Assistant Director Finance

Optima UK Inc. Ltd
Northampton, UK
17 Aug 2019
22 Aug 2019
Contract Type
Full Time
The Company

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 money To lead and develop finance, procurement and income and rent teams ensuring all are fit for purpose and the future direction of the business

Financial Management
  • 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
    • Procurement support
    • Financial advice and support

Knowledge, Skills & Experience
  • CCAB approved qualification (e.g. ACCA/CIMA/CIPFA/ICAEW) with extensive experience of leading high quality, customer focused teams
  • Significant experience in a similar role preferably with a housing or landlord related business compliant with the HCA regulatory environment, however this is not essential.
  • 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 focused 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.

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