Our client is involved in managing housing stock & the development of new housing in both the private & social housing sectors. They have ambitious plans to expand the scope of their services and are looking to build a further 1000 new homes in the near future. They have recently signed off an ambitious 5 year corporate plan to continue improving services and deliver more new housing in a geography where it is badly needed. With their ambitious plans they have recognised the need for the right infrastructure to support their development. This is a newly created role as a consequence of structural developments and internal promotion. As an organisation they believe in re-investing their profits for the benefit of their customers, clients and staff.
The Role- Finance Director- £70,000- £75,000 + Benefits - Northamptonshire/ Leicestershire
Reporting to the Managing Director this role will manage a team of c30 people through three direct reports. The main purpose of the role will be to provide financial leadership and manage the delivery of a full financial service to the organisation, including strategic and financial support to Committees, executive management and senior management teams.
Take the lead at a senior management level for all financial related activity, providing expertise and financial insight to the business (including but not limited to);
To contribute to the development and delivery of the Group's financial plan.To provide strategic analysis of financial results and information
To appraise, analyse and report on new growth and business opportunities
Ensure the organisations procurement activity generates value for moneyTo lead and develop finance, procurement and income and rent teams ensuring all are fit for purpose and the future direction of the business
Be responsible for the completion of statutory and management accounts to agreed deadlines
Lead the financial planning & budget setting process for the organisation
Ensure adequate corporate attention is given to tax and that the business is compliant with all tax requirements including correct payment of taxes.
Lead and develop a business partnering approach to all finance related activities, including:
Budget monitoring and forecasting
Financial appraisal activity
Financial advice and suppor
Knowledge, Skills & Experience
CCAB approved qualification (e.g. ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA/ICAEW) with extensive experience of leading high quality, customer focussed teams
Significant experience in a similar role preferably with a housing or landlord related business compliant with the HCA regulatory environment.
Well developed team management skills with experience of leading large teams and managing through 1st line managers.
Experience of developing and maintaining effective relationships internally with other business areas and externally
Analytical and logical thinking skills with the ability to operate at both a strategic and detailed level
Ability to interpret and implement technical accounting and taxation information.
Presentation skills (written and verbal) - Ability to present complex information clearly and concisely
We are looking for a flexible & adaptable individual who can embrace change & demonstrate resilience & a high level of self-motivation. You must demonstrate a high-quality customer focussed approach and have the ability to work well in a team environment. The organisation embraces a number of key behaviours which include the following: Quality, Empathy, Team, Openness & Honesty.