Manchester City Centre
Employment type
£45,000 - £50,000
Closing date

We are commercial property specialists operating across the UK. At Bruntwood, we're committed to offering more than just outstanding office, coworking, retail and lab spaces. Everything we do is tied into our vision of building vibrant communities, whilst providing businesses with the support and expertise they need to grow. 

From restoring unloved buildings and reducing waste to shaping and delivering green city strategies, sustainability has always been at the forefront of our business. As the first commercial property partner to join the Net Zero Carbon Commitment with the UK Green Building Council, we're actively working towards a net zero carbon future for 2030.

What we’re looking for: 

We're keen to see candidates who are qualified; ACA/ACCA/CIMA - whether you're from practice looking to step into industry, or you're currently within a business for an exciting new role. 

The team: 

You’ll work in a collaborative Finance team based in the heart of Manchester City Centre. Managing a team of three Assistant Accountants with the support of a Finance Manager.

Job purpose:

This is an opportunity to truly Business Partner; influencing stakeholders with sound financial advice and data. Ensuring the information you provide leads to decisions that are changing the landscapes of our cities. You’ll work with a team that is inspired by our company values and shows the same ambitions as our business. From developing forward-thinking analysis to generating management reports to scaling our automated financial processes, this role is an important partner and advisor to the business.

What you’ll be doing: 

  • Reporting into the Finance Lead for Service Charge, responsible for monitoring and improving financial performance across the entire Bruntwood portfolio.  
  • Liaison with the regional Finance Lead responsible for other regional portfolios on best practice and shared responsibilities
  • Implementing robust monthly reviews of Service Charge spend, and operational P&L for both Property Services and the Unify Management Solutions portfolio
  • Liaison with/and report monthly results to, the operations and property management teams highlighting trends and analysing causes of variance
  • Responsibility for annual Service Charge Budget process, managing expenditure inputs, and reporting to operational and property management teams
  • Responsibility for annual Service Charge reconciliation process
  • Championing continuous improvement in processes around monthly and quarterly reporting, budget setting and forecasting 
  • Working with the Overheads Management Accountant on areas of shared responsibility, to ensure best practices across the Central Services area
  • Working closely with the Transactional Finance Manager and divisional finance teams to implement robust controls and processes for spend authorisation 
  • Responsible for the personal and professional development of a team of three

What’s important to us: 

  • A finance professional who is ACA/ACCA/CIMA Qualified
  • Passionate about influencing change and taking pride in your involvement 
  • Sound with their financial accounting knowledge and experience of budget setting and forecasting 
  • Highly analytical, including advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Excel
  • Excellent with their communication skills to establish credibility and influence at all levels  
  • Skilled at using their judgement, initiative and ability to overcome obstacles and find creative solutions  

We really believe that if you’re brilliant to work with, you deserve brilliant things in return:

  • Flexible hours either side of our core business hours of 10am-3pm
  • Agile working, up to 40% of your working week wherever it suits you or your role
  • 25 days holiday plus you get your Birthday off work - and if that’s not enough you can also buy & sell holidays too
  • 24 hours a year volunteer time - there are endless opportunities for you to get involved in supporting the causes that matter most to you
  • Sabbatical of up to 12 months so you can take a career break after five years with us
  • Free Healthcare cash plan for all colleagues, so you can claim back medical expenses like optical, dentist & physiotherapy. We also offer free private healthcare cover on an opt in basis too
  • Life assurance cover for all colleagues
  • Up to 8% matched pension scheme
  • Free all colleague share scheme starting at 5% of your annual salary each year (subject to hitting profit targets set the previous year) 
  • Discounts & cashback at leading retailers
  • Enhanced maternity - 26 weeks fully paid leave
  • Interest free loans to pursue your passions and apply for up to £2000 towards learning a new skill

There’s more to discover on our website as well as all the pioneering developments and projects we have ongoing. 

In addition to what to expect within the role and your benefits, it’s good to know that you’ll be working for a business that gives back - The Oglesby Charitable Trust has donated more than £25m since it started out in 2001. Supporting charities across Arts and Culture, Education, Environment, Medical Research and Social & Health Inequality.

Our ambition is to make Bruntwood a truly diverse and inclusive place to work, reflective of the communities we live and work in. To help us to achieve this we encourage applications from ethnic minorities, disabled people, and those who are neurodiverse. Join us and you’ll be part of our journey to creating something even better, for our customers and ourselves.