Regional Management Accountant

Back to All Job Opportunities

Job Title                                 Regional Management Accountant

Role Type                               Permanent, Full Time

Job Location                         Billingshurst, West Sussex

Reports to                              Finance Director


The Company

Thakeham is an infrastructure-led community creator and strategic land promoter and proud winner of a Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.

The business is committed to partnerships, innovation and creating amazing places to live and work. Thakeham is a leader in the industry on sustainability and biodiversity. We are at the forefront of delivering sustainable homes, committed to ensuring every Thakeham home is carbon-neutral in production, and carbon-zero throughout its lifetime use by 2025. These core values underpin the company-wide mission to affect communities in a positive way

Thakeham was launched in 2003. From day one, the company was driven by a clear vision: to transform the way people think about new-built developments. Today, Thakeham employs close to 200 people with a turnover of over £105m.

People are Thakeham’s most important asset. Thakeham operates a thriving graduate recruitment programme and supports the Movement to Work initiative to help young people secure work. Thakeham has signed the HBF Mental Health Charter and recently organised a health and wellbeing programme during Lockdown.

A Silver Armed Forces Covenant signatory and supporter of armed force’s charity Mission Motorsport, Thakeham operates a Talent for Development outreach campaign for military veterans and college leavers.

Away from work, Thakeham offers a range of staff events including quiz nights and participates in charity challenges including dragon boat racing.

We pride ourselves on our ‘Infrastructure first’ approach, ensuring communities release the benefits of new development at the outset, rather than later on in the process. Thakeham strive to not just create new homes, but genuinely amazing places to live, work and play. Thakeham delivers social, affordable and retirement housing for some of the biggest housing associations and local authorities in the country.  Partners include the NHS England Healthy New Towns Initiative, the Plunkett Foundation, Social Value UK and have been awarded a prestigious Gold Supply Chain School.

Offering exciting career opportunities that are second to none, we are keen to develop, guide and support our employees throughout their careers. Our people enjoy excellent rewards and working conditions in an exciting and fast growing business.


The Department

The regional finance department provides support to all areas of the business, ensuring we deliver accurate, timely and relevant financial information. The focus of the department is to ensure all of the regional financial reporting and day to day finance needs are met, these include areas such as budgetary control, cashflow management, project appraisal, project cost reviews and joint venture accounting.

Due to our continued growth, we are looking for a Management Accountant to work in a newly created role reporting to the Regional Finance Director.

The role will also cover our Southern and Northern Home Counties region and will require travel to our Wokingham office and to construction sites.


The Job Role

The role holder’s primary responsibility will be

  • Ensuring the correct & timely production of the monthly regional reporting packs & forecasts, joint venture reporting, project cashflows and budgets
  • The review of accruals & journals including staff recharges posted by the assistant project accountant
  • The review of monthly project cost reporting produced by the assistant project accountant
  • Assisting in developing the assistant project accountant’s growth
  • Providing detailed commentary to budget/forecast variances to cash and profit forecasts for review by the regional finance director
  • The review of revenue transactions and associated costs of sales journals and adjusting profit % when required after review with the Finance Director
  • The further development of our regional finance reporting, using our COINS system where possible
  • Ensuring all forecasts are updated within our COINS system
  • Project based 12 week cashflows, and review with the assistant project accountant
  • Joint venture cash management and funding requests
  • All aspects of regional finance and assisting with all queries relating to regional finance across two regions
  • Joint venture financial modelling and reporting
  • The role holder will also be expected to get involved with all aspects of the finance department when required, we have team approach to everything we do.

This list is not exhaustive. Tasks will be allocated to reflect increasing levels of development and experience. 


The Required Skills

  • Preferred – ACCA/CIMA, knowledge of COINS
  • Essential – Previous employment within the construction industry, strong excel skills, full UK driver’s license
  • Significant relevant work experience in real estate development and partnerships
  • Excellent reconciliation skills
  • Ability and willingness to develop reporting and work with company growth
  • Effectively and pro-actively manage their time
  • Support other members of the team with their development
  • Work within a strong team environment
  • Ability to assess and analyse
  • Commercially astute
  • Understanding of a wide range of projects
  • Strong and demonstrable track record of interacting well with large range of stakeholders across the business


The Benefits

  • Competitive salary
  • Car allowance
  • Annual holiday allowance 26 days increasing to 27 after 3yrs service and 28 after 5yrs service (plus bank holidays)
  • Life assurance
  • Private medical insurance
  • Health screening
  • Pension scheme
  • Bonus scheme
  • Flexible working hours in a modern office environment / Working from Home Policy
  • Excellent development and progression opportunities for the right candidate
  • Company social events

Plus, a whole range of other employee benefits that we can tell you all about, our employees are rewarded for their performance, attitude and results.



Thakeham is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and treating people fairly. We will treat all job applicants and employees equally regardless of age, race, religious belief, colour, ethnic or national origin, sex, marital status, sexual orientation or disability. We welcome applicants from all sectors of society, and we are committed to promoting an inclusive environment for all.


Apply Now

Compare Properties