Finance Manager / Controller

Recruit Zone
High Wycombe
£60k per year
04 Feb 2017
04 Mar 2017
Contract Type
Full Time

Finance Manager / Controller

High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

Salary package: circa £60,000 p/a (including car allowance), plus benefits

We are a values-led business and one of the UK’s most progressive developers and housing groups; current turnover £130m; operating surplus circa 50% and over £1.2bn in assets. We have a large property development program of homes per year for open market sale, shared ownership and rental and has a property portfolio of 14,200 spread across the south-east of England.

We are making the most of our many opportunities in a challenging yet rewarding environment. We have a clear and ambitious view of where we are as an organisation and where we need to get to; providing more homes for people who need them. Our aim is that the company should be an exemplar organisation in our sector by 2020, and we have ambitious plans for growth based on establishing a sound commercial and financial footing and driving efficiency and best practice across the business.

This is a great opportunity to join us at a time when you can have a real and personal impact on determining our future direction. The role of Finance Manager / Controller will be key in contributing to the strong financial performance of the business, implementation of the changes and management of the processes that will ensure that we achieve our goal – to make the very best use of our resources so we can provide new affordable homes and a fair deal for existing residents.

In the areas we serve there is an acute housing crisis. As a result, it is absolutely imperative we make the best use of our resources, to help those that need our support. This means that we will run an excellent business: Using commercial disciplines, and continually strive to deliver efficiency improvements and will attract high quality staff, invest in their skills, and hold them to account for effective delivery.

The goal is quite simple; providing more homes for people who need them, by running an efficient and successful enterprise.

The successful applicant will be able to demonstrate excellent commercial experience with a proven track record of business partnering, insightful analytics, robust financial reporting and multidimensional management reporting.

You will work closely with the Deputy Finance Director and will have the ability to communicate at all levels. Implementing strong financial controls and processes should be second nature as these are critical elements of the role. You will be expected to have strong analytical and financial reporting skills and will manage a team of 5 Management Accountants / Finance Business Partners. Developing a high performing team will be a substantial part of your remit. Candidates should have broad experience gained outside of the housing sector eg. Property Maintenance, Development or other Commercial Sectors.

We believe that hard work should be rewarded suitably; whilst we work hard, we offer an attractive range of benefits and encourage everyone to grow with us. We welcome applicants from all sections of the communities we work in.

Shortlisting will be conducted in line with the essential and desirable criteria set out in the person specification.

If you are interested in this position please apply via our website and include a CV and cover letter detailing how you meet the person specification.

Closing date: Midnight Sunday 12th February 2017

Shortlisting date: Monday 13th February

1st Interview dates: Monday 20th & Tuesday 21st February

2nd Interview dates w/c 27th February