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About The Role

Crest Nicholson has been building new homes for 50 years and is firmly established as a leading developer with a passion for not just building homes, but creating vibrant sustainable communities.

We are currently recruiting for a Joint Venture Accountant to join our Chiltern team based in our St Albans office.

The JV Accountant role is a senior position which has exposure to the external boards, requiring liaison with all Business Unit Directors. The JV Accountant will provide accounting services, controlling the day to day financial reporting for the Residential and Non – Residential Joint Ventures for the Chiltern Division.

We are a diverse team and are looking to recruit an individual who can work on their own initiative and is looking for a fast paced and challenging career.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Maintain forecasts for JV’s as agreed with the Finance Director.
  • Full accountability for day to day and month end reporting for JV’s.
  • Review and input to business plans ensuring forecasts and actuals are recorded correctly.
  • Adherence to the Group Accounting Policy Manual and understanding differences between external / internal reporting for the group.
  • Reconciliation of JV information between the forecasting system (Anaplan) and the ledgers (Agresso/ Coins).
  • Invoice and maintain parent accounting for all management fees and shared costs.
  • Ensuring that Balance Sheet is reconciled monthly and any risks highlighted to the Finance Director/ Controller.
  • For the JV and related entities prepare and present monthly mgt accounts / forecasts along with half-year and full-year statutory reporting packs.
  • Prepare any required statutory accounts as necessary and liaise with external auditors as required.
  • Preparation of the JV financial papers for the Quarterly Board Pack
  • Assist in preparation of JV Board Papers to the required timescales.
  • Attendance at Board meetings as required by the Finance Director.
  • Arrange WIP reimbursement back to the development partner and arrange the partner funding & cash distributions when required
  • Provide general and ad-hoc tasks as required by the Finance Controller during the month.


Key skills and experience required for this role:

  • Fully qualified ACA, ACCA or CIMA preferred or qualified by existing JV experience.
  • Housebuilding experience essential.
  • Highly IT literate (Anaplan, Coins, Cognos, excel)
  • Good communication skills.
  • Adherence to deadlines, and the ability to work under the pressure of month end and year end deadlines.
  • Excellent problem solving and investigative approach to Financial Management.
  • Attention to detail and strong financial control skills
  • Confident, strong character with the ability to lead others.
  • Highly motivated, positive outlook and able to build excellent working relationships.
  • Thrives in working to tight deadlines.
  • Able to work with minimal supervision.
  • Committed to both business, team and personal development.

About Us

Crest Nicholson is a leading developer of quality homes and thriving, sustainable communities.

We create great places for our customers to live, selecting desirable locations for our developments and taking a holistic approach to the design of our homes and their surroundings. Attractive placemaking helps us deliver appealing and well-connected communities where people and nature can thrive.

As an employer of choice, we offer an extensive range of benefits, to include: 

  • Competitive Salary
  • Company Bonus Scheme
  • Company Car or Car Allowance
  • Private pension up to 12.5%
  • Private healthcare and cash plan options
  • 28 days' annual leave
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Share save scheme
  • Gym membership discounts 

We are an inclusive employer; the Company will consider flexible working requests for all roles.


We seek to be an ethical and progressive employer which encourages a culture of openness, creativity and continuous professional development and which rewards the effectiveness and loyalty of our employees as an equal opportunities employer. If you are applying to work at Crest Nicholson, we will ask you to supply us with sufficient personal information to help us process your application. To learn more about what personal information we will need to process and why, please refer to our recruitment privacy notice which can be found on the Crest Nicholson website under ‘Recruitment Privacy Policy'.

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