Finance and ICT

The Finance section is headed up by Craig Porter and consists of five members of staff.

Our Finance team is responsible for:

  • production of monthly management accounts
  • ensuring that the Association has robust budgeting and business planning processes in place
  • completion and submission of statutory returns
  • preparation of cash flow forecasts and the administration of all banking arrangements
  • ensuring annual audit deadlines are met and the end of year financial statements are prepared
  • ensuring all of the Association’s suppliers are paid on time
  • administration and submission of insurance claims

Rent and Debt

Rent Increase and Service Charge calculation work also forms a significant part of the workload within this section, along with the invoicing of all factored owners in compliance with the Factoring Act.

The Finance team deals with debt recovery from tenants for chargeable repairs and former tenants rent arrears as well as for factored owners and sundry debts.

All financial enquiries from staff members, contractors and owners on factoring matters are dealt with by this team.

ICT

The ICT service is delivered by an internal resource of an ICT officer enhanced by external support suppliers. The Head of Finance is accountable for the ICT service. The ICT officer ensures the management and support of all internal ICT systems are maintained, and is responsible for the relationships with external ICT suppliers.

The Association maintains a contractual relationship with an external network support supplier to provide support and additional expertise when required.

All ICT equipment and software purchases are the responsibility of the ICT officer. Any purchases would be discussed with the support supplier prior to purchase to ensure that all compatibility aspects have been considered. The ICT officer ensures that ICT equipment is working as expected in order that the organisation can achieve it operational objectives.