Presenting to Divisional Finance teams on monthly variance analysis
  • Contributions towards production of monthly Divisional reporting packs
  • Performing weekly bank reconciliations and weekly posting of cash book as required
  • Responsible for reviewing and posting purchase card journals
  • Responsible for reviewing and posting company car and mobile postings
  • Working closely with your two Divisional finance teams with regard to the cashbook postings and recording of cheques raised
  • Maintain financial records of all reservation monies and deal with any refunds due
  • Perform monthly balance sheet reconciliations
  • Undertake additional duties as instructed by the Divisional Management Accountants, Divisional Finance Managers, Divisional Finance Directors or Financial Controller – Divisions
  • Preparation of the monthly VAT returns
  • Assisting with the preparation of documents for external auditor testing
  • Assist with various other monthly accounting tasks as required

About You

  • Part-qualified in a chartered qualification or have significant experience of working in a similar role
  • An understanding of basic accounting concepts and knowledge of IFRS and UK GAAP accounting standards and principles
  • Advanced Microsoft Excel skills and knowledge of Agresso systems is desirable
  • Housebuilding sector experience and knowledge of the Construction Industry Scheme are desirable
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to plan, prioritise and meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to comply with strict monthly timetable, processing and reporting requirements.  This may involve holiday planning outside month end close (typically week 1)


  • Bonus of up to 10% of your base salary
  • 24 days holiday (rising to 28) + Bank Holidays with the option to roll over
  • 2 fully paid volunteering days per year
  • Health benefits such as; medical screening by Nuffield Health, Remote GP, 24/7 access to EAP Services (including counsellors and legal advisors) as well as dedicated Mental Health First Aiders, and eyecare vouchers
  • Annual professional subscriptions paid for
  • Company pension scheme
  • Excellent development opportunities 

At McCarthy Stone, we celebrate diversity and promote equality and inclusion amongst our colleagues. We welcome applications from all, regardless of personal characteristics or background.

About Us

As the UK’s leading developer and manager of retirement communities, we provide high quality homes to exacting specifications. As of November 2021, McCarthy Stone operates 475 developments across the UK for more than 20,000 people. 

We believe in championing the role, wellbeing and happiness of older people in society. We help our customers have a better later life, so they feel more connected, recognised and valued than ever. In late 2020 we launched the McCarthy Stone Charitable Foundation to support local causes that help older people in need across Britain.

We are proud to have been certified as a Great Place to Work 2022 as well as making the Great Place to Work Wellbeing list!

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